Latest University of Nevada Las Vegas News

Celebrated literary mag The Believer back to original owner

May. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a journey even the creative minds at The Believer could not have imagined, the celebrated literary magazine is back in business and again being run by the company which first owned it. Founded in 2003 by the writers Heidi Julavits, Ed Park, and Vendela Vida,...

Watery graves recall early Las Vegas’ organized crime days

May. 10, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human remains were revealed as the water level falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead. The reservoir on the Colorado River is about a 30-minute drive from...

Bodies surfacing in Lake Mead recall mob's time in Las Vegas

May. 10, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is being flooded with lore about organized crime after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of a drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir just a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip. “There’s no...

UNLV adding outdoor areas to ban on smoking in public places

Apr. 09, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's largest university is going smoke-free, going beyond the state's existing law against smoking in most indoor public places by expanding it to include outdoor areas. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas policy announced Friday and taking effect Aug. 15 in...

2 judges win approval for US District Court bench in Nevada

Mar. 24, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. District Court in Nevada is getting two new judges, following Senate approval for the lifetime appointments of former Clark County District Court Judge Cristina Silva and University of Nevada Las Vegas law school professor Anne Traum. Silva, who previously...