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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Brand-new Izod pants for $5 and $1,000 wedding gowns for $100 — it all can be found at Dinosaurs & Roses’ newest location in North Las Vegas, where every purchase goes toward the nonprofit’s outreach program to help area families in need.
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.
Entering a surprise luncheon hosted by Station Casinos April 12, 300 at-risk Las Vegas Valley elementary students had no clue what was in store for them: their very own computer.
Movies often portray illegal drugs being smuggled in hidden compartments, swallowed in balloons, taped to people under bulky clothing or flown in small planes so low they go under the radar. Why don’t we ever see them just being mailed? Probably because it isn’t easy to do.
After more than a year of construction, the Simmons Street Improvements Project in North Las Vegas was completed in March. First phase included street improvements, while the second phase focused on the construction of a flood control facility with roadway improvements.
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Vince Antonucci is the founder of Verve, an innovative Las Vegas church that strives to welcome all and love the sinner even if it doesn’t love the sin. In his book, “God for the Rest of Us,” he talks about why he and his supporters defied the “Who Will Jesus Destroy” evangelists on Fremont Street by handing out fliers that asserted, “The truth is that God loves … homosexuals, gamblers, strippers, abortionists, prostitutes, addicts, and you.”
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Las Vegas is packed with options for kids who need a safe place to play while parents work or even for those who have a parent at home and are seeking a cure for summer boredom.
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Sex trafficking in Nevada is defined as the inducing or forcing of a person to engage in prostitution. However, when it comes to adult sex trafficking, experts say victims are harder to spot because of their age and what seems to be consensual understanding.
There are various places in the Las Vegas Valley that make people wonder if they are still in the international resort destination famed for its 24/7 energy. The northwest area in particular offers a chance to go apple picking at an orchard, buy local honey from a farm, visit a bird sanctuary and fish at a nearby lake.
While moving to a new city is exciting, it can also be hard to make friends — unless, that is, they are a part of the Westside Newcomers Club.