Sara MacNeil,

Sara MacNeil

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Sara:

Nevada winner will be first transgender woman to compete in Miss USA pageant

Kataluna Enriquez was in shock after she was crowned Miss Nevada USA on Sunday, becoming the first transgender woman to make it to the Miss USA pageant. “It hasn’t hit me yet. We just made history, and I don’t ... → Read More

Food bank helping seniors get back out for groceries, meals

Three Square Food Bank is focusing on getting senior citizens out of the house to get groceries and meals after the pandemic kept many homebound last year ... → Read More

Henderson businesses not yet taking advantage of city’s offer on grass replacement

The city of Henderson in January rolled out a grass replacement rebate program for commercial property owners, yet no businesses that qualify have taken advantage … → Read More

Arbor View student runner-up in national LGBTQ storytelling contest

Kaela Podewell, 16, always resented the expectation that she act feminine, but picturing herself as strictly masculine didn’t feel right either. “In public, when I'm presenting a certain way, either masculine or feminine, I feel off, like something is wrong.” → Read More

City of Las Vegas planning downtown civic plaza that features open spaces

As the city of Las Vegas developed its master plan, residents complained at public meetings about a lack of open space downtown. Last week, the city council listened to ... → Read More

West Las Vegas school steeps children in early learning, Black culture

Rainbow Dreams Early Learning Academy doesn’t have a zoo or classrooms floating in glass pods like the boy fantasizes, but it’s a dream school for many preschool and kindergarten students. It’s the only charter school that ... → Read More

UNLV makes 'a huge statement' about inclusivity with all-gender bathrooms

Jamie Sprague-Ballou’s heart raced in fear every time she walked into a public restroom when she was transitioning from male to female. In the women’s restroom, she risked being humiliated by security. In the men’s restroom, she risked violence. → Read More

With stroke of her pen, opportunities unlocked for Native students in Nevada

“Education was a fundamental right of our treaties that was supposed to be granted to our tribes over a hundred years ago.” → Read More

Panel floats idea of museum to chronicle history of Las Vegas

Photos of United States presidents line the back wall of the Las Vegas City Hall chambers. But, noticeably missing are pictures of historic city leaders. → Read More

Las Vegas Juneteenth celebration will be ‘bigger and better’ this year

After the pandemic put a damper on last year’s Juneteenth festivities in Las Vegas, event organizers are gearing up for a big celebration to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. “With the city ... → Read More

At Las Vegas airport, officials tout Innovation Checkpoint's screening technology

The process in which some travelers go through security at the Las Vegas airport is being enhanced, and officials say the new technology will make the process more efficient. → Read More

New law, new policies pave way for more inclusiveness in Nevada public school lessons

A new law in Nevada will ensure that instruction in the state’s public schools include lessons on the history and contributions of members of marginalized communities ... → Read More

Las Vegas renames street in honor of Metro lieutenant who died of coronavirus

Lloyd, a Metro lieutenant, was president of the Injured Police Officers Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for families of police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. → Read More

‘Protectors of history’ honored for decades of activism in Southern Nevada

Elizabeth von Till Warren and Claude Nelson Warren are among a group of nine individuals to be honored by the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission with … → Read More

School teacher killed in Las Vegas crash loved her students, Golden Knights

A Las Vegas elementary school teacher killed Sunday in a car accident in northeast Las Vegas is being remember as someone who advocated for her students. → Read More

Plane crash reported near Nellis Air Force Base

A military aircraft has crashed in the northeast valley, just south of Nellis Air Force Base, military and Clark County Fire Department officials said today. "We are aware of an incident involving an aircraft ... → Read More

Nevada sex workers return to brothels, making up for lost time

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down Nevada’s legal brothels last year, Kourtney Chase found herself scrambling to find ways to make ends meet.Chase, a sex worker at the Chicken Ranch about 60 miles outside of Las Vegas, did online sex shows and even tried ... → Read More

For former professional dancer, CSN degree helps launch second career

After ending a professional dancing career, one that saw her perform on the Las Vegas Strip and with NFL teams, Sharica Lee couldn’t help but feel lost in life. → Read More

UNLV to honor immigrant's long, hard journey to graduation

Adugna “Adu” Siweya would drive his taxi past UNLV many times during his shift taking passengers to and from the airport. He would glance over at the university and envision what it would be like being a student. → Read More

Las Vegas schools recognized for helping military families

The child of an active-duty military member can expect to switch schools six to nine times between kindergarten and high school. → Read More