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Hope for Prisoners Announces Partnership with Las Vegas Chamber

by Cara Clarke, Vice President of Communications on

Las Vegas – Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber and Hope for Prisoners announce a partnership to create more employment opportunities for the re-entry population.... Read full article

The Game of Sports and Small Business: Las Vegas Teams Commit to Growing Minority Companies

by Shaundell Newsome on

Las Vegas Golden Knights (LVGK), President and COO, Kerry Bubolz, visited the Urban Chamber of Commerce Coffee and Commerce with over 40 small and minority businesses to give insight into the National Hockey League’s (NHL) procurement practices. ... Read full article

Attorney General Ford Launches New Public Information Campaign on Expanded Voting Rights

by Office of the Attorney General on

Carson City, NV – Today, Attorney General Ford announced a new public information campaign to educate Nevadans about recently-passed legislation that expands voting rights to people formerly incarcerated. ... Read full article

Nevada lawmakers passed bold, historic reforms in 2019

by Speaker Jason Frierson on

This year’s legislative session offered us an opportunity to tackle some of Nevada’s greatest challenges. In the 2018 election cycle, we reached a new milestone for our country when we became the first ever female majority state legislature. ... Read full article

MGM Springfield GM Alex Dixon leaving to run Circus Circus in Las Vegas

by Dan Glaun on

MGM Springfield General Manager Alex Dixon, a key member of the executive team that launched the casino last August, is leaving Springfield for the bright lights of Las Vegas.Dixon will become the President of Circus Circus, an MGM hotel, casino.... Read full article

Brenda J. Williams Day, June 5, 2019

by Councilman Cedric Crear on

Brenda J. Williams is a living model of Las Vegas history. She has been a significant trailblazer in Las Vegas, from integrating both the banking industry in 1963, as well as the workforce at the State of Nevada DMW in 1966. ... Read full article

MHS Behavioral Services launches awareness initiative

by Joseph C. Abraham on

For this week, in an effort to bring awareness and support prevention, MHS Behavioral Services, led by its Chief Executive Officer, Dnisha Mingo, launched a Suicide Prevention Awareness Initiative through Community Connections. ... Read full article

Battle Born Credentials

by Senator Kamala Harris on

"Every moment I spend with Nevadans seems to further burnish their ‘Battle Born’ credentials–and my most recent trip to the state was certainly no exception." Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris in Las Vegas with Congressman Steven Horsford.... Read full article

In memoriam: Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson

by Joseph C. Abraham on

Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson remembered by the community, including Jared Clark, Esq., Roxann McCoy, China Hudson, Quincy Branch, Trina Jiles, Kelvin Atkinson, and Steven Horsford in a touching tribute to his lasting legacy of excellence.... Read full article

High School Football Sensation: Martin Blake

by Dr. Gerald D. Curry on

Las Vegas’ young Martin brought home the MVP ranking, signifying he is one of the best football players in the country. Martin is not the average high school athlete. He plays varsity football, basketball and baseball at Canyon Springs High School.... Read full article

Nevada Governor Signs the Strongest Compensation Law in the Country

by Innocence Project Staff on

Governor Steve Sisolak signed a law to compensate innocent Nevadans who were wrongfully incarcerated for crimes they did not commit (Assembly Bill 267). Nevada is the 35th state in the nation to enact a compensation law.... Read full article

Economic Opportunity Board Town Hall Hopes To Create A Bright Future For Residents

by Alexis Toone on

LAS VEGAS, NV – June 23, 2019 – The Economic Opportunity Board hosted their Town Hall Event at the Pearson Center to unveil their new vision, mission, and image in hopes of also connecting and engaging with the community. ... Read full article

Mr. Simeon Holloway, a National Treasure

by Naiomi Pitre on

Raised during a time and in a world that provided him with a million legitimate reasons why he should fail, Simeon Holloway simply set his goals and accomplished every single one. ... Read full article

This Adaptive Model Turns a Runway of Dreams into Reality

by Jovahn Bergeron on

In spring 2019, Zappos Adaptive teamed up with the Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry. Several models were selected to participate — including Mills.... Read full article

Nevada State College: Committed to Serving African-American Students

by Staff on

Since Nevada State College’s inception in 2002, diversity and inclusion have been at its core. Nevada State celebrates the storied backgrounds of its campus community. It operates with commitment to represent the diverse population of Nevada.... Read full article

“No More Deans” in CCSD Schools

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Clark County School District Superintendent, Dr. Jesus Jara, announced the elimination of 170 middle and high school dean positions through a viral video, June 10, 2019. ... Read full article

Family First, Fantastic Food

by Naiomi L. Pitre on

Sharon Harrell has been the owner and operator of TC’s World Famous Rib Crib in Las Vegas, Nevada for fifteen years. It has been a family business from the very beginning.... Read full article

Understanding Automobile Insurance Coverages: Their Impact on Your Personal Injury Claim(s)

by Jared Clark, Esq. on

What could you have done prior to the accident to ensure you are protected? In developing this article my intent is to further your understanding of automobile insurance and its impact on your personal injury claim resulting from an accident.... Read full article

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