Working at Fright Dome isn’t all about jumping out from behind something and scaring someone. Sometimes, it’s just about being very creepy.
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Drugs. Alcohol. Prostitution. When life gets too tough, some women seek help at the Walter Hoving Home.
Gina knew her neighbors could hear the abuse from their homes. Yet they did nothing.
Long after leaving a domestic violence situation, a person can still experience trauma, which often manifests in mental health issues.
When an emergency happens, payday loans can quickly produce cash for people without another option. While it can be argued that the payday loan business model is filling a much-needed niche, with interest rates topping 400 percent, it can also be argued they are an expensive way to borrow money. Financial advisers typically caution consumers to use such loans as a last resort and look first at alternative ways of getting cash fast.
There are no prayers, no preaching or questions about faith. The October Community Day of Service may be coordinated through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but the focus is entirely on doing something for others. And the entire community is invited to participate.
Two years ago, southwest Las Vegas resident Linda Perry was struggling with her then 8-year-old daughter Sara’s behavior at home and in school. Sara was diagnosed with a learning disorder, had trouble speaking, and as a result, became a target of bullying. So Perry turned to horse therapy at White Horse Youth Ranch, 8390 W. Windmill Lane, a Christian faith-based nonprofit dedicated to helping socially challenged youths ages 5 to 18.
On Oct. 1, roughly 12 youths found themselves getting a pat-down as they entered an assembly room at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy. A local biker gang surrounded them as they walked into the room, and once they sat down, they were reminded that they were inside a “correctional facility.” This wasn’t really a correctional facility, of course — just one of many scenes that Las Vegas Valley youths experience during “Reality Check,” a mock-up of the hit TV show “Scared Straight.”
Air-conditioned room? Check. TV? Check. Pool? Check. Patrons at Doggie District also get access to a playground, treats and never-ending scratches.
The Linq is debuting its first haunted attraction, The Zombie Escape, this October, and to help bring it to life, local haunted house aficionados and North Las Vegas residents Des and Daniel Slatkin were brought on board.