Attorney General’s Office Finds That the Washoe County Board of School Trustees Violated the Open Meeting Law

Carson City, NV – Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced this week that the Washoe County Board of School Trustees and its presiding chair violated the Open Meeting Law. The attorney general’s office investigated a complaint filed by a citizen, who had complained about her public comments being cut short prematurely. The Open Meeting Law requires that all meetings of … [Read more...]

The NCJFCJ and University of Nevada, Reno Speak Out About Sexual Assault and Victim Trauma

First-of-its kind symposium for the region Reno, Nev. – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) are hosting a symposium of community leaders to stand against sexual assault and build a healing community for victims. A Healing Community: The Effects of Sexual Assault and Trauma on the Victim will take place … [Read more...]

Chamber Network Breakfast to Cover ‘College and Workforce Ready Graduates! A Solution for Saving Time and Money’

Drs. Hawk of Nevada State High School to present for Henderson Chamber HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Wildhorse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Road. During the breakfast, Drs. John and Wendi Hawk, founders and operators of Nevada State High School, will present “College … [Read more...]

Retired Chief Justice of Nevada Supreme Court Joins Naylor & Braster Law Firm

Retired Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court A. William Maupin has joined the law firm of Naylor & Braster.

Retired Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court A. William Maupin has joined the law firm of Naylor & Braster. Maupin will focus his legal practice with the firm on litigation, litigation consulting and alternative dispute resolution in Las Vegas and Reno. Maupin is one of the Nevada legal community’s most respected professionals, both as an attorney and Chief Justice … [Read more...]

NPRI: Gov. Sandoval’s Proposed Business License Tax is Complex, Destructive, Unnecessary

NPRI executive vice president Victor Joecks issued the following comments in response to release of details of new business license tax proposal.

CARSON CITY – Responding to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s release of details of his new business-license tax proposal, NPRI executive vice president Victor Joecks issued the following comments: As part of his push for the largest tax increase in Nevada history, Gov. Sandoval is unfortunately trying to subject all Nevada businesses to a destructive new gross receipts tax. His … [Read more...]

Retiring in the Lap of Taxpayer-Funded Luxury

How pensions in Nevada are often better than paychecks Know a public employee in Nevada who is looking for a pay raise? Tell him to retire. According to a new analysis made possible by the court-ordered release of Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System payment records, once-public employees in the Silver State are making golden pensions — so generous that their … [Read more...]

Sean McCray joins The International School of Hospitality

TISOH has named Sean McCray its academic curriculum manager.

LAS VEGAS – The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) has named Sean McCray its academic curriculum manager. In this position, McCray will review, revise and update curriculum content in collaboration with instructors and industry professionals to ensure students learn the skills needed launch or advance their careers in hospitality. “We’re so proud to have Sean on our … [Read more...]

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award from Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Dickson Realty has been awarded the 2014 large company Revitalization Award from the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in honor of its new 7,048 square foot office building in Truckee. The award recognizes new construction and/or renovation projects that help make Truckee more visually … [Read more...]

Sex Education in Clark County Schools: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The sex education model currently used in the district focuses on abstinence, while giving older students information on contraception and safe sex.

Would you like your child or grandchild to be taught about vaginal intercourse, masturbation and homosexuality in kindergarten? How about a junior high student being instructed about orgasms and anal intercourse? If you think this couldn’t happen in Clark County schools, you’re mistaken. These very topics were discussed at closed-door meetings held by the Clark County School … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Education

Industry Focus: Education

  Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business … [Read more...]

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Ignites the Holiday Season with Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences

‘Tis the season to preview some of the Strip’s most lavish suites and iconic experiences at JA of Nevada's Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences.

LAS VEGAS – ‘Tis the season to preview some of the Strip’s most lavish suites and iconic experiences at Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada's  (JA) Fourth Annual Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences on Dec. 6 from 3 – 10 p.m. Guests are invited to the hot spot-hopping extravaganza as some of Las Vegas’ major resort casinos open their doors to ultra-exclusive … [Read more...]

Community Invited To Las Vegas Downtown Achieves Symposium: Learn More About This Model Program, Celebrate The First Year Successes and Engage in Creating The Path to Success for Nevada Students

Community members are invited to get an update on how Las Vegas Downtown Achieves (LVDA) is helping transform the lives of students in downtown schools during a symposium on Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Western High School, 4601 W Bonanza Rd. Click here to register. The event will include presentations by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Clark County School District … [Read more...]

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors; Governor Approves Solar Tax Incentives

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors Park Place Infiniti is sponsoring the fourth annual Blow Out Breast Cancer event, presented by the Smiles for Survivors foundation and Square Colour Salon and Spa. [Read More...] Governor’s Office of Energy Approves Solar Tax Incentives Highlighting its commitment to renewable energy in Nevada, the Governor’s Office of Energy … [Read more...]

Veteran Educator Named Assistant Principal at Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD

Clark County School District’s Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD announced that veteran educator Tracy Viscosi has joined as the school’s assistant principal.

Las Vegas — Clark County School District’s Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD announced that veteran educator Tracy Viscosi has joined the staff as the school’s assistant principal. Formerly assistant principal at Rancho High School, Viscosi helped see the school through the federal school improvement grant. She supervised the English, Career and Technical Education, Medical, … [Read more...]

Capital One and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Teach Clark County Students Financial Lessons of Life at JA Finance Park

LAS VEGAS – Capital One Financial Corporation and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada are giving more than 4,000 Clark County students an income, mortgage,  family and cable bill at its mock city, Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park. Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park will provide financial curriculum and reality-based financial scenarios to 8th through 12th … [Read more...]

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra Partners with Soroptimist International of Reno To Help Second Graders Learn To Read

Reno, Nev. — United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) has partnered with Soroptimist International of Reno to work with 20 second graders at Florence Drake Elementary School with the goal to assist the students with reading skills. Volunteers from Soroptimist International of Reno will read and mentor the children weekly reading seven different age-appropriate books … [Read more...]

Gordon Silver’s Jeffrey Silver Appointed to UNLV Tier 1 Subcommittee

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Silver has been appointed to the UNLV Tier 1 Subcommittee on Community Engagement and Resources.

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that attorney Jeffrey A. Silver has been appointed to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV) Tier 1 Subcommittee on Community Engagement and Resources. The Path to Tier 1 is intended to make UNLV a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University with the goal of bringing UNLV into the top 108 very highly rated research colleges and … [Read more...]

Ensuring That All of Our Kids are Nevada Ready: Preparing the Silver State

As business leaders who are deeply engaged in education reform efforts as schools across the state have not performed at the level of our expectations.

As business leaders who are deeply engaged in education reform efforts through Nevada Succeeds and the Education Alliance of Washoe County, we know that our schools across the state have not performed at the level of our expectations. We spend significant efforts each day to ensure that all schools are receiving the support they need to be successful so their students are ready … [Read more...]