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A Responsible Sugar Policy in an Imperfect World Economy

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(Chuck Muth) – As critics of the U.S. sugar program continue to point to the current difference between the market price of domestic sugar and the so-called “world price” of foreign sugar, let’s take a closer look at those arguments to see just how much water they hold… As Mychel Matthews …

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This Cop Has Gone Unexpectedly Viral After Doing The Kindest Thing For An Autistic Teen

(Rachael Krishna, BuzzFeed) – “This is something that tens of thousands of police officers do every day,” were the words of Officer Tim Purdy of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department after coming to rescue an autistic teenager at a local high school. The teen went running out of the campus and may …

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AG Laxalt Celebrates National Military Appreciation Month

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Department of Defense Names Nevada’s First-of-its-Kind Office of Military Legal Assistance a Best Practice Program and a Model for 49 Other States (Office of the Nevada Attorney General) – Carson City, NV – This month, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt celebrates National Military Appreciation Month and reminds Nevada’s military service …

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Conservative Group Calls on Heller to Get Rid of HUD Racial Quotas

(NN&V Staff) – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today urged Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) to support an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), S.3897, to the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriations bill that will prohibit implementation of the HUD regulation “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) …

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Clark County Schools Waiting To Comment On Federal Transgender Requirement

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(Neal Morton, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Clark County District is yet to announce its comment on the newly-released federal guidance about the requirement of schools pertaining the transgender student rights until it received the official notice of said document. The federal directive, that was released Friday in a “Dear Colleague Letter” …

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Nevada Community College CTE Funding Increase Planned

Western Nevada College, one of the community colleges in Nevada, is one of the recipient of a higher funding of CTE programs in the state in 2018-2019. (Courtesy: Nevada Appeal)

(Geoff Dornan, Nevada Appeal) – A proposal from the Board of Regents would significantly increase the funding of Career and Technical Education programs of state community colleges in Nevada for 2018-2019. The proposal includes several million dollars that would be accounted to the community colleges. Approximately $3.7 million would be accounted …

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AG Laxalt Announces Guilty Plea Of Las Vegas Man For Securities Fraud

Defendant pleads guilty and agrees to pay full restitution of $1.2 million to eight victims (Office of the Nevada Attorney General) – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that William Gayler, 71, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud, a category “B” felony. The fraud was …

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Hagar: Prescription Drugs Can Be Gateway To Heroin Use, Reno Police Says

(Ray Hagar, Nevada Newsmakers) – The age for a typical heroin user has become much younger, and in some instances of heroin addiction, the dependence may start when users can no longer get prescription painkillers issued by doctors, said Reno Police Deputy Chief Mac Venzon. “I would think the prescription drugs …

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Turner: NV Wildlife Commission Regulates Hunting

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(Don Turner, Nevada Firearms Coalition) – On March 24, 2016, the Board of Wildlife Commissioners conducted a “regulation workshop” in Yerington, Nevada. In this workshop, they went over an action item regarding limiting the size of caliber and cartridge length for rifles used in big game hunting. This regulation is not …

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Prospects of New School Board may Help ‘Save Our Schools’ Campaign, Chairman says

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(Ray Hagar, Nevada Newsmakers) – Recently, the Washoe County School Board has been beset with controversy. It began in 2014 when the board was forced to pay out a $770,000 settlement to former superintendent Pedro Martinez after the board illegally fired him. It continued with the board’s approval of a contract for …

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