Second chances: Prison program connects inmates to education

BY: - June 14, 2018

When Natasha Barker entered Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center last year, she dreaded the day of her release because of the unknowns it came with. Concerns about life after incarceration often plague many inmates. “There are all these questions about whether or not we can find a job, if we will re-offend or if we […]

Laxalt ‘looking into’ revisiting settled Nevada abortion law

BY: - June 14, 2018

In 2014, when Governor Brian Sandoval and then-Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto declared the state’s ban on gay marriage indefensible and declined to pursue the effort in a federal lawsuit, then-candidate for attorney general Adam Laxalt pledged to put politics aside and uphold the state ban, passed by voters and codified into the Constitution. “As […]

Mass shooting survivors seek protections under visa program

BY: - June 14, 2018

About 20 minutes after Maritza King Gutierrez’s work break, the gunfire started. She recalls people falling around her, some throwing themselves on the floor, others running. Parents with children fled into the bathrooms Gutierrez was in charge of cleaning with their children. Men held the doors outside, shielding their wives and children inside, she said. […]

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Sisolak pivots to Laxalt

BY: and - June 13, 2018

Steve Sisolak campaigned saying he was the only Democrat who could beat Republican Adam Laxalt in the race for governor. Now he’ll get his chance. Sisolak defeated fellow Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani  in Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. With still some votes to be counted, Sisolak had an impressive 12-point lead over “Chris G.” The […]


Addiction treatment and the circuitous road to recovery

BY: - June 13, 2018

  The Centers for Disease Control reports 116 people are dying every day in America as a result of opiate addiction.  Addicts say kicking the habit can be physically and psychologically draining. Some attempt to do it on their own. Others join traditional, free 12-step programs,  and still others check into $1,500- to $2,000-a-day rehabs, […]

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Horsford gets a rematch

BY: - June 12, 2018

“It’s not just about Trump,” Steven Horsford said Tuesday night. Horsford defeated a crowded field of Democrats to get a chance to win back the congressional seat he lost four years ago. And he’ll be running against the same opponent: Former congressman Cresent Hardy also won his Republican primary Tuesday. Horsford was the first African-American […]

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Despite defeat, Langford and supporters hopeful for reform

BY: - June 12, 2018

Robert Langford entered the race for District Attorney at the last minute, when the “progressive” candidate suddenly backed out of challenging incumbent Steve Wolfson.  The uphill battle proved insurmountable. Wolfson defeated Langford handily. But Langford’s supporters said the cause isn’t lost. “Sometimes a candidate doesn’t have to win the race to make a difference,” says […]


Rehab Rat Race: Putting profits over patients?

BY: - June 12, 2018

Cody Arbuckle was 23 years-old when he left Indianapolis and headed for Las Vegas and a future free from addiction. Like countless others tethered to alcohol or drugs, Arbuckle chose to kick his opiate addiction in Southern Nevada, known for its many temptations but also a plethora of rehabilitation options. Arbuckle spent 19 days at Solutions Recovery, […]

Daily Current: Harry being Harry, Hillary & Chris G., Sharron Angle… must be primary eve

BY: - June 11, 2018

Harry. Sigh. The New York Times starts a piece on women running for governor with a vignette about Harry Reid being Harry Reid, i.e., telling Chris G. not to run because Steve Sisolak is a good little garden-variety centrist Democrat circa 1992 so the all-powerful beloved resort industry will like him but not her. Yes, […]


STDs on the rise nationally and in Nevada

BY: - June 11, 2018

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases at the Southern Nevada Health District has jumped 34 percent in the last two years, and reported STD cases have been rising by double-digit percentages. Explanations for the rise of STDs vary, from a decline in condom use to the rise of dating apps to people’s inability to visit or […]

A space for trans queer Latinx

BY: - June 10, 2018

Attendees drift through the door of the Make the Road Nevada office on Bonanza Road and start personalizing their space. A Mexican themed pride flag is on the wall, the iconic eagle eating a rattlesnake perched on top a prickly pear cactus, a spectrum of color on either side. It’s pinned between a painted tapestry […]

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Indigenous people stepping up their opposition to ‘water grab’

BY: - June 8, 2018

Indigenous people are gearing up to fight the next round in a long battle against Southern Nevada’s thirst for other people’s water. Members of several tribes, including the Navajo and the Southern Shoshoni, met in Las Vegas this week to discuss how to step up their opposition to the massive groundwater pumping and piping project […]