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IRS YouTube Channel Provides Last-Minute Tax Tips

IRS YouTube Channel Provides Last-Minute Tax Tips

With Tax Day upon us, helpful tax-related information can be found on the IRS YouTube channel. The channel, which debuted in August 2009, features numerous IRS experts answering common and not-so-common tax questions.

The IRS YouTube channel is home to hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from how to choose a tax preparer to filing your taxes for free to checking on your refund.

Videos are posted in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. To date, there have been more than 1.7 million views.

Taxpayers can even subscribe to the channel to receive notice of new video offerings. In fact, the IRS will soon be featuring summertime video tax tips.

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Graffiti Cleanup Helps Whitney Neighborhood

Graffiti Cleanup Helps Whitney Neighborhood

Volunteers joined County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow on Saturday morning for a graffiti cleanup in a neighborhood near the Whitney Recreation Center, not far from Boulder Highway and Tropicana. The cleanup attracted about 30 volunteers, including some firefighters from nearby Station 17 until they were called away. The project included painting over graffiti and picking up trash and debris.

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Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Bright and early, 13 Girl Scouts departed Saturday on a “Capital Caravan” that will take them to Carson City for six days of exploring advocacy and leadership activities.

On April 21, the girls will participate in Girl Scout Government Day. The girls will meet with their local representative to advocate issues important to girls in Southern Nevada. They will also sit with legislators during a floor session, as well as observe committee testimony in an effort to better understand our legislative system.

Another highlight of the trip is an environmental service project with the Nevada Department of Wildlife where the girls will either help to restore trails at the Oxbow Nature Study Area or install protective covers for tree saplings to ensure their survival.

The girls will tour the University of Nevada, Reno campus with an alumnae from Girl Scouts, and visit the planetarium and The Wilbur D.

Children Use Simple Method to Raise Money for Japan

HENDERSON, Nev. -- It's been more than a month since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated Japan. Still, aftershocks continue to hinder rebuilding efforts, leaving families homeless with little hope.

Las Vegas elementary school students see the Japanese struggle and have thought of a refreshing way to send them relief. It's a simple idea that has snowballed: a group of friends opened a Kool-Aid stand. It's one of the most traditional fundraiser's out there, but these young kids feel it is their duty to do something.

"I felt really sorry and like, 'Oh, I really need to help that country,'" said Kobe Hollenbeck.

Armed with signs and spirit, the kids set up shop outside the Zappos headquarters in Henderson. Last Sunday, they raised $180 in two and a half hours. The company heard about their campaign and invited them to sell outside the building.

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Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.

Basic Students Protest Budget Cuts

Basic Students Protest Budget Cuts

Students at Basic High School joined the growing chorus of Clark County School District students trying to make their voices heard against proposed budget cuts in a rally this morning.


The student protest was organized largely over Facebook. Basic is facing the potential loss of more than a dozen teachers in various subjects and an increase in class size of three students period.

Henderson Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety

Henderson Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety will receive top priority beginning next week in Henderson.

The Henderson Police Department's Traffic Unit officers will be out looking for pedestrians not crossing streets safely or legally and motorists not paying attention to pedestrians in crosswalks. 

Henderson Police will be joined by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Mesquite Police, Boulder City Police and Nevada Highway Patrol for this enforcement effort, which will be from April 18 until May 9. Officers will target intersections with clearly marked crosswalks. Officers in plain clothes will cross in the crosswalk looking for motorists not yielding to pedestrians.