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Washoe superintendent accused of leaking confidential information; board sets meeting to discuss her employment
Jackie Valley
June 21st, 2019 - 10:03pm
The Washoe County School Board of Trustees has called a special meeting to consider the future employment of the district’s superintendent, Traci Davis, who took an unexplained leave of absence this week.
Indy DC Download: House approved $1 trillion spending bill, with no Yucca funding, while Senate blocked Saudi arms sales
Humberto Sanchez
June 22nd, 2019 - 2:00am
The House last week approved a nearly $1 trillion appropriation package, which Nevada Democrats praised for not including any funding for storing nuclear waste in the state, and also opened debate on a second $383 billion package that includes $86.6 billion for transportation programs.
UNLV report forecasts continued economic growth this year and in 2020
Jackie Valley
June 21st, 2019 - 2:00am
A report released Thursday by UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research paints an optimistic portrait of the state and regional economy despite fears that another recession could be on its way.
Community forum tackles problem taking more than 300 lives each year: deadly traffic collisions
Trey Arline
June 21st, 2019 - 2:00am
In the wake of rising traffic fatalities in the valley, Clark County officials held a Traffic Safety Forum at UNLV on Thursday to discuss new ways of keeping both drivers and pedestrians safer. The number of Nevada’s traffic fatalities continue to rise, exceeding more than 300 for the past four years.
Indy Environment: Burning Man gets updated decision from the BLM; NV Energy considers wildfire risks
Daniel Rothberg
June 20th, 2019 - 2:00am
This week's Indy Environment looks at the disagreement between Burning Man's organizers and the Bureau of Land Management, which released its final environmental impact statement for the annual event. It also looked at Truckee River restoration and NV Energy's decision to temporarily cut power when there is high-risk of wildfires.
Q&A: Sen. Scott Hammond on being in the minority and sending public funds to non-public schools
Luz Gray
June 20th, 2019 - 2:00am
Between casting votes and attending committee meetings, GOP state Sen. Scott Hammond offered his perspective as a member of the Republican minority — and the reason for his staunch opposition to extending the payroll tax rate. As the sponsor of the bill in 2015 that created the Education Savings Account, he also discussed his support of the Opportunity Scholarship program — another school choice initiative — and other topics.
Clark County commissioners approve millions in spending to reduce homelessness
Michaela Chesin
June 20th, 2019 - 2:00am
Clark County commissioners approved $6.1 million on Tuesday for programs that would help homeless people transition into permanent housing and heard a presentation about 1,200 new affordable housing units that will debut in several months.
How Sisolak's campaign, State of the State promises fared at end of legislative session
Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels
June 19th, 2019 - 2:00am
For the first time in a decade, Nevada’s minimum wage will increase; state workers will soon have the right to collectively bargain; oversight boards of legal marijuana and health care have been established; funds for teacher raises were secured, and the state is closer than ever to updating its long-criticized 52-year-old funding formula for K-12 education.
NV Energy withdraws, plans to re-file program offering special lower rates for large customers
Riley Snyder
June 19th, 2019 - 2:00am
In a filing last week, NV Energy attorneys withdrew the utility’s pending application for its Optional Pricing Program Rate (OPPR), stopping regulatory approval on an alternative pricing mechanism proposed by the utility last year as a way to keep multiple large businesses from filing or continuing with applications to leave the utility.
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