For all practical purposes, Nevada doesn’t have capital punishment. In the 36 years since Nevada reinstated the death penalty for its worst killers, just 12 inmates have been executed, none since 2006. Nevada’s only execution chamber was shut down when the state closed the Nevada State Prison. The Legislature won’t fund a new chamber, even though 83 men are on death row.
Las Vegas visitors can’t have an enjoyable experience if they don’t feel safe. And they won’t come here at all if they believe violence could erupt around them.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is getting better and better about partnering with private industry to improve students’ employment prospects. The latest example of the school’s responsiveness is its consideration of a minor in drone technology.