Roughly 1,000 child care proponents from all 50 states are urging Congress this month to allocate at least $16 billion per year in emergency child care funding, warning of massive negative consequences for kids and their families and the economy as federal aid dries up.
Black student leaders toured the Clark County Government Center after learning about different aspects of leadership, budgets, event planning, fundraising and recruitment during the retreat. Students also learned about being caring leaders, delegating tasks and how to grow their organization’s membership.
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An outreach team of about six “care managers” got out of the van and dispersed around the park, handing out cards, water and flyers for an upcoming resource fair held every quarter that offers medical check-ups such as blood pressure testing, housing assessments, health insurance enrollment, information about free phones, and free food and water. The group is called the Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (H.O.M.E.) Team.
During a Tuesday meeting, CCB Executive Director Tyler Klimas announced that provisional licensees have until the end of September to request another 90-day extension, stating that more than 19 entities have not submitted for an extension.
Asia Duncan said the resource site, located in a downtown Arts District building, will include co-working areas, two courtyards, free Wi-Fi and an event calendar filled with on-site classes such as trauma-informed yoga, sound bowl healing therapy or a spiritual ritual that includes sound waves released from the vibrations of “singing bowls,” as well as educational and professional development workshops.
The decision to cut down the trees has been criticized on X, formerly known as Twitter, and a petition circulating online is calling on MGM Resorts to pledge to plant new trees elsewhere in the Las Vegas Valley.
The initiative is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is part of two urban development plans that aim to connect transit services to healthy food sources and social services.
Historians point to strikes among railroad workers as a key driver for Congress and President Grover Cleveland to declare Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894, according to an interactive history created by the Washington Post.
At the meeting, prison officials provided results from a dietary inspection and details about new reentry programs and food menus that Dzurenda said will revert to the portions that were available before 2019, a change he said was prompted after “one complaint from one offender — to Health and Human Services.”
People from as far away as France traveled to Fallon — a town of a little more than 9,300 people east of Reno — this past weekend to attend the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and celebrate the Heart of Gold Cantaloupe, a particular breed of melon said to have its beginnings in Churchill County.
Youth attendees spoke about feeling led astray by rap music and television, neglected or abandoned by leaders and over-policed in schools or neighborhoods — calling for simple solutions such as mentorship or “open gym,” which means free access to gyms inside community centers to play a wide variety of games or sports.
For Nevada State University President DeRionne Pollard, the program does more for students than help their pocketbooks. She said it fosters a greater sense of belonging when students know other people walking around campus are parents too and are experiencing a similar journey while in college.
Rental rates also skyrocketed nationwide following the pandemic, which led some state officials and national leaders to believe that some “corporate entities” added another bite — through price gouging in the housing market — to the calamities experienced by residents struggling with inflation, a global catastrophe and severe unemployment.
County commissioners said they plan to have officials bring the recommendations back next session, which included a $1 million appropriation from the state general fund to the Department of Public Safety to establish an Advisory Task Force on Automatic Record Sealing.