In The News: School of Public Policy and Leadership
It’s been speculated that payday loan stores have a specific business target: low-income, minority neighborhoods and other at-risk groups.
A five-week public policy leadership series is launching this month for would-be public servants and policy-changers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diana Morgan, director of development at the Discovery Children’s Museum, has words to work by posted near her desk: “Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.”
f you want to make the world a better place, consider not following the lead of Suzanne Lea, founder and CEO of the Las Vegas nonprofit, In12Days.
President Barack Obama said Thursday investigators are continuing to search for the motives of the people who killed 14 people in a spray of bullets in California and called on Americans to "search ourselves as a society" to find a way to curb gun violence.