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County Commissioner to Host Neighborhood Meeting at Sunset Park

Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow is hosting a neighborhood meeting for people living near Sunset Park.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the park's administrative building, which is near the park entrance at Sunset Road and McLeod Drive.

Scow will be joined by staff from the Clark County Water Reclamation District, Metro Police, Clark County Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Public Response Office.

County staff will talk about upcoming projects in the area, including future plans for Siegfried and Roy Park and a pipeline project. 

Actress Uses Star Power to Bring Votes to President Obama

Actress Uses Star Power to Bring Votes to President Obama


Actress Eva Longoria used her star power to stump for President Obama on the UNLV campus.

Longoria spoke to students Tuesday and then led them to an early voting site. She told the students that the president understands how important it is to fund a college education.

"We are lucky we have a president who understands this. Who has helped students by doubling the Pell grants. Who has helped students by lowering the interest rates on student loans. He wants to make sure that the college tax credit helps millions of students and families pay for college," Longoria said.

The actress's appearance came on the same day that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan stopped in Henderson. The team told a crowd of more than 6,000 people that they wanted to keep the U.S. military the strongest in the world.

Actor Kal Penn to Stump for Obama at Las Vegas Summit

Actor Kal Penn is returning to Nevada to stump for President Barack Obama. The star of "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" is scheduled to speak late Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

He is hosting a student summit designed to get out the youth vote in the November elections. Penn is also the former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

He campaigned in Las Vegas for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010. Nevada is an important swing state this year. Obama took the state in 2008.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

In an effort to help voters understand more about the candidates for mayoral, city council and city ward races in Clark County during the upcoming election, Cox Communications-Las Vegas and Cox Media launched Elections 2011 On DEMAND.

The current election cycle involves candidates from Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.

Elections 2011 On DEMAND provides the means for voters to view a two-minute, educational “candidate vignette” on its On DEMAND platform via Cox Channel 1. The company’s News and Public Affairs department is providing all candidates with an opportunity to speak frankly about their candidacy or any issues. However, as opposed to the more common 30-second political television spot, the On DEMAND vignettes may not contain references to other candidates or political campaigns.