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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new report has ranked Nevada dead last among the states for education. Education Week reports that Nevada is ranked significantly worse than the national average in several areas, including student performance and school financing. The state earned an overall D grade while the country as a whole earned a C.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Nevada man accused of human trafficking in North Dakota has pleaded not guilty. Kevin Fleming of Carson City is accused of offering a 14-year-old girl for prostitution in Minot and Williston. Tayari Meadows of Las Vegas also is charged with human trafficking in the case and has pleaded not guilty.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rooftop solar company Sunrun is joining some of its competitors is laying off hundreds of Nevada employees in the wake of rate changes. Sunrun says it's stopping sales and installation of solar panels in Nevada because of the decision by the Public Utilities Commission to increase NV Energy bills for rooftop solar customers. Competitor SolarCity is also halting sales in Nevada.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno Police Department has purchased new 3-D crash reconstruction equipment with a recent $65,000 grant. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the department's Major Accident Investigation Team received the grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety. The system uses precise 3-D measurements and imaging to compare the vehicles and buildings in the area of the crash.

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