|The return of Carnegie||Las Vegas Optic|
By Cindy Collins and Lee Einer
Carnegie Library is undergoing an exterior restoration, but more money is needed to finish the job.
The 113-year-old library, built in 1904, is in need of both cosmetic and structural help.
Community members have donated roughly $21,000 for the work, and the City of Las Vegas is contributing $1,189 for paint and other supplies.
|Police union in duel with city||Las Vegas Optic|
Tensions between city of Las Vegas and the local police union are heating up. City officials are saying the police department is overstaffed, while officers maintain the department is understaffed.
|Working for a healthier community||Las Vegas Optic|
By Sean Weaver
Osei Bissau felt helpless as he watched his friends and family struggle with heart disease. He felt powerless seeing relatives afflicted by cancer and diabetes.
Now he’s fighting back.
Bissau, a Highlands graduate student completing a human performance and sport degree with a concentration in wellness, is working to start a nonprofit to encourage healthy behaviors in underserved communities.
|Trump administration renews border wall talk||Las Vegas Optic|
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says.
Additional funding also must be included to hire more immigration agents, Mick Mulvaney told The Associated Press in an interview in which he laid out the top priorities of the president.
|In Brief - News - April 23, 2017||Las Vegas Optic|
Staff and wire reports
The Democrat-led Legislature on Friday petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court to block vetoes that would defund the legislative branch and all state institutions of higher education in the coming fiscal year.
|Weather - April 23, 2017||Las Vegas Optic|
HIGH 73° / LOW 43°
HIGH 81° / LOW 46°
|Spring time fun||Las Vegas Optic|