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Clark County schools and the late bus issue
 
Clark County schools and the late bus issue

Year after year, late or no-show buses in the Clark County School District draw the ire of parents and students alike. One year the problem even prompted a parent to crack a school bus window in frustration over a late drop-off. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Certificates for renewing wedding vows in Clark County
 
Certificates for renewing wedding vows in Clark County

The Marriage License Bureau in Clark County began issuing a Certificate of Vow Renewal to married couples who are renewing their wedding vows on Jan. 3, 2019. (Shea Johnson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Aaliyah Inghram awarded medal of courage
 
Aaliyah Inghram awarded medal of courage

Aaliyah Inghram, a 10-year-old girl who was shot while protecting her 18-month-old brother and 4-year-old cousin during a shooting on May 8, awarded medal of courage. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye

Flames engulf house in Henderson
 
Flames engulf house in Henderson

Clark County firefighters battled a house fire early Friday morning in Henderson. The house, located near Volunteer Boulevard and Executive Airport Drive, was fully engulfed in flames about 2 a.m. Shifting winds sent massive plumes of smoke across the southern Las Vegas Valley sky. As of 3 a.m. , the cause of the fire was not known and no injuries were reported.

Clark County may eliminate constable positions
 
Clark County may eliminate constable positions

Clark County Commissioners may eliminate the last two elected constable positions after controversies in the Henderson and North Las Vegas constable offices. (Arthur Kane/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Youth from Spring Mountain Youth Camp train at City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas.
 
Youth from Spring Mountain Youth Camp train at City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas.

Armin Van Damme, owner of City Athletic Boxing, works with youth from Spring Mountain Youth Camp at City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas. Van Damme is being honored by Clark County on Tuesday for his work training at-risk youth in the community. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal

US Census Bureau: Clark County added 2nd most new residents in 2017
 
US Census Bureau: Clark County added 2nd most new residents in 2017

Clark County added 2nd most new residents in 2017. Clark County added more new residents last year than almost any other county in the nation, Nevada’s most populous county grew by 47,355 residents in 2017. The Census Bureau pegged Clark County’s population at 2,204,079 as of July 1, up 2.2 percent from the July 1, 2016 estimate of 2,156,724.

Securing old mines in Las Vegas
 
Securing old mines in Las Vegas

The Nevada Division of Minerals and Clark County plan to permanently close at least 40 abandoned mine shafts at the valley’s southwestern edge. The hazardous mine openings are left over from a gypsum mine that operated from 1909 until 1931. Work to fill in the shafts is set to start April 2 and take about a month. The project is expected to cost about $250,000.

Neighbor thanks firefighters with sweet treats
 
Neighbor thanks firefighters with sweet treats

Clark County firefighters responded Monday night to a vacant house fire at 3687 Lanai Ave. Neighbors said the people living there had moved out recently, but had been cleaning the house over the weekend. Neighbors watched as firefighters quickly doused flames coming from inside a car port. One grateful neighbor thanked firefighters with cookies. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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