Updates

Campaign to fund scholarships for UNLV medical school raises twice its goal

LasVegasSun.com
By Ian Whitaker
June 17, 2015

The campaign to raise $6 million in scholarships for the first class of students at the proposed UNLV medical school was supposed to last the rest of the year.

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Las Vegas wants that new hockey team smell

ReviewJournal.com
By Ed Graney
June 16, 2015

You often hear first about the smell, a releasing into the air of those organic compounds from different adhesives and sealers.

There is something special about a new car, something magical about those plastic-softening chemicals that evaporate over time.

Bill Foley wants to give Las Vegas the sort of fresh ride it has never called its own, the first major league sports franchise in the form of a National Hockey League team whose eventual existence here is far closer to foregone conclusion than not.

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Sandoval announces electric car chargers between Las Vegas, Reno

LasVegasSun.com
By Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press
June 16, 2015

CARSON CITY — Hoping to attract millennials and eco-conscious tourists to rural parts of Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval is announcing a plan to install electric car charging stations at regular intervals on the lonely stretch of road between Las Vegas and Reno.

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Sandoval endorses online university startup in Nevada

ReviewJournal.com
by Sandra Chereb
June 16, 2015

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a proclamation Tuesday endorsing Western Governors University Nevada, a nonprofit online institution that offers undergraduate and advance college degrees in business, teaching, information technology and health professions.

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Kirk Kerkorian remembered as visionary businessman, philanthropist, loyal friend

LasVegasSun.com
By Sun Staff
June 16, 2015

Friends and business associates of billionaire builder and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian talked today about the man who helped shape Las Vegas. Kerkorian, who built or owned some of the biggest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, died Monday at age 98 of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles.

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How to pay for campus expansion among decisions ahead for UNLV

LasVegasSun.com
By Ian Whitaker
June 15, 2015

UNLV’s efforts to purchase 42 acres just west of the Thomas & Mack Center have been ongoing since March, but officials will have to decide soon exactly what they want to do with the land.

The deadline to draw up a plan for the property is December, when higher education officials are scheduled to decide whether to move forward with the purchase.

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CCSD career fair among several opportunities for valley job seekers this week

VegasInc.com
By Adelaide Chen
June 15, 2015

The largest employer in Clark County held a career fair Monday as part of several hiring events open to the public. The 200 jobs posted by the Clark County School District on Monday included teachers, substitutes, paraprofessionals, transportation and school police.

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Presidential hopefuls get head start with Nev. voters

RGJ.com
By Chanelle Bessette
June 15, 2015

With the next presidential election only a year and a half away, candidates are already gearing up to win voters in Nevada.

As a swing state, Nevada has been an important place to garner votes for both Republicans and Democrats. As such, the state has a long history of frequent visits from presidential hopefuls...

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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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