F-Street leads into one of the historic neighborhoods of Las Vegas. It's also been plagued by poverty and struggle. After years of fighting with city officials to connect F-Street under the I-15 to downtown, it's finally happening. But, will that small connection really change the fortunes of this predominantly black neighborhood?
Western High School is one of Clark County School District's five turnaround schools. Western High is mostly Hispanic and located in a working class neighborhood with many English language learners. For years the school has struggled with academic achievement. With increased federal funding this year Principal, Neddy Alvarez wants the school's engineering and technology programs to be emphasized, but, it's a tough road for Alvarez and her students where dropout rates have been a problem.
Andrea is 10, and she speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and a dialect of Guatemalan. At least, that's what she thinks. Andrea speaks none of those languages fluently, even after years in her school's English-only immersion program. Why doesn't it work for her? And what can we do better? Fronteras reporter Devin Browne spent five years following Andrea, and reports on the ups and downs of an education tactic seen first-hand through a child's eyes.
It might be chilly in February, but you can still enjoy a "Midsummer Night's Dream"! The Utah Shakespeare Festival will be performing the play for local schools as part of its educational tour. The play about fairies, magic, and the deep love for a donkey will be performed for 3600 Southern Nevada students.
Republican presidential candidates will descend on Nevada this week for Saturday's GOP caucus. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have a strong presence in Nevada but a surging Newt Gingrich is hoping have a strong showing. We discuss Saturday's caucus and what to expect from candidates as they court Nevada Republicans.
They broke up in October 2011, but the drama is just beginning. Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and former Henderson City Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion dated and swapped barbs at separate press conferences.
At his State of the Union address this week, President Obama rolled out some small details of new plan for mortgage relief. Under the plan homeowners with non federally backed loans will be able to refinance to take advantage of lower interest rates. Before, only loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were eligible for the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP.) Will it work? We talk with a panel of experts and take your calls on whether Obama's newest plan will help homeowners.
Newt Gingrich will bring his campaign to Nevada this week as the state prepares for the GOP caucuses and Feb. 4. Gingrich's victory in the South Carolina primary gives the former house speaker some momentum going into the Florida primary on January 31 then West for Nevada's caucus the following Saturday. So will Gingrich make waves in Nevada? We talk to former candidate and Gingrich spokesperson, Sue Lowden about how the former speaker will sway Nevada voters.
Hawaii is famous for its surfers, hula dancers, and aloha spirit. But did you know it was a monarchy, before its queen was forced to surrender the islands at gunpoint? Or that island folklore says volcanoes erupt because of the goddess Pele, and that shark gods help ships lost at sea? .
Recently North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck gave her State of the City Address. What are the biggest challenges that residents in her city face in 2012? Should the city cut more programs? Should it combine agencies with Las Vegas or Clark County?
A couple of teachers at Cram Middle School decided to give a lesson about the Civil War. But, instead of reading articles or searching for videos online, the teachers felt a more hands on approach would be more effective.
It was last September when a modified World War II-era P-51 Mustang plane crashed into the stands and killed eleven people and injured another 70. It was the first time in five decades that spectators died in such an air race.
"The Green Felt Jungle" was a 1963 book about Vegas' seedy corruption - from the mafia to dirty politics. Artist Mark Brandvik decided to expand that theme and create a literal "Green Felt Jungle" gym.
It's pretty rare to get face time with the President of the United States, but Kathy Toigo did, and it only cost her $10. The special needs teacher entered an online drawing, never expecting to get the call that she'd won a lunch with President Obama.
While there are some small signs of improvement in the gaming industry, Nevada casinos still saw a net loss of about $4 billion in 2011. People who are visiting Las Vegas are spending less on gambling and more on things like food, beverage and entertainment.