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Neglect most common form of child maltreatment in state

More than 3,400 cases of child abuse or neglect were substantiated in Nevada in 2013, according to Amanda Haboush-Deloye, director of programs at Prevent Child Abuse Nevada.

Dining Pick of the Week: Shoku Ramen-ya

There’s a hidden restaurant inside the Henderson location of Bachi Burger: Shoku Ramen-ya. This isn’t the ramen noodles you probably lived off of in college — real ramen is delicate and refined, the broth taking hours, if not days, to prepare.

Elevating education: Nonprofit opens northwest headquarters to prep kids for school

The Las Vegas-based nonprofit Children’s Advocacy Alliance says 70 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds in Nevada do not attend a preschool program. For the past 15 years, another Las Vegas-based nonprofit, Family to Family Connection, has been giving a boost to such children. In early October, Family to Family opened a new headquarters in the northwest.

Events to help the hungry celebrate Thanksgiving

There are many places in the east valley where people can volunteer to help for Thanksgiving and where the hungry can enjoy a free meal.

‘I Am Jazz’ shares transgender challenges in kid-friendly story

In the new book “I Am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, with pictures by Shelagh McNicholas, you’ll read about a girl who’s just like other girls … only different. That’s because Jazz has “a girl brain but a boy body.”

Las Vegas Book Briefs for Nov. 20-26, 2014

Literary happenings this week include a Las Vegas Writers Group meeting featuring Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow in Literature Olivia Clare and a Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus gala presenting Ayaan Hirsi Ali with a Pursuit of Excellence Award.

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