It’s been speculated that payday loan stores have a specific business target: low-income, minority neighborhoods and other at-risk groups.
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According to the State Mental Health Agency, in 2013, Nevada spent about $89 on mental health services per capita — a 13 percent increase from 2007, when it was about $79 per capita. On average, the U.S. spends $119 per capita on services, including $160 per capita in California and $205 in Arizona.
Inside a converted storage room at Western High School is a freshly painted mural that reads, “It matters little what lies in the past or even what lies ahead. What matters most is what lies within.” Created by Las Vegas artist D2, the mural was the finishing touch to the new yoga room at the school, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, and speaks to the use of the space: It is dedicated to at-risk students as well as those who have experienced a crisis in their lives.
Once the Boulevard Mall was “the place” for locals to shop, stroll and socialize. Timo Kuusela, the mall’s general manager, hopes it can be again, but to get there, they’ll be reinventing the very concept of a mall.
In the middle of Lake Las Vegas, Jim Andersen pulls his motorized boat up to a group and begins giving instructions: “Long, steady strokes,” he says. “Much better folks. Much better.” Though the group is a mixture of ages and backgrounds, they have all come together with a common desire: To learn how to row.
A lot has changed since the term “date rape” was first established in 1990 by then-18-year-old Katie Koestner.
Some people enjoy their work so much, they’d do it even if they didn’t get paid. Summerlin-area resident Karan Feder is one such person.
October is a wonderful time to spend outdoors enjoying Zion National Park. Daytime temperatures will likely drop into the pleasant zone, and you’ll be there for the start of fall foliage season depending on the elevation. You can get double value for your visit if you participate in one of the workshops being offered by Zion Canyon Field Institute.
View rounds up dining events and news from across the Las Vegas Valley, from restaurant openings to special dinners and promotions.
Find events happening in the east valley area and across the Las Vegas Valley.
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