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In-person learning allowed to resume Feb. 8; local districts unsure of plans

In-person learning allowed to resume Feb. 8; local districts unsure of plans

From the Las Vegas Optic By Phil Scherer and Ryan Lowery Local school districts remain unsure whether they will return to the classroom in early February, following Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s announcement Tuesday that districts would have the option to return to the classroom during her annual State of the State address. Most schools have…

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Former WLV security guard charged in rape of student

Former WLV security guard charged in rape of student

From the Las Vegas Optic Content Warning: This story contains descriptions of sexual abuse that may be triggering and upsetting for some readers. Discretion is advised.  A former West Las Vegas Middle School security guard has been arrested and charged with 15 felony counts following a lengthy investigation by the New Mexico Office of the…

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Ties That Bind: Feds target Albuquerque man in Vegas drug trafficking investigation

Ties That Bind: Feds target Albuquerque man in Vegas drug trafficking investigation

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: The following is part three of a series exploring the role street gangs, prison gangs and organized crime play in violence, drug trafficking and addiction within Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrived in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2019, although…

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Woman charged in two Allsup’s robberies

Woman charged in two Allsup’s robberies

From the Las Vegas Optic Police have arrested a woman accused of robbing two area Allsup’s convenience stores late last month. Bonnie Amber Burhans, 38, faces one count of felony armed robbery, and one count of felony robbery in two robberies at stores between Dec. 27 and Dec. 29, 2020. The first robbery was reported…

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Continued demand drives multifamily housing through pandemic

Continued demand drives multifamily housing through pandemic

From the Idaho Business Review While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the way Idahoans live, it has not slowed the demand for multifamily housing in Idaho. In fact, demand continues to rise as developers and multifamily housing operators plan new development projects. Boise-based real estate development company Thomas Development Co. recently completed a 48-unit affordable…

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Ties That Bind: Prison gang, street gangs linked to violent murders

Ties That Bind: Prison gang, street gangs linked to violent murders

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: The following is part two of a series exploring the role street gangs, prison gangs and organized crime play in violence, drug trafficking and addiction within Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Sweeping raids by federal law enforcement agencies in August of 2012 resulted in 14 Las Vegas…

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