In The News: Department of History

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 11, 2019

Mark Bailus wants back on the Clark County District Court bench after losing as an appointed incumbent in November.

KNPR News
February 11, 2019

Last time we were talking about efforts in Nevada to pass the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to outlaw alcohol sales. An initiative got the question on the general election ballot in 1918. It turned out to be like … a political campaign.

KNPR News
February 4, 2019

A century ago, America decided to get dry. We’re still feeling the effects, and Nevada was part of the whole process.

Los Angeles Times
January 24, 2019

Shannon Smith knew this would be unlike any home he’d ever sold.

Vogue
January 18, 2019

Suzanne Lenglen was about as badass as you could get for a sportswoman in the 1920s. The ‘first diva of tennis’ had a serious temper, she drank from a flask between sets, smoked and had many lovers. She scoffed in the face of customs and traditions, and played to win. And she wanted to look damn good doing it, too.

Zócalo Public Square
January 16, 2019

In the span of 18 months in 2007 and 2008, Nevada was the scene of 12 worker fatalities at casino construction sites. The disasters were not small: A 7,300-pound wall collapsed and crushed two men. An elevator struck an operating engineer. A beam broke and an ironworker fell with his safety harness still attached to the beam. A post collapsed and dropped a safety engineer five stories. Every six weeks on average, a worker died.

U.S. News & World Report
January 7, 2019

As Nevada state lawmakers prepare to kick off their annual legislative session next month, they'll be bringing home salaries that are comparatively low for the role that the part-time legislators are reluctant to raise.

C-Span
January 3, 2019

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor Michael Green taught a class on Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 presidential election. He described the political climate of the antebellum era, background on the other candidates and the deliberations at the party conventions. Lincoln won the presidency over three other candidates with just under 40 percent of the popular vote.

Las Vegas Sun
December 31, 2018

Nevada lawmakers are paid about $9,000 for their work during the legislative session, a figure that those same lawmakers have been reticent to raise, experts say.

Bristol Herald Courier
December 19, 2018

Blake Sartini never had any doubts when he bought the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino a little more than a year ago. It was on the Las Vegas Strip.

Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2018

Blake Sartini never had any doubts when he bought the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino a little more than a year ago. It was on the Las Vegas Strip.

NPR
December 14, 2018

Half a century ago, Nevada had a midterm election that didn’t seem all that significant. But maybe it was?