State ethics backlog in publishing opinions having real consequences for one former public official

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By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: A two-year backlog in publishing opinions rendered by the Nevada State Ethics Commission is having tangible and detrimental consequences for at least one former state public officer. Former Lyon County Manger Dennis Stark, who appeared before the commission on an ethics matter in November 2010 and January 2011, is […]

Governor announces plan to convene Gaming Policy Committee

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Speaking at the Gaming Law Conference in Las Vegas sponsored by the Nevada Bar Association, Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced that he will convene the Gaming Policy Committee to discuss issues related to technology and the modernization of the gaming industry. Although subcommittees called “review panels” have been […]

University of Nevada, Reno to host Art of Living course

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE This upcoming Veteran’s Day weekend, University of Nevada Reno will be hosting the Art of Living Course, which is a 24 hour workshop focused on breathing, meditation and yoga. The course starts on Thursday, Nov. 10 and ends on Monday, Nov. 14. The purpose of this course is to offer wisdom, breathing […]

BLM Christmas tree permits available November 14

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BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, will begin offering Christmas tree cutting permits November 14 for a non-refundable fee of $5.00 each.  The permits allow cutting a pinyon pine or juniper tree on designated BLM lands primarily in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, […]

Nevada professor publishes study on public education finance systems

Deborah Verstegen, University of Nevada, Reno professor of education finance, policy and leadership in the College of Education, recently published her research on public education finance in the Education Policy Analysis Archives. Photo by Theresa Danna-Douglas.

UNR NEWS RELEASE Although education is the largest share of state and local government budgets, very little comprehensive information has been available on all 50 states related to state financing policies and programs for public elementary and secondary education. A new study provides comprehensive information on public K-12 education finance systems in each state, presented […]

Carson City issues proclamation for Hindu festival of Diwali

In the picture taken after the Diwali proclamation at the Carson City Board of Supervisors  Nov. 3, are supervisors Shelly Aldean, Karen Abowd, Mayor Robert Crowell, Hindu leader Rajan Zed, Molly Walt and John McKenna.

RAJAN ZED NEWS RELEASE Carson City issued a proclamation today “recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.” Carson City Mayor Robert L. Crowell read the proclamation in the meeting of Carson City Board of Supervisors and then presented it to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed. Reading out of the proclamation, Crowell said: […]

TMCC’s Performing Arts Department releases 2011 performance schedule

TMCC NEWS RELEASE Truckee Meadows Community College’s Performing Arts department is a fundamental part of the college’s curriculum that inspires creativity in each student. Four or five performances are produced each year to provide opportunities for all students interested in developing their communication, performance and theatrical skills. The following 2011 productions will be held in […]

Nevada among states chosen to redesign teacher evaluation systems

NGA NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC—The National Governors Association today announced four states and territories–Colorado, Guam, Nevada and North Carolina–have been selected to participate in the State Strategies to Evaluate Teacher Effectiveness Policy Academy. Teacher effectiveness has long been a priority for governors. They have worked with other state leaders to redesign evaluation systems so they […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month a time to take action

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RENO CYBERKNIFE NEWS RELEASE As a disease that annually takes the lives of more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined, lung cancer will kill more than 156,000 people in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, about a quarter of a million people will face a lung […]

Dr. Lynn Gillette becomes the 10th president in Sierra Nevada College history

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Gillette assumes a new role and plans to lead the 42 year old private 4-year liberal arts college to a great future (INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.) – Sierra Nevada College is pleased to introduce Dr. Lynn Gillette as the new president of Sierra Nevada College. Gillette assumed his position November 1, 2011 and […]

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