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Latest CCSD teacher arrest spotlights what expert calls 'passing the trash'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:03:18 GMT

By the time police arrested Henderson teacher Jeffrey Schultz for alleged indecency toward a student on Tuesday he had already been the subject of two disciplinary investigations - including one at a previous school.He's one of eight staff members that police have arrested so far this school year for sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior with students.




Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:19 GMT

When the Monte Carlo closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will have lost nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos constantly adjust their floors to meet customer demand, and unlike the years when they competed to lure fans of the game, poker's appeal has been weakening during this decade.




Inspire Nevada courts would-be young voters

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:15:13 GMT

Inspire Nevada is out to ensure youths' voices are heard in politics. It's recruiting leaders on high school campuses to speak to seniors and register them to vote.West Career and Technical Academy senior Ambika Verma, 17, signed on when Inspire visited her school in late 2015.




Nevada senators' bill aims for earlier recreational marijuana sales

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:09:16 GMT

It's a race between the governor's office and the Nevada Legislature.The finish line? Seeing whose legislation can kick-start Nevada's recreational marijuana program first.Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, and Assemblyman Steve Yeager, D-Las Vegas, introduced Senate Bill 302 to the Senate Judiciary committee Friday. The bill would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana to non-cardholders, as long as they are 21 or older.




War with Nevada Democrats has many Roberson bills left hanging

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:52:52 GMT

It's good to be the king. Or in the case of the Nevada Legislature, the majority.Just ask Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson.




FBI posed as documentary filmmakers to conduct interviews with Bundy Ranch supporters

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:41:56 GMT

Undercover FBI agents disguised as documentary filmmakers were deployed to the Nevada desert in 2014 to speak with supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy amid an armed standoff with the federal government, an agent testified this week. Testifying on behalf of the government in its case against two of those supporters, FBI Special Agent Charles Johnson told jurors Wednesday how the bureau used a bogus film crew to gather statements during the standoff, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported .




NV Senate Proposes More Regulations For Ride-Hailing

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:56:35 GMT

Since coming to Nevada a year and a half ago, ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have done good business. Now, Senate Bill 226 would add another layer of regulation, making drivers who work for companies like Lyft and Uber hold business licenses.




Elko Tops Annual Precipitation In Half The Time

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:41:47 GMT

Parts of northeast Nevada have now received a whole year's worth of precipitation just half way through the annual water season.




Alternate U.S. 395, Northern Washoe Drive in Washoe City Will be Closed Friday

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:43:43 GMT

The intersection of Alternate U.S. 395 and northern Washoe Drive in Washoe City will be closed Friday, March 24 as the Nevada Department of Transportation installs a larger drainage culvert. Depending on weather, the intersection will be closed Friday between approximately 7 am and 5 pm.




Nevada ratifies Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:06:44 GMT

Nevada's legislature has ratified the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline for doing so, although it brings the tally to two states shy of adoption if Congress were to extend the deadline, the Associated Press reports. Congress sent the proposed amendment to the states in 1972 for ratification by their legislatures, with a deadline of March 1982.




Lawmaker wants Nevadans to buckle up or get a ticket - POLL

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:06:43 GMT

Doctors and traffic safety researchers urged Nevada lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill making seat belt violations a primary offense, but opponents countered the change would lead to profiling and infringe on personal choice. Senate Bill 288 sponsored by Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, would allow officers to pull over vehicles if someone isn't wearing a seat belt.




Nevada Police Could Pull Over Seat Belt Offenders

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:52:13 GMT

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Nevada Children Could Be Required To Start School At Age 5

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:52:12 GMT

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New Study by Gallup Shows WGU Leads Way in Developing Engagement and Helping Graduates Achieve Goals

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:09:49 GMT

Gallup has released the results of a new study that compares the satisfaction and overall well-being of Western Governors University graduates with graduates from other institutions in the United States.




Sandoval Pleased With Economic Growth, Says Work Is Not Done

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:38:23 GMT

Nevada's unemployment rate is 4.9 percent, the first time it has dropped below 5 percent since November, 2007. That is a far cry from 2010, when the economy hit rock bottom with a 14.4 percent unemployment rate.




Sparks PD Launches Initiative to Increase Transparency

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:13:27 GMT

The Sparks Police Department is the first police agency in northern Nevada to increase community trust with their Police Data Initiative . The initiative has two main focuses.




Even In Nevada, "Get It Writing" May Not Be Far From The Mark

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:55:51 GMT

A recent ruling by U.S. District Court Magistrate George Foley, Jr. serves as a reminder the "get it in writing" tends to be good advice. The case involves a casino's attempt to enforce a $3 million gaming debt incurred by one of its patrons.