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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.

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.

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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.

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Guns & Hoses ice hockey game
to benefit Rape Crisis Center

Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp attendees to present three free shows

Sounds of squeaky shoes echo throughout the studio as the dozen or so dancers practice their upcoming Asian hip-hop routine. The music stops abruptly. Someone missed a step. Choreographer Ed Downing sternly, but gently, advises where the mistake occurred and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again. After all, the show is one week away.

Grief camp gives children chance to say goodbye

When a loved one dies, holes are left in the fabric of people’s lives. For youngsters who have suffered the loss of a close family member, Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Camp Mariposa helps them deal with their emotions.

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Savor extra solitude on Mormon Well Road

One benefit of living in Southern Nevada is the opportunity to explore little-traveled back roads winding their way to uncrowded outdoor adventures. One of the best is the Mormon Well Road, originally a pioneer wagon trail on what is now the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

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Silverton announces dining specials