Ex-lawmaker Brooks could soon be free man

Having spent nearly a year-and-a-half behind bars, former Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks could be released from custody Thursday, his lawyer said. Brooks pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, admitting that he had been addicted to marijuana while carrying a .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson revolver.

Snyder’s audible: Deal with UNLV stadium in 2017

Don Snyder, UNLV acting president and stadium board chairman, called an audible during a campus stadium meeting Thursday by saying he wants to delay the $523 million stadium project by two years and have the state Legislature address the stadium issue in 2017 — not during next year’s session in Carson City.

Nevada panel’s land control move killed

A push by some Nevada public officials to seek control of a portion of the state’s federally controlled lands suffered a blow Thursday when the concept was taken off the table for discussion at a meeting of state lawmakers, a move that drew legislators’ objections.

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CCSD tightens protocols for student testing

Security will tighten over student test materials in Clark County public schools, due to a policy change approved by the School Board on Thursday following a state investigation that found one of its Las Vegas schools cheated on state tests.

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Analyst seeks to avoid icy season

It was during my favorite episode of “The Simpsons” marathon — Homer had just devoured the hot peppers grown in a Guatemalan insane asylum at the Springfield Chili Cook-Off — when the notification popped up on my phone.

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