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NEVADA POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE RESEARCHER KAREN GRAY wants all backup material prior to Clark County School Board meetings, but because it’s a big request, she understands why School Board President Terri Janison is upset about it. Janison, speaking of herself in the third person, took umbrage with Gray:
“For clarification, Mrs. Janison doesn’t get upset. Mrs. Janison is the one who asked staff to give you what you needed by e-mail. So I’m upset now.”

During a town hall meeting at UNLV to discuss 6.9 percent budget cuts to higher education, the microphone President Neal Smatresk usually wears clipped to his clothing kept cutting out.
As he stepped up to a better microphone at the podium, Gerry Bomotti, UNLV’s senior vice president for finance and business, said something to him. Smatresk repeated it into the mic: “Gerry just said 6.9 percent of my speech has been cut.”

MAYOR OSCAR GOODMAN SAID LAS VEGAS NEEDS TO KEEP THE NATIONAL FINALS RODEO in town, but he couldn’t help but compliment the out-of-town venue said to be courting the event: the Dallas Cowboys’ new football stadium. The sports-arena hungry mayor said he loved it.
“I’d like to trade the Fremont Street Experience for the Dallas stadium,” Goodman said.
Maybe we can get them to take the monorail, too.

After decades of disputes, the Native Community Action Council has found some common ground with the U.S. Department of Energy. Members of the American Indian group said they won’t oppose DOE’s move Wednesday to withdraw its license application for a nuclear waste repository on historic tribal lands.
As council spokesman Ian Zabarte put it, “This is the first time that we’ve ever agreed with what the Department of Energy has done over the past 25 years, 30 years at Yucca Mountain.”

During an awards ceremony, Henderson police Chief Jutta Chambers praised her officers and what they accomplished in 2009.
Not only did they answer 500,000 phone calls and 150,000 calls for service, but between the city’s jail and animal shelter, department staff also served 275,000 meals.
“They served different food, of course,” Chambers said.

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