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    Portable classrooms at the Sandy Valley school sit mostly idle following flood damage three years ago. The campus, pictured Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, now features twice as many portable classrooms as permanent ones.

    Legislature OKs education budget — minus ESA funding
    A state program to help parents put kids in private school is unfunded in an education budget bill that has now passed both the Senate and Assembly …
  • Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state’s skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world. …
  • In this May 18, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
    President Donald Trump does not plan to invoke executive privilege to try to prevent James Comey, the former FBI director, from providing potentially damaging testimony to …
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval waits for President Donald Trump to arrive for a federalism event with governors in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday vetoed a bid to put Nevada at the forefront of a national debate over soaring prescription drug prices by imposing strict disclosure rules on …
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval signs Senate Bill 375, which opens the door for negotiations about the use and sale of medical marijuana on tribal lands in Nevada, Friday, June 2, 2017.
    Native American tribal governments in Nevada will now be able to negotiate directly with the governor’s office on marijuana, thanks to legislation passed Friday. Senate Bill 375, which opens the door for legal negotiations on …
  • In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, people stand on the steps of the Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. The Trump administration made a plea to the Supreme Court on June 1, 2017, to let travel ban take effect.
    The move sets the stage for a constitutional showdown over the president’s authority to make national security judgments in the name of protecting Americans from terrorism …
  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers the State of the State address at the Legislature in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
    Republicans walked out of the Senate chambers after disagreements over Education Savings Accounts led a proposed tax on recreational pot to fail twice …
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval sits in his office at the Capitol on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Carson City.
    Gov. Brian Sandoval has vetoed bills to create apprenticeships in the legal marijuana business and to add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying medical conditions for …
  • Vials filled with samples of marijuana are pictured Friday March 24, 2017 at the Blum medical marijuana dispensary, in Reno.
    With only five days left in Nevada’s legislative session, much of marijuana’s future in the state is still in limbo. Four marijuana regulation bills are still making …
  • In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, cattle graze in a pasture against a backdrop of wind turbines which are part of the 155 turbine Smoky Hill Wind Farm near Vesper, Kan. Even if President Donald Trump withdraws U.S. support for the Paris climate change accord, domestic efforts to battle global warming will continue.
    President Donald Trump may abandon U.S. pledges to reduce carbon emissions, but global economic realities ensure he is unlikely to reverse the accelerating push to …
  • Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-Nev) speaks before a tour of the Pacific Pines Senior Apartments, a Nevada HAND housing complex, in Henderson Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Michel Mullin, founder and CEO of Nevada HAND, listens at right. Rosen is advocating for full funding of housing assistance programs in the 2018 budget.
    U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., this morning condemned President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, calling it “heartless” and not reflective of American, Nevadan or …
  • A man displays medical marijuana after making a purchase at the public opening of Euphoria Wellness, 7785 S. Jones Blvd., the first marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
    The Denver dispensary is called Medicine Man and was founded on serving medical marijuana patients. Yet, since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales three years ago, few of …
  • President Donald Trump, right, talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. Leaders of the G7 meet Friday and Saturday, including newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France and Theresa May of Britain in an effort to forge a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism.
    President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks …
  • A Nevada lawmaker changed strategies Tuesday after a decade of negotiations with hospitals and insurance companies have failed to produce a statewide ban on surprise medical bills ….
  • Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., speaks at the 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at Zephyr Cove, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in South Lake Tahoe, Nev.
    Although he flirted with the possibility of running for either governor or attorney general, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said Tuesday that he will run for re-election in 2018. …
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