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Hoover Dam

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.

Obama Visits An American Favorite

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- Taking a break from debate prep, President Barack Obama made an unexpected stop Tuesday at the Hoover Dam, his first visit to a ...

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.

Nevada Helicopter Crash Kills Pilot, 4 Passengers

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel

LAS VEGAS -- A helicopter taking people on a luxury sunset tour of the Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam crashed into a mountainside Wednesday, killing t...

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 ...

Soaring Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Finally Complete

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — A soaring bridge that will let drivers bypass Hoover Dam – and steer clear of its security checkpo...

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.

Ariz. bus crash kills 7 Chinese tourists; 15 hurt

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. — A tour bus overturned on a highway near the Hoover Dam on Friday, killing seven Chinese nationals and injuring at least 1...