In the Media

Student business team wins $30,000 at competition

RGJ.com
By Jessica Garcia
June 11, 2015

At the culminating competition of six months of research and presentations, the 3Denim student business team from Sierra Nevada College delivered its elevator pitch at the eighth annual Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Competition Awards Dinner on June 1 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The team won first place.

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New medical school should help with doctor shortage

News3LV.com
By Denise Rosch
June 11, 2015

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – One argument often heard in the drive to open a medical school at UNLV is the need for more doctors in Southern Nevada.

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More money for TMCC, UNR students

RGJ.com
By Siobhan McAndrew
June 11, 2015

Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno will be easier to pay for thanks to lawmakers.

The state's first financial aid grant based on need and changes to the Kenny Guinn Millennium Scholarship came out of the 2015 Legislative Session....

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UNLV waives extra fees for active military

ReviewJournal.com
By Keith Rogers
June 11, 2015

Men and women on active duty in the U.S. military who are stationed in Nevada will no longer have to pay extra fees to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Sandoval to sign "Breakfast After the Bell" bill

MyNews4.com
By Associated Press
June 11, 2015

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is all set to sign a bill that will require some schools to serve breakfast after the bell sounds.

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New medical school is money well-spent for Las Vegas

ReviewJournal.com
by Steve Sebelius
June 12, 2015

When Gov. Brian Sandoval put his pen to the jacket covering Senate Bill 514 on Thursday at UNLV, it was the end of a remarkably rapid journey and the start of a brand-new one.

Although the idea of starting a medical school at UNLV has been around for decades, a push in earnest for the project began less than two years ago. Las Vegas Regents James Dean Leavitt and Mark Doubrava sparked that discussion.

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Washoe schools seek new taxes to renovate, build

RGJ.com
By Trevon Milliard
June 10, 2015

Washoe County voters could soon be asked to increase all kinds of local taxes to fund school renovations and construction.

Car registration fees.

Sales tax.

Property taxes.

Hotel room taxes.

A fee charged every time real estate changes hands.

They're all on the table, according to a new law granting school districts the power to seek such tax increases.

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UNLV comes in eighth in international robotics competition

LasVegasSun.com
By Ian Whitaker
June 9, 2015

UNLV made a strong showing at the world’s most advanced robotics competition over the weekend.

Unmanned systems professor Paul Oh and his team of 15 UNLV engineering students secured eighth place in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, held in Pomona, Calif.

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Pre-owned home prices up 8.3 percent in May from 2014

VegasInc.com
By Eli Segall
June 9, 2015

Las Vegas pre-owned home prices dipped in May from the previous month but were higher than the same time a year ago, a new report shows.

The median sales price of single-family homes in Southern Nevada last month was $211,250, down 0.6 percent from April but up 8.3 percent from May 2014, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

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Road projects boost Reno-Sparks' economic development

RGJ.com
By Mark Robison
June 8, 2015

Transportation infrastructure — the very phrase might make you want to fall asleep.

But if roads are well-built and maintained, they strengthen a region's economy and bring short- and long-term jobs. They can also improve your life because less time will be required to get places so you can spend more time doing what you want.

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Construction underway at Switch data center site near Reno

RGJ.com
By Jason Hidalgo
June 9, 2015

The first phase in a $1 billion data center just east of Reno-Sparks is underway.

A permit filed with the Storey County Building Department shows that excavation and grading is ongoing for the Switch SUPERNAP colocation data center at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

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Nevada ranked fourth highest for U.S. gasoline prices by AAA

ReviewJournal.com
By Chase Stevens, Associated Press
June 9, 2015

Nevada’s slightly higher gasoline prices aren’t likely to stall Fourth of July holiday travel plans — even as the state ranks fourth highest among U.S. gasoline prices, AAA said on Tuesday.

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Child sex assault case highlights CCSD use of cameras on buses

ReviewJournal.com
By Wesley Juhl
June 9, 2015

The arrest of a veteran school bus driver in connection with the sexual assault of small children on his route raised questions about the safety of the roughly 90,000 Clark County School District students who ride the bus twice a day.

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Henderson residents can now text 911 in an emergency

LasVegasSun.com
By Brianna Santiago
June 9, 2015

Earlier this year a story went viral about a woman in a hostage situation who sent a secret plea for help in an online pizza order.

The Henderson Police Department might have an even better solution: Earlier this month it launched a service giving residents the ability to text 911 rather than call in emergency situations.

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Nevada Supreme Court chief justice wants statewide review of guardianship

ReviewJournal.com
By Colton Lochhead
May 1, 2015

Nevada’s top judge wants to dig into problems plaguing the guardianship system far beyond the Las Vegas Valley.

The Clark County Commission recommended April 21 that a local blue ribbon panel examine issues that have left some of its most vulnerable constituents destitute. But Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice James Hardesty said the issue is affecting more than just the state’s most populous county.

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