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Ramadan Ends as Muslims Remember the Impact of 9/11

Ramadan Ends as Muslims Remember the Impact of 9/11

The holy month of Ramadan ended Tuesday after a month of daily fasting for those of the Muslim faith.

The end of the holiday hits close to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, which not only changed the world, but put Islam under tough scrutiny.  

“On 9/11 our religion was also hijacked, not just the planes that were hijacked. People who didn't represent the best of Islam became most dominant face for Islam,” said Imam Fateen Saifullah.

Saifullah was one of hundreds of people who gathered at the Islamic Society of Nevada Mosque at Desert Inn Road and Lamb Boulevard for an end of Ramadan celebration.  He says the last decade has changed everything for Muslims. Saifullah says many realized they needed to get the true message of their faith out to the rest of the community.

Police Identify Crash Victim

The Clark County Coroner identified the man hit and killed while crossing Boulder Highway near Lamb Boulevard.

He was Normand J. Cote, 54, from Fullerton, California. The cause of death is pending. 

The accident happened at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. Police say Cote was using a walker as he crossed Boulder Highway just south of Lamb. A vehicle traveling southbound on Boulder Highway struck and killed the man. Preliminary reports indicate he was traveling outside a crosswalk.

The driver has not been charged.

 

Animal Foundation Offers Free Vaccines for Life

The largest open-admission animal shelter in the Las Vegas Valley is offering a deal it hopes will help control the pet population.

The Animal Foundation is in the final weeks of its "Hot Shots" promotion. The promotion offers people who bring in pets to be spayed or neutered free vaccines for the life of the pet. The program is so succesful that the shelter has now expanded it to include anyone who adopts a pet from the facility. The "Hot Shots" program will last through August 31.

Free vaccines are only one of the incentives for adopting a shelter pet. The foundation also provides free spaying and neutering services for that pet, microchipping, pet food and a voucher for veterinary services.

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.