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January 22, 2017

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Union leader on future of schools under DeVos: 'Thank God I live in Nevada'
For teachers union boss Ruben Murillo, it’s been a week of cautious optimism and profound dismay. The dismay came as Murillo watched ...
Hope and a prayer for our new president
It is our ability to cede the power of the presidency from one person to another every four or eight years — without guns or bloodshed, and with proper respect for our Constitution — that distinguishes the United States from almost every other country on Earth. ...
CIS gives students support they need to succeed
Students born into poverty are almost seven times more likely to drop out of school than their peers. Look at any playground and mentally pick out 1 in 7. While most students start for their goals at the 20-yard line, you’ve randomly picked those who will start at the 50-yard line. In Clark County, the number is more than 180,000 — almost 56 percent of the student population. Added to that, almost 60 students a day drop out of school. ...
Zinke must uphold Gold Butte’s new protected status
For proof, Zinke should start by talking to William Anderson, former chairman of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians. After the announcement that Obama had signed his order, a grateful Anderson gave an impassioned speech outlining why the area was an environmental and cultural treasure that deserved protection. He described the land’s importance to the tribe, which has been living on it for centuries, and the pain that tribe members felt in recent years after seeing ancient petroglyphs in the area desecrated by vandals and the ecology damaged by campers and riders of off-road vehicles. ...
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Students find help, inspiration through program in Clark County
Students who receive services come to CIS on their own or through referrals from staff or their peers. The program operates in 44 schools in the Clark County School District and another 15 elsewhere in Nevada, providing aid to students facing an array of challenges — some are homeless, some struggle with poverty, some have dysfunctional home environments, some are pregnant or are teenage parents, some have multiple siblings in a single-parent home and need someone to make sure they come to school. ...