Lawsuit claims former Nevada juvenile inmate was hogtied

A former Nevada Youth Training Center inmate claims he was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment at the Elko facility. Jaylyn Garcia-Davis, now 20 and residing in a state prison, claims he was placed in a small room without a toilet or running water and was hogtied for hours. He also claims two male staff members broke his hand while restraining him.

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EDITORIAL: Reid’s run unmatched in Nevada history

To say Harry Reid belongs on Nevada’s hypothetical Mount Rushmore suggests that three other people have wielded influence comparable to the longtime U.S. senator. In reality, no other figure in Nevada’s 150-year history has built as much power for himself — and as much leverage for the state — as the Searchlight native, who announced Friday morning that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term.

Common Core merits discussion, minus the scorn

The Common Core State Standards, now generally known as Common Core or the Nevada Academic Content Standards, have generated about as much controversy as any educational initiative ever has. Stirred by a relentless stream of anecdotal horror stories, many teachers, parents and administrators have sought the repeal of Common Core. They have understandable concerns about how the standards were established, about implementation and about testing.

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