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Frustration, desperation in cold case of missing mother
Detectives still hoping for a breakthrough almost 3 years after woman disappeared
Monday, June 22, 2015
The veteran police investigators never met Abby Roberts, but they talk about her like she’s an old friend. They reflect on her big heart, her independence and her passion for family. “Abby was so loving and caring,” Marty Wildemann said as his partner, Barry Jensen, nods. “She was truly a victim.” Roberts, a young mother who vanished from her eastside home nearly ...
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to speak in Las Vegas
Friday, June 12, 2015
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is joining a growing list of presidential candidates speaking in Las Vegas next week during a national gathering of Hispanic elected officials. Sanders will speak ...
New trees are living tribute to 3 victims of ‘anti-government’ rampage
Monday, June 8, 2015
Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo were gunned down at a pizza shop last June 8 in the northeast valley. Joseph Wilcox, a legally armed civilian, was killed minutes later when ...
Las Vegas home to roughly 20,000 street gang members
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Las Vegas Valley is home to more than 300 street gangs, a number law enforcement officials say is growing as members ditch loyalties and ...
Sergeant who patrolled Bunkerville says experience changed how officers work
Monday, June 1, 2015
More than a year has passed since Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s pack of militia supporters faced off against authorities in the Nevada desert, but police continue to glean lessons from the confrontation ...
How the burgeoning Asian community is transforming Las Vegas
Friday, May 29, 2015
Over the past 15 years, Nevada’s Asian population has more than doubled in size — no other state has experienced a more significant surge. That growth will balloon in coming years, bringing big demographic and economic changes for Asian-heavy cities like Las Vegas, U.S. Census Bureau analyst Jerry Wong told ...
Despite court ruling, immigration advocates still optimistic for Obama’s deportation relief plan
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
President Barack Obama's deportation relief directive was dealt another blow in federal court today, but immigration advocates in Nevada say they remain hopeful that the plan will overcome ...
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus won’t run for Harry Reid’s Senate seat
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, widely believed to have been contemplating a bid to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, announced plans to run for re-election ...
Jury still out on Hardy’s shoot-from-the-hip style
Surprise winner of 4th Congressional District plays with fire in public speaking engagements
Monday, May 25, 2015
Cresent Hardy’s win was unthinkable a year ago. His victory over Democratic incumbent Steven Horsford was one of the most surprising outcomes of November’s midterm elections, when Nevada Democrats watched in horror as the state switched from blue to red. But Hardy, like other Nevada GOP candidates, managed to ...
After president’s promise in Las Vegas, still no deportation relief in sight
Friday, May 22, 2015
Obama’s speech at Del Sol High School marked the beginning of a political and legal battle that left potential beneficiaries in limbo with ...
ACLU report: Nevada prisoners aren’t getting prepared for parole
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Nevada’s corrections agencies aren’t preparing inmates well enough to adjust to life after prison. The ACLU wanted to know why 26 percent of the state’s inmates were refusing to ...
Clinton campaign hires immigration activist to lead Latino outreach
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A prominent immigration activist has joined Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, bolstering the candidate’s early efforts to win Latino support just two weeks after ...
Metro to add 68 new officers to its ranks
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The department will hold a private ceremony at the Orleans for the recruits, who have been training since November to become Metro officers ...
Incensed over lawsuit, activists hold third protest against Attorney General Adam Laxalt
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Las Vegas immigration activists, still incensed over Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s decision to join a lawsuit challenging a federal deportation deferral plan, staged ...
Three immigration bills to watch at the Nevada Legislature
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The success of the Democrat-backed bills in a Republican-controlled Legislature is a small victory for Nevada’s immigration advocates, who are reeling from ...
Protesters to rally against Laxalt-backed immigration lawsuit
Monday, May 18, 2015
Local immigration activists are staging a rally Tuesday to ask ​Attorney General Adam Laxalt to withdraw from a lawsuit challenging two deportation deferral programs that would ...
Where the presidential hopefuls stand on immigration
Monday, May 18, 2015
Politicians are quick to say a legislative overhaul is needed to fix the country’s immigration system, but few have offered clear ideas to achieve one. Here are the presidential candidates (some who have yet to officially announce their candidacy) and where they stand ...
Jeb Bush, Ben Carson share distinct narratives in Las Vegas
Thursday, May 14, 2015
In another sign of Las Vegas' growing importance in the 2016 presidential election, Republican hopefuls Jeb Bush and Ben Carson both stopped by the city in overlapping events ...
ACLU report: Tough-on-crime bills will lead to higher prison numbers
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A bevy of tough-on-crime bills brought before the Legislature this year threatens to significantly raise inmate numbers at ...
Families in limbo on immigration status hold onto hope
Monday, May 11, 2015
The injunction on Obama’s executive actions granting deportation relief and work permits to parents whose children live in the United States legally has left scores of people in limbo. In Clark County, home to an estimated 99,000 undocumented immigrants, about 41,500 people would be eligible for relief under the plan ...
Two shot in northwest valley
Thursday, May 7, 2015
It wasn't immediately clear what led to the shooting ...
Two things Clinton said in Las Vegas that set her apart on immigration
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about immigration in Las Vegas today with two main goals in mind: to draw a sharp line ...
Man who accused Chris Brown of punching him not pursuing charges
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The man initially told Metro that he was playing basketball at the off-Strip Palms casino when an argument broke out between him and 25-year-old Brown. The argument led to a ...
Hillary Clinton visits Rancho High School to lay out immigration agenda
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The trip will also be a chance for Clinton to test the waters in a state that witnessed a rancorous fight between her and President Barack Obama during its 2008 Democratic caucus. The contest ended in a split decision with Clinton taking the popular vote and Obama winning the most nominating delegates to the ...
Person barricaded inside apartment shuts down portion of Flamingo
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 9100 block of West Flamingo Road about 7:16 a.m. and discovered the barricaded person, according to a statement from Metro ...
What Nevadans hope Hillary Clinton talks about today
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign stop in Las Vegas today is the biggest indicator yet that immigration will be a key issue during next year’s presidential ...
How much Nevada's undocumented immigrants pay in taxes
Study shows how much government stands to lose through deportations
Monday, May 4, 2015
$94 million. That's how much Nevada’s undocumented immigrants paid in state and local taxes in 2012, according to a Washington think tank. UNLV law professor Francine Lipman said tax figures are likely even higher because the study didn’t account for indirect taxes, such as ...
For boxing and its fans, fight is a link to mainstream America
Friday, May 1, 2015
Boxing has long been dismissed as a niche sport whose withering popularity relies largely on a diehard, minority-heavy fan base ...
Activists preparing for May Day march
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Demonstrators plan to hold a May Day rally Friday in downtown Las Vegas to honor the working class and call attention to a collection of minority issues ranging from immigration reform to the country's intensifying tension between police and communities of color ...
Metro Police budget upped 10 percent to $539 million
Monday, April 27, 2015
Metro Police today got approval for a boost in funding next fiscal year, allowing the department to buy more than 300 new body cameras, hire 76 new employees and ...
Officer’s mission: Improve Metro’s diversity
Monday, April 27, 2015
As head of one of the nation’s largest coalitions of Hispanic police officers, Metro Police Lt. Andrew Peralta has been a member of the National Latino Peace Officers Association for 15 years and became the group’s president last summer, spoke with The Sunday about what the agency had done and what it needed to do to achieve racial parity ...
How Las Vegas’ volunteer police programs work
Friday, April 24, 2015
Nationwide, there are hundreds and thousands of volunteer reservists like Robert Bates, the 73-year-old man involved in the shooting death of Eric Harris earlier ...
Seeking support: Parents of missing Mexican students rally at UNLV
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Las Vegas was the latest stop for a pair of Mexican parents touring across dozens of cities in the Western U.S. to bring attention to the disappearance of 43 college students who went missing six months ago in ...
Presidential candidates invited to conference of Latino policymakers in Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
More than 1,200 Hispanic policymakers are expected to descend on the Las Vegas Strip in June for a meeting to discuss next year’s presidential election. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, a large ...
Metro now taking police reports online
Monday, April 20, 2015
Metro Police has made it easier than ever to file a police report in Las Vegas — the agency is now accepting the documents online, allowing people to instantly submit and print forms at any time without the need to drive to the department or call an operator ...
Eyes turn to Metro in wake of shootings
Monday, April 20, 2015
Metro Police have adopted at least 72 of 79 recommendations made by the Justice Department after a series of questionable police shootings, becoming a role model in a time where law enforcement agencies struggle with accusations of racial bias ...
After high-profile shooting, inmates’ relatives, agency insiders decry ‘broken’ prison system
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The criticism follows media reports of the shotgun slaying of Carlos Manuel Perez Jr, who was handcuffed when a corrections officer trainee fatally shot him in a shower hallway last November at High Desert State Prison ...
Sheriff urges Hispanic leaders to help Metro diversify
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Denouncing the lack of racial diversity among Metro Police officers as "deplorable," Sheriff Joe Lombardo on Tuesday urged a group of Hispanic community leaders to help the department recruit more minorities ...
With GOP-led Legislature, gun-loving Nevada could have even looser firearm rules
Friday, April 10, 2015
Well before Republicans fired off a volley of legislation this year to weaken Nevada’s weapon laws, this gun-loving state already had a reputation for loose firearm restrictions. And now, the recent GOP takeover of the Legislature has sparked life into more than 10 measures that could make it even easier for Nevadans to ...
Former Nevada attorney general to run for Reid’s Senate seat
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
While serving as attorney general, Cortez Masto pushed for legislation toughening punishment in criminal cases involving women, children and the elderly. In 2013, she spearheaded an effort to pass a sex trafficking law that gave victims of sex trafficking crimes the right to sue their abusers ...
Primary results: Incumbents avoid general election face-offs with convincing wins
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Incumbents throughout the Las Vegas Valley coasted to re-election in today's municipal primary elections, beating out challengers thanks to low turnout and name recognition ...
Why Las Vegas’ police union fight matters to Nevada labor
Friday, April 3, 2015
As Nevada’s labor groups battle a flurry of bills aiming to weaken collective bargaining, political strife within the state’s most powerful police union threatens the group’s chances at ...
Embattled head of police union says he’ll fight for job
Thursday, April 2, 2015
The head of Nevada’s most powerful police union said he is being dismissed unfairly by the group’s board members because they’re worried about losing their jobs to a contentious collective bargaining bill. Chris Collins, who kept silent this week after ...
Effort to fire police union boss reveals conflict over collective bargaining legislation
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Collins, whose attempted ousting comes in the middle of a GOP-fueled legislative session fraught with bills that aim to limit union power, is accused of willfully neglecting to speak out against a proposed law that would weaken collective bargaining power for police, firefighters and ...
Metro hires 48 new police officers, seeks more recruits
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Metro Police hired 48 police recruits this week, and the agency is looking for more applicants to join its ranks. Monday’s graduation marked ...
These are the industries where Nevada’s undocumented immigrants work
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Undocumented workers were more likely to have white-collar jobs in 2012 than they did before the recent economic downturn, a new study from the Pew Research Center reveals ...
Sandoval’s goal: Tighten achievement gap
Education funding would focus on lifting performance of minority students
Monday, March 30, 2015
In following up with a $438 million tax proposal for education, the governor suggested that a key to opening a new chapter is to close something else — the achievement gap between white students and those of other ethnicities. How serious is the problem? Here’s a glimpse ...
Lombardo on terrorism: ‘My biggest concern is the lone wolf’
Friday, March 27, 2015
ISIS and other international terrorist organizations are a constant concern to Metro Police, but Sheriff Joe Lombardo says ...
Honeymoon in Vegas? Not for Clark County’s new sheriff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Saying he doesn't want people to think he's easing his way into his job, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has been pushing a series of initiatives since taking over the department in January. Those goals reveal a vision that drastically shifts course from the days of his mentor and predecessor. They include ...
Hispanic community, Boulevard mall forge bond after Great Recession
Sunday, March 22, 2015
At Boulevard mall, traditional retailers J.C. Penney Co. and Macy’s share space with less familiar tenants: a Mexican candy shop, a salsa studio and a museum dedicated to ...

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