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Ric Anderson


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Ric:

Brookings' Molly Reynolds: Is Trump impeachment imminent?

The timing of Molly Reynolds’ visit to Las Vegas this week couldn’t have been better. The senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution booked her visit to UNLV … → 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

Another bubble? Experts assess housing market and more

Business people from across the Las Vegas valley gathered at UNLV today to see a snapshot of the Southern Nevada economy and hear experts offer outlooks on the region’s future. The Las Vegas ... → Read More

Analysis: What got the biggest cheer at Sisolak’s inauguration?

Sisolak presented inauguration remarks that touched on progressive policy issues but focused largely on the power of bipartisanship, his praise for the strength of Nevadans ... → Read More

Energized Latino, young voters bode well for Democrats long-term

The picture of three generations of a family of Latino voters gathering at the mall site was a small snapshot of the national election, but it could be a glimpse of the shape of things to come ... → Read More

Organizers in Las Vegas hope success mobilizing young voters will carry over to Election Day

Since the start of the year, NextGen staff members and volunteers have been working on campuses to encourage students in Nevada to vote. In addition, the organization has reached more than 300,000 voters through … → Read More