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Las Vegas Review Journal
May 29, 2010

The upside of 21st century life? The dizzying array of cool electronic gadgets we have that let us do just about anything anytime and anywhere we want. The downside of 21st century life? Having to wade through that dizzying array of cool electronic gadgets whenever the ones we already have go on the fritz.

K.N.P.R. News
May 20, 2010

Strobe Talbott and William Antholis of the Brookings Institution are in Las Vegas Wednesday at UNLV's Brookings Mountain West to speak about their new book Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming. They join us to talk about the increasing threat of climate change.

Las Vegas Sun
May 19, 2010

Strobe Talbott has been tracking — and making — international news for decades.

He was Time magazine’s principal correspondent on Soviet-American relations through the 1980s. Then he became deputy secretary of state for his college buddy and fellow Rhodes Scholar, Bill Clinton, from 1994-2001.

American City Business Journals
May 18, 2010

Denver and Phoenix are competing for economic development opportunities in the same way Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala. battled at the height of the civil rights movement.

Las Vegas Sun
May 16, 2010

During the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s, Atlanta promoted itself as “The City Too Busy to Hate.” Atlanta mayor William Hartsfield used this phrase to promote Atlanta’s urban growth and to indicate the city would not succumb to the evils of racial prejudice and violence.

Local Government Institute
May 8, 2010

The recession and the fiscal crisis it’s setting off in state and local governments will force creativity and even (gasp) collaboration in providing services. Or at least it ought to.

So says Robert Lang, a Brookings Institution fellow and professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas who headlined a panel discussion on local government collaboration put on by the St. Louis chapter of the Urban Land Institute this morning. Regions that hope to compete in a global economy simply can not afford to pay for layer upon layer of local government in an age of strapped resources, he said, and doing so will hold them back in the recovery.

The Wall Street Journal
April 28, 2010

Virginia's Fairfax County has 59 Starbucks, 32 golf courses, eight synagogues, four mosques and a House race that's a bellwether for Republicans in this year's midterm elections.

New Geography
April 27, 2010

In this least good year in decades, someone has to sit at the bottom. For the most part, the denizens are made up of "usual suspects" from the long-devastated rust belt region around the Great Lakes. But as in last year's survey, there's also a fair-sized contingent of former hot spots that now seem to resemble something closer to black holes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 21, 2010

Las Vegas property values have declined to levels of 10 years ago, but will recover to 60 percent of their peak in the next two to three years, the leader of a local academic institution said Wednesday.

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