Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro, attended a protest at Las Vegas City Hall today, urging city council not to make being homeless a crime. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Christopher Rufo discusses homelessness in the United States and how politicians can work to improve conditions for those with drug addictions.
Urban Underdogs provides things like food, water and booties to dogs of the Las Vegas homeless. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas City Council erred by preventing development at the Badlands Golf Course. HOV lanes should be open to all vehicles. Current city restrictions on short-term rentals should stay in place. That’s all according to Victoria Seaman, candidate for the Ward 2 seat on the Las Vegas City Council.
The homeless residents living at the corner of Owens Ave. and Main St. reflect on how they feel about their safety after two homeless men died, one was hit crossing the street and another was beat to death by another homeless man. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Clients at Las Vegas’ Homeless Courtyard talk about their experience after the city began operating around the clock. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Volunteers gather for the annual Southern Nevada Homeless Census, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and more than 100 volunteers served 1,000 Christmas meals to Southern Nevada’s homeless and less fortunate. (K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @kmcannonphoto)
Veterans Village and Veterans Village II were created to assist homeless veterans get back on their feet. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Veteran’s Village II unveiled a model container home. The organization will be building 10 of these container homes to house veterans of the village. Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Kathi Thomas-Gibson, director of the Office of Community Service for the City of Las Vegas, speaks about a family who went to the homeless Courtyard to receive services last month, but ended up sleeping on the concrete after they declined to be separated. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
On Sept. 12, Pahrump sheriff deputies told residents of a homeless encampment on private property that they had 15 minutes to vacate and grab their belongings. That decision might face some legal consequences. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Licensed mental health therapist Sheldon Jacobs spent 48 hours under cover posing as a homeless man in an attempt to gain perspective on the complex issue.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin kicked off the demolition of buildings where the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center will be built. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Capt. Robert Plummer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department briefs the media on the recent shootings of four homeless men.
Volunteers joined forces Wednesday night to conduct the yearly point-in-time count of those experiencing homelessness in Clark County. The number determines how much funding the state receives from HUD. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A Las Vegas based organization, Hero School, trains 20 homeless people Saturday in cybersecurity at donated space by RedFlint. (Morgan Lieberman)
1. The Mayweather-McGregor fight is tomorrow night, and airport officials are bracing for an influx of private jets. Private plane traffic usually jumps during major fight weekends, so this weekend pilots and plane owners are being asked to make reservations. Officials are hoping to avoid the traffic issues experienced during the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight when a taxiway had to be converted into a makeshift parking lot.
2. The driver arrested in the fatal crash that killed a Shadow Ridge student in February was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison on Thursday. David Fensch pleaded guilty to DUI resulting in death in June, after admitting to police he had taken Xanax and consumed “four drinks” of Captain Morgan rum before plowing into the back of 16-year-old Jaelan Fajardo’s car. Fensch had 4 previous DUIs.
3. The man arrested after attacking a mannequin with a hammer downtown last year, was ordered to spend eight to 20 years behind bars on Thursday. Shane Schindler pleaded guilty to attempted murder in June, after police set up the mannaquin as a decoy to look like a sleeping homeless man. Detectives linked the attack to the deaths of two homeless men who were attacked while sleeping in the same area, but did not file charges. (Rochelle Richards/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1. A suspect in a deadly shooting following a dominoes game may have continued had he not run out of ammunition. An arrest warrant states that Frederick D. Martin Jr., 57, got angry during the dominoes game because he thought someone was making fun of him and shortly after grabbed a gun from his waistband, shooting 3 people. The report says when Martin attempted to shoot a fourth person, the gun had no more bullets.
2. A second suspect in the Miracle Mile Shops shooting last Thursday has been arrested. Jaime Gonzalez, 35, turned himself in on Saturday, just two days after Jonathan Ozuna, 34, was arrested. Two security guards were shot in the parking garage at the Miracle Mile Shops attempting to apprehend two suspects who reportedly stole merchandise from Sunglass Hut.
3. The Oakland Raiders might not be in Vegas yet, but there’s already activity at their stadium site. A homeless encampment has moved in, setting up wooden pallets, a mattress and more along Dean Martin Drive. Construction for the new stadium is expected to being in January.
HELP of Southern Nevada is celebrates the opening of the new location of the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center.
1. A homeless man was shot during a Sunday night shootout in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven. Police say that just before 7 p.m., a shooter in a vehicle opened fire on two people standing in the 7-Eleven parking lot on Rancho Drive near Washington Avenue. One of the men fired back and a homeless man was struck in the crossfire. The two men with guns were arrested and the homeless man is in unknown condition.
2. The Clark County coroner has identified a man shot and killed at an adult store over the weekend. Police say 31-year-old Starsky Tautava entered Adult World around 7 p.m. Friday when a part-time security guard said he recognized the man for previously destroying property inside the business. The two got into an altercation when the guard drew a gun and shot Tautava in the chest. As of Friday night, the guard had not been arrested.
3. Brace yourselves for heavy traffic ahead of EDC weekend. The music festival is expected to clog up I-15 between Craig Road and Speedway Boulevard, which is already facing delays due to construction. Next Monday’s morning commute could also clog with partiers competing with usual work traffic. Officials are warning EDC attendees that traffic and high temperatures can be rough on vehicles and suggest stocking up cars with emergency supplies like water and car chargers.