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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators are set to vote today on whether to suspend controversial new rates for rooftop solar power customers. The Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a rate hike for customers with rooftop solar panels in December. Rooftop solar companies say they've laid off hundreds of employees and stopped selling panels in Nevada because of the hike.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the Boulder City police department has abruptly resigned amid scrutiny over the handling of a former animal control supervisor accused of improperly euthanizing more than 100 animals. The city said yesterday that Bill Conger hasn't contacted city officials directly. No reason has been given for the resignation. The Clark County DA's office is considering the case against the Boulder City animal control supervisor who may face felony animal torture or killing and misdemeanor unlawful animal poisoning.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's attorney general has concluded the Washoe County School Board broke the state's Open Meeting Law when it tried to hire a new school superintendent last March. Attorney General Adam Laxalt and the school district said in separate statements yesterday they've reached a settlement agreement that suspends a $500 civil fine as long as the panel doesn't violate the law again for a year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick McCaw scored 18 points to lead UNLV to an 86-74 victory over New Mexico last night. The win snapped the Rebels' three-game losing streak, and highlighted the debut of interim coach Todd Simon who took over for Dave Rice on Sunday. Four other Rebels scored in double figures. The Rebels had lost five of their past six games, and Rice was fired in the middle of his fifth season.