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A Building Dilemma: Money hampers a rural district’s desire to retire century-old schools
Jackie Valley and Joey Lovato
December 8th, 2019 - 2:00am
On a corner lot next to Little League fields, the walls forming a new school have taken root. The one-story building shines bright against the backdrop of Pinyon Juniper-dotted mountains to the east.
Hundreds of thousands of Nevadans will now be in network at major Las Vegas hospital
Megan Messerly
December 7th, 2019 - 4:42pm
Two national health care industry behemoths have ended a yearslong standoff and reached an agreement that will bring a major Las Vegas hospital in network for hundreds of thousands of patients insured by some of Nevada’s largest health plans.
Indy DC Download: As the House inched toward impeachment last week, the chamber approved insider trading and voting rights bills
Humberto Sanchez
December 7th, 2019 - 2:00am
While House Democrats last week continued with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, the chamber approved legislation to statutorily ban insider trading and a measure to restore voting rights protections removed by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling.
Foster youth say free college helps, but more could be done to help them succeed
Shannon Miller
December 7th, 2019 - 2:00am
Just over a year since the NSHE approved a fee waiver that allows foster youth to attend Nevada public college, 66 students have used the waiver. During a presentation on Friday, the Board of Regents received praise for the waiver alongside recommendations for improving the program and other foster youth support services.
IndyMatters: How Sisolak’s climate change executive order will be implemented
Riley Snyder
December 6th, 2019 - 2:43pm
Signing the executive order was the most recent step for Sisolak — the state’s first Democratic governor in 20 years — in aligning Nevada with national and worldwide efforts to combat the effects of climate change, including signing up the state in March to meet the emission reduction targets as part of the U.S. Climate Alliance.
School board gives Jara his first evaluation, highlighting need for better communication
Jackie Valley
December 6th, 2019 - 2:00am
The Clark County Board of Trustees on Thursday night delivered its first evaluation of Superintendent Jesus Jara, giving him praise for his increased community and business involvement but lamenting some of his communication gaffes.
Impeachment and Senate trial could spur voter turnout on both sides
Humberto Sanchez
December 6th, 2019 - 2:00am
The likely House impeachment of President Donald Trump and subsequent Senate trial could jolt Nevada, where voters showed up in droves in the last midterm and presidential elections.
Lawsuit filed to block Nevada's 'red flag' law
Riley Snyder
December 5th, 2019 - 11:47am
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Carson City District Court by NevadansCAN, a self-described “non-profit citizens action network” based in Henderson and led by Mary Rooney, a former Republican state Assembly candidate and a conservative activist. Attornies representing the group are Alan Lefebvre and William Schuller of the Kolesar & Leatham law firm.
Sisolak casts doubt on redistricting ballot question, opposes Las Vegas homeless ordinance
Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder
December 5th, 2019 - 2:51pm
In an interview with KLAS Channel 8 reporter Steve Sebelius that was posted online Thursday, Sisolak avoided taking a black-or-white position on the proposed ballot question to create a seven-member redistricting committee for the state, but raised concerns that the mere process of politicians appointing members to the commission would be political and raise questions about the commission’s independence.