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When pigs fly (or dogs, cats, whatever): Tips for bringing pets on planes
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
In addition to individual airline regulations, the USDA also monitors the transportation of certain pets, including dogs, cats, ferrets, rodents, hedgehogs, reptiles (turtles, frogs) and some birds, creating a layer of confusion.
CCSD officials shelve decision on gender policy yet again
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
The Clark County School Board tabled a decision on drafting a transgender policy for a second time this year at Thursday night’s agenda meeting after concerns about ...
Combating underage sex trafficking in Las Vegas
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
From far-flung nations to nearby towns, human trafficking materializes in every corner of the globe. It casts a wide shadow that includes labor and sex trafficking. It spans all ages and crosses all borders, and Las Vegas is not exempt from its grasp. Now 18, Jasmine was sex trafficked when she was 13. Her story is not unique nor isolated ...
Wave of feral-rabbit deaths prompts moves to save once-exploding population
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Animal rights advocates say they are scrambling to round up feral rabbits roaming the grounds of a state mental health facility in Las Vegas after hundreds of animals were ...
Former NLV city manager requests public hearing
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Former North Las Vegas City Manager Qiong Liu has requested a public hearing to contest the City Council’s ruling two weeks ago to fire her for cause. The council voted to terminate ...
Group shows grade school students the importance of saving money
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Sonia Anderson spent more than two decades working in the credit card counseling and debt management industry. Along the way, she noticed a trend among young borrowers ...
Economic development projects taking root across Henderson
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Barbra Coffee, Henderson’s director of economic development and tourism, can’t hide her enthusiasm for some of the projects being built in the city. “It’s not just about the building, it’s about the people, and ...
Family planning advocacy group says R-J shunned ads
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
The ads read in bold letters “Family Planning Saves Lives, Trump’s Global Gag Rule is Killing Women.” The ads also state …
Fight for $15: Fast-food workers in Las Vegas rally for higher wage
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Thousands of fast food employees in two dozen cities went on strike from their jobs Monday on the 50th anniversary of the historic Memphis sanitation strike ...
Gardening classes for the little ones
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
The program will focus on teaching children ages 3-12 healthy eating habits and gardening tips.
8 ways to de-stress during work
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
The Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security reports that “creating a psychologically healthy workplace is not just the right thing to do for employees; it’s also the smart thing to do for an organization’s financial well-being and productivity.”
Program addresses the root of domestic violence
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Safe Nest program teaching abusers responsibility in hopes of stopping the pattern of behavior.
North Las Vegas council votes to terminate ex-city manager without pay
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
The North Las Vegas City Council terminated embattled former city manager Qiong Liu for cause and denied her proposed severance deal, which would have cost the city ...
Mobile farmers market headed to Henderson
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Dignity Health awarded a $99,500 community grant to bring Veggie Buck Truck, a mobile farmers market, to Henderson ...
Henderson formalizes land sale to Raiders for practice facility
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Henderson approved the sale of 55 acres of land to the Raiders to build a practice facility and corporate offices ...
'No one else does this for seniors': Las Vegas couple grateful for home repairs
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
A series of family deaths and health problems interfered with the McDuffies' efforts to maintain their home. And on a sweltering Las Vegas summer day, the problem got worse: The couple realized someone had stolen critical parts of their air conditioning unit, rendering it useless ...
North Las Vegas could terminate former city manager without pay
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
The North Las Vegas City Council will consider terminating former city manager Qiong Liu without a severance deal during its meeting next Wednesday ...
School Board tables decision on creation of transgender policy
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
The Clark County School Board on Monday hosted a three-hour meeting that could have led to the drafting of a policy aimed to protect transgender students ...
More sex-assault victims reach out for counseling amid #MeToo movement
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
The Rape Crisis Center of Las Vegas saw an increase in people receiving counseling in 2017, and officials credit the spike to the #MeToo movement ...
Henderson city manager announces retirement
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Henderson City Manager Robert Murnane announced his retirement today, citing health issues Chief Financial Officer and Assistant City Manager Richard Derrick was ...
Women keep an eye on the future with a nod to the past
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
January's women's marches and rallies staged nationwide are just the most recent push in for women's rights in the United States.
Organizers: 10,000 at Las Vegas Women’s March rally register to vote
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
The national #PowerToThePolls movement struck a chord with supporters Sunday in Las Vegas. Organizers said about 10,000 people at the Women’s March rally at ...
'A birthday party for a movement:' Women’s March marks first anniversary with focus on voting
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Whether it was a politician, activist, community leader, or entertainer, the message at Sunday’s rally centered on the power of ...
The Year of Women: Marches around the world last January sparked a movement of empowerment
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
The election of President Donald Trump got the ball rolling and accusations of sexual assault against Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein helped it snowball. This year, women in Southern Nevada and across the country intend to ...
What you need to know before attending the Women's March event in Las Vegas
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
While many cities across the world are taking to the streets this weekend, the Women's March national branch partnered with the Las Vegas chapter to host #PowerToThePolls, a signature event in its year-long incentive to register 1 million voters ...
Going to Women’s March events? Here’s what you need to know
Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Organizers are trying to clear up some confusion about the Jan. 21 event that celebrates women in America and raises awareness about inequality and injustice.
Get cozy like the Danish do
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
Denmark is one of the happiest places in the world. Learn the secrets behind what the Danish call “hygge.”
HomeAid of Southern Nevada helping the area's homeless
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
HomeAid America expanded to Southern Nevada in 2004 to help address this issue ..
Chef for Kids continuing in its mission to promote healthy eating
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Chef for Kids formed 26 years ago to teach healthy eating and sanitary habits to youth. The non-profit focuses on ...
12 Days of Giving: HELP of Southern Nevada
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
HELP of Southern Nevada formed in 1970 to bridge the gap between struggling Las Vegans and the services they needed to become self-sufficient ...
12 Days of Giving: Safe Nest
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Las Vegas ranks fifth in the nation for domestic violence incidents per capita and Nevada ranks third in the nation for domestic violence ...
12 Days of Giving: Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club & Rescue
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
It runs completely on volunteers and donations go toward helping the Dachshunds they rescue have proper veterinarian care and ...
12 Days of Giving: Vegas Roots
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
The ZIP code in Southern Nevada with the most residents who are food insecure, according to Three Square food bank, also grows its solution — the Vegas Roots community garden. ...
How to help make a difference this holiday season
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
During the holidays, the urge to volunteer to help the needy is particularly acute. We suggest some nonprofits to get you started.
12 Days of Giving: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
About 3,000 children are in Clark County’s foster care system, according to the Department of Family Services’ website. For more than 50 years, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has helped ...
12 Days of Giving: Three Square food bank
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Founded in 2007 to relieve hunger in Southern Nevada, Three Square will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Sunday ...
12 Days of Giving: The Good Deed Project
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Telleria’s passion for helping comes from her upbringing. She was raised by ...
12 Days of Giving: Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley started in 2000 to provide transportation to seniors who couldn’t drive or use public transportation. Its services expanded to include a food pantry and a food-delivery service ...
12 Days of Giving: Nellis Area Spouses' Club holds Airmen Cookie Drive
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club has manned the Nellis Thrift Shop on the Air Force base since the 1970s, using money from its sales to fund scholarships for service members and their families ...
Step by step to sobriety: Addicts find freedom and family through a housing program
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
Andrew Keeler had attempted to become sober many times at many different transitional living housings, but his time at Freedom House, one of Southern Nevada’s few nonprofit rehabilitation centers, was different.
Nominations sought for Smith Center’s teacher recognition awards
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
Myron Martin, president and CEO of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, remembers the day his fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Fletcher, changed his life. She took the class to ...
12 Days of Giving: Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is hosting the second-annual Holiday Wrap Block Party today in partnership with the MGM Grand at its drop-off facility, 4981 Shirley Street ...
Raiders pledge $10,000 to help Las Vegas domestic violence group
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
For Raiders President Marc Badain, the cause hits home ...
Children fleeing violence have protectors in Las Vegas
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
With the help of a local law firm, UNLV’s Immigration Clinic continues its work helping kids who are scared and alone.
How to help on Giving Tuesday in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
Started in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, the campaign utilizes social media and community partnerships to create a global movement of giving ...
Inside the wild world of animal rescues
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
If you want a dog or a cat, you probably know an animal rescue in town where you can adopt one. But pigs, rabbits, snakes and other animals are in need of care, too, and a number of small, volunteer-based groups pour their time and talent into filling that need. We introduce you to just a few of them.
Schools, local business use gardens to educate students on farming, finance
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
Local schools have partnered with Zappos and Green Our Planet to create gardens and farmers markets that are helping teach students about the challenges and rewards of running a business.
Small Business Saturday sells low-key community cheers
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Small Business Saturday is branded as the antithesis to the chaos often associated with Black Friday. ...
Stores galore! A shopping season guide to Las Vegas retailers
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Holiday shopping is about the experience — sumptuous decorations, nostalgic music, the singular perfume of warm spices and evergreen, and the electric buzz of crowds. Even children having meltdowns on Santa’s lap are part of the backdrop to finding just the right gifts for your favorite people. In every season, Las Vegas is uniquely skilled at the atmospheric aspect of bricks-and-mortar retail. From the Strip to the suburbs, destination shopping abounds, and development of experiential extras is being driven by ...
Students echo national debate on today's issues
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
The Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum, one of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind in the country, assembled some of the valley’s brightest young minds earlier this month to celebrate, debate and have their voices heard. ...

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