Month: April 2015

Bill Aimed at Improving Underperforming Schools in Nevada Passes through Assembly

By David Thompson, @DJakaDT CARSON CITY, Nev. – There are 78 public schools in Nevada on the Department of Education’s “watch list” for poor performance. Nevada law states that failing charter schools are in the state’s hands, whereas failing public schools are under the federal government’s control – that is,

Campus Carry Bill Passes through Nevada Assembly 

By Walanya Vongsvirates, @Walanyav and Conner Board, @ConnerBoard CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Assembly passed Assembly Bill 148, also known as Campus Carry, on Monday but not without major revisions, including the removal of day care facilities and airports from the bill language. The bill passed with a 25-15

“Brady’s Bill” to Help Prevent Fatalities from Underage Drinking

By Conner Board, @ConnerBoard CARSON CITY, Nev. – Underage drinking among high school and college students is a real problem in Nevada. Senate Bill 464 is proposing to help underage people who are in potentially dangerous situations. The bill, heard before the Assembly and Senate Judiciary on Monday, would exempt a