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Dec 8, 2016

In Nevada, the percentage of children without health insurance has dropped over the last few years. But as Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, overall child well-being remains low.


Dec 8, 2016

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance recently signed a memorandum of understanding with UNLV’s Small Business Development Center to increase its reach in the advance of developing small business and entrepreneurs.


Dec 8, 2016

Marvin Menzies earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA and a master’s in education from Cal State Sacramento. I’m not sure how many psychology classes he might have taken in order to fulfill college requirements, but any such knowledge would serve him well now.


Dec 8, 2016

A recent study finds that women in Nevada have higher rates of breast cancer deaths compared to the national average. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray women living in southern Nevada have an even lower survival rate.


Dec 8, 2016

Few outside of UNLV’s locker room expect the Rebels to give fifth-ranked Duke much of a game when the two storied basketball programs meet at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.


Dec 8, 2016

It was the best day of our childhood and still one the notable days of our life. If you are a native Las Vegan like me, the UNLV basketball team’s national championship game victory in 1990 against Duke is still meaningful.


Dec 7, 2016

A recently released study from the University of Nevada Las Vegas could change the way members of the medical community look at health disparities when it comes to blacks and cancer. The study explored differences in cancer deaths between Caribbean born and U.S. born blacks and found that birth country, rather than race alone, is a major factor in cancer mortality rates among blacks in America. U.S.-born blacks have the highest cancer mortality rates while black Caribbean immigrants in the U.S. have the lowest, researchers said.


Dec 7, 2016

A part-time math instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, issued an apology after protests about social media posts he made saying he would tell immigration authorities about students in his class who are in the U.S. illegally.


Dec 7, 2016

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Dec. 5 that $300.3 million in grants will go to 32 university transportation centers (UTCs) to accelerate research and education programs dealing with the county’s transportation challenges.


Dec 7, 2016

If not for his punting prowess, Randall Cunningham would not have become the first UNLV player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.


Dec 7, 2016

Randall Cunningham later today will become the first UNLV football player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.


Dec 6, 2016

UNLV football fans have waited a long time for a consistent winner. Can they wait another year?


Dec 6, 2016

A group of 30 UNLV students and faculty delivered a petition with nearly 1,000 signatures to university President Len Jessup’s office Monday, asking that the university become a sanctuary campus.


Dec 6, 2016

Public health experts have known that black people face more suffering from cancer than any other group in the United States. Black men have the highest cancer rate of any ethnic group, and both black men and women have the highest death rates and lowest survival chances of any group. But one study has found an odd wrinkle to this: black people who have immigrated from Caribbean countries like Jamaica and Haiti actually have among the lowest cancer rates of anyone in the United States.