- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a 32nd annual parade in his honor.

The Monday morning procession is running down Fourth Street in downtown. About 130 entries were expected, including floats, marching bands, dancers and motorcades.

Politicians including Gov. Brian Sandoval, Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Steven Horsford joined in the festivities.

The theme is “Living the Dream: Celebrating the Legacy; Daring to Dream.”

The event is sponsored by MGM Resorts, which has supported it since 2003.

Other groups are commemorating the life of the civil rights icon with community service projects. Las Vegas firefighters planned to distribute smoke detectors and fire safety information to downtown residents.

NV Energy employees teamed up with Three Square Food Bank to assemble backpacks full of food for needy families.

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