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LHS Student to Appear on Nevada Newsmakers

By Joshua Wikler

Communications Director, Liberty High School


Liberty High School senior Bryce Petersen will be a guest on Nevada Newsmakers this month for the show's 9th Annual Teen Edition.  Petersen will be a guest political pundit and will join with eight other students on the panel.

Petersen was chosen after he submitted an application to be on the show.  He was encouraged by his AP Government instructor, Bryan Lynaugh. 

"I have seen many examples of [Bryce's] talent and have long been impressed by his diligence and work ethic," Lynaugh said.  "I couldn't be more pleased with the decision [Nevada Newsmakers] made in selecting Bryce to represent [Liberty] on this show."

Do a Little Shopping and Register to Vote

Do a Little Shopping and Register to Vote


If you haven’t registered to vote in next month’s election, get to the mall this weekend.

County officials plan voter registration drives at several malls Saturday, the last day to register to vote without appearing in person at an Election Department office.

Voter registration applications will be taken all day at:

  • Las Vegas Outlet Center, 7400 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
  • Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas
  • Galleria Mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson
  • Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas

After Saturday, anyone who wants to register to vote will have through Oct. 16 to appear in-person to either the County Election Center at 965 Trade Drive, Suite A in North Las Vegas, or the Election Department office at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races


Wednesday’s debate between the presidential candidates takes center stage, but some local races will soon hit the airwaves as well.

Some key state Senate races will be taped and aired 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on Channel 10 by Vegas PBS.

Races featured are:

  • District 5: Steve Kirk vs. Joyce Woodhouse
  • District 6: Mark Hutchison vs. Benny Yerushalmi
  • District 9: Mari Nakashima St. Martin vs. Justin Jones
  • District 18: Scott Hammond vs. Kelli Ross

State of the City Address Carried on TV, Web

State of the City Address Carried on TV, Web


Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen will deliver the State of the City address Thursday morning at Green Valley Ranch.

The city of Henderson and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Henderson State of the City Address at a noon luncheon. The event will also feature remarks by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rick Smith.

Hafen, the Henderson City Council, and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be present. State and local officials, as well as business and community leaders, are also scheduled to attend.

A Cox Communications broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. on Cox Channel 96 and streams live on the cityofhenderson.com website.

Former Councilman Kirk Jumps Into State Senate Race


Former Henderson City Councilman Steve Kirk, a Republican, today announced his candidacy for the Nevada State Senate in District 5, where he will challenge incumbent Democrat Shirley Breeden.

In the same district in 2010, conservative newcomer Michael Roberson unseated Democratic newcomer Joyce Woodhouse. Nearly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, State Senate District 5 has not voted for an incumbent since re-electing Republican Ann O’Connell in 2000. Breeden took out Joe Heck in 2008, prompting Heck to run for Congress in 2010, when he defeated Dina Titus.

Councilwoman Plans to Step Down

Councilwoman Plans to Step Down


HENDERSON (AP) -- A Henderson City Council member says she'll step down from her elected position Jan. 1 to spend more time with her children and her job directing a charity for homeless teenagers.

Kathleen Vermillion on Monday cited her 19-year-old son's inpatient treatment at a San Diego drug and alcohol treatment center following his recent misdemeanor drunken driving charge in Henderson.

Vermillion blamed her son's troubles partly on her council and charity job schedule, and said she wants to be home more for her 15-year-old daughter and three foster children.

Vermillion is a single mother and founder of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

She was elected to the five-member council in June 2009 and had considered running for the state Senate.