LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in the drought-stricken West. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced funding today for more than 60 projects in a dozen states. The idea is to stretch supplies to replenish shrinking groundwater systems and ease the use of expensive imported water.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Parents of a sixth-grader at a public charter school in North Las Vegas say a teacher barred their daughter from using a Bible verse in a school assignment. Somerset Academy officials deferred comment to charter school management company Academica Nevada which planned to issue a statement.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A union representing valet workers is calling its latest protest against SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino a strike although none of the hotel's workers are on the picket line. Members of Teamsters Local 986 say they'll stay outside the Las Vegas Strip property until the casino-hotel agreed to allow its 50 valet workers to form a union.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys representing one of B.B. King's daughters and his longtime business agent have reached a compromise allowing some family members visitation at a Las Vegas funeral home before a public viewing on Friday. The blues legend died May 14 at age 89, Family members earlier sought guardianship of King from his business agent.