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Superintendent, trustees mulling options to address underperforming, district-sponsored charter schools
Jackie Valley
October 12th, 2018 - 4:00pm
Clark County education officials could pull the plug on several low-performing, district-sponsored charter schools by revoking or terminating their contracts. That’s one of the options under consideration by Superintendent Jesus Jara and the Clark County School Board of Trustees following the recent release of school performance information.
Southwest states release Colorado River drought plan; SNWA board to vote in November
Daniel Rothberg
October 12th, 2018 - 2:15am
The complex plan is meant to defer more severe shortage conditions on the river as negotiators in the seven-state Colorado River Basin work out an even more complex long-term framework for a century-old system challenged by higher temperatures and changes in precipitation.
UNLV installs new booth for breastfeeding moms; accommodations still hard to come by elsewhere
Yazmin Beltran
October 12th, 2018 - 2:05am
Research has shown that breastfeeding reduces the risk of a range of chronic diseases in infants, and the surgeon general estimates that families who breastfeed save $1,200 to $1,500 in formula costs in the first year of a baby’s life. Both Congress and the Nevada Legislature have taken steps to better meet the needs of breastfeeding mothers, although gaps persist.
What's behind Nevada's growing prison population? Inmates staying behind bars 20 percent longer
Michelle Rindels
October 11th, 2018 - 2:10am
The longer stays, coupled with a 6 percent increase in overall admissions, are contributing to a prison population that’s 7 percent higher than a decade ago and growing while nationwide state prison rates are dropping.
Las Vegas building supplies company is latest applicant filing to leave NV Energy
Riley Snyder
October 11th, 2018 - 2:05am
A building supplies company in an industrial park north of Las Vegas has become the latest Nevada business hoping to exit NV Energy. Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, a gypsum wallboard and plastic manufacturing plant 20 miles north of Las Vegas at the Apex Industrial Park, filed an amended application with state energy regulators on Tuesday to leave NV Energy as a power customer.
High-stakes energy choice ballot question takes center stage at Indy forum
Riley Snyder, Megan Messerly, Michelle Rindels, Jackie Valley and Jacob Solis
October 10th, 2018 - 2:15am
Whether Question 3 would be a net benefit for the average Nevadan remains a sharp point of contention among the well-funded supporters and opponents of the ballot question, and one voters are still grappling with a month before Election Day. If approved, the proposed constitutional amendment would require the state to set up a competitive retail market by 2023.
Sandoval touts economic development at event with Elon Musk, gives proclamation to Blockchains CEO
Daniel Rothberg
October 10th, 2018 - 2:05am
As Gov. Brian Sandoval enters his final months in office, he shared the stage one more time with Tesla CEO Elon Musk to highlight his record helping Nevada recover from the recession. The summit included a panel with the CEO and owner of Blockchains, LLC, a little-known startup that has purchased more than 67,000 acres in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.
Just before midterms, Senate Democrats force vote on short-term health insurance
Humberto Sanchez
October 10th, 2018 - 2:00am
The Senate could vote as soon as today on a Democratic resolution designed to target Sen. Dean Heller and other vulnerable Republicans that would repeal a Trump administration rule which expands the ability of insurers to sell short-term plans not subject to Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage requirements.  
Sisolak releases health-care platform, calls for higher Medicaid reimbursement rates, more drug price transparency
Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder
October 9th, 2018 - 12:51pm
While Laxalt’s platform referred to the “disastrous” effects of the Affordable Care Act, Sisolak’s agenda praises it as successful, citing more people covered through Medicaid and a drop in the uninsured rate. He also argues that Laxalt was opposed to Medicaid expansion and “sat on his hands and did absolutely nothing” to oppose the Trump administration's rollback of Obamacare.