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February 18, 2019

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Bill would require police presence at middle schools
Feb. 14, 2019
A bill introduced in the state Assembly would require a police presence at public middle schools, junior high schools and high schools. The proposed legislation was introduced today and ...
From left to right: Former and current students of New Horizons Academy Center for Learning are shown on campus with Principal Barbara Bidell, far right, Jan. 31, 2019. They are, from left, James Swanson, 20, Jesse Kern, 17, Kiki Bull, 18, Kyree Carter, 17, Kanye Carter, 15, and Brendan Bidell, 16.
Event improves access to school for students with learning differences
Feb. 3, 2019
New Horizons transformed their view of what education could look like. The private, nonprofit school helps accommodate students' unique needs with education plans designed to overcome their individual struggles. However, the cost of attending ...
Gov. Steve Sisolak delivers his first State of the State Address on Jan. 16, 2019, at the Legislature in Carson City. On Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, the Legislature gets down to the business of governing when it begins its 80th session.
Lawmakers have their plates full as they head into their 2019 session
Feb. 3, 2019
With Democrats in control of the governor’s office for the first time in 20 years, and with majorities in both the Assembly and the Senate, the state certainly won’t be afflicted with the the partisan dysfunction that has fractured Washington. But that doesn’t mean …
Police: Teen arrested with pistol, silencer near Las Vegas school
Jan. 30, 2019
A teenager who was found with a loaded Mac-10 pistol equipped with a silencer in his backpack was arrested this afternoon by school police officers near ...
Canavero resigns as Nevada superintendent of public instruction
Jan. 25, 2019
Gov. Steve Sisolak today accepted the resignation of Steve Canavero as superintendent of public instruction, the governor’s office announced. Canavero’s resignation is effective Feb. 6. The governor’s office did not ...
This 2016 photo shows a Las Vegas home for sale.
Another bubble? Experts assess housing market and more
Jan. 24, 2019
Business people from across the Las Vegas valley gathered at UNLV today to see a snapshot of the Southern Nevada economy and hear experts offer outlooks on the region’s future. The Las Vegas ...
Police: Teacher arrested on lewdness counts involving teen student
Jan. 17, 2019
What began as online conversations between a Basic High School teacher and a teen student escalated into meetups and kissing ...
This file photo shows a view of the UNLV campus.
Nevada students impacted by shutdown might get tuition deferment
Jan. 14, 2019
For students and families struggling to make college tuition payments due to the partial government shutdown, relief may soon be on the way from the Nevada Board of Regents. At the suggestion of ...
Lieutenant governor, Jones Blackhurst team up on mentoring for women
Jan. 8, 2019
A day after being sworn in as Nevada’s lieutenant governor, Kate Marshall joined Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst to announce the formation of ...
UNR joins UNLV as top-tier research school
Dec. 21, 2018
UNLV’s distinction of being the only Nevada school to have been named a top-tier research university turns out to have been short-lived. Officials announced today that UNR was added to ...
Pinecrest Academy Horizon Principal Wendy Shirey, left, reacts upon learning she won Nevada's Milken Educator Award. Pinecrest Academy Executive Director Carrie Buck is at right.
Henderson principal surprised with Milken Educator Award
Dec. 20, 2018
On a crisp, Wednesday afternoon at Pinecrest Academy Horizon, students sat cross-legged on the gymnasium floor waiting for an assembly to start that would highlight their achievement as the state’s top charter school by the ...
This file photo shows a view of the UNLV campus.
UNLV joins nation’s 120 most elite colleges as Carnegie R1 institution
Dec. 19, 2018
As new graduates were receiving their diplomas Tuesday during UNLV’s winter commencement, the university got another major reason to celebrate. It came with ...
Glahnnia Rates is congratulated by Shawn Gerstenberger, dean of the School of the Community Health Sciences, during UNLV's Winter Commencement at the Thomas & Mack Center Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Graduates ranged in age from 20 to 72 years old with 63 percent of graduates coming from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
UNLV grad overcomes acute adversity, highlights winter commencement
Dec. 19, 2018
On Tuesday evening, a sea of red graduation gowns flooded the Thomas & Mack Center for UNLV’s the 55th Winter Commencement ...
Questbridge Scholarship winner Pablo Alarcon, poses for a photo at Clark High School, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
Colombian immigrant at Clark High is living his American dream
Dec. 9, 2018
Pablo Alarcon is at the top of his class in Clark High School’s challenging Academy of Math, Science, the Arts, and Technology magnet program. He’s proud to claim that he’s never received a grade lower than an A in mostly honors classes, even in those earlier years when …
CCSD police officer accused of campus theft
Dec. 6, 2018
A theft at a Las Vegas Valley magnet school prompted the Clark County School District Police Department to ...

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