Legal Aid Center building big

As Legal Aid Center turns 60, it pushes to endow its future

BY: - July 18, 2018

A 29-year-old mother seeking asylum for herself and her two young children after witnessing a gang-related murder and receiving death threats in her native Honduras. An Oct. 1 victim worried about possible wage garnishment over money she owes to a cosmetology school that refused to defer her enrollment after the mass shooting, which left her […]

Silver State Health Services to receive funding for sobering shelter

BY: - July 17, 2018

Other than jail, there is no temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness to go when they are inebriated. Silver State Health Services is planning to open a 20-bed sobering facility on Salvation Army’s campus to house them. “We could go up to 35 beds in the next couple years depending on funding,” says Ryan Linden, […]


MGM lawsuit labels mass shooting as “terrorism”

BY: - July 17, 2018

Defying every principle of tourism marketing honed over decades by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, transnational gaming giant MGM Resorts International is labeling the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip as terrorism.  As first reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, MGM is suing more than a thousand concert attendees, some of […]

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Gay And Lesbian Center Of Southern Nevada marks 25th anniversay

BY: - July 17, 2018

In 2015 the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada was named the Best Full-Service Community Center in Southern Nevada. It also has the distinct honor of being the only LGBT center in Southern Nevada. Tomorrow, the Las Vegas City Council will recognize the 25-year anniversary of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of […]

Senate Democrats introduce bill to unite immigrant families

BY: - July 17, 2018

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has joined with Democratic colleagues Kamala Harris of California and Jeff Merkley of Oregon as lead sponsors of legislation “to reunite families at or near ports of entry.” The bill “would require the Trump administration to immediately reunite separated children with their parents, ensure that separated children have access to […]


March for Our Lives focuses on November election

BY: - July 17, 2018

Whether from Las Vegas, Chicago or Parkland, Fla., young people in the March for Our Lives movement want to end gun violence, enact common sense legislation and defeat politicians who stand in the way. At the July 16 Road To Change town hall at Sierra Vista High School, students made sure to identify Attorney General […]

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Nevada DMV now offers anti-abortion license plate

BY: - July 16, 2018

An anti-abortion organization in Southern Nevada now has a new funding mechanism: speciality license plates offered by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. The speciality license plate was approved in 2015 by the Nevada Commission on Speciality License Plates, but only became available Monday. The words “Values Life” appear on the plate along with a […]

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Nevada Republicans run for cover as Trump plays ball with Putin

BY: - July 16, 2018

UPDATE: Late Monday Dean Heller’s office issued a statement to some Nevada news outlets saying the senator trusted “our intelligence community’s assessment on Russian interference, not Vladimir Putin’s.” Heller’s statement made no mention President Trump.  Democrats in Nevada and the U.S. are almost universal in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s performance at a Helsinki […]

Mock trial at FreedomFest

Public schools get a mock trial at world’s largest libertarian gathering

BY: - July 16, 2018

Defending public schools at a conference full of free-market enthusiasts is a Herculean task, but Tick Segerblom felt up to the challenge Friday. The Nevada state senator participated in a mock trial where the nation’s public education system was accused of fraud for failing to properly educate and protect students. The event was part of […]


Universal basic income touted as answer to automation

BY: - July 16, 2018

Earlier this month, the Vdara Hotel & Spa added two relay robots that deliver snacks, sundries and spa products directly to guest suites. While charmingly decorated as a Golden Retriever and Dalmatian dog with Vdara-themed collars, the new robots — named Fetch and Jett — may be a sign of what’s next for Las Vegas. In 20 years, about 65 […]

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Unaccompanied and unrepresented, children deported from Las Vegas

BY: - July 13, 2018

Amid a growing court backlog, many children are still not represented by an attorney in the Las Vegas Immigration Court. As of May 2018, there are 1,472 deportation cases pending against children in the Las Vegas Immigration Court— of those children, 577 are not being represented by an attorney and are forced to go through […]


Laxalt campaign’s “Shady Steve” website prompts plea from Sisolak’s former girlfriend

BY: - July 12, 2018

UPDATE July 13: Kathleen Vermillion told the Current that her attorney, Dominic Gentile, sent a similar letter several months ago to Steve Sisolak’s primary opponent, Chris Giunchigliani, as a precautionary measure.  Vermillion says Gentile declined to send a preemptive letter to Laxalt and was moved to action by the campaign website attacking Sisolak.  Gentile would […]