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Homeowner Bill of Rights: Protecting Families from Life’s Financial Storms
October 4, 2018
In recent weeks, multiple news sources have reported on the 10-year anniversary since the onset of the nation’s foreclosure crisis. Between 2007 and 2011, 10.9 million homes went into foreclosure, with 8 million completing that process. Additionally, $1.95 trillion in lost property value affected both families who lost their homes to foreclosure, as well as their nearby neighbors who remained in their homes. ... read more »
SCAQMD Refinery Committee Directs Development of Measure to Phase Out Toxic Chemical at Two Refineries
September 28, 2018
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Refinery Committee today directed agency staff to develop a regulation by May 2019 to better mitigate the risk from – or possibly phase out -- the use of a highly toxic chemical used at two Southland refineries. ... read more »
Check with Voter Registrar — Are You Still on the Rolls?
September 20, 2018
U.S. citizens across the country soon will vote on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, for 35 U.S. senators and three dozen governorships. The House of Representatives and possibly the Senate are up for grabs. ... read more »
B.B. King Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary
August 31, 2018
In 1949, a fight broke out at a dance in Twist, Kansas. During the melee, a barrel filled with kerosene, that had been lit earlier to warm the party, was knocked over. As flames licked the dance floor, B.B. King, a twenty-something musician, escaped into the cool Kansas night with the rest of the party goers. But King had forgotten his guitar inside. On that fateful night, risking his life, he ran back into the building to rescue his prized instrument. ... read more »
Getting Real About High School Graduation for Black and Brown Students
August 16, 2018
Even as overall graduation rates improve, Black and Hispanic students continue to lag behind that curve. Graduation rates for African American students are 76.4 percentage points—8 percentage points behind the national average—and Latino students are at 79.3 percent. Native American students fare even worse at just 72 percent graduation. Meanwhile, White and Asian students are anywhere from four to six points higher than the national average. ... read more »
Rural Black Nevada Students win Discrimination Settlement
July 5, 2018
Two African American students who say they were subjected to repeated racial bullying at their rural Nevada high school have won a settlement in a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school district and the city of Yerington. ... read more »
President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California
October 11, 2017
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.  ... read more »
O.J. Simpson’s Newfound Freedom as a Parolee  
October 5, 2017
Former NFL star O.J. Simpson has been released after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for a Las Vegas kidnapping and armed robbery, on Sunday, October 1, and will begin his new life as a parolee.  ... read more »
What’s Next for O.J. Simpson?
July 27, 2017
Football Legend O.J. Simpson Granted Parole in Nevada ... read more »
Coliseum League High Schools to Forfeit 2016 Wins, Championship Title
July 27, 2017
Both teams benefited from ineligible players during the City Section title game and throughout the season. ... read more »
Governor signs bill clearing way for NFL stadium in Vegas
October 19, 2016
Nevada's governor signed a bill Monday clearing the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to the Raiders ... read more »
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