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Jul 24, 2017

Master’s student Ka-Voka Jackson has combined her passion for biology and the environment with her Native American roots to help solve environmental issues from a unique perspective.


Jul 24, 2017

Twenty Nevada state lawmakers will be pushed out of their seats over the next five years, changing yet again the makeup of the two houses thanks to the state's term limits law. Voters decided in the 1990s to limit lawmakers to 12 years, or six terms, in the Assembly and 12 years, or three terms, in the Senate. The cap affected just one lawmaker after the 2017 session: Assemblyman James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas, who just finished his last term and announced Wednesday he would run for state Senate.


Jul 24, 2017

Three and a half years ago Nevada expanded its Medicaid program, providing government-funded health insurance to more than 210,000 low-income people, including many whom had long been uninsured.


Jul 24, 2017

Luis Alvarez, a veteran employment coordinator with Work for Warriors Nevada, remembers the look of withdrawal on an emaciated man’s face when he stepped into his office a year ago.


Jul 24, 2017

Nevada veterans and their families took part in a career fair and workshops Saturday on the UNLV campus. The fair featured several employers offering career opportunities throughout the Las Vegas Valley.


Jul 24, 2017

An anonymous gift of $200,000 has been made to help fund programs at the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions.


Jul 24, 2017

UNLV’s Center for Entrepreneurship will become a storefront for a $2 million national program that the Air Force will launch next year to attract innovators, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Friday in an exclusive interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


Jul 24, 2017

It’s a bit of feast or famine when it comes to construction jobs in Western states. That is according to new jobs data from the Associated General Contractors.


Jul 24, 2017

In a state where everything’s a gamble, this was actually no surprise. O.J. Simpson won parole in Nevada on Thursday — and rightfully so.


Jul 21, 2017

Some of the best unpaid esports players in the country are set to compete in a series of online events to determine which city is the king of gamers. Super League Gaming, an amateur esports league that has teams in 12 cities across the U.S. including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Boston, is hosting a tournament based on the game League of Legends.


Jul 21, 2017

Despite publicly saying they see “no hurdles” in dealing with the Raiders, UNLV officials hired a lawyer versed in knocking them down after seeing the team’s first offer.


Jul 21, 2017

Every year, the Valley roadways see preventable fatalities involving young people. The UNLV campus had displayed a crash caused by impaired driving. The visualization is meant to bring awareness to the consequences of teens driving impaired.


Jul 21, 2017

UNLV hired Texas-Arlington coach Kristie Fox on Thursday as its softball coach. Fox went 134-137 at Arlington, including 32-28 last season when the school made its first postseason appearance since 2003. The victory total was the program’s highest in six years.


Jul 21, 2017

UNLV is working to make sure students and staff are safe if there's ever an active shooter on campus. This comes one week after a road rage shooting at UNLV.