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VA Medical Center battles doctor shortage

As Congress continues to focus its spotlight on health care delays and questionable medical practices at Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation, the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas finds itself caught in a rising tide of veterans moving to the area coupled with a shortage of doctors to care for them.

200-plus rally for Gaza in Las Vegas

More than 200 people, many in white T-shirts and others waving Palestinian flags, rallied in Las Vegas on Saturday with a message: “I Stand with Gaza.”

Eviction notices OK’d for Utah polygamous group

A Utah judge reiterated her approval Friday for plans to send eviction notices to people living in Warren Jeffs’ polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border who have collectively failed to pay millions of dollars in occupancy fees for their houses.

Fremont Street Experience feels safer

Beefing up the police presence on Fremont Street Experience combined with sometimes confusing and legally questionable ordinances crafted by the Las Vegas City Council seems to have made a difference that can be felt. The mall feels safer today than it did six months ago.

Food trucks compete for Vegas locations

There are all kinds of lotteries and this one is for food truck operators who want to vie for four spots in downtown Las Vegas. To be a winner, operators must register for the lottery by 5 p.m. Monday.

Health problems change Whittemore’s prison choice

Prison officials say former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore’s health issues will prevent him from serving his two-year sentence at a federal prison closest to Reno as his lawyers requested.

Teens investigated after sickening tortoise torture video surfaces

Animal rights activists are upset after two Florida teen girls threw, crushed and lit an endangered tortoise on fire, killing the creature — all while laughing about it and filming it. The video got attention after being posted to a Nevada animal rights group’s Facebook page.

Woman shot, killed at 7-Eleven identified

The woman who was shot and killed in a 7-Eleven parking lot Thursday evening was identified Saturday by the Clark County Coroner’s office.