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Inspection finds new deficiencies at state veterans home

A recent inspection found that deficiencies and regulatory problems continue at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, which is under scrutiny by the Nevada attorney general’s office.

Nevada’s Female Veterans Use Boots to Tell Stories

A simple message is seen as women veterans from across Southern Nevada gathered to express their military experience and share their stories by decorating the boots they wore while in uniform at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Feb. 22.

Reader-submitted photos and adoptable pets, Feb. 25-March 3

View Neighborhood News readers send photos of their pets and everday lives, and View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. To submit a photo, email View copy editor Anne King at aking@viewnews.com or mail to Viewpoints, 1111 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Photos cannot be returned, and due to the high volume, they are often scheduled a month or two in advance.

Newsmakers, Feb. 25-March 3

The third annual Queen of Hearts event honored nine women for their talent, resources and leadership Feb. 6 at Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show Mall. The 2014 honorees are: Madeleine Andress, Whitney duBoef, Alexandra Epstein, Nancy Houssels, Dr. Florence Jameson, Dr. Beverly Mathis, Sandy Miller, Meghan Mossler and Savannah Prenger.

Literary Las Vegas: Kenneth Ian Segel

Summerlin-area resident Kenneth Ian Segel, a rabbi who trained at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, has served congregations around the United States and Canada. Recently Segel set his sites on teaching values through children’s literature with the release of two picture books. “The Amazing Sparkey,” illustrated by Amory Abbott, focuses on the antics of a dog named Sparkey, who can read, talk and even agrees to let the neighbor’s cat ride on his back in the pool. “A Big Decision,” illustrated by Sonny Heston, follows the adventures of 9-year-old Jake, who is known for the diligent care he gives to his menagerie of pets.

Leave room on the kids’ bookshelf for ‘One Room Schools’

Imagine wading to school in snow that’s waist-high and having to build a fire when you got there. Imagine going outside to go to the bathroom, no matter what the weather. And then read “One Room Schools” by Susan Apps-Bodilly.