In The News: School of Public Policy and Leadership
Anti-government militants are using social media to promote armed protests. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports on jailed rancher Cliven Bundy, his followers and Facebook Live.
In the rural West, the jailed rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia followers were early and savvy users of social media. Bundy is the man who inspired two armed standoffs against federal agents over control of U.S. public lands. Now, as a series of federal trials has begun for the 2014 standoff near the Bundy ranch, his followers are regularly using Facebook Live to do their own reporting on the cases.
Running a city is a tall order. The governments of large cities, especially, can be more complex and difficult to manage than entire countries. In addition to representing the residents they serve, local leaders must balance the public’s diverse interests with the city’s limited resources. Consequently, not everyone’s needs can or will be met. Leaders must carefully consider which services are most essential, which agencies’ budgets to cut or boost, whether and how high to raise taxes, among other important decisions that affect the daily lives of city dwellers.
Running a city is a tall order. The governments of large cities, especially, can be more complex and difficult to manage than entire countries.
Under a new proposal, all new one- and two-family homes built in Las Vegas would need automatic fire sprinkler systems.
Newly-constructed homes in the City of Las Vegas could soon be required to have fire sprinklers installed. It’s something the City of Henderson mandated in 2010 but was tabled in Las Vegas while the housing industry recovered from the recession.
Axiom Cyber Solutions today announced a strategic partnership with Dr. Ashok Sudhakar, a research professor at UNLV’s Office of Public Policy and Leadership and owner of Academy of Cybersecurity and Technology (ACT). This partnership will allow Axiom and Dr. Sudhakar to bring together regulatory compliance in the healthcare industry with world leading cybersecurity assessments and technology.
MGM Resorts International and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas partnered to establish a new, first-of-its-kind think tank — the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV.
Two days after UNLV announced the creation of a new think tank co-chaired by Harry Reid and John Boehner, the institute received a stamp of approval from the state’s education leaders.
Of everything on this country's plate: jobs, health care, immigration, the environment ... maybe a Republican and a Democrat can come to the rescue.
Former congressional rivals Harry Reid and John Boehner plan to co-chair a public policy think tank being proposed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The institute is expected to focus on wide-ranging national and international policy issues that affect the tourism, hospitality and gambling industries, as well as the communities in which they operate.
MGM Resorts International and UNLV are partnering up to create a think tank that will seek bipartisan solutions to various economic, social, political and workplace issues.