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‘Seussical The Musical’ is coming
to Summerlin performing arts center

Literary Las Vegas

Las Vegas poet Carol Cutrona has spent more than 30 years teaching. Cutrona tapped her work and life experience to write “Faith Healing.” The poetry, inspired by Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, explores relationships, art and Cutrona’s experiences with faith. For more information, visit authorhouse.com.

Nevada Legislature wrap-up

The 76th session of the Nevada Legislature ended June 7. Lawmakers faced the difficult task of balancing the state’s budget in a sluggish economy that saw record unemployment and foreclosure rates. Gov. Brian Sandoval was seen by lawmakers and others as “politely ruthless,” getting what he wanted while still being able to work across the aisle. Track your legislators’ votes on key bills here.

Children’s role in Civil Rights explored

You are an observant kid. You pay attention.
For a while now, you’ve listened to the news and you have opinions. You know what you’d do about war if you were president. You have ideas on how to stop poverty, hunger and other world problems.
So what can a kid like you do?

Book briefs

Learn more about book signings, author visits and literary events in Las Vegas.


Reina T. Hohener has received the Citizen Award 2011 from the Knights of Columbus.

Patient could have refused physician’s kisses

My (married) sister went to a doctor (and) got into a serious flirtation with him. She said it just happened. He asked a lot of questions about her, then the kissing (began). After a few of these visits, he had his assistant come in and tell my sister (the coward) he no longer would be her doctor. In other words, this is probably his M.O.

Residents should be wary of rattlesnakes on trails near rural areas

Henderson resident Bill Samuels was running with his dog on the River Mountains Loop Trail when it was struck by a rattlesnake. The dog survived, but Samuels says he won’t be taking her on the trail again this summer.

Area briefing

Man injured in backyard grill fire