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Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Ric:

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

Through their daughter’s dying wish, couple hopes to save kids’ lives

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 … → Read More

Solutions, not political blame, are focus of anti-Semitism event organized by Harry Reid

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 … → Read More

China’s regulations of fentanyl are one small step in a global problem

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 ... → Read More

Q+A: Will AG Ford take more action against Trump? 'Short answer is yes'

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 ... → Read More

State Democrats' 'to-do' list will spur big changes. But how big?

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 both chambers ... → Read More

Analysis: Regents’ vote on UNLV president search raises concern of chilling effect

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 ... → Read More

Brookings expert: Light rail would be an antidote to sprawl, LA-like commutes

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 … → Read More

Mayor: NLV thriving, 2 new wings on way to Nellis

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee’s annual State of the City address on Tuesday included many of the usual elements of such a speech — a rundown of private and public projects, an optimistic look at ... → Read More