Ricardo Torres-cortez, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ricardo Torres-cortez

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Henderson, NV, United States

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Past articles by Ricardo:

Nevada’s first Black mayor carries on her father’s legacy

Pamela Goynes-Brown remembers playing outside the old North Las Vegas City Hall when her father would take his children to work. → Read More

Mammoth new library planned for Historic Westside

A “state of the art” library reminiscent of those found at universities is coming to the Historic Westside. → Read More

‘Super convenient,’ marriage license pop-up bureau operates at Reid airport

The county clerk’s office issues about 80,000 annual marriage licenses. It’s opened the pop-up location since 2018 (with the exception of 2021, a pandemic year). → Read More

Seaman declares bid for Las Vegas mayor, touts ‘keen ability’

Las Vegas Councilwoman Victoria Seaman on Thursday evening publicly announced a bid to be the city’s next mayor. → Read More

Inspections inspired by Alpine Motel tragedy find many broken smoke detectors

The city of Las Vegas completed initial code enforcement inspections at the nearly three dozen Las Vegas properties similar to the Alpine Motel. → Read More

‘Why my kids?’ Empty kitchen haunts NLV parents of crash victims

Being home is only a painful reminder of the suffering a North Las Vegas couple endures after they lost seven family members in a car crash caused by an impaired driver. → Read More

Smith Newby appointed to state Assembly District 10

Clark County on Tuesday appointed longtime local government officer Sabra Smith Newby to the Nevada Assembly. → Read More

Former Congresswoman Berkley to run for Las Vegas mayor

Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., wants to be the next mayor of Las Vegas. → Read More

Parking garage planned for the Arts District

The city of Las Vegas on Wednesday voted to buy one of three parcels needed to build a parking garage at the corner of Imperial Avenue and Casino Center Boulevard. → Read More

Jeff German, Metro homicide detectives honored at Las Vegas City Hall

The Review-Journal investigative journalist and the Metropolitan Police Department detectives who investigated his killing were honored Wednesday with proclamations at City Hall. → Read More

North Las Vegas appoints first Latina to City Council

The North Las Vegas City Council appointed a new member, although the council split with the new mayor over who should fill the vacant seat. → Read More

Nevada’s 1st Black mayor takes office in North Las Vegas

Pamela Goynes-Brown took the ceremonial oath of office Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Brune, Allen-Palenske join Las Vegas City Council

Two new councilwomen joined the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday, expanding the female majority to five. → Read More

Up to 40 cannabis consumption lounges coming to Nevada

Nevada is only issuing 20 independent licenses, half of which would go to social equity applicants. → Read More

Henderson officials strive for modernity and progress with new city logo

In one of two versions of the new logo — being implemented in stages since February — the letter “O” is a golden-yellow semicircle representative of how high the sun shines there, Assistant City Manager Stephanie Garcia-Vause recently told the Review-Journal. The other shows a white “H” topped with a golden arch. → Read More

City votes to audit Animal Foundation funds

The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to recruit a third-party firm to conduct the financial evaluation. → Read More

Clark County names next chief executive

The county named a new manager to succeed the retiring Yolanda King. → Read More

Schiller might be named next Clark County manager

Clark County may name Deputy County Manager Kevin Schiller to the top post at its meeting on Tuesday. → Read More

Eviction diversion court program coming to Clark County

Help is coming for some facing eviction. → Read More

Fentanyl deaths down, but stories still tragic

Fentanyl deaths have fallen by 19 percent thus far in 2022, but stories about the potent drug’s effects on users and families show its deadly impact. → Read More