If Nevada ends up designating so-called “Victory Schools” for high-poverty areas of the Silver State, there won’t be a one-size-fits all model for improving them. That’s why all Victory schools need the flexibility to create plans for improvements and using the funding, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga, said Thursday.
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Clark County’s child welfare and court systems are “overtaxed and under stress” with limited resources and policies and procedures that too often result in less-than-best outcomes for children, according to a report published Thursday.
Congress might weigh tightening an investor visa program in the wake of an investigation that found a top Department of Homeland Security official pulled strings to process visas under pressure from powerful political figures including Sen. Harry Reid, according to a House committee chairman.
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a “standardized forms” requirement this week for veterans seeking disability benefits and filing appeals, but the change has drawn criticism from the Disabled American Veterans.
Members of Congress on Wednesday wrestled with a bill that seeks to ban legalized gambling on the Internet and roll it back in the few states — including Nevada — where it has been approved in some form.
Students, professors and activists rallied at UNLV Wednesday afternoon to oppose legislation that would allow concealed weapons on campus. Students at the University of Nevada in Reno held a similar rally at the same time.
Assemblyman Randy Kirner told two hearing rooms filled with public union members on Wednesday that his bill to make several changes to the state’s collective bargaining law to benefit local governments and taxpayers does not constitute “union Armageddon” as has been characterized by some labor officials.
A bill that would allow recovery teams easier access to federal land to search for victims of crimes and accidents advanced in Congress on Wednesday.
A top Department of Homeland Security official improperly intervened to fast-track visas for foreign investors in the $415 million SLS Las Vegas renovation after being pressured by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, according to an inspector general’s report released Tuesday.
President Barack Obama shifted gears Tuesday on nuclear waste in a move that could put even more distance between his administration and the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada.
In what he calls the “fourth quarter” of his presidency, President Barack Obama is adding some new members to his White House team. The President announced the creation of a new role, White House Chief Digital Officer.
CARSON CITY — Major developments emerged on Monday in the debate over taxes to fund Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $7.3 billion two-year budget, with Assembly Republicans introducing an alternative revenue plan in a late evening floor session.
Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative firebrand from Texas, on Monday became the first Republican to announce his campaign for the presidency.
A new report is giving Nevada a high-five for improving online transparency of government spending.
Republicans blindsided Democrats on a Nevada Senate committee Friday when they amended an overtime bill to raise Nevada’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, which would be a 75-cent increase for workers who do not receive employer-paid insurance.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul will declare his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 7, MSNBC reported, citing multiple sources inside the Kentucky lawmaker’s camp.
Nevada officials on late Wednesday said they are considering reopening the juvenile correctional facility in Clark County that was closed by the state last week.
Two members of Congress from Nevada are reserving seats on the tour that will take a group of lawmakers to Yucca Mountain next month, a visit its organizer hopes will spark new interest in the shuttered nuclear waste site.
Las Vegans will not get a chance to weigh in on millions of dollars in public soccer stadium subsidies after all.
Former U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, who was swept from office in a Republican wave last fall, plans to return to public relations rather than try to regain the seat.
U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy of Nevada introduced his first bill on Wednesday, a measure that would restrict federal land purchases until the government gets its budget in balance.
Leaders of a House subcommittee have set an April 9 tour of Yucca Mountain, part of a campaign to draw new attention to the mothballed Nevada nuclear waste site.
Clark County on Tuesday approved an $85,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the father of Roderick “RJ” Arrington, a 7-year-old boy beaten to death in 2012 despite a call for help to a county child abuse hotline.
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