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May 22, 2015

The Clinton Foundation on Thursday night disclosed that it earned $12 million to $26 million for speeches given by Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton. The speeches given by Hillary herself were largely at two types of organizations — universities and financial institutions — and have already created headaches for the candidate in the lead-up to the 2016 race.


May 22, 2015

With the NBA draft order set following the league’s draft lottery Tuesday night, former UNLV players Chris Wood and Rashad Vaughn have been projected as first-round picks by ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford.


May 22, 2015

A push to expand rights to carry guns on public-college campuses has largely fizzled.


May 22, 2015

Backers of a new international center for gaming regulation at UNLV are seeking $500,000 in annual state money.


May 22, 2015

The UNLV Coaches Caravan brought fans together with the school's head coaches Thursday night. The event was hosted by FOX5's Kevin Bolinger.


May 22, 2015

Nevada’s underperforming K-12 schools aren’t the only campuses stuck with low ratings. Higher education has its problems, too, particularly when it comes to free speech at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno.


May 21, 2015

Nevada will play a crucial role in the presidential primary next year, as the fourth state to nominate a candidate and the first heavily Latino state to vote. In an effort to win support of the growing minority, Republican lawmakers in the state are trying something new — expanding voting rights for minorities instead of restricting them.


May 21, 2015

He wrote the most-read story in the history of The Atlantic’s website, he advises The Moth storytelling podcast, he champions mental health, he has webbed toes, and now Joshua Wolf Shenk is the director of the Black Mountain Institute at UNLV. The author/journalist/activist has penned New York Times-acclaimed books and contributed to all the impressive national magazines, and now he’s bringing literary journalism to BMI, which outgoing leader Carol Harter hopes will one day rival the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. –KT


May 21, 2015

With the groundwork for a new medical school at UNLV well underway, plans are currently being made for the first class of incoming medical students. A campaign to raise $60 million dollars to fund full scholarships for these future doctors has thus far been a resounding success. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with UNLV School of Medicine planning dean Barbara Atkinson to talk about all that has been accomplished and what we have to look forward to.


May 21, 2015

Nearly one year has passed since two Metro Police officers were assaulted and killed in a valley restaurant. Thursday night, officers will engrave the names of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo into the Las Vegas Police Memorial.


May 20, 2015

Unexpectedly, longtime resort executive John Ceriale shares a time-honored garment with famed frat boy John Blutarsky from the movie “Animal House.”


May 20, 2015

Laurel Miller creates what some call a life-changing remedy for new moms.


May 20, 2015

Hard work, dedication and long nights are how many UNLV graduates described their collegiate journey.


May 20, 2015

Nearly $50 million in funding for a new UNLV Hotel College academic building and almost $23 million for a new DMV service office at the East Sahara location in Las Vegas were both approved Monday by a panel of lawmakers.