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Ric Anderson

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Ric covered beats ranging from police and courts to major-college sports before becoming a news columnist, opinion editor and now a news editor. Anderson spent 25 years with The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World and The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal. He is a runner and a motorcyclist.

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Q+A: Brookings scholar discusses Trump, Russia and the truth
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Can the U.S. survive disinformation campaigns that are being used to fuel distrust and division between Americans? Jonathan Rauch, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, will take on that question during ...
Have a comment about light rail? Driverless cars? RTC would like to hear it
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Regional Transportation Commission is asking local residents for their input in developing a long-term plan to improve mass transit in Southern Nevada. Kicking off what ...
Las Vegas immigration activist: 'We're going to keep pushing forward'
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
As President Donald Trump weighs the fate of DACA, Las Vegas immigration activist Erika Castro is among hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who face an uncertain future. But she's not backing down in protecting immigrant families. "We're not going to lie here and take it, we need to ..."
Analysis: So, is Las Vegas a sanctuary city or not?
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ appearance in Las Vegas this morning yielded no clarity on whether the federal government would continue to classify Las Vegas as a ...
Teachers union leader discusses ESAs, improving at-risk schools and more
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Ruben Murillo, president of the Nevada State Education Association, described the 2017 Nevada legislative session as a triumph for the state's public schools. Days after the session ended ...
Analysts: U.S. economy will post 'slow, steady' growth
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The U.S. economy will continue to post steady growth well into 2018, said two analysts this morning in Las Vegas. But how robustly the economy grows will hinge partly on a major wild card: Whether ...
Gearhead heaven: Las Vegas motorcycle auction offers 600-plus bikes
Friday, June 2, 2017
Motorcycle enthusiasts can have their pick of more than 600 bikes from as far back as the early 1900s beginning today at the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. Among the rare machines that will go on the block are dirt bikes owned by the late actor Steve McQueen, a sidecar-equipped 1937 Harley Davidson and ...
Frustration and fear: What it's like to live near a Las Vegas squatter house
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Squatter homes speckle the Las Vegas Valley like a rash, but few stick out as badly as this one. It’s a white rancher in an older neighborhood, surrounded by properties with such features as water gardens, yard sculptures, mature shade trees and lush expanses of grass. The ranch home's grass, by contrast, has been scalped and scorched to a dark khaki color and ...
Is Las Vegas building a new bubble? Analyst gives his take
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Don’t worry, Las Vegas isn’t racing toward another economic cliff. So said analyst Jeremy Aguero this morning to business, community and government leaders at ...
Architect bucks norm, calls Las Vegas a global pioneer in design
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Las Vegas has taken a beating from the architecture establishment over the years, with critics characterizing the city’s resorts and casinos as a carnival of flash-over-substance designs — derivative, tacky and disposable. ...