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Camalot Todd

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Recent articles by Camalot:

I grew up amid addiction, abuse. Now I report on similar stories so no one is forgotten.

While traveling, I pass people and places the rest of the nation has forgotten. But not me — not while I can tell their stories. → Read More

This west valley market offers European goods and a whole lot of love

Tucked into a suburban west Las Vegas strip mall is a small family-owned shop. Its shelves brim with treasured European treats, such as strong Turkish coffee, Bosnian cookies, German chocolates, hard-to-find Greek wines and breads baked in-house. → Read More

Innovative UNLV course takes hands-on approach to urban issues

Under fluorescent lights, a group of approximately 20 people huddle at a table listening to the static of the police-dispatch call fill the room ... → Read More

For Searchlight residents, community center is much more than a cultural hub

The Searchlight Community Center, a low slung, beige building that appears to be the epicenter of the town, houses a library, food bank, museum, meeting space, a Clark County Parks and Recreation satellite office and more. → Read More

Mind your pet’s manners at the dog park

The Trust for Public Land recently released a survey that ranks the top dog park cities based on the number of parks per human, and it’s clear the Valley loves dogs. → Read More

Classical musician Alexandria Le lends talents to Nevada’s Big Give

On Thursday, award-winning classical musician Alexandria Le will sit at the keys of two pianos for a series of free performances — one in the back of a red pickup truck and the other at Mario Basner’s World Heritage Collection at Tivoli Village ... → Read More

Campus visit helps local Hispanic students get preview of UNLV

Shaelyn Eguchi-Fernandez is one of eight children in her family. The 16-year-old Las Vegas High junior plans to be the first to attend college ... → Read More

Blind UNLV student, guided by a trusted furry friend, thrives at school and life

Rebecca Dunfield hurries out of the rain and rushes to her afternoon classes with her piping-hot peppermint tea in hand. It’s a similar scenario for other UNLV students. Unlike her peers, Dunfield has a guide dog, a silver poodle named Cindi who helps her navigate campus ... → Read More

Local middle school gets creative to fund performing arts programs

From circus performers fluttering through the air to folklorico dancers twirling in time to mariachi music, students at Knudson Middle School on Monday showcased skills they've learned on campus as a means to help pay for specialized programs ... → Read More

As bone-marrow donor, Las Vegas woman answers call to save a life

About five years ago, Las Vegan Tiffany Gordon decided to become a bone-marrow donor. Her decision to volunteer her DNA to a bone-marrow registry to help those battling blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, was inspired by ... → Read More

Identifying the remains of the unknown

In the U.S., there’s 4,400 unidentified bodies recovered and logged annually, according to National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Of those, 1,000 stay nameless after a year and small counties near the border account for a large portion of those. → Read More

How to find the right therapist for you

About a fifth of U.S. adults struggle with mental illness, but only 41 percent of that group received services in the past year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. → Read More

Beating burnout: How everyone can benefit from balance in their life

First and foremost, self-care isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. It’s the reflection of what makes you—regardless of your generation—feel better and recharged after a rough day, week, month or decade. Below are some tips and tricks to help you figure out what refills your cup. → Read More

Thanks to nonprofit organization, parents of deaf children in Nevada are not alone

Nevada Hands & Voices helps families access resources and become part of a community. → Read More

Photos: Maya Cinemas, the vision of activist Moctesuma Esparza, opens in North Las Vegas

Mariachi music flooded the air, members of the dance team Xochipilli Danza Azteca Las Vegas stood by ready to perform and Las Vegas Paiute Tribe officials blessed the grounds as part of a ... → Read More

Las Vegas chocolatier is living the sweet life, breaking molds and ceilings

Melissa Coppel’s chocolate bonbons emulate the planets of the solar system. Each delicate creation swirls with vibrant colors—forest greens and ocean blues that rival the beauty of Earth, oranges and pinks reminiscent of a desert sunset. → Read More

Henderson principal surprised with Milken Educator Award

On a crisp, Wednesday afternoon at Pinecrest Academy Horizon, students sat cross-legged on the gymnasium floor waiting for an assembly to start that would highlight their achievement as the state’s top charter school by the ... → Read More

UNLV grad overcomes acute adversity, highlights winter commencement

On Tuesday evening, a sea of red graduation gowns flooded the Thomas & Mack Center for UNLV’s the 55th Winter Commencement ... → Read More

Annual toy event brings joy to hundreds of Las Vegas children

Below the casino floor of the Silver Nugget on Friday morning was a scene that could rival Santa Claus’ workshop: Neat rows of red tricycles, toys and stocking-stuffers filled the event center as holiday carols crooned ... → Read More

There’s a possible shortage of OB-GYN doctors in Las Vegas’ future

Las Vegas has the highest risk of suffering a shortage of doctors in obstetrics and gynecology, according to a 2018 workforce study by Doximity, the largest medical social network in the U.S. The study ranked Las Vegas No. 1 among ... → Read More