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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...
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Lords of the Ring
Local wrestlers find family on the mat
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Storm closes 2 Sierra highways
Spring snow shuts down Hwy. 88 to Sacramento, I-80 reopened late Sunday
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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.
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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.
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Rape victim testifies in favor of guns on college campuses
A woman sexually assaulted in a campus parking garage by a convicted killer and rapist told state lawmakers Friday that she could have defended herself if she were allowed to carry a concealed weapon at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Vegas-area school president mulling state lawsuit
The school board president in Las Vegas is raising the specter of suing the state over what she calls a failure by Nevada lawmakers to fulfill their constitutional duty to fund education.
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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.
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Dugard case: Prosecutor says plea for leniency is an insult
A prosecutor on Thursday denounced a suggestion by a defense lawyer that he should show leniency to a woman charged in the kidnapping, rape and 18-year imprisonment of Jaycee Dugard in northern California.
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‘Bosma on Business’
Local CPA takes to the radio airwaves Saturday
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They shave to save lives
Sparks firefighters go bald to raise money for children’s cancer research
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Time to get lucky
St. Patty’s Day celebrations not just revelry
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Sharron Angle jumps into Nevada congressional race
Nearly five months after her strong bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Harry Reid ended in defeat, Sharron Angle said Wednesday she'll run for Congress again in an effort to "stop the liberal agenda."
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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.
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