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Democratic Presidential Caucus

In Nevada, we have a very special early opportunity to help pick the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. We will be the third state to cast our votes, with our caucus coming after the Iowa Democratic Caucus and New Hampshire Democratic Primary.

Participating in the February 20th presidential caucus, at a location in your neighborhood, is easy and a real chance to become involved!

The caucus will begin at 11 a.m.

You can find more information on how the caucus will work and your location, and you can pre-register at:

http://nvdems.com/caucus/express/

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Education issues dear to freshman lawmaker

Olivia Diaz found a novel way to stand out as a freshman legislator in Carson City: Show up eight months pregnant.

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Assemblywoman Diaz gives birth to son in Carson City

Records are not kept of legislators having babies, but Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, D-North Las Vegas, appears to have become the first legislator in state history to give birth while the Legislature was in session.

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County gets help with funeral costs for indigent deaths

The Navy veteran couldn't afford to live, and he couldn't afford to die.

When the 44-year-old Clark County man died in March, with no relatives around, the government was left to pick up his funeral tab. The Department of Veteran Affairs paid $300 of his cremation expenses, but it wasn't enough.

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North Las Vegas lawmaker shows off baby at Legislature

Nevada Assembly members welcomed a special guest Friday -- 19-day-old Xavier Carson Alejandre, the son of Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz.

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Mexican entrepreneur left mark with school, plaza namesakes

His quest was for the American Dream, but Edmundo "Eddie" Escobedo Sr.'s fuel was always his Mexican heritage.

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Path to Green Card for Illegal Immigrant Family Members of Americans

The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services is proposing to correct a bureaucratic Catch-22 that separated families for as long as a decade.

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Grant to add beds at Salvation Army shelter

At a time when shelters are packed and the number of people living on local streets is on the rise, every spare bed makes a difference.

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BLM, other federal agencies drop park fees for holidays

The Bureau of Land Management and the Department of the Interior are dropping entrance fees during Martin Luther King Jr.’s weekend.

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Law students offer free tax help to those in need

Students in the Boyd Financial Law Society at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are offering free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes through the IRS-sponsored...

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Las Vegas groups to announce record in-kind donation

It's a gift to dwarf all gifts.

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Red Cross volunteers step up for residents displaced by fires

Families displaced by fires face several challenges, from losing pets and belongings to finding a place to sleep.

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Hispanic Voices Town Hall held tonight at UNLV

The Latino vote is important in any election year, but community organizers are striving to get Hispanic voters to be as active in politics and civic affairs in odd-numbered years as in years when the nation will choose its president.

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Metro Police Department hopes to build ties, trust through Hispanic Citizen's Academy

La Academia Comiensa Miercoles, 7 de Marzo, a las 6:00PM. Donde?

Oficina central del Departamento de Policia de Las Vegas - 400 S. Martin L. King Ave, Las Vegas NV 89106. Para mas informacion llama al 702-828-1999 o al 828-4348.

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Breakfast with Books program encourages parents, kids to read together

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, kids and parents pack the cafeteria at Craig Elementary School for story time. That's when Spread the World Nevada's Breakfast with Books program visits the school.

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