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Presenting as Professionals, in “What’s Cool at School”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — At Fertitta Middle School, a student competition is preparing students to present themselves as professionals. The program was developed by the Ron Clark Academy and teaches manners, professionalism, discipline and respect.

Students learn how to
give a proper handshake, successfully interview, work a room and remain
composed under pressure.

Fertitta Middle School Principal Dr. Cailin Ellis said, “We know that skills like communication and creativity and critical thinking and collaboration are going to be the skills that they’re going to need.”

Eighth-grader Amiya Trapp gave an example of how these attributes may come into play, “You may be having a job interview, you need your poise under pressure. You maybe need to present to someone in an elevator…therefore you should hire me!”... Read More

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How two young men broke the mold by using art therapy to help autistic children

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A former basketball player and an artist have taken a new approach to treating mental illness and helping kids with autism. 

“Someone once told us, ‘you guys can’t change the world.’ We
took that as a bet. So, bet’s on,” said Kenneth Harrison, the co-founder
of Aurtism. 

Aurtism stands for art and autism. The facility, which is located at 4880 East Bonanza Road, serves the autistic community. 

Kenneth Harrison is a former basketball player. 

“We wanted to create a headquarters for happiness. So, we
decided to come up with Aurtism and use art as a form of therapy to make people
happy again,” said Harrison. 

Aurtism isn’t your normal medical facility. It’s full of light and color... Read More

Defensive driving expert shares tips to avoid wrong-way drivers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As authorities deal with the startling tragedy of yet another deadly wrong way crash, a defensive driving expert shared the best ways to deal with a dangerous situation on the road. 

“It really comes down to what if, what if, what
if,” Drivers Edge Founder & CEO
Jeff Payne said of preparing for the worst. “It really doesn’t matter how
good of a driver you think you are; it all comes down to how bad of a driver we
know everyone else is.”

Payne discussed safety preparations after Friday’s deadly crash near the airport connector at the 215 Beltway, which is just the latest in a string of shocking wrecks caused by a car traveling against the flow of traffic. 

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers have also
responded to 22 wrong way driving calls in the 17 days of 2020. Payne said
because of these numbers, it’s important to stay aware. ... Read More

‘Sí se puede’: Mexican president lays out plan to combat drug violence

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador kicked off a three-day tour of his country’s northern border by announcing that he will assign a federal crime-gathering organization to “draw a line” to stop criminals from infiltrating local, state and federal authorities.

In a 75-minute news conference Friday morning in the border city of Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, Lopez Obrador said he was optimistic that his country has an aggressive and renewed plan for combating criminal organizations, reducing homicides and crimes committed against women, improving the economic prosperity of the lower-class, and reducing drug addictions, which fuel rampant crimes.

Sí se puede,” he said. “We are taking measures.”... Read More

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Avalanches are a concern at Mount Charleston

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Avalanches like the one that happened at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort are a concern for Mt. Charleston officials even when the conditions are right.

The last reported deadly avalanche on the mountain happened on January 9th, 2005 and it claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy who was swept off the ski lift he was on. ... Read More

New tourism opportunities highlighted at Preview Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The transformation of Las Vegas into a major sports city is bringing new opportunity. Friday at Preview Las Vegas, one company showed plans to make Vegas a leader when it comes to transportation.  

From the convention center
to Allegiant Stadium, soon several projects will change the entertainment
capitol. One of those projects is a bullet train by Virgin Trains USA.

“We have two ways you
can get here, by plane and by car,” said Tina Quigley of Virgin Trains USA. “We
have to be thinking of different pipelines of getting people here.”

Tina Quigley is the Vice President of Business Strategy and a Preview Las Vegas guest speaker.  She explained plans to build a bullet train from Vegas to California.  

“180 miles per hour,
total trip time 80 to 85 minutes,” Quigley said... Read More

Golden Knights adapting to DeBoer’s system

MONTREAL (KLAS) – The coaching chaos for the Golden Knights has settled down over the last 48 hours.

Peter Deboer
won his debut against the Ottawa Senators and on the ice for practice Friday
afternoon in Montreal. While 2,700 miles across the continent, the newest Golden
Knight is trying to learn about Vegas and adapt a new system to a talented
roster looking to make strides in the second half of the season.

8 News Now Sports
Anchor Ron Futrell has the story. ... Read More