Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is very fond of telling voters that he is the only Democratic candidate for president who doesn't have a super PAC, and that he's "going to prove the experts wrong" by winning the election without one.
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There are few jobs in Nevada's education system as critical as the state superintendent of public instruction. The person who fills the job sets the tone for the state's public school system, and serves as a key advocate for Nevada's students.
Proponents of minimum wage increases like to tell us that wage boosts are crucial for the nation's working poor, but evidence continues to mount that they actually harm those they are supposed to help. Consider the recent news about Wal-Mart.
The omnibus bill passed by Congress last month was filled with all the dreck one would expect from the federal government's budget process.
During his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that "the United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world."
There's good news and bad news on the North Las Vegas Municipal Court bench.
"People get in trouble and resign all the time," said now-former Boulder City police administrator Bill Conger. And if anybody should know that, it's him.
The push is on to develop a plan and build out a light-rail transportation system from McCarran International Airport to the Strip, and perhaps to downtown and points far beyond.
Although education gained the overwhelming amount of attention in the 2015 Legislature, and rightly so, Nevada lawmakers also made gains in other areas, including a move toward privatizing some Medicaid services.
As we've documented time and time again, the level of dysfunction and malfeasance at the Department of Veterans Affairs has reached epic proportions.
For Las Vegas locals, enjoying free parking on the Las Vegas Strip is right up there with spectacular shows, free cocktails for slot machine players and breathtaking desert sunsets. It's virtually a right that comes with residency.
For anyone who may have thought Las Vegas wasn't big enough for both taxi companies and ride-sharing services, it would appear one of the largest conventions of the year proved otherwise.
Overreach of government is so commonplace anymore that almost nothing comes as a surprise. But that doesn't make it any more acceptable, particularly when it comes to punishment that far outweighs the crime.
Last Tuesday night, President Barack Obama declared "the state of our union is strong." The sluggish economic recovery from the Great Recession continues to say otherwise, particularly here in Nevada, where the unemployment rate still ranks 48th nationally and many people haven't rebounded from the housing crash.
Given the way many Las Vegans drive, the idea of computer-controlled, self-driving cars has more than a little appeal.
There is little doubt that the $375 million arena being built by MGM Resorts International and Anschutz Entertainment Group will be a huge success.
New year, unfortunately same as the old year. The first week of 2016 brought with it another dismal report on the state of K-12 education in Nevada.
While laying out his new executive order on guns on Jan. 7, President Barack Obama once again uttered one of his favorite talking points regarding mass shootings in America.
If Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders lose the race for the White House this year, you can bet that many on the left will blame unfair media coverage — specifically, the media's apparent obsession with all things Donald Trump — for tipping the election in the Republicans' favor.
Last week, Randall Cunningham became the first UNLV player voted into the College Football Hall of Fame, to which many Rebels fans might rightly ask: What took so long?
In its ongoing quest to make college more stilted, more politically correct and generally less fun, the University of California has found yet another way to foster a culture of anonymous tattle-taleism.
Anyone who's driven on Las Vegas streets for any length of time has likely either witnessed or been involved in a traffic crash.
As the old saying goes, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.