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Today's News

  • Looking Back - June 24, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, June 23 — A car crashed into a service station at Prince and Grand last night, knocking down three gas pumps and bringing the canopy over the driveway down on top of the car. Fire broke out immediately after the impact, but Las Vegas firemen quickly extinguished the blaze. Police arrested the 18-year-old driver of the car. He was charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident.

  • Looking ahead - News - June 24, 2015

    ‘Garden party’ at Wildlife Refuge
    Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will have a “garden party” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Refuge Visitor Center’s pollinator garden. Bring gloves, hand tools, a small stool or pad to sit on and plenty of energy. Volunteers will remove aggressive, invasive, exotic species to give the native plants a chance to take over. The butterflies, bees, and birds will appreciate your support! Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Sonya Berg at 425-6680.

  • Weather - June 24, 2015

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56. South wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

  • In Brief - News - June 24, 2015

    The Associated Press

  • HU hosts diversity summit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Supportive faculty and staff at Highlands University are critical in helping students from diverse background overcome challenges and succeed academically, said student panelists at the Second Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.

    Lilian Roman, a Highlands social work graduate student who earned her BSW at the university, talked about persevering with her education while facing the adversity of being undocumented. She is from Chihuahua, Mexico.

  • Qué Pasa - June 24, 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will have a “garden party” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 at the Refuge Visitor Center’s pollinator garden. Bring gloves, hand tools, a small stool or pad to sit on. Volunteers will remove aggressive, invasive, exotic species to give the native plants a chance to take over. The butterflies, bees, and birds will appreciate your support! Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Sonya Berg at 425-6680.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • Sandia selects first woman as director

    ALBUQUERQUE, (AP) — The largest U.S. national security research and development laboratory announced Monday that for the first time a woman has been selected to run its operations.

    Jill Hruby will take over next month as president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, one of the most high-profile positions in U.S. science with responsibilities that cover nuclear weapons, energy and environmental technology.

  • Editorial cartoon - June 24, 2015
  • Monsters among us

    The shooting last Wednesday at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is a startling reminder that monsters do indeed exist.

    Parishioners were taking part in a Bible study class at the church when a young, white man walked through the door and joined them.

    About an hour later, the man pulled out a .45-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol with a laser light and began shooting while uttering racist rants.

  • Work of Art: Ring missing 55 years

    A few decades ago, when the late broadcaster Paul Harvey used to provide “The Rest of the Story,” he told about a well-to-do couple who’d given each other expensive wedding rings, engraved, with names and dates, before taking a trans-Atlantic cruise on a luxury liner.