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Things To Do in Las Vegas

Anamika Ojha | Posted 02.26.2016 | Travel
Anamika Ojha

My trip to Las Vegas in Christmas 2015 was my very first visit and it changed my perception about it. Apart from its 24*7 hours iconic casino's to its...

Incredible Photos Tell The Story Of The Hoover Dam

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & Chris McGonigal | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

Construction of the Hoover Dam began on July 7, 1930, marking the beginning of the creation of one of the largest manmade structures in the world. ...

Film Review: San Andreas

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

If you've lived in California, a major earthquake is your worst nightmare. The thought of a 9.5 quake is almost unimaginable and terrifying. Quick, stand under a doorway or hide under a desk, it's coming and the aftermath is not all that pretty in San Andreas.

The Inside Story

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If there is one kind of doctor I could never be, it's a gastroenterologist. Aside from the fact that I'm a gasbag, the reason is simple: When it comes to invasive medical procedures that involve the exploration of cavities not treated by a dentist, I don't know which end is up.

12 Dams That Changed the World

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The Hoover Dam was the world's highest and most powerful dam when it was completed in 1936. It spurred the agricultural and industrial development of the US Southwest, and destroyed the Colorado River's rich downstream fisheries.

An Investment in the Outdoors and Innovation

Jigar Shah | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Jigar Shah

It is only common sense that our policymakers in Washington should keep the value of our public lands in mind when negotiating federal spending priorities. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is an opportunity for bipartisan leadership and an investment in American innovation.

Would You Take Your Kids to Las Vegas?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Vegas may not be considered the most family-friendly destination, but if you get creative, you can make sure the little ones end up with an unforgettable trip. And we don't mean that in a Hangover kind of way.

Romney, Hoover, Eisenhower and That Pipeline

David Morris | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
David Morris

The Hoover Dam and the interstate highway system were built by the people for the people. The Keystone XL pipeline is proposed by a private company for private gain.

A Huffington Post Guide To Family Vacations In Nevada

The Huffington Post | Shawn Lealos | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Nevada can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've ...

Public Goods: Public By Necessity or Choice?

Jodi Beggs | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Jodi Beggs

Rachel Maddow argues, in one of her latest Spike Lee-directed commercials, that some goods and services need to be provided by the government because ...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, Hoover Dam!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Today marks the 75th birthday of the Hoover Dam. The Dam, which lies above the Colorado River, was dedicated by Franklin Roosevelt on September 30, 19...

America in the Caboose While the World Barrels Ahead on High Speed Rail

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Do we really need to focus on 150,000 miles of roads? They must be popping champagne bottles in the corner offices of the oil industry and at OPEC headquarters. What is it that our government doesn't get?

Mass Transit and a Public Works Pilgrimage to Hoover Dam

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Hoover Dam, transportation and Los Angeles -- for me it's all about well conceived infrastructure and a vision of what is possible.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Water and State Power

Nicolas van de Walle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nicolas van de Walle

A number of other states will see their power and authority dramatically enhanced over the next hundred years by their need and ability to take on the provision of an adequate volume of water for society's needs.

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Southwest Water Fashions for a New Decade

William J. Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William J. Kelly

From the increasing use of Astroturf on high school fields to no flush urinals in restaurants and stores, Southwesterners are grappling with how to meet the water challenge.

Best Bridges: The Most Amazing Engineering EVER (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Defying water, gravity, and even common sense, these incredible bridges from around the world will impress and surprise you. (Although given their ex...

Red Snow Warning: The End of Welfare Water and the Drying of the West

Chip Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chip Ward

We are now dangerously close to the limits of what the Colorado River can provide, even in the very best of weather scenarios, and the weather is being neither so friendly nor cooperative these days.