In a city that never sleeps such as Las Vegas, child sex trafficking has an environment in which to thrive. While some believe it is a crime that happens only to at-risk children from Third-World countries, Metropolitan Police say in reality it can happen to anyone’s child.
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PT’s Brewing Co. opened its doors Feb. 10, taking over the building that once housed Tenaya Creek Brewery at 3101 N. Tenaya Way.
Marianne Tanada thought she had no place left to turn when her parents disowned her after discovering she was several months pregnant. She was 20 and unwed, but she knew she wanted to keep her baby. It was the middle of the night when Kathleen Miller, founder of Living Grace Home in Henderson, picked up the phone. Tanada didn’t know it at the time, but the nonprofit she had stumbled on was a safe haven for pregnant teens and women up to 22 years old.
Typically, a mannequin is seen covered in clothing, so seeing one in its fully “nude” state can be a little unusual. Add the artistic embellishment of some of the Las Vegas Valley’s best artists to the mix, and you have something that makes people stop and stare — and, hopefully, support the arts. ArtLIVE!, a charity event combining fashion and art in a showcase to benefit the Las Vegas Fashion Council and 18b Arts District, is scheduled for May 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Monica Gresser, owner of Brazen Architecture, wanted to know more about the stigma and social impact of mental health issues in Southern Nevada. Her firm has a community focus, and selfishly, Gresser said, she needed to know more about the subject. On April 1, she organized a discussion on mental health as part of her company’s series of community-focused discussions.
Teresa Bell, a 59-year-old League of Women Voters member, recalls the start of her postal service career in 1977 — when women were still considered an exotic species on the job. She and approximately 90 women, plus a few men, attended the discussion group Bursting Boundaries — Women of Vision April 16, presented by nonprofit Women of Diversity Productions Inc. at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road.
With the next generation of voters not far away from casting their ballots for the first time, the nonprofit Kids Voting Southern Nevada is making sure they are prepared to do so when the time comes. Focused on working with schools to teach students about the election process and the importance of voting, it partnered with the Clark County School District April 19 to host the KidsVention at the Henderson Pavilion.
The local brewing community joined together April 21 at Lovelady Brewing in Henderson to raise funds for a Boys & Girls clubhouse that was vandalized in Henderson.
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Summerlin author Vicki Korn Niggemeyer’s book “Get Creative With Your Family History” provides tips on gathering, preserving and conveying family legacies.
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View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. Contact each individual agency for more information.
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Look for the next caption contest May 12 , 2016 .
Q: I was very interested in a recent article about adding ammonium sulfate to one’s lawn to keep it green. Can I do this all summer long, every eight weeks?
While there are hundreds of stunning slot canyons in our region, most of them are difficult to reach and many require technical skills to explore them. Two of the best, however — tops on my list for being visually stimulating — are pretty easy to access.
The people behind Maverick Aviation Group, a local helicopter company, believe they have met the future of the industry — students from Rancho High School’s aviation maintenance class. On a cold, wet April morning, the company gave nearly 20 students an inside look at what career path they could take.
When Las Vegas resident Lynda Tache’s son, Grant, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, it changed her life. Once she came to grips with it, she started changing the lives of other families dealing with autism as the founder, president and CEO of the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, named in honor of her son. The foundation plans its annual Race for Hope and Fun Walk for April 30 at Town Square.
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