Making the grade: Is the Las Vegas Valley a good place to raise a family?
Nationally, Las Vegas is known as the city of slot machines and 24-hour strip clubs. Billboards serve as a constant reminder of all “Sin City” has to offer. But venture off the Strip and beyond downtown, and you’ll find parts of the valley that resemble any other piece of suburban America. So, why do we get such a bad rap when it comes to raising families?
Efforts to deploy drones for humanitarian purposes are hampered by public fears
Mark Jacobsen leads me through a maze of children's toys in his little apartment a few miles from Stanford University. We head to a small patio out back. And here, sitting on folding tables, within earshot of kids playing and mothers pushing strollers, are the technological wonders that could save the lives of thousands of Syrian people.
The Stock Market, Female Inmate Policies, California's Lawns
In the national conversation about America’s over-crowded prisons, women are rarely mentioned. They’re less than 10-percent of the total inmate population. But they’re a rapidly-growing segment. Criminal justice expert Emily Salisbury says too many prisons are unprepared to deal well with female inmates. Salisbury’s research focuses on developing gender-appropriate prison facilities and programs.
Six years have passed since Sri Lankan forces ended their 26-year war with separatist Tamil Tigers. But is the nation any closer to achieving reconciliation and justice for victims of conflict? Rights groups say the country's lack of accountability in addressing wartime abuses has led to a post-conflict environment where violations are still happening.