Students protest education cuts at Nevada Legislature
CARSON CITY — Nevada students dressed in college T-shirts and school mascot costumes swarmed Nevada’s capital city Monday, braving snow and freezing temperatures to demonstrate against deep cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and urge state lawmakers to find funding for higher education. The throngs of students — including at least 1,500 who came by bus from Las Vegas, Elko and Reno — made up one of the largest rallies in Carson Ci...
Angle casts herself as favorite in House race
RENO — Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle says she has the best chance to win a race for an open U.S. House seat in Nevada because of her anti-tax voting record and ability to attract votes in the conservative district. The Reno Republican continually pointed to a sign with the number 19,677 next to her during a news conference here Monday. She said that represented her margin of victory over Senate Majority Harry Reid in House District 2 during...
Detroit schools struggle to solve huge budget woes
DETROIT) — Robert Bobb has spent the past two years closing dozens of schools and firing principals in an effort to fix the failing Detroit Public Schools. Yet, he still hasn’t solved the problem for which he was hired — erasing a legacy budget deficit that now stands at $327 million. Now, in his final months as the state-appointed emergency financial manager, Bobb is proposing several headline-grabbing ideas — including a radical plan to shut...
New development coming back?
The Sparks Planning Commission met Thursday night with an agenda larger than any in recent months, a sign, perhaps, that area developers are seeing some stabilization of economic conditions.
RTC selects operating firm
The board of directors for the Regional Transportation Commission on Friday authorized the executive director to negotiate a final contract with MV Transportation Inc. for the operations and maintenance of RTC RIDE fixed-route services.
Town hall addresses education funding
Emotions ran high Wednesday evening at Reed High School as parents, educators, students and legislators came together for a town hall meeting to discuss the state of education in Nevada.