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    On the Nevada Ballot: Background Checks for Gun Purchases

    As a registered voter in Nevada, it’s your duty to stay informed about what questions will be on the ballot. If any of the measures on this year’s general election ballot pass, it will change state policies. Question 1 on the November 8, 2016, ballot is the Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative. How Did the Initiative Join the […]

    Police De-Escalation Training and Reform

    2010 was a record year for officer-involved shootings in Las Vegas. There were several high-profile shooting incidents, many of which involved deadly force against unarmed suspects. Las Vegas wasn’t alone in this increase – all over the nation, citizens are protesting police brutality and use of unnecessarily deadly force. In light of these protests and due to the Las Vegas […]

    Voting in Nevada

    Election Day is only weeks away, and the nation is buzzing with excitement about who the next President of the United States will be – among other important laws posed on this year’s ballot. If this is your first time voting in an election or first time voting in Nevada, you may not know how to cast your vote for […]

    iPhone 7 Release: Problems Arise With Cybersecurity

    The iPhone 7 release happened mere days ago, but there are already significant complaints about the new device. From widespread outcry about the device’s new wireless headphones and lack of an auxiliary jack to urgent iPhone 7 cybersecurity concerns, consumers wonder if Apple missed the mark on its latest device. Flaws in Apple’s Security Software Recently, the prominent human activist […]

    The Most Common Crimes at UNLV

    Thinking about attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas? This campus presents a metropolitan oasis in one of Nevada’s southern desert valleys, but it may not be the safe haven parents like to envision for students. Like other colleges, UNLV has its share of petty crimes—scraped car doors with no notes left behind and students joyriding on campus lawnmowers. A […]

    Female Inmate Prison Conditions

    If you’ve seen Orange Is the New Black, you have a loose idea of female prison conditions (barring a few Hollywood liberties). The poor living conditions, mental anguish, and disproportionate repercussions for small infractions all seem to be quite in line with real life. Studies on female prison conditions show that women are more deeply affected than men by their time […]

    What Do Guard Shortages Mean for Nevada Prisons and Inmates?

    Correctional officers and prison guards in Nevada have to do more for less, working for smaller wages than other law enforcement officials, putting up with inmate harassment, and living in rural communities that are often short on affordable housing. Finally, prison guards hit a breaking point and Nevada declared a critical shortage of rural prison guards. Nevada prison guard shortages […]

    Liability for Allowing Drunk Driving/Being a Passenger

    Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are very serious crimes throughout the nation. Las Vegas, Nevada, a city famous for its vices, has a legal blood alcohol content level of 0.08%, 0.04% for commercial drivers, and 0.02% for drivers under the legal drinking age of 21. Any driver who breaks this law will receive […]

    Domestic Violence Resources in Las Vegas

    Suffering violent mental, physical, or emotional abuse at home can feel impossible to withstand on your own. No one should be trapped in a domestic violence situation, yet thousands of people throughout Nevada find themselves stuck in abusive situations without knowing how to escape. Learning about the Las Vegas domestic violence resources available to you as a victim of violent […]