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Las Vegas City Council crushes 5th graders’ hopes

A fifth-grade class at Garehime Elementary School got a taste of how local government works, or doesn't, Wednesday when it made a case before...

“Trump of Pahrump” dies, will stay on the ballot

Dennis Hof, the brothel owner and self-described "Trump of Pahrump," whose victory in a Republican primary for a state assembly seat generated headlines around...
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Huntridge Circle Park closed for maintenance – or to oust homeless?

Huntridge Circle Park, which is shut down until Nov. 30, is expected to reopen to the public again. That's despite the fact various residents in...
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The civility con

Republicans have finally zeroed in on a winning message for the midterms: Civility won't be restored to public life unless you vote for men...

Growing number of Nevada women incarcerated for non-violent crimes

Nearly 80 percent of the 1,200 women imprisoned in Nevada are incarcerated for non-violent crimes, often as not a drug-related offense. Last year, more...

Metro on UFC melee: Move along, nothing to see here

Here is a statement, in full, issued by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Office of Public Information Monday:LVMPD officers assisted with breaking up...
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Indigenous runners fight to protect water, culture

This story spans 29 years, 300 miles, and the growth of a thirsty city in a desert.The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), on a...
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Heller misses sex abuse hearing

A Senate Commerce subcommittee charged with protecting Olympic athletes from sexual abuse met Wednesday for the fourth time. Absent from the meeting was U.S....

Reporting sex abuse: Damned if you do or don’t.

As the director of a progressive non-profit, Annette Magnus makes a living giving a voice to people who don’t have one. Finding her own voice...
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Kavanaugh, Me Too point up need to modernize Nevada sex ed

If 18-year-old Alan Cruz learned anything from Christine Blasey Ford accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, it’s that people don’t believe...


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