MICHAEL JACKSON INVESTIGATION
LV judge considers unsealing documents from police search
A judge again is considering whether to unseal court documents from a police search in Las Vegas after pop singer Michael Jackson’s death.
A clerk said Clark County District Court Judge Valerie Adair might hear by telephone Wednesday from Los Angeles police before making her decision.
Attorneys for The Associated Press and other media want affidavits relating to an Aug. 11 search of a Las Vegas pharmacy made public. Police oppose their release.
Authorities have said Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson’s personal physician, bought the sedative propofol at the pharmacy.
The Los Angeles County coroner ruled propofol was a primary cause of Jackson’s death June 25.
SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT
Two more deaths linked to H1N1 flu complications
Two more H1N1-related deaths occurred last week, the Southern Nevada Health District said Wednesday.
A 33-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions and a 66-year-old man with no underlying medical conditions died, according to the health district’s Web site.
Twenty-six Clark County residents have died from H1N1-related complications. In early June, the district reported a death in Clark County involving an out-of-state resident.
Gibbons says special session could target test score law
Gov. Jim Gibbons says repealing a law that prevents Nevada from competing for millions of dollars in federal money for public schools may be proposed if he calls a special session of the Legislature.
Nevada does not qualify for funds in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top program because a law prevents student test scores from being used to evaluate teachers.
Nevada is one of four states with such a law. The other three have or are repealing them.
Gibbons said he will decide whether a special session is needed after he reviews tax revenues in the near future.