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Even with tuition waived, foster youth travel a tough road

Even with scholarships and loans, Madison Sandoval-Lunn could barely afford college and her living expenses. As a foster youth with no support system, she...

CCSD polls public on mascot controversy

If public opinion decided policy at Clark County schools, Western High School’s Warrior mascot, replete with head dress and war paint, would be in...

Laxalt contributor invoked KKK in effort to dismantle public schools

Nevada Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt received $10,000 in campaign contributions from a Missouri billionaire who advocates for dismantling the public school...
Visually impaired children play with a robot at the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation's new learning center.

Lack of resources for blind youth can lead to gaps that last a lifetime

“Hurdle after hurdle after hurdle.”That’s how Terri and Aaron Rupp describe the ongoing experience of getting their daughter enrolled and accommodated within Clark County...
Terri Rupp, a blind parent and advocate, with her youngest child.

Facing discrimination, blind moms and dads seek parental protections

Kids get bruises. It happens.Most of the time, outsiders think nothing of it, or assume they’re the result of simple playground tumbles. But when...
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LV Bishop condemns ‘patterns of negligence, denial, and obfuscation’

Bishop George Leo Thomas is new to his job in Nevada, but the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas is no stranger...

Diversity intensifies preexisting segregation; Las Vegas stands out

A University of Minnesota researcher this week compiled some statistics on the increasing segregation of U.S. cities between 2000 and 2016, and Las Vegas...
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Foster parent applicants rarely denied

Author's note: Earlier this month the Current reported that a longtime advocate for foster parents and adopted father of five children is alleged in a...
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NV one of 11 death penalty states not to use it for a decade...

The fifteen states that have joined Nevada's suit to let Nevada execute Scott Dozier, in what would be the first execution in Nevada since...
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Failed bank robber programming UNLV radio station

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies teaches students to become the next watchdogs of journalism — something the school could have...

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