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Some employee associations not on board with possible teachers’ strike

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The threat of a teachers’ strike has plagued the minds of district leaders, teachers, and students for a while, but now, employee associations are worried about it as well. Representatives from various unions disagree with the action scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The potential strike looms because the Clark County Education Association and the district’s negotiations came to a screeching halt last week. The CCEA rejected the same offer the district presented to other employee groups who seem more receptive of the proposal.

“It does look fair,” said Stephen Augspurger, the executive director of School Administrators Association. “We’re happy to see that it’s across the board.”

However, Augspurger remains optimistic as the administrator’s union bargains with the district. The union, along with other employee groups, must consider the following proposal from CCSD:... Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

Inslee said that he was confident that Democrats would select a nominee who would champion climate change issues but that it had become clear that he wouldn’t be the person selected. Inslee said he was not endorsing anyone but would support whoever is the nominee.

“I believe we’re going to have a candidate to fight this battle,” he said on MSNBC. “I’m inspired by the people I’ve met across the country. I’m not going to carry the ball but we’re going to make sure somebody is.”

He has kept the option of running for a third gubernatorial term open throughout his presidential campaign and said he would discuss his political plans Thursday... Read More

Web Extra: Billy Beane talks Las Vegas, Athletics and “Moneyball”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Oakland A’s Billy Beane is considered the most innovative and one of the most successful General Managers in baseball. He was the subject of the 2011 movie titled, “Moneyball.”

Beane was praised for his logistics in choosing baseball players based on their ability and their contracts, which led Beane to conclude their value. His calculations and evaluations have proven to be successful for the Oakland Athletics.

Beane talks to 8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis about the Athleteics and the new Ballpark for the Las Vegas Aviators in Downtown Summerlin ... Read More

Man barred from Frontier flight punches pilot at McCarran airport gate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say an air traveler was detained by Las Vegas police after he punched an airline pilot at a McCarran International Airport gate where crew members determined he was too intoxicated to board a flight.

Las Vegas police Officer Alejandra Zambrano says the pilot refused medical attention and the 49-year-old man was issued a misdemeanor battery summons after the incident a little before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The man’s name, hometown and travel destination weren’t immediately made public.

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says the man struck the pilot twice after the pilot intervened in an argument between the man and crew members near Frontier Airlines gates.

Frontier spokesman Zack Kramer says the airline is cooperating with police. He didn’t respond to questions about the man’s destination or the aircraft flight number... Read More

Gov. Sisolak, legislative leaders meet with CCSD Superintendent Jara and CCEA Exec. Dir. ED Vellardita

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Steve Sisolak, Speaker Jason Frierson, and Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro met with Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Jesús Jara and Clark County Education Association (CCEA) Executive Director John Vellardita Wednesday. The meeting was called to urge them to find solutions to their current disagreement in order to avoid potentially devastating impacts to students, educators, and families in Clark County.

The Governor’s office sent the following:... Read More

18-year-old arrested after terroristic threat to Desert Oasis High School

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police arrested an 18-year-old on Tuesday after threats were made against Desert Oasis High School.

Cody Pomeroy, 18, is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday morning on charges of possessing an explosive or incendiary device with intent to use it, and making a threat of terrorism.

It is unclear if Pomeroy is a student at the high school.

A message to Desert Oasis parents indicated Clark County School District police assisted in the investigation and stepped up patrols at the school “out of abundance of caution.”... Read More

LA County Sheriff’s deputy shot, suspect at large

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department reported a deputy has been shot in the shoulder in the parking lot of Lancaster Station.

LIVE: L.A. Deputy Sheriff shot in parking lot.

Posted by 8 News Now on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The shooter is still large. LASD Special Enforcement Bureau’s special weapons team is on scene and conducting a search.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy shot in shoulder and wounded at Lancaster station; shooter at large. #LASD SEB Special Weapons Team just landed on scene and searching for shooter. pic.twitter.com/JzOMO323yt... Read More