FAA tries to quell sleeping controller controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Publicly fuming, the FAA chief collected Thursday the resignation of the head of the U.S. air traffic system, doubled controller staffing at more than two dozen airports and ordered a sweeping review of the entire system that ensures planes fly safely, as the government sought to reassure the public that air travel is safe despite at least four instances of controllers sleeping on the job. But present and former controllers t...
National Tattoo Association members gather in Sparks to share talents, raise awareness of the art form
Nevada lawmakers shake up budget process
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Legislative leaders Monday announced they will take the most contentious budgets to the Senate and Assembly floors in a decision they say will move the process from behind closed doors into the public arena. Lawmakers not on the Assembly Ways and Means or Senate Finance committees will also receive full reports on smaller budgets that will still be approved at the committee or subcommittee level. Senate Majority Leader...
Student fees might increase but students approve
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Students and legislators Monday appeared to agree on two higher education proposals that would mean higher fees and tuition while allowing individual institutions to keep the money generated on their campuses. Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas, and Dan Klaich, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, told the Senate Education Committee that two bills under review — SB 449 and SB 451— would...
Committee deadline looms in week 10 of Legislature
CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada lawmakers kick into high gear as they approach a key deadline and take up weighty issues such as collective bargaining, education reform and taxes as the 10th week of the 2011 session begins Monday. Friday is the deadline for any non-budget related bills to pass out of committee from the house of origin. If they don’t pass, they die. Teachers, students and education advocates will also make their presence in the halls...
County budget hearings continue today
RENO — Washoe County commissioners will begin the second of three budget hearings at 9 a.m. today in the legislative chambers located at 1001 E. Ninth St. in Reno. The Board of County Commissioners will hear presentations from several county departments about their share of $5 million in cuts needed to cover a minimum $33.5 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year, beginning July 1. Departments that provide core county services have bee...