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Planning for CROP Hunger Walk underway Las Vegas Optic
Students at the United World College have participated in CROP Hunger Walks since it started back in 2001.

By Sharon Vander Meer

One-in-nine people in the world go hungry every day, according to the Food Aid Foundation website. Some have little more than one-fourth of a cup of rice to eat; many have nothing. The average upper arm measurement in a healthy child should fit into a 2.25-inch circle. The upper arm of a malnourished child will hardly fill a one-inch circle.

West Las Vegas Board discusses school colors Las Vegas Optic

By Kelsey Kendall

The West Las Vegas High School football team came to Thursday night’s West Las Vegas School Board of Education regular meeting still in their uniforms from practice. They were there to participate in the discussion to clarify the school colors, a conversation prompted by reports of alumni being upset over the team’s mostly-black uniforms. 

Woman charged with child abuse following road rag... Las Vegas Optic
Jennifer Montaño

An apparent case of road rage at a busy Las Vegas intersection led to an Albuquerque woman being charged with six counts of child abuse.

Jennifer T. Montaño, 33, of Albuquerque, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Oct. 5, charged with six felony counts of abuse of a child not resulting in death or bodily harm, a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving.

NMHU experiences cyber attack Las Vegas Optic

UPDATE: A statement released Friday morning from New Mexico Highlands University announced that no sensitive information on the university was breached in the Wednesday cyber attack on university servers. “Key business information” was also not compromised. According to the statement, students, staff and faculty will be paid on time, and instructions for filing time sheets will be announced soon.

New details provided about compromised medical re... Las Vegas Optic

Alta Vista Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Caleb O’Rear issued the following statement to the Optic in response to reports of medical records being found in a public bathroom at the hospital and removed from the premises:

Man charged with stalking after hiding under ex... Las Vegas Optic
George Montoya

By Kelsey Kendall

A Santa Fe man was arrested after being found in a crawl-space under his ex-girlfriend’s residence in Las Vegas and is charged with aggravated burglary, stalking, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and larceny.

County approves Lodgers’ Tax funds Las Vegas Optic


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