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Discouraged by lack of jobs, a woman looks to leave
Monday, April 13, 2009
Cynthia Stone is a 53-year-old grandmother who is trying to leave everything behind in Las Vegas. She wants to leave behind unemployment, which came to her after 24 years in the health care field, and a 2007 home foreclosure. Staring at dead ends, she says she's ready to move on.
Experts: No change in sight for state's gay marriage ban
Friday, April 10, 2009
Local experts say Nevada probably won’t be legalizing same-sex marriage any time soon, following recent decisions affirming gay marriage in Iowa and Vermont, but the emerging trend could help turn public sentiment here.
Count finds 17 percent increase in homeless population
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Homeless people who struggle the most with disabilities and addictions are remaining on the streets, while many others are successfully entering transitional housing.
FDA approves drug tested at Nevada Cancer Institute
Thursday, April 9, 2009
A new cancer drug studied in clinical trials by a Nevada Cancer Institute doctor has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Nevada Cancer Institute was one of the sites that tested this new drug on four Las Vegas patients.
Leung retains Las Vegas Municipal Judge seat
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Incumbent Judge Cynthia Leung retained her position on the Las Vegas Municipal Judge Department 1 seat following Tuesday’s primary election.
After Iowa ruling, LV churches take differing views on gay marriage
Monday, April 6, 2009
Pastor Dave Krueger-Duncan has performed one legal marriage in the seven years he has been a religious leader in Las Vegas. That was on July 18, 2008, for Julie Liebo and Charlotte Morgan, members of his Northwest Community Church. The Christian congregation is “open and affirming” to gay and lesbian couples. Morgan said that means “our church is way beyond acceptance. Richard Ziser, chairman of the advocacy group Nevada Concerned Citizens, supported Prop 8 in California. He’s also opposed to recent state legislation, introduced by Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, that would give domestic partners the same rights as spouses.
Hospice fundraiser a celebration of lost lives
Hundreds gathered as about 350 butterflies were released
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Hundreds of black and orange Painted Lady butterflies released into the sky Saturday afternoon at a northwest Las Vegas Valley park were a symbolic tribute to lost loved ones.
Paintings, tea on the menu at Sun City Summerlin art show
Friday, April 3, 2009
Tea will be on the menu at Sun City Summerlin Art Club's 17th Annual Art Show, with the theme "Teahouse of the April Moon." The show will also feature more than 100 works by local artists Saturday and Sunday.
Supporters of shuttered art museum hold fundraiser
Friday, April 3, 2009
The Las Vegas Art Museum may be closed, but that hasn't kept local art lovers from organizing a grassroots fundraiser.
It all started with the desire to start a charity art show, said interior designer Alice O'Keefe, who is also an amateur painter. She sold several of her acrylic paintings at the Thursday evening show.
Residents push to bring wind turbines to small acreage
Thursday, April 2, 2009
If renewable energy is the wave of the future, then the city needs to get on board by changing some of its codes, says Terry Buis, a small business owner. He would like to install a 42-foot wind turbine at his business, Sun Valley Automotive, 4553 N. Rancho Drive. The problem: His city lot is 1 1/2 acres. According to city code, wind turbines are only allowed on residential farms two acres or larger.
Home swapping trend could bypass valley
Experts say homeowners need equity, and that's difficult to find in Las Vegas
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Peggy Magee would like to retire to northwest Las Vegas to be close to family. On a fluke, her son placed her $100,000 house on the popular online classifieds site Craigslist. In this tough market they didn't want a sell -- they wanted a swap. Generally, one of the parties needs to own their home, which Peggy Magee does. And in most cases, the other party would have to have substantial equity in their property. And that's hard to find in the valley.
Park proposed for northwest Las Vegas
Monday, March 30, 2009
Northwest Las Vegas residents may be strolling through a 10-acre park near Hualapai Way and Grand Teton Drive in the future.
Steinbergs honored by Summerlin's Adelson School
Monday, March 30, 2009
Longtime education advocates Faye and Dr. Leon Steinberg were honored by the Adelson School in Summerlin for their leadership and commitment to Jewish education.
Passport fair draws future travelers
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Even though economic news is dour and more people are staying home or canceling vacations, some Las Vegans are making plans.
Dental care for needy facing uncertain future
Sunday, March 29, 2009
When Vietnam veteran Ted Mattos, who is on partial disability for post-traumatic stress disorder, needs his teeth cleaned, he goes to the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. He donated $20 for his care on Saturday, and that was optional.
For under-employed, life is paycheck-to-paycheck
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Marianne Berger looks like a woman who has been caring for others for more than 30 years. Her shoulders are slumped. Her graying hair is pulled back away from her face, which seems weary, but most of all, disappointed.
Mother's Day tea will benefit foster care system
Friday, March 27, 2009
Adoptive and foster mothers will receive a special honor at the sixth annual Mother’s Day Tea at the JW Marriott resort in Summerlin.
Historic Native American basket finds its way back to Las Vegas
Decorative basket on display at Nevada State Museum
Friday, March 27, 2009
After more than 80 years in a private collection, spirited away from its Las Vegas origin by the ancestors of a pioneering family, a historic Moapa Paiute basket has returned home. The decorative basket, created by a skillful weaver in the early 20th century, is on display in the lobby of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas.
Candidates talk diversity at Henderson forum
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Minority issues in a time of economic crisis dominated the discussion at a Thursday evening candidates' forum at the Henderson Convention Center, which attracted few candidates and a sparse audience.
School musical to feature circus stunts
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The greatest show on earth is coming to Summerlin — set to music and starring students.
To prepare for their newest musical theater production, cast members of "Barnum" learned how to juggle, walk on stilts and ride a unicycle. The Meadows School musical is based on the life of American showman P.T. Barnum.
Holocaust Resource Center celebrates grand opening
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
After more than eight years tucked away in a business park, the Holocaust Resource Center recently moved more into the public eye. Las Vegas’ comprehensive source for educational lending materials and programs about the Holocaust is now located in a storefront on South Eastern Avenue.
Seniors get options for affordable housing
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Seniors on meager incomes now have a new option for a place to live in the northwest with two affordable housing projects set to open in 2010 and early 2011.
Silver Sky Assisted Living facility, a 90-unit affordable care facility, opened at 8220 Silver Sky Drive, between Westcliff Drive and Summerlin Parkway in 2005. Mike Mullin, president of Nevada Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND), said Wednesday the five-acre campus on Silver Sky Drive will soon include 120 affordable senior apartments.
CVS pushes post office closure to May
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The closure of the U.S. Postal Service branch inside Longs Drugs in Sun City Summerlin was pushed back to May 1 as company officials consider its economic effects.
Ken Burns showcases latest film at Springs Preserve
Friday, March 20, 2009
Filmmaker Ken Burns wants to get children away from video games and social networking sites and get them interested in nature.
"The National Parks: America's Best Idea," his new six-part, 12-hour documentary series, could be a catalyst to spur their interest, he said Friday before a special hour-long preview of his new documentary at the Springs Preserve in central Las Vegas.
Cyclists to pedal for fellow biker hit by truck
Friday, March 20, 2009
As many as 200 cyclists are expected to pedal the Valley of Fire scenic route Saturday to honor and raise funds for a Las Vegas man who recently awoke from a coma following a severe bike injury.
Despite foreclosures, builders pin hope on new home sales
At Summerlin open house, builders to offer incentives, prizes, festive atmosphere to tempt buyers
Friday, March 20, 2009
Real estate across Clark County is slumping, but Summerlin homebuilders hope that lower housing prices will bring buyers to the master-planned community's biggest open house of the year.
Sewer work to cramp weekend traffic downtown
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Traffic at Las Vegas Boulevard and Stewart Avenue will be restricted from March 20 to 23 for sewer system improvement work.
Wind power takes root at local couple's home
Owners of McLane Electric say turbine will be good for environment, their power bills -- and their business
Thursday, March 19, 2009
For those who live on a half-acre or more, have plenty of open space and maybe a little bit of elevation, wind energy might be a cost-saving option.
LV City Council addresses homeless issues
City gets HUD grant; council members express frustration about homeless downtown
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Housing aid will soon come to Las Vegas residents who are struggling to find shelter or stay in their homes and who qualify for Housing and Urban Development grants.
The City of Las Vegas received about $6.5 million in HUD grants to aid the homeless, the working poor and those with AIDS.
City OKs acceptance of federal stimulus money
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Over the next two to three years, the City of Las Vegas is expecting to receive millions in federal economic stimulus money that will benefit the homeless, transportation projects and employment aid.
City sells $85 million in bonds to finance downtown projects
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
In the shadow of a recession and a nationwide credit crunch, the City of Las Vegas today sold $85 million in redevelopment bonds to fund downtown development projects officials hope will spur the local economy.
The Las Vegas City Council unanimously voted today to sell the bonds to institutional investors.
Family finds silver lining in economic storm
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Spring has arrived at the Lucero home. Saturday is the official start of the season, but it feels especially bright and warm in their front yard.
Ramon Lucero squints in the sun and sweat beads on his forehead. He speaks like a man with a million-dollar goal about the small improvement projects he has planned for their modest home near downtown Henderson.
Sun City Summerlin might get to keep post office
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Officials are re-considering the closure of the Sun City Summerlin post office, located inside the Longs Drugs, following a community outcry that included threats of boycotting and picketing.
Event to explore women's history in Nevada
Monday, March 16, 2009
In the span of about 20 minutes, you can get a mini-lesson this weekend about how women have affected Nevada's history.
Money Bus pulls in with free financial advice
Monday, March 16, 2009
Financial help is pulling up to the curb, and all Las Vegas residents are invited to hop on the bus for some money management counseling.
Gorman students winning big by saving water
Monday, March 16, 2009
Five Bishop Gorman High School students are national finalists in a water conservation competition that could earn them $50,000 in grants and scholarships.
Sun City Summerlin residents demand their post office
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Several Sun City Summerlin residents are threatening to protest in their golf carts outside the Longs Drugs store if its post office is shuttered at the end of the month.
Economy prompts some to get serious about clipping coupons
Saturday, March 14, 2009
It's time for pinching pennies, but it isn't just pennies that many local families are saving. They're using Web sites and co-op meetings to save hundreds on grocery bills.
Raising Cane's restaurants raise money for 'Extreme Makeover' family
Friday, March 13, 2009
Purchase some chicken wings and special sauce at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in the next few weeks and you'll be donating to the local "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" family.
Scene cleared after suspicious device prompts evacuation
Friday, March 13, 2009
Metro Police investigated a suspicious device found late this morning near Barbara Lane and St. Rose Parkway in the south valley, but the scene was cleared and returned to normal about two hours later.
Gala raises $145,000 for The Alexander Dawson School
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The annual fundraising gala for The Alexander Dawson School brought in more than $145,000, exceeding last year's total by more than $55,000.
Suspicious package turns out to be construction materials
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Metro Police stopped traffic for more than two hours at West Cheyenne Avenue and U.S. 95 North as a response team investigated a suspicious package near the on-ramp.
Ward 4 candidates, residents disagree on priorities
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Las Vegas City Council Ward 4 candidates spoke broadly Wednesday night about job creation and economic development, but many who attended the Sun City Summerlin forum said they felt the candidates didn’t specifically address community issues.
Students to take proficiency tests next week
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Clark County sophomores are gearing up to take state tests next week that will show they are competent in reading, writing, math and science.
Valley musicians, designers honored at Governor's Arts Awards
Monday, March 9, 2009
The Las Vegas Youth Orchestra and Henderson architect and public radio commentator Robert Fielden and his wife, Jane, were among six groups and individuals recognized last week at the Governor's Arts Awards.
Sun City Summerlin could get WiFi tower
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sun City Summerlin may be growing a different type of palm tree – one with a wireless Internet antenna.
Alexander Dawson accepting preschool applications
Spaces filling quickly, school officials say
Friday, March 6, 2009
Spaces are filling up quickly for the first 3-year-old preschool program at the Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain.
Play pays tribute to Lucille Ball
Friday, March 6, 2009
The nationwide tour of "An Evening with Lucille Ball" kicks off at the historic Boulder City Theater April 10 and 11 with brassy impersonator Suzanne LaRusch portraying the redhead comedic star.
Singer brings her love to Summerlin
Friday, March 6, 2009
Miari is all about love, from her poppy R & B ballads to her pink lipstick kiss "trademark" on all her publicity material. And that just may make her a marketer's dream at a time when people could use some candied lyrics and fizzy beats.
Cimarron cheerleaders recognized for state championship
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Lauded today by its school for perfect spirit and stunts, the Cimarron-Memorial High School varsity cheer team celebrated its win over 17 other schools at the Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association annual tournament with a pep rally and luncheon.

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