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As school starts, a reminder for drivers to be mindful of pedestrians
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
The Clark County School District and Metro Police are bringing awareness to pedestrian and driver safety before a new school year starts on Monday. During a joint event ...
CCSD board narrowly votes to enact polarizing gender diversity policy
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Trustees Deanna Wright and Linda Cavazos said the deciding factor in their votes for the policy was administrators and principals asking for guidelines in dealing with ...
Census may leave thousands of Nevada’s children uncounted
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
The outcome could jeopardize federal funding on which the state relies to support its children.
Meet the kids who would be affected by transgender policy in schools
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
The Nevada Legislature passed Senate Bill 225 last session, requiring the state Board of Education to institute a policy that protects students who are gender nonconforming, hoping to address ...
Undocumented immigrants brought to U.S. as children still dreaming of citizenship
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Astrid Silva, one of Nevada’s most outspoken immigrant rights activists, has called Nevada home since she was 5 years old. A year before, a 4-year-old Silva migrated with her ...
Nonprofit shifts focus to helping struggling families around the house
Sunday, July 29, 2018
When interior designer Mandy Telleria started renovating a shelter for homeless teenage mothers in 2014, it wasn’t just a matter of making her community a better place ...
Father reunited with 5-year-old after separation at border
Friday, July 27, 2018
A father and his 5-year-old daughter have been reunited after being separated under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for immigrants suspected of ...
Is your child up to date on vaccinations?
Friday, July 27, 2018
If not, there are a variety of clinics and fairs throughout the Valley offering back-to-school immunizations.
Here's where cooling stations are in Las Vegas
Thursday, July 26, 2018
After the death of three homeless individuals last week from heat-related causes, Southern Nevada officials are encouraging at-risk populations ...
Heller: Nevada held detainees under zero-tolerance policy
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Nevada has held detainees under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for prosecuting immigrants captured while crossing the border illegally ...
Q+A: NLV city manager on impact of Apex, reshaping downtown
Monday, July 16, 2018
Ryann Juden has a vision for North Las Vegas — a thriving economy, a diverse downtown, new jobs and much more. But Juden, the North Las Vegas city manager for the past six months, says it’s not a one-person task ...
Program for Las Vegas teens offers opportunities for success via community service
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Syeda Jamshed walks the halls of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada helping children find their lost backpack or making sure they are where they’re supposed to be during camp ...
Event explores sex-abuse danger facing women in janitorial work
Friday, July 13, 2018
Local advocacy groups are combining to train local businesses and stakeholders on potential acts of sexual assault that can occur during the night shift ...
Conflict in Central America: Why thousands flee their homeland in search of a safer existence
Friday, July 13, 2018
The journey through cartel-controlled states in Mexico is safer than what they face in Central America’s Northern Triangle, comprised of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
Forced into shadows: Deportation fears silence undocumented crime witnesses, victims
Thursday, July 12, 2018
“The biggest thing for an undocumented person is to just stay off of ICE’s radar. If interaction with local police puts you on ICE’s radar, it becomes a good reason for a person to ...
Donation helps hearing-impaired enjoy Smith Center
Saturday, July 7, 2018
The Smith Center now has new assistive listening devices to help audience members who need hearing assistance during live shows.
How to navigate suicide prevention resources in Las Vegas
Friday, July 6, 2018
Both Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade died by suicide in June and left behind friends, family and mourning fans. But they weren’t the only ones. On average, 123 people die by suicide each day in the U.S., and many display warning signs.
Funding challenges, teacher shortages reach Clark County classrooms
Thursday, July 5, 2018
This past year, Angie Manzanares, a Leavitt Middle School science teacher, sold her break time between classes back to the Clark County School District so she could teach an additional class. Not only did this earn her $6,000 more a year, but it also made her class sizes smaller, which benefited her students. It was a ...
Fireworks booth raises money for childhood cancer foundation
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
MaKenzie Hanover wasn’t especially fond of fireworks, but she had an energetic personality and a “fiery sarcasm,” says cousin Jeff Helvin. So it’s fitting, in a way, that Helvin uses a fireworks booth to raise money in honor of her.
Activists rehome hundreds of abandoned pets from feral rabbit dumpsite
Monday, July 2, 2018
Near Easter, pet shops fill up with baby rabbits and sell them to parents for their children. But shortly after the holiday ends ...
Everyday activism: Marches aren't the only places to make your voice heard
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Immigration, Black Lives Matter, March for Our Lives, Women’s March—there are more than a few causes on our minds.
Unbreakable bond: Las Vegas couple celebrate 70 years together
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Jim and Joyce Ekstrom’s love story started at a hospital in Duluth, Minn. Jim, who had recently returned from serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, accompanied his younger sister to visit a sick friend. Joyce was there visiting the same patient. They locked eyes and a love story was ...
Family delights in its opportunity to celebrate with nontraditional dad
Sunday, June 17, 2018
From time to time, the Las Vegas couple talked about adoption, but they never acted on the thought until the day Mark Goldstrom saw 14-year-old Randy on “Wednesday’s Child,” a Las Vegas TV show that helps foster children find homes. Mark knew then he wanted to be …
School Board reviews draft policy protecting gender-diverse students
Friday, June 15, 2018
Clark County School Board trustees voted 4-3 late Thursday to move forward with a policy that protects students who are trans or nonbinary in their gender expression. The vote doesn’t enact the policy but ...
Keep your kids on the learning track during summer break
Friday, June 15, 2018
As teachers dismiss their classrooms for the last time, students rush to embrace a summer free of math tests, book reports and science projects. But many in the Las Vegas Valley will experience summer slide, or the loss of knowledge during break.
Picking the perfect tea for you
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Here’s a quick guide to the types, uses and health benefits of this leafy wonder, which is filled with antioxidants and flavor.
Old rivals Horsford, Hardy set for rematch in Congressional District 4
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
These candidates are more than familiar with each other. In the 4th district race, Republican Cresent Hardy will face Democrat Steven Horsford in ...
Group selects Las Vegas in effort to boost education beyond high school
Sunday, June 10, 2018
There’s a widening gap in Las Vegas between the available jobs and those who have the skills to fill those positions ...
Fundraiser of the week: Nevada Partnership For Homeless YOUTH
Thursday, June 7, 2018
The non-profit Nevada Partnership For Homeless Youth hosts its 9th annual bowling fundraiser on June 9 at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino.
DMV makes it easier to change gender on Nevada driver’s licenses
Thursday, June 7, 2018
If a person’s gender expression is different than their sex at birth, the state previously required a doctor’s approval before altering an ID card. That step is no longer required ...
With school out, summer meals programs ramp up for Las Vegas kids
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Sixty-four percent of the 320,000 children in the Clark County School District receive free and reduced-price school meals, meaning they eat breakfast and lunch daily at school at no or little cost to their families ...
Report: Nevada schools may have to choose between security, education resources
Friday, June 1, 2018
The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, a nonprofit, bipartisan research and policy analysis center, looked into the costs of implementing security measures in Nevada schools — from installing surveillance cameras and metal detectors to ...
Organization helps mentor Las Vegas students in quest to attend college
Sunday, May 27, 2018
The students had a higher chance of dropping out of high school than attending college. Barriers like poverty, lack of mentors and access to college prep at schools, were
New cosmetics warehouse to employ 400 in North Las Vegas
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Cosmetics retailer Sephora is planning a 714,000-square-foot distribution and fulfillment center in North Las Vegas that will employ 400 people, the city announced today. The Nevada Governor’s Office of ...
Mother's Day memories: Safe haven for teen moms helps break cycle of abuse
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Through the St. Jude’s program, teenager Diamond Wills obtained the skills to be a better mother than her own mom. She said the program has provided the support for her and Austin to flourish, feel safe and welcome, where running away was no longer an option ...
How to make the perfect bowl of ramen — for you
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The warm, rich broth, long wheat noodles, soft-boiled egg, green onions and tender, pork belly were there for you, serving you comfort without judgment.
Volunteers needed for School Garden Build
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Green Our Planet, an environmental crowd funding website, is looking for volunteers to build 12 school gardens.
Group aims to mend gaps in Southern Nevada’s social services
Saturday, May 5, 2018
The CEO Exchange, a group that includes several leaders of local nonprofits, invited the state Department of Health and Human Services for a day tour of the Valley.
Understanding the components of gluten-free baking
Friday, April 27, 2018
Here are some tips and tricks for tasty treats for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
Ahead of summer, water donations sought for area's homeless
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Temperatures are constantly more than 100 degrees during the Las Vegas summer months, cuing time spent indoors with the air conditioning on and plenty of fluids for many area residents ...
Corks and Forks raises nearly $200K for Planned Parenthood
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The ninth annual Corks and Forks fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada helped raise more than $188,000 for the two locations in the Las Vegas Valley.
Catholic Charities seeks help for 'Feed Vegas' event
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada needs volunteers and donations for ...
United Blood Services: All types of blood are needed in Las Vegas
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Hours after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, lines of people wrapped around local blood donation centers patiently waiting to give. But ...
Mental health counselor: Sex workers underrepresented in feminist movements
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Victoria Hartmann, executive director of the Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas, talks about sex workers and the #MeToo movement.
Don't tread the line: How Sin City can lead the #MeToo movement
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Gluttony, indulgence and sin—the famous perceptions of Las Vegas seem antithetical to the #MeToo movement. But as a city, we have a unique opportunity to be leaders in the campaign.
Four nonprofits, one roof: Campus saves time and money for clients
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Last Thursday, four nonprofits teamed up to open a new campus to provide wrap-around-services to Southern Nevada’s neediest residents.
How can we rid our future of harassment?
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Many men in politics come from backgrounds of privilege, and the intoxicating nature of power can lead to arrogance and entitlement.
Notary scams a grave danger for undocumented immigrant community
Monday, April 9, 2018
They pose as the cost-effective and more intimate alternative to pricey attorneys for undocumented immigrants looking to establish U.S. residency. Usually Spanish-speaking, they’re familiar with the immigration process — and how to ...
New mobile children's clinic addresses gap in care for Las Vegas
Sunday, April 8, 2018
A fully operational mobile clinic will debut in a partnership between the Children’s Health Fund and Nevada Health Centers, and most important, it can’t turn a child ...
Tips for healthy eating in the 21st century
Friday, April 6, 2018
From meal prepping to properly proportioned plates, a little effort can yield maximum results.

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