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Want to be a more ethical consumer? Consider these things
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
Ethical consumerism is rooted in the premise that consumers not only buy the products, but also the process used to produce it. It’s also called dollar voting—every dollar spent casts a vote affecting local and global issues.
Annual toy event brings joy to hundreds of Las Vegas children
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
Below the casino floor of the Silver Nugget on Friday morning was a scene that could rival Santa Claus’ workshop: Neat rows of red tricycles, toys and stocking-stuffers filled the event center as holiday carols crooned ...
How to give back during the holidays
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
Between gift shopping, holiday parties, decorating, baking and event planning, it’s easy to get wrapped up in your own world during the season of giving. Despite the rush, it’s still important to make time to contribute to the community, and there are plenty of ways to do so without overtaking your schedule.
Activism meets entertainment in North Las Vegas
The theater chain birthed from a rich history of Mexican-American advocacy is set to open
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
In March 1968, thousands of Mexican-American students flooded the streets of Los Angeles, protesting the subpar public education system that persisted in their classrooms. The outcry became known as the East L.A. walkouts, which made their way into national headlines and helped launch the Chicano movement of the ’60s, an equality endeavor for Mexican-Americans.

There’s a possible shortage of OB-GYN doctors in Las Vegas’ future
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Las Vegas has the highest risk of suffering a shortage of doctors in obstetrics and gynecology, according to a 2018 workforce study by Doximity, the largest medical social network in the U.S. The study ranked Las Vegas No. 1 among ...
Students speak: Views from the Sun Youth Forum
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
High school students from the Las Vegas area participated in the 62nd annual Sun Youth Forum on Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, discussing current affairs and ...
Experts discuss student security at conference in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
Stephen Sroka, a professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University, spoke at the National Student Safety and Security Conference and Workshop on Wednesday in Las Vegas about school violence ...
Stop illegal dumping in Nevada
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
Complaints of furniture, yard or landscape waste, tires, batteries and more increased by 28 percent in Clark County in 2017.
Philanthropist recalls his roots ahead of Gobble Gobble Give event in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
The cellphone service is bad when Barry Walker, founder of Gobble Gobble Give, answers. The California wildfires burned their way to his Malibu neighborhood, where the cell reception is poor at best ...
At annual event to lift the homeless, a free haircut can make all the difference
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
On any given night there are 6,083 homeless people in Southern Nevada. That includes 1,295 unaccompanied homeless youth, 505 chronically homeless and 106 homeless families with children, according to the Southern Nevada Homeless Census and Survey ...
Agencies are tackling backlogs by deploying artificial intelligence
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
Public agencies such as the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation are utilizing artificial intelligence program SARA to address unemployment in the Las Vegas Valley.

UNLV discussion takes on impact of porn on intimacy
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
CARP Las Vegas, a religious nonprofit organization, hosted its third-annual campus talk at UNLV in early November to help students navigate questions about sexual intimacy through a more traditional, conservative lens ...
Nevada receives funding to combat opioid fallout
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Child welfare systems across the nation experienced a surge of children removed from their parents’ care in the wake of the opioid crisis.
Government auction will feature items from county surplus
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Clark County will host the largest and last government surplus auction for 2018 on November 17 at 8 a.m.
Free pet adoptions this weekend in Las Vegas
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada will host free pet adoptions in the Las Vegas area Friday and Saturday from multiple shelters and animal-rescue groups in the valley ...
Playtime is crucial for children and adults
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Play is an inherent part of life. Puppies play. Cats play. Polar bears play. Lions, monkeys, birds, elephants, otters and people play. From the time a child is born and throughout adulthood, the power of play is crucial for healthy development.
Lady Rebels’ Paris Strawther dedicates every game to mom’s memory
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
Around Paris Strawther’s neck, tucked into her shirt, is a delicate cross dangling from a thin, gold chain. It belonged to her mother, Lourdes, more often referred to by her nickname, Cookie, who ...
Iranian immigrant draws on diverse life experience to care for Las Vegas patients
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
Mark Ferdowsian’s hands tell the story of his life.  They’ve swum the scalding waters of a restaurant’s dishwater at age 15, they’ve felt oil splatter against them as a fry cook, they’ve held his newborn children, flipped pages of thick medical textbooks, tended to wounds in an emergency room, and provided medical care to those who ...
Ballot Question 1: Marsy’s Law asks voters to expand crime victims’ rights
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
The measure has already passed twice in the Legislature and will become law if approved by voters in November, replacing the current victims’ rights guidelines in the Nevada Constitution with a more explicit list of rights.

Halloween haunts for the family in Southern Nevada
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
The anticipation of Halloween is almost as thrilling as an '80s horror film marathon. Adults deliberate over their costumes with childlike enthusiasm, teens trot to haunted houses for a scare and children plot their routes to maximize their candy bounty. If you’re looking to celebrate all things scary but ...
Connecting tea lovers directly to farmers around the globe
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Elyse Petersen, the founder of Tealet, began her career as a food scientist and eventually found herself working at a green tea plant in Japan. After realizing the origins of many tea powders can’t be traced and that farmers struggle to compete with large corporations that sell tea for less than it costs to grow, Petersen decided to create a transparent wholesale market that bridges the gap between small farmers and tea lovers worldwide.
School lunch tips for meal-prepping parents
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
When most adults reminisce about their school lunches, it’s usually memories of smashed PB&J sandwiches from a brown paper bag or school meals filled with mystery meats. But Peter Gilhooly, chef and father of a 7-year-old daughter, is challenging those notions with his team of more than 100 chefs.
Award-winning documentary to be showcased at CSN event
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
Billy Ward flew to South Africa to film American veterans protecting rhinos from poachers and then edited the 30 hours of video into a 14-minute documentary for a class at the College of Southern Nevada ...
Help a local child affected by cancer at Ballsfest
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
After surviving testicular cancer, Frank DeBlasi founded the nonprofit, Ballsfest to provide children, young adults and families affected by cancer with uplifting experiences.
Las Vegas teen starts nonprofit group for art supplies
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
When Salomee Levy learned that her school's art teacher often had to purchase supplies for the classroom, the teenager got to work on a solution.
Elementary school merges symbol of healing with anti-bullying message
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
More than 1,000 paper cranes billowed in the October wind at the Paul E. Culley Elementary School garden in Las Vegas. Students sprawled across the courtyard clapping to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” during Thursday’s event to encourage a safe and respectful learning environment ...
UNLV hosts lecture on law and #MeToo
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
UNLV will host a free lecture on the roles of lawyers during the #MeToo movement on Oct. 8, at 4 p.m.
How Community Ambulance has altered its approach to mass-casualty incidents
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
Glen Simpson didn’t realize how anxious he would feel. Simpson, the director of special events at Community Ambulance, was working a music festival last weekend when he started to experience anxiety from working at an outdoor music venue ...
St. Jude’s Ranch pursues new campus
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, located in Boulder City, announced on September 18 a plan to develop the first-of-its-kind residential treatment center for child sex trafficking victims. The exact location of the center will not be released for safety reasons.
Oct. 1 shooting shined a spotlight on our strained mental health system
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
Nevada placed last in the nonprofit organization Mental Health America’s 2017 annual rankings, indicating a high prevalence of mental illness and difficulties accessing care. In Nevada, 67.5 percent of adults with mental illness go untreated, according to the same report—the highest in the nation.
Resource group at UNLV helps diverse students find way
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018
UNLV is ranked as the most diverse university for undergraduates on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing for the Best Ethnic Diversity category. With that ranking now comes ...
Support for children affected by the Oct. 1 shooting
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
Clark County, Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and more community partners will host two free workshops dedicated to helping support children who were affected by the Oct. 1 shooting.
Program aims to help foster youth pay for college credit fees
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents passed the Nevada Foster Care Fee Waiver unanimously during a Sept. 6 meeting.
UNLV group aims to serve Latino pre-med students
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
Kevin Ashi, 21, spent his childhood between his parents’ countries and the United States. The UNLV student hopes to draw on his experiences in both rural Mexico and in Syria to help solve public health challenges in ...
Hope for Prisoners helps ex-offenders reenter society — and inspire others
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
A young boy asked if he was on the right bus route to a casino on Boulder Highway. Veronica Adwell, the driver, guesses the boy was about age 8 or 9 years. Adwell, 36, was working overtime for bus company Keolis, driving the Boulder Highway route when ...
Celebrating national hispanic heritage month
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
North Las Vegas will host a free movie screening for the HBO film WalkOut
Coffee events help new school superintendent get vital feedback
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
New Clark County Schools Superintendent Jesus Jara, in an attempt to become more familiar with how the district functions, is hosting “Java with Jara” discussions this month ...
His love of teaching math equals a half-century in CCSD schools
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018
Throughout his 50 years of teaching, he has mustered up more than a few ways to keep students engaged in learning concepts from puzzles that illustrate geometric principles to prime numbers used in factoring ...
Achievement gap hire aims to improve educational equality throughout Southern Nevada
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Schools across the country have an achievement gap between high-performing racial and ethnic groups-—whites and Asians—and low-performing groups, blacks and Hispanics. Clark County School District is no different, and similar to schools nationwide, it’s working to bridge the divide.
Latino outreach group urges Congress to preserve funding source for Nevada parks
Monday, Aug. 27, 2018
The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which will expire Sept. 30 unless Congress renews it, is responsible for funding more than 300 projects in Nevada ...
DNA test solves decades-long family mystery for Las Vegas man
Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018
Richard Bodager knew he was adopted the way he knew he wanted to be more than a fry cook at a West Virginia fast-food chicken joint as a teenager ...
Laxalt’s office joins effort to support human trafficking victims
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018
Tickets to the event cost $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Sponsorships start at $2,500.
Faith Lutheran students launch effort to help alleviate poverty in Kenya
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
A group of students at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is teaming with nonprofit World Vision to help sponsor impoverished children in two Kenyan villages ...
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 ...

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