At the new Mob Museum in Las Vegas you can listen to wiretaps, practice FBI-style surveillance and spray pretend bullets from a Tommy gun. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement tells the story of how the mob helped create Las Vegas and influenced the rest of the country.
Inside the museum’s elevator, a cop on a video monitor greets you by reading you your Miranda Rights.
LAS VEGAS — For the last year, gardener Juan Romulo was unemployed and stood outside of Las Vegas nurseries, waiting for any kind of day labor work that would come his way. Then, when a landscaping firm hired him in February, he joined the ranks of a growing number of Americans going back to work.
His new job is hard work, and the pay is barely above minimum wage, but for Romulo, it is a relief to have a steady paycheck again to feed his family.
Arizona’s GOP primary on Tuesday will once again focus national attention on the Latino vote in this part of the country. One prominent Latina who has gotten much attention in the past year is Republican Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico. She’s a rising star in the Republican Party, and the GOP hopes she’ll draw in more of that critical Latino vote. But some Hispanic voters accuse her of pushing anti-immigrant agenda.
Social networking has taken over many of our traditional ways of connecting with people far away -- no more letters, no more faxes, even phone conversations may be outdated soon. But on the vast Indian reservations in rural America, few have phones and even fewer have broadband access, so American Indians still connect a very old fashioned way -- through radio. It’s a means to connect, but for many it’s much more.
Environmentalists have filed an appeal challenging Peabody Coal’s mining permit in northern Arizona.
At the same time, a new economic impact study shows Arizona, as well as the Navajo and Hopi Tribes, stand to lose millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs in the future unless agreements can be reached to keep the Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Coal operating.
New federal regulations could shut the plant down.
The Obama Administration announced rules Tuesday that will help the biobased products industry grow. The government is encouraging agencies to buy more biobased soap, disposable forks, paint and other supplies.
Jeff Boatman has been flying helicopters for 40 years. For the past several years, his route has been taking him into the Grand Canyon, delivering supplies to the Havasupai Tribe. One morning last November, his transmission froze. He steered the helicopter away from power lines. And as he approached the ground the blades suddenly stopped turning and the helicopter crashed to the ground, trapping Boatman inside. He found his cell phone and dialed 9-1-1. Rosie Rodriquez answered the call.
As the Saint Jude Catholic Church's sanctuary reverberated with the tunes of a Spanish language band shortly before mass on Sunday evening, Amparo Gonzalez, 56, sat in a nearby pew, thumbing through this week’s church bulletin.
There, stamped on page two in English and Spanish, was a stern letter from San Diego’s bishop, Robert Brom, calling President Obama's recent rule requiring that religious institutions' health plans cover contraception unjust. He said it violated the collective Catholic conscience.