Students caught skipping school face driver’s license suspension starting Jan. 1

Las Vegas Sun
By Cy Ryan
Dec. 26, 2014

CARSON CITY –In Clark County, more than 120,000 students were reported truant during the 2013-14 school year. 

Now a statewide law will aim to reduce those numbers. Teens who continually skip school will face delay or suspension of their driver’s license, under a new law that becomes effective Jan. 1.

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Hate crimes down, but stat can be deceiving

Las Vegas Sun
By Ana Ley
Dec. 28, 2014

The FBI recently released statistics showing hate crimes are down in Southern Nevada and across the country.

Metro, Henderson and North Las Vegas police departments reported 68 incidents in 2013, down 21 percent from the year before. Agencies nationwide reported 5,928 offenses last year, down 10 percent.

At face value, that sounds like good news, but experts warn the numbers can be deceiving.

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NV Energy pulls plug on three of Reid Gardner plant’s four coal-fired generators

Las Vegas Sun
By Kyle Roerink
Dec. 31, 2014

The Reid Gardner Power Plant has closed three of its four coal-generated units, a symbolic victory for Nevada’s environmental advocates and the Moapa Band of Paiutes.

NV Energy, the plant's operator, says it retired the three 100-megawatt generators on Dec. 20.

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