And they did it to the least of their brothers…

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:
According to the USDA, as of June 2013 there were 362,203 persons in Nevada receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (food stamps).  That would be 362,203 out of a total state population of 2,758,931.    The population of the state increased by about 2.2% from April 2010 to April 2012.  So, the 13.1%…

NWL needs you!

Passing this along from the Nevada Women’s Lobby: DO YOU CARE ABOUT NEVADA’S WOMEN AND CHILDREN?   THEN THIS OPPORTUNITY MIGHT JUST BE FOR YOU (or someone you know)!     The Nevada Women’s Lobby (NWL) is recruiting for our Northern Region Membership Team Leader.  This volunteer position, which also includes membership on NWL’s steering…

Uncensored Voices

As someone who is against censorship and someone who supports the ACLU of Nevada, I wanted to share the details of their (free) event Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7-9 pm at the Clark County Library: Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom. What do “Of Mice and Men”, the American Heritage Dictionary, and the graphic novel “Watchmen” have…

The last Girl Scout

Now is the time of the crisp first page of a spiral notebook, of feeling your breath across your fingers as you blow the fresh shavings off a stack of new, No. 2 pencils. Now is the moment of anticipation before the first day of school. But it is also the time of want without…

Normal is the watchword

What does “normal” mean, anyway? These links are food for thought: Congratulations to New York for legalizing same-sex marriages, making it the sixth state to do so! (39 states have bans against same-sex marriage.) Did you all see this fun infographic from the New York Times? With a few easy clicks, you can see how…