Spring Creek Woman Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Child Endangerment

A Spring Creek woman, who left her baby in the car while she gambled, was sentenced to 30 days in jail. 29 year old Jamie Lee Benson, pleaded guilty to child neglect or endangerment. Judge Nancy Porter gave Benson a suspended sentence of 364 days in jail with credit for two days served and placed her on probation for three years. The conditions of the probation require Benson to serve 30 days in the Elko County Jail, take parenting classes and abstain from alcohol, marijuana and gambling.


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…