After seeing the headline in the Sunday, June 24, 2012, Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Clap your hands for advocates, who stand by us in our shame,” I became very excited since that is exactly what The Rape Crisis Center provides. However, you can imagine my disappointment when not only did you not mention victim advocates, you stated: “There is one experience of advocacy – offered or received – reigning supreme above all other meanings of the word: advocacy offered or received in the wake of moral failure. We have ‘made a mistake,’ we say. But putting the wrong time on your calendar and missing a meeting is a mistake. A moral failure is when we behave badly.”
Last school year, the Clark County School District launched an unprecedented campaign to intervene with credit-deficient high school seniors, nearly half of whom were on track to not graduate. The district identified more than 7,000 seniors in academic trouble and implemented programs to help them catch-up on credits and prepare for the state proficiency exam.
Rosa Ilinka McGill, founder of Girls in Tech Las Vegas, who hopes to cultivate a core of women in the valley interested in technology.
When Alyssa Dixon, 12, began studying for her Oct. 13 bat mitzvah, her mother suggested she help veterans as her community service project. Alyssa opted to join family friend Martin Dean Dupalo in his grass roots effort to help veterans by collecting about-to-expire food from local stores and donating it.
weekly FOLK DANCING LESSONS
PLANNED WEDNESDAY at arts center
COUNTY GRANTS THREE-MONTH PERMIT AMNESTY FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
Local law enforcement officers keep personal self-defense spray in their arsenal, but officials say its users should know its benefits and stings of reality.
Hyde Park is one of the top-performing middle schools in the Clark County School District. After 55 years of use, it is also one of the oldest. Hyde Park is one of 19 schools in line for “major modernization” if voters approve a property tax rate increase Nov. 6.
There are large families that come together for holidays and special occasions. And then there’s Lucille Bryant’s family. Bryant, 81, hosted a family gathering at her West Las Vegas home that was attended by 68 guests.