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Under ‘ban the box’ effort, felons wouldn’t be asked about convictions in job applications

When Shawn Smith left prison after serving almost nine years, he was determined to start fresh. He searched for job openings in the Las Vegas Valley as part of his effort to turn his life around. However, each application presented him with a dreaded question: Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Henderson GiVe providing help to those in need

Leslie DeVore would liken Henderson GiVe to a book club — it meets once a month with the same group of women who discuss a topic.

Las Vegas-area volunteers assemble, deliver meals for nearly 1,000 seniors

On Thanksgiving Day, volunteers didn’t just provide seniors with a warm meal. Because those who delivered the plates stayed to chat with the residents, seniors who might have been lonely on the holiday got to experience a little human kindness.

Henderson startup helps with immigration paperwork

Cesare Alessandrini is the founder and CEO of FileRight.com, a tech startup devoted to helping immigrants file their immigration paperwork.

Wood stove causes house fire in Henderson

A wood stove caused a chimney fire Saturday in Henderson, displacing two adults and significantly damaging the home.

Affordable KIT’s Kitchen offers valuable work experience for youths

KIT’s Kitchen in Henderson isn’t just any restaurant — it’s an experimental, not-for-profit eatery designed to help youths gain hospitality industry experience and to serve affordable meals to the community.

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