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Camalot Todd

Camalot Todd, a graduate of the UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, covers nonprofits, social justice, diversity and demographics. She started at the company in 2016 as an intern, collecting data for election coverage. In her free time, she likes to bake gluten-free goodies, and rescue bunnies.

Story Archive

  • News

    Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

    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.

  • Stage

    Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

    The Vagina Monologues hasn't been performed in Vegas in two years ... and we need it now more than ever.

  • News

    Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019

    During a traumatic event, it’s normal to feel stress and fear. It’s often what saves our lives and is the body’s natural fight-or-flight mechanism, helping us defend against or avoid danger. But if elements of that fight-or-flight reaction continue after the traumatic event, or if you’re replaying it on a loop after months have passed, it could signal the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder and a need for treatment.

  • News

    Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

    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.

  • News

    Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

    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.

  • News

    Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

    Infant mortality rates are nearly double for African-Americans in Nevada compared with other ethnicities in the state. One-third of Native American children are part of families that live below the federal poverty level. One-fifth of Hispanics in the state are without health insurance. A quarter of Pacific Islanders are homeowners, compared with 65 percent of whites.

  • News

    Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

    Two-thirds of Americans can't pass a basic financial literacy test, according to a study of 80,000 people by FINRA Investor Education Foundation. That means the majority do not have the knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions, potentially costing them thousands of dollars over a lifetime in missed investment opportunities, debt, poor saving habits and more.

  • News

    Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

    Through its offerings, the nonprofit serves approximately 500 individuals a year, from newborns to those 25 years of age, and contracts with the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center and Clark County Department of Family Services.

  • News

    Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

    At the end of each year, the clock strikes midnight, welcoming a brand new beginning. And perhaps it’s the Champagne, or the fireworks illuminating Las Vegas Boulevard, but this year, you’re determined to make your resolutions stick.

  • News

    Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018

    For some people, libraries contain magic. There’s the smell of musty paper, the sight of waves of shelves lined with books, and the warmth of quiet nooks tucked beneath windows. For others, libraries can be a scary place.

  • News

    Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

    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.

  • News

    Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

    Ethical consumerism is rooted in the premise that consumers not only buy the products, but also the process used to produce it. It’s also called dollar voting—every dollar spent casts a vote affecting local and global issues.

  • North Las Vegas

    Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

    In March 1968, thousands of Mexican-American students flooded the streets of Los Angeles, protesting the subpar public education system that persisted in their classrooms. The outcry became known as the East L.A. walkouts, which made their way into national headlines and helped launch the Chicano movement of the ’60s, an equality endeavor for Mexican-Americans.

  • News

    Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

    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 ...

  • News

    Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

    Play is an inherent part of life. Puppies play. Cats play. Polar bears play. Lions, monkeys, birds, elephants, otters and people play. From the time a child is born and throughout adulthood, the power of play is crucial for healthy development.

  • News

    Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

    The measure has already passed twice in the Legislature and will become law if approved by voters in November, replacing the current victims’ rights guidelines in the Nevada Constitution with a more explicit list of rights.

  • News

    Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

    The anticipation of Halloween is almost as thrilling as an '80s horror film marathon. Adults deliberate over their costumes with childlike enthusiasm, teens trot to haunted houses for a scare and children plot their routes to maximize their candy bounty. If you’re looking to celebrate all things scary but ...

  • News

    Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

    When most adults reminisce about their school lunches, it’s usually memories of smashed PB&J sandwiches from a brown paper bag or school meals filled with mystery meats. But Peter Gilhooly, chef and father of a 7-year-old daughter, is challenging those notions with his team of more than 100 chefs.

  • News

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

    After surviving testicular cancer, Frank DeBlasi founded the nonprofit, Ballsfest to provide children, young adults and families affected by cancer with uplifting experiences.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

    UNLV will host a free lecture on the roles of lawyers during the #MeToo movement on Oct. 8, at 4 p.m.

  • News

    Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

    Nevada placed last in the nonprofit organization Mental Health America’s 2017 annual rankings, indicating a high prevalence of mental illness and difficulties accessing care. In Nevada, 67.5 percent of adults with mental illness go untreated, according to the same report—the highest in the nation.

  • News

    Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

    Clark County, Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and more community partners will host two free workshops dedicated to helping support children who were affected by the Oct. 1 shooting.

  • News

    Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

    The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents passed the Nevada Foster Care Fee Waiver unanimously during a Sept. 6 meeting.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

    North Las Vegas will host a free movie screening for the HBO film WalkOut

  • News

    Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

    The outcome could jeopardize federal funding on which the state relies to support its children.

  • Education

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    The Nevada Legislature passed Senate Bill 225 last session, requiring the state Board of Education to institute a policy that protects students who are gender nonconforming, hoping to address ...

  • News

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    If not, there are a variety of clinics and fairs throughout the Valley offering back-to-school immunizations.

  • News

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    The journey through cartel-controlled states in Mexico is safer than what they face in Central America’s Northern Triangle, comprised of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

  • Immigration

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    “The biggest thing for an undocumented person is to just stay off of ICE’s radar. If interaction with local police puts you on ICE’s radar, it becomes a good reason for a person to ...

  • News

    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Both Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade died by suicide in June and left behind friends, family and mourning fans. But they weren’t the only ones. On average, 123 people die by suicide each day in the U.S., and many display warning signs.

  • Education

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    This past year, Angie Manzanares, a Leavitt Middle School science teacher, sold her break time between classes back to the Clark County School District so she could teach an additional class. Not only did this earn her $6,000 more a year, but it also made her class sizes smaller, which benefited her students. It was a ...

  • News

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Immigration, Black Lives Matter, March for Our Lives, Women’s March—there are more than a few causes on our minds.

  • News

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    As teachers dismiss their classrooms for the last time, students rush to embrace a summer free of math tests, book reports and science projects. But many in the Las Vegas Valley will experience summer slide, or the loss of knowledge during break.

  • News

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Here’s a quick guide to the types, uses and health benefits of this leafy wonder, which is filled with antioxidants and flavor.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    The non-profit Nevada Partnership For Homeless Youth hosts its 9th annual bowling fundraiser on June 9 at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino.

  • News

    Sunday, May 13, 2018

    The warm, rich broth, long wheat noodles, soft-boiled egg, green onions and tender, pork belly were there for you, serving you comfort without judgment.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Green Our Planet, an environmental crowd funding website, is looking for volunteers to build 12 school gardens.

  • News

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Here are some tips and tricks for tasty treats for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

  • News

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    The ninth annual Corks and Forks fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada helped raise more than $188,000 for the two locations in the Las Vegas Valley.

  • News

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Victoria Hartmann, executive director of the Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas, talks about sex workers and the #MeToo movement.

  • News

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Many men in politics come from backgrounds of privilege, and the intoxicating nature of power can lead to arrogance and entitlement.

  • News

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Gluttony, indulgence and sin—the famous perceptions of Las Vegas seem antithetical to the #MeToo movement. But as a city, we have a unique opportunity to be leaders in the campaign.

  • News

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Last Thursday, four nonprofits teamed up to open a new campus to provide wrap-around-services to Southern Nevada’s neediest residents.

  • Las Vegas

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    “I ain’t worried, doing me tonight. A little sweat ain’t never hurt nobody,” Beyoncé sang in her 2006 hit “Get Me Bodied.” That may be hard to believe when you’re drenched before a ...

  • Community

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Gina Argento hired Erick Silva at Contemporary Services Corp. back in 2014, opening the doors for where Silva would spend up to 20 hours a day for the next three years working ...

  • Las Vegas

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    The pounding of drums by Sierra Vista High School Marching Band lead the more than 7,500 protesters from the Smith Center to Las Vegas City Hall. Grandparents, parents, young adults, teens and children flooded the streets to ...

  • Las Vegas

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    From the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, to the day-to-day disturbances that unfold in classrooms, incidences of violence on school campuses have captured national headlines. The Clark County School District is not ...

  • News

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The long, grueling and combative 2016 election had at least one silver lining. According to the website VolunteerMatch, its highest-ever traffic numbers happened four days after Trump’s inauguration and ...

  • News

    Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    In addition to individual airline regulations, the USDA also monitors the transportation of certain pets, including dogs, cats, ferrets, rodents, hedgehogs, reptiles (turtles, frogs) and some birds, creating a layer of confusion.

  • Sex Offenders

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

    From far-flung nations to nearby towns, human trafficking materializes in every corner of the globe. It casts a wide shadow that includes labor and sex trafficking. It spans all ages and crosses all borders, and Las Vegas is not exempt from its grasp. Now 18, Jasmine was sex trafficked when she was 13. Her story is not unique nor isolated ...