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Study: Limited English speakers growing Las Vegas population

The Las Vegas metropolitan area ranked 17th highest in the nation for the number of working-age adults with limited English skills, according to a new study released late Tuesday by the Brookings Institution.

Man arrested after north valley barricade

North Las Vegas police and the U.S. Marshals Service worked together to arrest a man suspected of robbery after a prolonged barricade Tuesday afternoon that also locked down two schools.

Missionary costumes part of drug deal gone awry, defense lawyer says

The phony Mormon missionary costumes worn by Robert Estall and Abraham Austin wouldn’t arouse suspicion in neighbors about a drug deal that was about to go down, a defense attorney told Clark County jurors Tuesday.

Charges dropped against teen in fatal North Las Vegas shooting

A murder charge against a 16-year-old boy accused in a shooting death in a drug deal gone wrong was dropped Tuesday, according to the North Las Vegas Justice Court.

Nevada treasurer plants college seed money in kindergarten

Every kindergartner in Nevada public schools now has a college savings account with a $50 balance. The Nevada state treasurer’s office opened these 35,000 accounts and made the $1.8 million in deposits using no taxpayer money, repeating what it did last year for that kindergarten class of about the same size.

Washoe trustees, Martinez to part ways

The Washoe County School Board voted Tuesday to buy out the contract of School Superintendent Pedro Martinez — for about $800,000 — to end months of legal and political wrangling sparked by his initial firing in July.

Nevada won’t limit medical pot production … yet

Supporters of Nevada’s new medical marijuana industry said they scored a victory Tuesday when the state decided not to cap pot cultivation at this time.

Nevada inmate, 21, dies while hospitalized

A 21-year-old Nevada inmate died Monday of what Nevada Department of Corrections officials called a chronic medical condition.

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