Marc Johnson voted new UNR president
LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Reno has a new leader. The state Board of Regents voted 9-0 Friday to name Marc Johnson the school’s new president. Johnson has been serving as interim president since last spring following the death of Milton Glick. A search committee on Wednesday recommended he take the job permanently. Johnson has been at UNR since 2008, when he was hired as provost. Before that he served as agricultural sciences dean a...
Reid, Heller, in standoff over judicial nominee
CARSON CITY — Nevada’s two U.S. senators are in a standoff over the nomination of a state judge to the federal bench, with neither side showing signs of flinching. Sen. Dean Heller met with Clark County District Judge Elissa Cadish and issued a statement Friday reiterating his concern over her answer on a 2008 questionnaire from Citizens for Responsible Government that she returned while running for state judge. Asked about the Second Amendmen...
Washoe, Reno continue fire talks
RENO — Washoe County, acting as the Board of Fire Commissioners for Truckee Meadows and Siera Fire Protection Districts, and the City of Reno could not agree on any temporary solution Thursday for mutual or automatic aid while the county stuggles to stand up its own fire agencies by July 1. But, the elected offiials — meeting for the second and last time — agreed to at least continue helping each other in the event of a catastrophic event. “Go...