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Efforts underway to put breakaway school district initiative before lawmakers next year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Henderson city councilman who wants a state law change to let communities like his carve out their own school districts has filed paperwork to gather citizen support to put the question before state lawmakers next year.

Dan Stewart field an initiative petition on Jan. 11 through a political action committee he formed. Stewart and other initiative backers argue the size of districts like Clark County make it difficult to manage schools.

If they gather enough signatures to put the initiative before lawmakers, it would allow communities like Henderson to secede from the Clark County School District. It's the fifth-largest in the country, with about 320,000 students. ... Read More

CareNow Urgent Care face high demand due to omicron in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- Even with the number of COVID-19 cases still, high across the valley, the rate at which people are testing at drive-thru testing sites seems to be going down, but that is the opposite for urgent care as they are seeing an influx.

"Our walk-in rate has increased," Dr. Lamont Tyler, the Medical Director at CareNow Urgent Care, said. "We are seeing lines at the beginning of our shift and then throughout the day."


New drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opening in Summerlin

The 24 hour-facility near Jones Blvd and Tropicana Ave and their sites in the North Las Vegas area tend to be the busiest. With most people walking in to get tested instead of going online to check-in, which CareNow encourages... Read More

Nevada initiative would allow new breakaway school districts

LAS VEGAS (AP)- A Henderson city councilman who wants a state law change to let communities like his carve out their own school districts has filed paperwork to gather citizen support to put the question before state lawmakers next year.

Dan Stewart, who declared but later withdrew his candidacy for Henderson mayor last year, leads an initiative petition on Jan. 11 through a political action committee he formed. Stewart and other initiative backers argue the size of districts like Clark County makes it difficult to manage schools.

If they gather enough signatures to put the initiative before lawmakers, it would allow communities like Henderson to secede from the Clark County School District.

It's the fifth-largest in the country, with about 320,000 students... Read More

Las Vegas police search pond for evidence in a homicide case

LAS VEGAS (AP)-- A pond in North Las Vegas has been partially drained as part of a homicide investigation, police said.

Police have not disclosed what detectives and a dive team found at the bottom of Aliante Nature Discovery Park or any details about the homicide case.

All police will say is that evidence was located and the pond was refilled.

Some visitors at the park saw police in scuba gear and what looked like metal detectors during the water drainage and they had concerns about the wildlife at the park.

City officials say water levels were never low enough to harm the fish and wildlife at the pond... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson

This week on “Politics Now,” host John Langeler interviews Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson about the pandemic, economic recovery, broadband access, and conserving water while promoting development. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Nevada Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak

The 8 News Now I-Team's Vanessa Murphy interviews Nevada Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak about the pandemic, staffing shortages at hospitals, recording fundraising in the gubernatorial race, DETR, and republican party officials mailing in a fake electoral certificate in 2020. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: CCSD Board of Trustees President Irene Cepeda

This week's "Politics Now," host John Langeler interviews the new CCSD Board of Trustees President Irene Cepeda about the board's top priority for 2022. We ask what happened when she first voted to fire Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, then voted to un-fire him. ... Read More