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4 min ago | Las Vegas Review Journal

Test cheat allegations at Vegas school still unresolved

State Superintendent of Public Schools Dale Erquiaga said five months ago that "student answer sheets were altered by one or more adults," in test cheating at Kelly Elementary School, but the battle still rages over evidence that might support the allegation. Stephen Augspurger, executive director of the union representing Clark County school administrators, recently argued that documents and testimony collected in a 17-month state investigation announced in April yielded no direct evidence of cheating at the Las Vegas school or identified any alleged culprits.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Standardized Testing, Education

1 hr ago | The Las Vegas Sun

Feds assess damage in Moapa Valley for possible flood aid

Federal officials are spending today assessing the flood damage in the Moapa Valley area to determine if it qualifies for financial aid. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration are visiting Overton, Logandale, Moapa, and the Moapa Band of Paiutes reservation with state and Clark County officials and plan to visit Sandy Valley on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Moapa Valley, NV, FEMA, US News, Moapa, NV, Overton, NV

1 hr ago | The Spectrum

Interstate 15 running smoothly

Interstate 15 running smoothly Southbound lanes of highway scheduled to one Sunday. Check out this story on thespectrum.com: http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/mesquite/2014/09/15/interstate-running-smoothly/15697011/ Two-way traffic is running smoothly Monday, middle of photo, in the northbound lanes of I-15 as work continues on the southbound side, bottom.

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Related Topix: Moapa, NV, Overton, NV, Logandale, NV, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Norbert, Mesquite, NV

2 hrs ago | KLAS-TV Las Vegas

CCSD warns schools about supply scam

Investigators said a company, which may be based here in southern Nevada, is sending out these bogus bills for educational materials these schools have never ordered. Over the last month, they have been billing hundreds of schools across the country using fake invoices for student workbooks that were never actually ordered.

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5 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

North Las Vegas woman found dead in apartment

Police in North Las Vegas say they're investigating the death of a 52-year-old woman found dead in her apartment during the weekend as a homicide.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, North Las Vegas, NV

9 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

Will Hurricane Odile bring more flooding to Las Vegas?

Las Vegas will likely see storms this week from Hurricane Odile, but predicting the impact of the hurricane here is a complex task, meteorologists said. Odile, now straddling Baja California near Cabo San Lucas, is expected to push a significant amount of moisture into the Southwest in the next few days.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters, Las Vegas, NV, Moapa, NV

13 hrs ago | KLAS-TV Las Vegas

City seeks public input on proposed soccer stadium

The City of Las Vegas is hosting a series of town hall meetings on a proposal to build a new downtown soccer stadium. The arena project would sit on land in Symphony Park near U.S. 95 and I-15.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV

19 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

How we'll cultivate leaders in education

When we see schools that ensure every child in the building, regardless of race or socioeconomic background, has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, we see great school leadership present. Great school leaders engage parents.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Las Vegas Review Journal

Police union: 'We use' politicians

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department can't add officer positions without a tax increase, partly because of a plunge in property tax revenue, but mostly because its force is compensated so generously. If police pay were more in line with national averages, hundreds more officers would be on the streets patrolling neighborhoods, stomping out the valley's dangerous driving culture and keeping the Strip even safer.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Tax

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Coroner identifies man killed in Thursday shooting on J Street

The Clark County coroner's office has identified the man killed Thursday evening in a shooting in the northeast part of the valley. Las Vegas resident DeAngelo Williams, 28, was killed by gunshot wounds to the torso.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV

The Las Vegas Sun

70 CCSD schools drop in state's latest performance rankings

The stars are falling in the Clark County School District as more schools slipped in the latest Nevada public school rankings than increased, according to the Nevada Department of Education. The Nevada School Performance Framework results, which were released today, rates schools on a scale of one to five stars, with one star being the lowest rating and five the highest.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Grand jury indicts man in connection with July 3 murder

A Clark County grand jury has indicted a man on several charges connected to a murder following an Independence Day party in North Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: North Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Review Journal

Rampart, Lake Mead road construction projects benefit from fuel tax

Maybe you're upset by the traffic, concrete barriers and inconvenience of driving along Rampart Boulevard these days and especially trying to negotiate the intersection at Lake Mead Boulevard. Perhaps you're seething a bit to have seen just that small portion of the Lake Mead thoroughfare being torn up only a month or two after the road had been so beautifully repaved.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Brian Sandoval, Las Vegas, NV

Examiner.com

Slideshow of Public Housing: Al Landsman, under construction in Henderson, NV

This short slideshow, gives a picture view of the work that was being done on the public housing property named Al Landsman. This renovation, of an old, formerly closed property is in the lowest income area of Clark County, Nevada.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NV

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Scientific American

Torrential Rains Cause over $1 million in Damage in Nevada County

Torrential rains that drenched much of the U.S. Southwest and killed two women earlier this week caused more than $1 million worth of damage to roadways in a Nevada county, officials said on Thursday. Nearly 140 homes in Clark County suffered damage following Monday's rains, and preliminary estimates from the county's public works department put the cost of cleaning and repairing area roadways at around $1.1 million, county spokeswoman Stacey Welling said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Weather, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas man indicted in fatal shooting of friend

A 19-year-old man was indicted by a Clark County grand jury Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of his friend last year. Ashton Varner faces charges of murder with the use of a deadly weapon and robbery with the use of a deadly weapon in the August 2013 slaying of 17-year-old Christopher Richard.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Las Vegas, NV, North Las Vegas, NV

The Las Vegas Sun

Tropical storm could bring more rain to Southern Nevada

Trucks, right, line up to drop off their loads on Interstate 15 near Moapa Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Moapa, NV, Weather, Moapa Valley, NV

KSL-TV

Lanes of Vegas-Salt Lake City freeway may reopen

Assessment teams tallied 139 flood-damaged homes and put the projected the cost of local road repairs at $667,000 in northeast Clark County, where road crews worked Thursday to reopen a washed-out stretch of Interstate 15 about 50 miles outside Las Vegas. Officials reported 91 damaged homes in Moapa and on the Moapa Band of Paiutes reservation Thursday after counting 48 damaged homes Wednesday in the downstream Overton and Logandale area.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Natural Disasters, Flood, Las Vegas, NV, Moapa, NV, Overton, NV

KRNV-TV Reno

Jail social visits halted for 9-11 anniversary

Clark County Detention Center is putting social visits to inmates on hold for a day because it's the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Moapa Valley flood damage estimates released by Clark County

The team counted 91 homes in Moapa that had some degree of damage. The 91 includes homes in the town of Moapa and on the Moapa Band of Paiutes reservation.

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Related Topix: Moapa, NV, Moapa Valley, NV, Overton, NV

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