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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State lawmakers are moving forward with a measure that would let voters decide if the Nevada Legislature should meet every year. The Legislature currently meets every other year for 120 days, but proponents of the resolution say meeting yearly will help lawmakers respond more quickly to the state's needs.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say the first five months of the year have proven especially violent with seven drug-related killings, the same number in all of 2014. The Las Vegas Sun reports there have been 252 shootings so far compared to 194 shootings during the same time last year. Las Vegas police say they recently added 68 new patrol officers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say the number of unaccompanied homeless youth attending school in the Clark County School District has jumped by more than 50 percent since last year. KLAS-TV reports that school officials say the number includes students who aren't under the care of their parents or legal guardians and may live on the streets, in shelters, motels or foster care.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King's eldest daughter says she'll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father's body at a funeral chapel. Shirley King says when people are done being sad about her dad's death, she wants them to come out Friday night and let the good times roll.
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