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The Attic may not survive explosion aftermath

Mayra Politis has less than 90 days to come up with enough money to save her downtown business The Attic Vintage Clothing Company, 1025 S. Main St., which has been a staple on the Main Street business corridor for 22 years. The NV Energy substation explosion last year delivered the shop a crippling financial blow.

Hewetson principal earns spot in Nevada Public Education Foundation Hall of Fame

Lucy Keaton helped transform what was one of the lowest performing elementary schools in Las Vegas into an exemplary turn around school, the state’s highest academic designation. During the six years Keaton has been at the school, Hewetson has met adequate yearly progress standards four years running and had gains of at least 10 percent in student achievement on standardized tests every year.

Downtown Neighborhood News

The Swingers Club is scheduled to open Aug. 24 at the Plaza, 1 Main St. The Las Vegas City Council swore in new elected officials and NV Energy plans a Senior Energy Assistance Expo at the Cashman Center in this week’s Downtown Neighborhood News

Trip turns into an adventure for abandoned boy

There are days when slamming your bedroom door, though it might get you in trouble, is really satisfying. Those are the days when everybody bugs you, nothing goes right, and you just want to scream, stomp, storm and slam.
Sometimes, you just want to be left alone. But what if everybody left you — for good?

Literary Las Vegas

Emanuel Zamir grew up in Jerusalem, where he earned a degree in electronics. After a 14-year stint in New York and 16 years in Maryland, he moved to Las Vegas and took up writing.

Book Briefs

Flooding an underestimated threat in Las Vegas Valley

Traveling up to 30 mph, the only thing more dangerous than the rapidly rising waters of a storm are misconceptions of flash flooding, local officials say. And even though July through September is the flood season, people are advised to be aware of flood safety all the time.

Health news