More Utilities Plan to Use Blackouts to Prevent Wildfires
A Nevada utility company is joining utilities in other western states in implementing a new measure to reduce the risk of wildfire.
As the Republican Senate Blocks Reform, States Pass Their Own Gun-Control Laws
Since their governors' offices flipped to Democrat, New Mexico and Nevada have paved the way on gun reform.
A Pharmaceutical Company Is Suing Nevada Over Untested Drugs in a Lethal Injection
In only the second-ever case of its kind, a pharmaceutical company sued Wednesday to stop the state of Nevada from using an untested drug in a lethal injection.
Nevada's Unions Show How U.S. Labor Groups Can Adapt in a Right-to-Work Reality
Unions in the state have been unable to force public-employees to contribute to collective bargaining funds for almost 65 years, and yet they have managed to thrive.
Suicide Rates Have Increased Across the U.S. Since 1999
From 1999 through 2016, suicide rates increased in nearly every state, according to a new report.
Letter From Las Vegas, Nevada: Expelling Demons on the Strip
To much of the outside world, gambling is a vice not worthy of mercy: It is a symptom of recklessness, of compulsiveness, of greed. But compulsive gambling is also an addiction—one that affects some three to four million people in the United States alone.
Firearm Injuries Rise in California After Nevada Gun Shows
New research points to the inherent limitations of state-level firearm-control laws.
The Week in Photos: From a Memorial in Nevada to a Swim in Somalia
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Anthem Pulls Out of Nevada's ACA Exchanges Entirely
Anthem has announced plans in recent months to withdraw from ACA exchanges in a number of states.
A Las Vegas Judge's Long History of Prosecutorial Misconduct
The behavior of former Las Vegas prosecutor Bill Kephart was repeatedly lambasted by the Supreme Court of Nevada. But that didn't stop him from becoming a judge in 2010. This month he was charged with misconduct in that position too.
On Vegas Strip, Blackjack Rule Change Is Sleight of Hand
Casino operators are changing blackjack payouts to give the house an even greater advantage. Is this a sign that Vegas is on its way back from the recession, or that the Strip’s biggest players are trying to squeeze some more cash out of visitors before the well runs dry?