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Literary Las Vegas: Raymond Blackwood

Local author Raymond Blackwood follows the transformation of Barbra Paige, a young widow who takes on the name Champagne Miller and goes on a quest for retribution and answers, in the crime thriller “Champagne Heights.”

Nevada Women’s Lobby puts legislation affecting women and children on front burner

Cooking up legislative change that benefits women and children in Nevada takes more than an apron, if you ask members of the Nevada Women’s Lobby. The group and its sympathizers staged Mad Men Monday in full view during the last legislative session — donning pearls, dainty “Jackie O” white gloves, and the inimitable apron. They were making a point about archaic mindsets and “good bills that died early.” Not everyone appreciated the sarcasm.