- Through their daughter’s dying wish, couple hopes to save kids’ lives
- Sunday, May 12, 2019
- In their mourning, and in honor their daughter’s memory, David and Jackie Siegel have become advocates in the fight against America’s drug epidemic. Among their activities, they’ve participated in events like …
- Solutions, not political blame, are focus of anti-Semitism event organized by Harry Reid
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said he was prompted into action after seeing reports of anti-Semitic hate crimes and incidents spread across the nation and into Nevada …
- China’s regulations of fentanyl are one small step in a global problem
- Friday, April 5, 2019
- When China announced this week that it would tighten regulation on the production of fentanyl, it was cause for some relief. Chinese pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers are the source of much of the illicit supply of the powerful opioid in the U.S., where it is causing tens of thousands of deaths annually. So reining them in would no doubt help address what’s become a public health crisis in America. But as experts were quick to point out, it could easily …
- Brookings expert discusses Yucca Mountain, border wall funding and more
- Saturday, March 16, 2019
- The Brookings Institution’s John Hudak has been a frequent visitor to Las Vegas in recent years, teaching classes at UNLV and giving community presentations both on campus and in special events such as the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Preview expo.
- Q+A: Sisolak discusses plan to boost education, fight back on plutonium shipments and help immigrants
- Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
- Reducing class sizes in public schools, giving teachers a raise and expanding career and technical education opportunities for Nevada students are key goals for Gov. Steve Sisolak ...
- Q+A: Will AG Ford take more action against Trump? 'Short answer is yes'
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
- Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford says he has a simple test to determine whether the state should either instigate or join legal action against the Trump administration ...
- State Democrats' 'to-do' list will spur big changes. But how big?
- Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
- In past sessions of the Nevada Legislature, the Democrats’ “Nevada Blueprint” could have been described as a wish list. Not this year. With Democrats in control of the governor’s office and both chambers of the Legislature, the blueprint — a collection of the party’s goals and ...
- Teacher, student emotional well-being should be at heart of school security talks
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
- Andre M. Perry has examined school safety not only as a Brookings Institution researcher but as a professor, dean, journalist, activist and …
- Analysis: Regents’ vote on UNLV president search raises concern of chilling effect
- Friday, Feb. 15, 2019
- The Nevada Board of Regents today launched a national search for the next UNLV president and gave acting president Marta Meana special permission to be a candidate. But in opening the door to Meana, did the regents just undercut ...
- Brookings expert: Light rail would be an antidote to sprawl, LA-like commutes
- Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
- For Southern Nevada residents who may be on the fence about whether to support development of light rail, the Brookings Institution’s Adie Tomer offered some compelling food for thought during a visit to UNLV …
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