Dr. Robert Green has spent a lifetime battling discrimination and promoting educational opportunity for all children. As educational director for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he experienced the civil rights movement up close.
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Racial riots became so prevalent at Rancho High School during the late 1960s and early 1970s that the National Guard was called in.
Rather than just bash down the Dunes and haul away the scrap, Steve Wynn opted for a spectacular implosion of one of the towers on Oct. 27, 1993, starting a trend that now has claimed about 15 towers.
Judy Bayley, namesake of the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, was once known as the first lady of gambling, and it’s a title she earned by reinventing herself and having a hand in many changes in the valley.
When giving friends and dates directions to her house in the early ’60s, Judy Michaels would give them a simply instruction. “Look left for the wigwam,” she said. “You could see it from the highway. It was a good earmark.”
Zack Hale Jr., the voice of the iconic neon Vegas Vic cowboy that fronts the Pioneer Club on Fremont Street, died Dec. 28. He was 87.
Historians Michael Green, a professor at the College of Southern Nevada, and Claytee White, the director of oral history research at UNLV, are expected to present at the first seminar in the Green Valley Library’s new series “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.”
When you think of holiday travel, certain images probably pop into your head: crowded airports, clogged freeways, frenzied schedules, frazzled nerves. But a more leisurely journey awaits adventurous Southern Nevadans this holiday season: a trip back in time.
Clark County commissioners made it clear Tuesday that they think there are better ways to spend the nearly $16 million that has gone toward conservation efforts to aid the desert tortoise since 2001, but not everyone agrees.
Our state could have been called Deseret instead of Nevada. Seriously.
In honor of Nevada’s 150th anniversary, the Clark County Museum has set up an exhibit called “Welcome to Las Vegas, Arizona” that looks at the founding of Nevada and how close Clark County and Las Vegas were to being part of the copper state.
If walls could talk, the original concrete blocks inside the historic railroad cottage at the Clark County Museum in Henderson would have more than 100 years worth of stories.
The best-selling book “Empty Mansions” chronicles the eccentric life of Huguette Clark and tells the story of the Montana family that launched Las Vegas.
Nevada will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2014, but Clark County wasn’t within the original state boundaries.
The Neon Museum’s Boneyard is a collection of more than 150 signs either cast aside as obsolete by properties such as Caesars Palace or Golden Nugget or the remains of others that have disappeared, including the Sahara, Stardust and Moulin Rouge.
Going to Shanghai was meant to be an escape, a real vacation where I didn’t work. Yet I couldn’t quite let go of the job, deciding to read David Schwartz’s new book about Jay Sarno on the flight over.
The longtime Henderson resident and educator Harriet Treem was known for her dedication to students, a reputation that also led to her becoming the namesake of a Henderson elementary school.
Walnut Road takes its name from a tree that probably can’t be spotted for miles around.
Veteran educator and administrator John C. Vanderburg serves as namesake for the elementary school that is home to the Rainforest Biosphere.
This month’s Naming Las Vegas series looks at the life of John W. Bonner, namesake of Bonner Elementary School at 765 Crestdale Lane.
Frank Lamping is the namesake for Lamping Elementary School.
Mickey’s Cues & Brews has had a lot of success since it first opened its doors in 1991 at 7380 S. Eastern Ave. Its friendly environment and large space have kept pool players coming back to the family-owned business for 22 years.
How two generations of Las Vegas leaders are reshaping the heart of the city.