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Living Will, Directive Info at Healthcare Decision Day Event

Living Will, Directive Info at Healthcare Decision Day Event

 

Adult residents are invited to a free program held to celebrate National Healthcare Decision Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will welcome participants for a town hall discussion scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with panelists about advance directives and the Living Will Lock Box program. The remaining time will be available to visit exhibit booths, meet with pro bono attorneys to complete advance directives and talk to other professionals. The event is sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, Nathan Adelson Hospice, the Senior Citizens Law Project, State Bar of Nevada and other agencies.  

Special Election for Vegas Council Draws Ads, Attention

Special Election for Vegas Council Draws Ads, Attention

 

As attack ads hit the airwaves, Election Day is drawing near for the candidates in the Ward 2 Special Election for the Las Vegas City Council.

The election to replace Steve Wolfson, who was appointed as district attorney for Clark County, will take place Tuesday. On Special Election Day, registered Ward 2 voters can cast ballots at the following voting centers between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m:

  • Veterans Memorial Leisure Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive
  • Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
  • Vons, Boca Park, 820 S. Rampart Blvd.

Candidate Ric Truesdell recently began airing TV ads attacking fellow candidate Bob Beers for his votes as a state senator. Truesdell and Beers are the highest-profile names among the field of candidates.

Reid, Urban League Leaders Meet in Washington

Nevada Senator Harry Reid this week met with Las Vegas Urban League President and CEO Elsie Lewis and its board chair, Rev. D. Edward Chaney, to explore partnership opportunities with the Las Vegas and National Urban League.

Last October, Reid welcomed Reverend Chaney as he delivered the invocation before the Senate, as seen here.

Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for Special Election

Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for Special Election

 

If you’re not yet registered to vote in the upcoming City of Las Vegas special election, Saturday is your last chance to sign up.

All Ward 2 residents who wish to cast a ballot in the city’s Ward 2 Special Election – called to replace outgoing Councilman Steve Wolfson, who was appointed as Clark County District Attorney – have until Saturday to register to vote.

People who have not registered will be unable to vote during early voting, March 15 and 16, or on Special Election Day scheduled for March 20.

List of Candidates Set for Council Special Election

List of Candidates Set for Council Special Election

 

City of Las Vegas officials have released the final list of candidates for the upcoming special election to finish the term of Councilman Steve Wolfson.

Wolfson, who joined the City Council in 2004 when he won a special election to an open seat, recently received an appointment to fill out the remaining three years of the term of District Attorney David Roger. Roger was re-elected in 2006 and 2010, but left the post to take a job with the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.

The list includes former State Senator Bob Beers, who lost his seat to Allison Copening in 2008, and city Planning Commissioner Ric Truesdell, who ran against Wolfson in 2004.

The full list:

Man's Parking Garage Fall Called Suicide

Man's Parking Garage Fall Called Suicide

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police suspect suicide after a 31-year-old Henderson man fell to his death from a downtown Las Vegas casino parking garage.

Las Vegas police spokesman Jacinto Rivera said Jaime Griffin fell from the seventh floor of the Binion's casino parking garage and died about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Rivera says police crisis intervention members tried to talk with Griffin shortly before he jumped.

The Clark County coroner's office will make an official ruling on the cause and manner of death.

Meadows Standout to be Honored by Council

Meadows Standout to be Honored by Council

 

A local high school senior who won a prestigious national award will be recognized locally Wednesday.

The Las Vegas City Council will honor  Meadows School senior Garrett Gosse for being named the 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman Male Athlete of the Year at meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. in City Hall council chambers, 400 Stewart Ave.

This leadership award honors young men and woman who excel in learning, performing and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community. Gosse stared in football, basketball and baseball at the Meadows, and also maintained a grade point average of 4.72.