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.
City of Sparks lays off 6 workers
The city eliminated six positions in the public works, community development and information technology departments on Wednesday in response to a $4.6 million budget deficit faced for the 2011-12 fiscal year.