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Is it cowboy poetry if it’s not written by a cowboy?

Reichert created the Outside Circle because he felt that the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering's target audience had shifted from ranch workers to folklorists and well-to-do cowboy cosplayers in buckskin jackets.

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Youth, parents call for better learning environments, gun control

Complaints about Clark County school environments led to emotional testimonies from parents and former educators who voiced concerns about pupil treatment, a lack of protection from youth violence — particularly in “Black and brown communities” — and too much or too little discipline.

Sex workers push back on Super Bowl trafficking narrative

“Quite often … they get human trafficking, sex trafficking, child trafficking, they get all those different things convoluted,” Brittany Andrews said. “There are very distinctly different groups that are going on, with all those different words, lexicon that's being used.”

Peppermill’s distinct style is Paganetti’s legacy

Peppermill properties are unmistakable and iconic. They bear the fingerprints of Bill Paganetti, who died Dec. 29 at age 85 after a brief illness. Competitors and friends say his meticulous attention to detail and deep connection to his family have helped shape communities across the state where he did business.

Vegas hospital’s candlelight ceremony offers space for parents grieving baby loss

Nurses and hospital staff organized the ceremony inside the hospital’s Healing Garden that featured holiday-themed decorations, cheerful music and flameless candles. Families gathered to place memorial ornaments with the names of their beloved children and the death year or current year on tall Christmas trees in the garden. Two ornaments were dated back to 1964 and 1973.

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