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Ric Anderson

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As a reporter for 20-plus years, Ric covered beats ranging from police and courts to major-college sports. He came to Greenspun Media Group from Kansas in 2011, first serving as the business editor and then managing editor before taking over editorial and advocacy operations for the Las Vegas Sun and The Sunday. He is a runner and a motorcyclist.

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Trump's jabs at trade deals show lack of understanding, Brookings scholar says
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
As an expert on trade agreements and the global economy, Dany Bahar can see the value in the Trump administration’s push to renegotiate trade pacts ...
Will Trump crack down on legal marijuana? Brookings expert weighs in
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
When the Brookings Institution’s John Hudak visited Las Vegas in March, he said it was too early to tell whether the Trump administration would try to snuff out the legal marijuana industry. So have things changed since then? That was the Sun’s lead question to ...
Q+A: Brookings analyst says economic outlook ‘pretty bleak’ under Trump
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
"The dynamism of the U.S. economy has always been heavily predicated on attracting the best and brightest from overseas, and the message the administration is sending is ...
Energy, climate expert says there's reason for optimism — despite Trump
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
The answer to climate change and energy is complicated, Samantha Gross says, and lies somewhere deep between the extremes. One size doesn’t fit all because ...
Mecum to offer 1,000 cars for first auction in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
A company that has staged several successful motorcycle auctions in Las Vegas will be back next month with its first sale for car collectors in the valley. Mecum Auctions announced that its event, scheduled for ...
Renewable energy critical for national security, panelists say
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
In a war zone, solar panels or wind turbines might not sound like critical needs. But when Marine Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer was fighting in Iraq in 2006, he realized that renewable energy sources were a life-and-death priority. ...
Moniz: U.S. needs ‘consent-based process’ for nuclear waste storage
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
A consent-based process is needed when it comes to disposing of the country’s spent nuclear fuel, says former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Moniz, who served under the Obama administration and was part of ...
Quigley: Las Vegas poised to become leader in transportation innovation
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
When Audi went looking for a city where it could test technology allowing its cars to communicate with street lights, it took one call to get the test started in Las Vegas.
Launching in Los Angeles would have required ...
‘It was just mass, mass blood everywhere’: Survivors recount Las Vegas attack
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
As survivors filtered away from the site of Sunday evening’s mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, they described a scene of horror and heroism — people crumpling to the ground after being shot, running in terror, some ...
Q+A: How do Americans feel about taxes? Author's take may surprise you
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
Vanessa Williamson has asked a lot of Americans about how they feel about taxes, and she says they initially respond like kids who are asked how they feel about vegetables. “They say, ‘Oh, Americans hate taxes,’” said the Brookings Institution fellow. But get beyond the reflexive response, and ...