An arbitration verdict announced Wednesday orders the Clark County School District to continue paying raises to teachers for seniority and continuing education credits.
But the decision comes at a cost, administrators say. To pay for the raises, Superintendent Dwight Jones said the district will be forced to fire an undetermined number of teachers.
The decision ended a nine-month battle between the teachers union and the district, which sought the pay freeze to resolve a budget shortfall and avoid the layoffs.
Clark County Education Association President Ruben Murillo maintains that all teachers are safe and insists the layoffs are a bluff by Jones to force a pay freeze.
A SAVAGE SPREE
A 22-year-old accused of assaulting and murdering a little girl and her mother said he took too many drugs and drank too much alcohol to remember what happened, according to a police report.
Bryan Clay didn’t confess to the April 15 crime spree but also did not deny being involved, the report said.
Clay is also accused of raping a woman roughly an hour before breaking into a home and using a claw hammer to kill Karla Martinez, 10, and her mother, Ignacia "Yadira" Martinez.
The report said the suspect did not know any of his victims.
FIRST LADY’S VISIT
While her husband made a surprise stop in the Afghanistan capital Kabul to lay out his plans for ending the war in that country, first lady Michelle Obama rallied supporters in Las Vegas on the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.
The Obama campaign sent the popular first lady to Nevada because of its status as a must-win state where the Democrat is looking for a repeat victory.
MORE INQUEST TROUBLES
On the eve of the first coroner’s inquest in more than 18 months, the Nevada Supreme Court granted an emergency motion by Highway Patrol troopers to put off Thursday’s hearing into the death of Eduardo Lopez-Hernandez.
The high court’s decision indefinitely delays upcoming inquests.
Ron Paul’s presidential campaign said it would try to elect as many delegates as possible at Saturday’s Nevada Republican Party Convention in Sparks, dismissing a national GOP threat not to seat the state’s delegation at the national convention if it included too many Paul supporters.
As of Saturday night, the campaign had achieved at least one of its goals: It ousted two Mitt Romney backers from the Republican National Committee.
A group of dog lovers hopes to pressure Henderson officials into sparing the life of Onion, the dog who bit and killed a 1-year-old boy April 27.
They have collected donations and found a dog sanctuary where the 6-year-old mastiff-Rhodesian ridgeback mix can spend the rest of his life.
They just need city officials to stop the soon-to-be-scheduled euthanization.
Onion bit and killed Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan when the baby crawled over and grabbed onto the 120-pound dog to help himself stand up.
Henderson animal control officers declared Onion a vicious dog, which requires euthanization following the state-mandated quarantine.
Jeremiah’s grandmother, who was Onion’s closest companion, said she appreciates the efforts to save the dog she called Bunny, and she accepts that his life must end.NUMBERS
The designation for a proposed interstate connecting Las Vegas and Phoenix, the two closest major U.S. cities with no interstate connecting them.
The percentage of incoming kindergartners in Clark County who are either overweight or underweight, according to a UNLV study.
Years ago last Tuesday May 1, 1967 that Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas baseball phenom Bryce Harper’s performance at the plate in his first major league game. The 19-year-old doubled and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
"He never growls, never snaps at him. I never thought that dog would do anything to my baby."
Christopher Shahan, after his 1-year-old son, Jeremiah, was mauled to death by Onion, the family’s mastiff-Rhodesian mix.
"He figured out a way to get in. He did it unbeknownst to that family. And he victimized that family like nothing anybody’s ever seen."
Ray Steiber, Las Vegas homicide lieutenant, announcing the arrest of 22-year-old Bryan Clay in connection with a brutal assault on a Las Vegas family that left a 10-year-old girl and her mother dead.
"I look back and think, ‘You burned down your own community and put yourselves in harm’s way for something that happened in California.’"
Anthony Manor, reflecting on the Rodney King riots in West Las Vegas 20 years ago. At the time, Manor was 12 and living in a public housing complex behind a shopping center set ablaze by rioters.
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