Topics like illegal immigration and the housing crisis are prominent in the Southwest. Yet these complex topics can pose challenges to candidates trying to appeal to a broad audience.
October 19, 2011
On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidates are in Las Vegas preparing to face-off in the next primary debate. But a new poll finds many Latino voters don't have a strong favorable view of any of them.
October 18, 2011
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 248 counties in 25 states will have to provide translated ballots and voting materials in the next election. That number is down from what was required following the 2000 census.
October 13, 2011
Fights over drawing new political districts are heating up in several states. In Nevada, the redistricting process has been described in a local newspaper editorial as a "train wreck."
October 11, 2011
The officer was convicted on 13 of 15 counts and faces the possibility of decades in prison when he sentenced, currently scheduled for January.
October 07, 2011
The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur begins Friday at sundown. That means extra crowds at religious services. In Las Vegas, some congregations turn to casinos to accommodate their swelling numbers.
October 07, 2011
He is accused of distributing weapons to three men, who then sold them and shared the profits with Bickle. The defense argued it would have been impossible for Bickle to bring the weapons into the United States undetected.
October 05, 2011
Hispanic support is seen as critical to President Barrack Obama's re-election in 2012. Recent polls suggest their support for the president is waning.
September 30, 2011
Marijuana growers are beginning to expand into arid Southern Nevada public lands with the help of new irrigation techniques.
September 19, 2011
As the new school year starts, a Las Vegas middle school is trying to keep up with a flood of immigrant and refugee students, known as "Newcomers", who don’t speak English.
September 15, 2011


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