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Past articles by Reed:

Nonprofit warns Las Vegas' homeless population will grow at end of eviction moratorium

A tent-city has risen out of the dust along Interstate 15 just outside the view of people passing by. The Homeless Project visited the very same spot several months ago and was surprised to see hundreds more tents and temporary structures popping up in the very same spot. We asked a man who has worked his entire life to end homelessness in Las Vegas why he thinks more people are homeless. → Read More

Online learning affecting thousands of homeless students in Clark County

This week, thousands of Clark County School District children started online learning. To participate, they need laptops, WiFi, and a home base. Where does this leave the thousands of Clark County Children who are homeless? Arash Ghafoori with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) told News 3, "I'm sure there was not a one to one link on day one of online learning. I'm sure homeless youth… → Read More

The Homeless Project: Learning hope from those who have little else

These last several months have been tough. News 3’s Homeless Project hears you. We have received thousands of e-mails and messages letting us know your struggle. One question we hear more and more is how to have hope, when it’s hard? We took that question to the streets, where many are facing homelessness for the first time. We asked our homeless population what they look to, when times are… → Read More

The Homeless Project: Community reveals deep impact of homeless coverage

Our stories about homeless people in the throes of mental illness brought so many poignant voice mails. Many of you reached out wanting to help, and many of you called asking for help. So many of our viewers want solutions to homelessness but admit you’re guessing like so many others at what could work. RELATED| The Homeless Project: How coronavirus could be delaying the end of homelessnessOur… → Read More

The Homeless Project: Women living on the street are 'more than vulnerable'

Homeless women are murdered, raped and disappearing right where we live. When we talk homelessness, you hear the world “vulnerable” used a lot. Our homeless are vulnerable, and within their ranks there are people who are “more than vulnerable”: women. Before the pandemic set in, we went in search of women living the worst experiences. RELATED|Nearly 500 mattresses donated to Nevada shelters… → Read More

The Homeless Project: Leader of group taking over Courtyard discusses plans, lack thereof

On April 1, Chicanos por la Causa, led by Rupert Ruiz, will take over operations of the city’s Homeless Courtyard. His group is entrusted with millions of taxpayer dollars and the needs of thousands of homeless people. Yet what is the group’s plan of action? Watch the video above to learn more. → Read More

#TheHomelessProject: City lays out how new homeless facility will be paid for

Last night, The Homeless Project brought you the story of the City of Las Vegas’ ambitious plan to build a multi-million dollar facility to serve our homeless population. We told you, as the city had told us since January, that it would be paid for by the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas life -- private donations. When we asked the mayor about the deficit between what’s in that fund and the $20… → Read More

#TheHomelessProject: Mayor Goodman accuses protesters of working for nonprofits

The Homeless Project has made a commitment to ask the questions of your leaders and get the answers we seek. This was a particularly hot button week for us because of an exchange with Mayor Carolyn Goodman. We got a tip that some of the protesters were paid and bused in from other areas, and the mayor said this is true. “Correct, that is substantiated,” Mayor Goodman said. “Some are paid. They… → Read More

#TheHomelessProject: In the midst of night, volunteers count the population

At 3:30 a. m. , a picture of Las Vegas comes into focus. It's not the picture everyone wants to see, but it's real and raw. "You’ve got a mass of people who have no voice. This is it. ," said a homeless count volunteer who asked to remain anonymous. He's one of several volunteers who were out for the count and he knows what it's like to be out on the streets. "I used to be homeless. I was… → Read More

#TheHomelessProject: We take your questions about the homeless problem

In a little more than two weeks, Las Vegas' controversial homeless ordinance will be enforced. Homeless people sleeping on the streets if there are shelter beds available will face criminal consequences. There are so many opinions about what to do about homelessness in our valley, and your response has been stunning. Thousands seeing and sharing and responding on social media, many of you… → Read More

WEDNESDAY'S CHILD: Can you see the heavens in Heavenly?

This is a young lady who felt shy when our cameras showed up, so we let her friend Liz tell us about Heavenly’s hopes. “She wants a mom and dad, a sibling and a dog and a house, she deserves all those things,” said Liz. She does deserve all of those things, all children do. And Heavenly puts high regard for the highest values in life. “She's loyal and trustworthy. She’s amazing” said Liz.… → Read More

#TheHomelessProject: Dina Neal admits she gutted a plan to fix homelessness, here's why

As many as 6,500 men, women and children in Southern Nevada confronted the setting sun a little while ago wondering where they would sleep until the sun comes up again. It's more than three times the number of seats in the Smith Center in Las Vegas. Tonight, we continue asking why a bill designed to raise money to help these folks ended up gutted in Carson City. We’re following the money and… → Read More

WEDNESDAY'S CHILD: The siblings who want to stay together, forever

They're a sibling group of four, already a family on their own but in need of a family. Ask Gina, Princess, Juan and Angel what their perfect day is, each one of them will tell you it involves being together. This group, up for adoption, wants to stay together. Why? "Because we family," Angel told me. "We love each other," they tell me. "Never forget your family and always stay together. " "I… → Read More

WEDNESDAY'S CHILD: Nathan wants a home where someone will play with him

Sometimes to have a dream come true, you’ve got to trust that it can happen. Dreaming, after all, is an act of faith. Tonight’s Wednesday’s Child is Nathan, who promises me he will add his faith to the dream of being adopted. Sometimes, questions are hard. I asked Nathan why adoption would matter to him. “Because I would have a family,” he told me. “They would care about me. ”Why does everyone… → Read More

WEDNESDAY'S CHILD: Skyler's adoption success story needs to be shared

It’s always our absolute joy to show you at home the miracles that happen through our Wednesday’s Child segments when kids are matched with families and adopted. This night, we have an adoption success story about a little girl named Skyler. Skyler, I think, has something to teach us all, which is to keep hope. Keep trying. Keep smiling. If you do, magic happens. Skyler’s mom, Kristine, works… → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Bahamian baby born amidst devastation of Hurricane Dorian

Stories of survival coming out of the Hurricane Dorian devastation in the Bahamas are both heartbreaking and inspiring. One story belongs to a man whose wife gave birth during the height of the hurricane. Kyle Edwards lost his home and his business and now faces rebuilding his life after Dorian destroyed everything. → Read More

WEDNESDAY'S CHILD: Aleena is praying for a place in your family

Many of you ask how I meet our Wednesday's Child hoping to be adopted and not take them all home. Several of you also ask, "How do you do it and not cry? "The truth is we do cry when we hear these kids' stories and sometimes we are better at hiding it than others. This week, I was good at hiding it at all. My friend Aleena's plea for a family moved me. I hope it moves you enough to call and… → Read More

WEDNESDAY'S CHILD: Jonathan needs your help naming ten good things about himself

Did you know everyone you meet has at least ten good things about them? Everyone. Some people just need someone to help them know what those ten good things are. This week’s Wednesday’s Child, Jonathan, is hoping to be adopted, and needs a little help naming the ten good things about him. “I’m a good drawer. I cook,” he said, when asked what his ten good things were. He hesitated before coming… → Read More

Candlelight vigil held at Desert Breeze Park for two teens murdered in northwest valley

We know that while a family and community grieve the murder of two valley teenagers, another teen accused in the killings will face a judge Tuesday morning, Aug. 13. Monday night, one of the teen’s father’s did what’s nearly unbearable to do. “The world needed to know who these kids were,” said Jason Deborski, father of Harlee Deborski who was shot and killed along with Timothy Bailey, both of… → Read More

Wednesday's Child: Dior has a particular magic about her

A little girl needs to be adopted that can help you have all of that and more. Meet this week’s Wednesday’s Child Dior. There’s a particular kind of magic about a little girl named Dior. “She’s got these big dough eyes always looking around, adorable hairstyles, the whole getup,” Erin, Dior’s adult helper, explains. She was dressed to the nines on her birthday, but it’s her energy that gets you.… → Read More