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$500 million

is the amount UNLV President Neal Smatresk would like to raise to help fund a medical school, stadium and various improvements to the campus on Maryland Parkway. However, the campaign is still in the “exploratory stage.”


is the estimated number of state residents, many of them living here illegally, that are expected to apply for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles’ driver authorization cards when a new law goes into effect in January.


patients and staffers have tested positive for tuberculosis at Summerlin Hospital after a 2-month-old died of the disease at the hospital. The Southern Nevada Health District is wanting to screen 140 more people in addition to the 200 they had already screened.

10 percent

of workers is how many had to be laid off last week from the domestic violence shelter for women and children Shade Tree due to the government shutdown.

45 days

is the deadline under state law for Nevada’s Division of Parole and Probation to turn in pre-sentence reports following a conviction.

$17.3 million

each year is charged to Clark County taxpayers to house inmates because the state’s Division of Parole and Probation routinely misses the 45-day deadline.


per day is the cost of housing an inmate in the Clark County Detention Center.

142.26 percent

increase in visitors to Valley of Fire the first 10 days of October was attributed to the shutdown of national parks in the area including Lake Mead and Red Rock.


per day in losses is what the Desert Research Institute is estimating during the partial government shutdown.


in assets and jewelry is what police believe Patience Bristol stole from her wards in her position as a private protective guardian.


Nevadans benefit from government programs from food stamps to nutritional programs for infants and pregnant women that will run out of money by Nov. 1 if the shutdown continues.


was the number of offensive plays the UNLV football team exicuted Saturday during their home win against Hawaii. The number was one short of the NCAA record.