LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teenagers who barricaded themselves and a teacher in a Las Vegas classroom say they were protesting racist comments. Teacher Tiffany Dickerson says she told the Valley High School 10th-graders yesterday that she was leaving after administrators retaliated against her. She says she filed a complaint about other teachers making disparaging remarks about black and Hispanic students. District Police say students were upset to learn it was Dickerson's last day and decided to protest by piling desks against the door.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A UNLV student is suing a Nevada assemblyman who plans to move to another district in coming weeks and run for a state Senate seat. The lawsuit filed against Republican Assemblyman Erv Nelson on behalf of 21-year-old Ryan Fink asks the court whether someone can retain a seat if they've announced intentions to leave it. Nelson didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal land managers have approved the right of way a rural Nevada county needs to replace an aging water tank that critics had argued was a prime example of development doomed by new U.S. protections of the greater sage grouse. The move comes a week after Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Interior Secretary Sally Jewell had agreed to address a number of concerns about the land use restrictions.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Review-Journal says it's been sold less than a year after New Media Investment Group bought it for $102.5 million. The state's largest newspaper reports that News + Media Capital, LLC bought the newspaper and its affiliated publications for an undisclosed sum. The publisher for the Las Vegas Review-Journal did not return a call and email seeking more information.
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