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Ric Anderson


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Ric:

RTC chief bullish on bird’s-eye view of transportation in the valley

As CEO of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, M.J. Maynard’s job is to help make it easier for people to get around in the Las Vegas Valley ... → Read More

NSHE chancellor files complaint alleging abuses by top two regents

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s top administrator filed a complaint this week against the top two members of the Nevada Board of Regents, accusing them of creating a hostile work environment for her through rampant abuses of their authority. → Read More

No far-off threat: Worldwide news reports illustrate climate’s change in real time

Living in Las Vegas this summer could at times feel like tumbling into a disaster movie. We experienced a July heat wave that was intense even by our standards, with temperatures hitting 110 or higher for eight straight days and ... → Read More

Nevada teen leads 50-mile Remembrance Run to honor great-grandfather

A crowd of about 150 people turned out for the start of the two-day run, some to either walk or run at least part of the route; others were there in support the cause of raising awareness about Native American boarding schools in the aftermath of the recent discoveries ... → Read More

Northern Nevada teen’s Remembrance Run to shine light on grandfather’s plight, Indigenous boarding schools

The shock and outrage over the discoveries is raising awareness about the brutal mistreatment of generations of Native Americans at such institutions in Canada and the U.S., where the Stewart Indian School was among hundreds that operated from the late 19th century … → Read More

Acclaimed Las Vegas teacher cultivates quality education by tending to its roots

Through her work as a special education teacher at Booker Elementary School and previously at Crestwood Elementary, Urtubey drew attention for her innovative efforts to enhance education for students with ... → Read More

Still haven’t voted? Today’s the day

Today, Nevadans have a chance to help shape the future of the state’s universities and colleges, influence the course of a recent progressive movement in state government, and determine whether to build a firewall ... → Read More

Precautionary steps can ease minds of those who want to vote in person

Local residents can be assured that Clark County election officials are taking numerous precautions to reduce the risk of voting in person. → Read More

Election Day turnout in Las Vegas underscores state’s need to streamline voting process

No one can know where Las Vegas will stand in its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic when November rolls around. But Tuesday’s primary election offered a sneak preview of how Election Day could play out here in terms of turnout. → Read More

Why Nevada deserves special federal aid

By early March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had issued an advisory against crowds of more than 250 people, yet Florida’s beaches were jumping with spring breakers. Nevada was different — it moved quickly to shoulder the responsibility for the safety of its workers, our residents, our guests ... → Read More

Las Vegas’ Asian businesses felt the coronavirus’ financial effects sooner than most

The Asian community in Las Vegas was the first to feel the economic effects of the outbreak and therefore has suffered the longest, starting in late January, when the Trump administration imposed restrictions on travel to the U.S. from China. → Read More

Lesson learned: Sanders gets big push from minority voters in Nevada

Four years ago, Bernie Sanders’ struggles to win over minority voters played a key role in his loss to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Saturday in Nevada, the Vermont senator served notice that this time around would be different. → Read More

Mecum Auctions event rolls into final day with cars, guitars and neon

Mecum Auctions has sprinkled some distinctive local flavor into the company’s third-annual car auction this year in Las Vegas ... → Read More

Sources: Regent well versed in making demands

Sources say Regent Kevin Page has brought large groups to the UNLV graduation luncheon several times, including an entourage of more than 10 people in 2016 — part of what sources describe as a pattern of abusing … → Read More

Regent laments that Page's apparent ethics violation was kept quiet

When Nevada Regent Patrick Carter voted for his colleague Kevin Page to serve as the board’s chairman in June 2017, he didn’t know that Page had committed ... → Read More

Former regents chair disapproved of Page's behavior toward UNLV

For the first time, an overseer of the state’s higher education system has indicated that Regent Kevin Page acted inappropriately in 2015 when he pressed UNLV to ... → Read More

Sources say Page violated regents ethics policy in strong-arming UNLV

Before Nevada Regent Kevin Page tried to pressure UNLV into giving special treatment to one of his family members in 2015, the Board of Regents had adopted ethics standards ... → Read More

Analysis: Was threat against UNLV part of a power play by regents?

Recently, it was revealed that Nevada Regent Kevin Page threatened UNLV officials with retaliation in 2015 if they didn't give special treatment to one of his relatives who was a student at the time. Now, the campus community wonders if the threat led to ... → Read More

Often overlooked elsewhere, middle-class students are being served well at UNLV

In the effort to strengthen the American middle class, it would seem obvious to ensure that the educational needs of middle-class students are being met. Yet, those students often ... → Read More

Analysis: Venomous politics once again surround ESAs in Nevada

Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts were born and reared amid heated political rancor, and on Monday it appeared the controversial voucher-type program was ... → Read More