In The News: School of Public Policy and Leadership

The Globe and Mail
November 8, 2016

What was the most alarming of all the alarming moments in the unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign? Here’s a possibility: October 19, two-thirds of the way through the third presidential debate in Las Vegas, when Donald Trump, the strangest Republican presidential candidate ever, refused to say whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost.

The Globe and Mail
November 8, 2016

What was the most alarming of all the alarming moments in the unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign? Here’s a possibility: October 19, two-thirds of the way through the third presidential debate in Las Vegas, when Donald Trump, the strangest Republican presidential candidate ever, refused to say whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 18, 2016

With the final presidential debate fast approaching, professors at UNLV are working to prepare students and the electorate for the 2016 election. Professors held a discussion about the race from a local and national perspective in a media event at the university’s Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building on Monday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 5, 2016

It’s been speculated that payday loan stores have a specific business target: low-income, minority neighborhoods and other at-risk groups.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 12, 2016

A five-week public policy leadership series is launching this month for would-be public servants and policy-changers.

KNPR News
September 7, 2016

The diversification of Nevada’s population and economy prompted the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and UNLV to create an education program for professionals interested in better understanding government operations in the Silver State.

The Atlantic
August 29, 2016

Earlier this year, at the encouragement of President Obama, the Department of Labor finalized the most significant update to the federal rules on overtime in decades. The new rules will more than double the salary threshold for guaranteed overtime pay, from about $23,000 to $47,476. Once the rules go into effect this December, millions of employees who make less than that will be guaranteed overtime pay under the law when they work more than 40 hours a week.

Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2016

As a teenager some 30 years ago, Dan Natarelli said he would sneak into the Normandie Casino on Rosecrans Avenue in Gardena to play cards. If he wasn't winning, he'd simply leave and walk to one of the other five card houses nearby, hoping his luck would change.

Las Vegas Sun
May 16, 2016

Robin Mendoza couldn’t stand the sight of blood, which ruled out being a doctor or a nurse.

So at the urging of her parents, who wanted her to go into medicine, she instead settled on pursuing a career in pharmacy. She studied the subject at the College of Southern Nevada’s high school, a program for college-bound students offered in partnership between CSN and the Clark County School District, but she quickly found herself struggling.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 25, 2016

The saying goes that the house always wins. In Red Rock Resorts’ upcoming initial public offering, the Fertitta brothers certainly stand to come out on top.

Vegas Seven
April 21, 2016

Since the Federal Aviation Administration designated Nevada as one of six drone test sites in 2013, Las Vegas has become a hotbed for drone development. That, along with the availability of cheaper hobby models, might have some in Southern Nevada contemplating a drone-free vacation.

Las Vegas Sun
April 14, 2016

As a teenager living in central Las Vegas, William McCurdy II could easily have gone down a path that ended with one of two outcomes — death or a prison sentence — for many of his friends.