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LULAC Hosts Health Care Town Hall

First posted on Ramirez Group Blog. Latinos living in the United States are among the minority groups with the lowest rate of health insurance coverage. This dynamic, along with economic, dietary and other factors place the Latino community at risk for growing health problems. To talk about these issues, the League of United Latin American […]

Suzette LaGrange’s Dishonest Campaign for Las Vegas City Council

Suzette LaGrange decided a while back she’d love to get on the Las Vegas City Council. After all, I am confident all those big developer and real estate clients of hers at Colliers International would love to have their will pushed from within the council. That’s what she’s been doing for the past decade anyway. […]

North Las Vegas Election Vital to Future of City

Mayor Shari Buck and her associates at city hall in North Las Vegas have done their best to paint a rosy picture… as rosy as one can, given the dire circumstances the city faces. They’ve tried desperately to sweep the ugly truth under the rug for as long as possible, trying to avoid the discussion […]

Who is Raja: Las Vegas City Council?

The 2013 elections for the City of Las Vegas have abysmal turnout numbers. Yes people, there is a city council election going on right now for Las Vegas Ward 2! The race is between extreme partisan career politician Republican Bob Beers and successful private business owner and Democrat Fayyaz Raja (on ballot as F. Raja). […]

Bob Beers Wrong Choice for City Council

Bob Beers slipped his way into the Las Vegas City Council last year by way of short notice special election when Steve Wolfson became the District Attorney. Beers’ years as a career politician gave him the connections and money to take that seat without much resistance. Fortunately for the city, there is an alternative on […]

Corruption and Collusion in Sin City (UNLV Edition)

Published at the request of the duly elected senators, of the 43rd session, of the Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Many students missed a warning when two extremely conservative campus leaders joined with a more liberal student to vie for the executive board of the undergraduate student government (CSUN) at the University […]

Excellence Happens in Vegas

Cross posted from EduShyster’s blog. Keeping an eye on the corporate education agenda. It’s time once again to climb aboard the rephorm express. Today we’re headed west, to Vegas, baby: home to the legendary Strip, the Hoover Dam, and these days, plenty of excellence, Teach for America style. Alas, what happens in Vegas likely won’t […]

Downtown Las Vegas: The Mod Local Hotspot

It is incredibly refreshing to witness the renovation, innovation and exploration emerging in Downtown Las Vegas.  With so many reasons to check out what our downtown has to offer, we have more incentive than ever to visit.  There is something for everyone.  To name a few examples, the Children’s Discovery Museum adds incentives for families […]

UNLV Student Attacked for Immigration Status

To the Editor, I write this letter with a heavy heart and deep concern for UNLV students, the campus, the community, and my safety. I was recently informed by three current UNLV CSUN (Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada) Student Government members that a CSUN Senator had plans to file a legal case with […]

Building a Public Education Counter-Movement in the Las Vegas Area

At the K-12 levels, high-quality teachers and well-run schools are essential to student achievement. However, public educators are largely being blamed for struggling students rather than focusing on larger systemic issues such as children in poverty, unsafe neighborhoods and substandard schools which can make it difficult to learn (1). Although there is a lot of focus on education problems by policymakers, […]