Beacon Academy of Nevada, the charter school dedicated to serving at-risk high school students, will plead its case for continued certification before the State Public Charter School Authority Board at 9 a.m. Friday at the Grant Sawyer Building.
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Some people are waking up today with indigestion courtesy of Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. And that’s a good thing
International counterfeit merchandise expert Bob Barchiesi has an eye-opener for you. The traffic in phony goods is about much more than the sale of knockoff handbags and imitation Viagra.
A couple of protests took place this past week in Southern Nevada. One made big news.
Las Vegas socialite and hotel director Elaine Wynn’s impeccably crafted image took a knock this past week after an article in The New York Times tied her to an Oregon law that provides a tax shelter for wealthy art owners.
If anyone can feel Cliven Bundy’s pain, it’s a man like Demar Dahl. But while some members of the public are on Bundy’s side, that doesn’t mean Bundy is on stable legal footing, Dahl says.
Tom Collins managed to do something many Southern Nevadans thought impossible: Embarrass the office of the Clark County Commission.
It’s clear Robert Merner is a guy capable of handling himself in most situations. But it’s hard to imagine what he experienced a year ago in Boston will ever leave him.
Two noon-hour diners at the crowded El Sombrero Cafe had just finished their heaping plates of Mexican food when they rose from the table, turned to the busy waitress, and wrapped her in warm hugs.
With a potential multibillion-dollar verdict hanging in the balance, the civil trial pitting two cancer victims against diabetes drug maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals continues this week in District Judge Kerry Earley’s courtroom.
Take the Valley of Fire exit off Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas, and you can’t miss the sign welcoming visitors to the Moapa Tribal Travel Center. It reads, “Tax Free.”
The names change, the languages vary, and the players keep evolving. But when it comes to organized crime activity, the game on the street remains remarkably consistent. It’s a lesson former Metro Det. Jason Hahn many years ago.
I pulled the Subaru past the orange temporary fencing next to a trash-strewn Interstate 15 overpass Saturday morning and into a government-issued “First Amendment Area.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likes to remind people about his boxing background, and lately the Searchlight Slugger has been busy bloodying the noses of GOP mega-donors David and Charles Koch.
While many octogenarians would have been content with a cake and candles, or perhaps a nap, the Rev. Joseph Annese recently enjoyed a different sort of birthday present: The Catholic priest took a wild ride on the FlightLinez zipline express.
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which covers approximately five square miles of federal land with 350,000 mirrors near the state line, opened Feb. 13 and is the largest solar power plant of its type on the planet.
Drive through Nevada for even a few hours and you’ll probably see one: a handsome county courthouse. They’re fine symbols of justice, those courthouses. But they’re only as good as the judicial infrastructure contained inside.
The letter from sexual assault victim Amanda Collins detailing the night she was raped is hard to put down — and even harder to read without wincing. That it’s intended as a political fundraising tool places it in a downright eerie light.
Marcel Barel has been at home in the mountains for so long that it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time he wasn’t skiing and hiking at high altitude.
Las Vegas may only be a finalist for the 2016 Republican National Convention, but thanks to high-rolling megadonor Sheldon Adelson it will always be a favorite stop for GOP presidential hopefuls
Consider the plight of the West’s wild horses long enough, and at some point you’ll probably find yourself asking the question: Should the animals be protected, left to roam without rules, or removed from the range?
After you’ve been harangued by Harry Reid’s Democrats and stalked for months by a guy in a chicken suit, something as simple as a head-to-head statewide race perhaps isn’t too intimidating for Sue Lowden.
Nice guy Gov. Brian Sandoval appeared to be trying to take me to task. He couldn’t quite pull it off.
People once commonly called Las Vegas “the city without clocks” in a nod to the 24-hour nature of the place, but when Norm Ziola and Bert Stehle visited here this past week, time was very much on their minds.
Casino man Steve Wynn nearly brought down the house Monday at St. Viator Catholic Church during the funeral for his friend and mentor, Jackie Gaughan.