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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There may be fewer students per kindergarten teacher because of a state mandate, but Clark County School District is struggling to find room for the 167 additional kindergarten classes this creates. To make room, the district will ask the state for $3.92 million to buy 60 portable classrooms, according to a unanimous School Board vote on Thursday. State lawmakers did set aside money for portable classrooms in legislation requiring that schools reduce kindergarten classes to 21 students each.
Teachers in math, English, science and special education have been so hard to find that the Clark County School Board approved rehiring retired teachers Thursday to help fill these 269 vacancies.
A judge in Alaska is expected to decide whether a Las Vegas man can be released from federal custody while he awaits charges in connection with smuggling more than 20 pounds of cocaine through McCarran International Airport.
Cirque du Soleil says Russian Swing acrobat released from hospital Thursday and doing ‘well.’
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit.
The Army Corps of Engineers will start construction of a flood control berm to protect a Mount Charleston community in early October, corps officials said Thursday.
Despite a projected $1.4 million budget shortfall for fiscal year 2015, the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority board voted 8-5 Thursday to give a raise and a bonus to Executive Director John Hill.
Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn’t the wooliest of all.
President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine.
The National Park Service is reopening a popular road closed by flooding and some hiking trails closed by summer heat at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
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.
An Oklahoma death row inmate who died following a problematic execution succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.
A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect is close to opening its first commercial winery, a signal of another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.
Joey Chestnut, the world-record holder at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Contest in New York, has extended his stranglehold on the eating championship at Nevada’s Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off in Sparks as well.
Lawrence Semenza II, the U.S. attorney for Nevada from 1975 to 1977, pleaded guilty today to failing to file federal individual and corporate income tax returns.
The Clark County public defender’s office filed a motion Thursday to toss a 2012 murder conviction on grounds that prosecutors didn’t reveal they paid rent for key witnesses.
A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show “Sons of Guns” distanced itself from the program’s star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child.
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.
An instructor’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., has raised questions about allowing young children access to automatic weapons at firing ranges.
The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing an automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
A man who was found on Sunday afternoon at Lake Mohave was identified by the Clark County coroner’s office on Thursday.
An early morning accident on Northbound Interstate 15, near Washington caused traffic problems, but the highway has reopened.
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