Ricardo Torres-Cortez, LasVegasSun.com

Ricardo Torres-Cortez


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Ricardo:

Las Vegas conference shines light on immigration reform

Addressing this week’s National Immigrant Integration Conference in Las Vegas, Rulon Pete spoke about changing demographics. After all, most of everyone else’s ancestors were once immigrants at one point, said Pete, a member of the Las Vegas Paiute tribe ... → Read More

County honors UNLV med student who helped save man's life before Raiders game

Before the Clark County Commission declared Oct. 5 “Elizabeth Groesbeck Day,” the third-year UNLV medical student was quick to recognize others who stepped up to help a hit-and-run crash victim whose life she’s credited with helping save this summer. → Read More

Man shot dead after argument at Las Vegas apartment

An argument at a apartment complex apartment escalated into a shooting that left a man dead Sunday afternoon, according to Metro Police. → Read More

Central Las Vegas police shooting under investigation

Metro Police opened fire this evening in a central Las Vegas neighborhood. → Read More

Q+A: Sheriff candidates lay out their vision for running Metro Police

Both Metro Police veterans tout their decadeslong experience and leadership skills to next lead the mammoth 6,000-personnel agency, but neither wanted to face off against … → Read More

Las Vegas to mark 4th anniversary of Oct. 1 tragedy

The mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival four years ago on the Las Vegas Strip killed 58 and wounded hundreds of others, two of whom later died from their injuries ... → Read More

Ex-addict who found hope at Mission High now eager to help others

Landynn Meyers graduated last term as a Clark County School District Star Graduate, a recognition bestowed upon 45 students for academic excellence or for overcoming odds. Now three years sober, Meyers hopes to one day help counsel other young people ... → Read More

Culinary Union marches for return to jobs on Las Vegas Strip

In an unusual sight for the Strip teeming with tourists on a packed Friday evening, a tide of red-shirt-clad protesters marched down Las Vegas Boulevard. → Read More

County honors philanthropist who helped solve 1989 slaying of Las Vegas schoolgirl

A local philanthropist whose donation helped solve the slaying of a Las Vegas teenager three decades ago was honored this week by the Clark County Commission ... → Read More

UNLV clinic gets windfall to assist immigrants facing deportation

UNLV’s Immigration Clinic at William S. Boyd School of Law will add a half-million dollars to its coffers to defend immigrants facing deportation ... → Read More

County declares 'public health crisis' over COVID misinformation, enraging protesters

For the Clark County Commission, a resolution declaring misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccines a “public health crisis” is simply a statement of their position with no enforcement capabilities. It wasn’t clear if that’s how protesters, who showed up to speak against ... → Read More

Man, 31, arrested in fatal shooting of mother in North Las Vegas

A man fatally shot his mother this morning in a residential North Las Vegas neighborhood, city police allege ... → Read More

Nevada elected leaders determined to uphold women’s reproductive rights

Cortez Masto said anti-abortion extremists have been working decades to undermine the constitutional right to reproductive rights, and “they’re on the brink of that success.” → Read More

At North Las Vegas event, congressmen push the case for ‘Break the Cycle of Violence Act’

If the bill were signed into law, the Department of Health and Human Services would appropriate $5 billion in grants for programs focused on community-based violence intervention. → Read More

'She was fearless': Arrest made in fentanyl overdose death of Vegas teen

Mia Gugino, 17, was one of five children to die from a drug overdose in Clark County this year, four of whom were killed by fentanyl. → Read More

Smiles are contagious for children, Raiders' Abram at Big Brothers Big Sisters shoe giveaway

The mere sight of the NFL player sent the children, and some of the adults, into a craze. Photos were snapped, autographs signed and ... → Read More

Ex-Gov. Brian Sandoval suffers mild breakthrough COVID case

Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has been diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID-19, he said today, crediting the vaccine for his mild symptoms. In a message on ... → Read More

Governor sets Nov. 1 deadline for Nevada prison workers to get COVID shot

Employees at Nevada prisons will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced today. The order comes after the ... → Read More

Large fire breaks out at North Las Vegas recycling plant

Firefighters contained a large blaze at a North Las Vegas recycling plant today that burned hundreds of bundles of recyclable cardboard and plastic, officials said. Nobody was injured, officials said. Firefighters ... → Read More

Tomato-based sauce business is labor of love for North Las Vegas couple

The “American dream” for Spanish couple Alfonso Fredesvinto Perez and Monica Marful wasn’t achieved simply by just immigrating here. Their version, they say, includes spending countless hours in a commercial kitchen in North Las Vegas, concocting their handcrafted Fredesvinto sauce, then packaging and selling it to … → Read More