An effort is underway to remove a state senator from office. Three Democratic state senators have submitted more than 17-thousand signatures to get rid of Senator Joyce Woodhouse. Woodhouse, a Democrat from Henderson says the effort is politically motivated. The recall attempt started in August as part of a Republican effort to flip control of the Democrat-controlled Senate ahead of the 2018 election. Governor Brian Sandoval tells the Nevada Independent he doesn’t agree with the recall and says it could set a “dangerous precedent” He also called it “mean-spirited politics.”
Archives for October 2017
A stabbing at a Sparks apartment complex. It happened last night…police say the victim was stabbed in the back at the Lansdowne House apartments. So far, no one’s been arrested.
As a parent should you fear marijuana edibles ending up in your kids’ trick-or-treat bags? News 4 reports Nevada law enforcement and marijuana advocates aren’t too worried about it, but they say you should always inspect your child’s candy. Nevada has passed some strict regulations around edibles-even banning lollipops since they’re meant for kids. The Sierra Cannabis Coalition says there’s been no documented cases of marijuana edibles ending up Halloween candy anywhere in the country and calls the whole thing a myth
Man’s best friend is reunited with his man. It had been four long months since Zoey was stolen from the Reno Rodeo fairgrounds. KOLO-TV reports John Humphrey got a call that Regional Animal Services had his dog. The two were reunited thanks to the microchip on Zoey’s tag.
An elderly man will die in prison after being convicted of child molestation in Yerington. 81-year-old Arlyn Hogarth faces life behind bars. A jury found him guilty of sexually abusing two girls over two different time periods.
A new statue in South Lake Tahoe honors Olympians. The Tahoe Daily-Tribune reports the Spirit of Competition lives at Champions Plaza. The 11-foot bronze sculpture shows three figures emerging from flames as they reach for an Olympic ring.
Bullies look out – the state is launching a new app, where students AND parents can report instances of bullying. KOLO-TV reports you can already report instances of bullying at bully free zone dot nv dot org, but the app may make things easier. It’s expected to debut next year.
Some national recognition this week for Washoe County School District. The district is hosting a national summit, sharing its methods for getting families involved with their kids education. Superintendent Traci Davis says Washoe County schools are national leaders in that area. Washoe County programs include Parent University, teaching parents about the curriculum. They make home visits to help parents keep up .
A career expo for Washoe County 8th graders was held Monday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, with more than 5 thousand 8th graders in attendance. Thanks to Nevada’s current worker shortage, dozens of businesses and trade groups were on hand, hoping to get the 8th graders pointed in their direction. Reno’s unemployment rate is just 4.2 percent. Ten-thousand extra workers are needed in northern Nevada right now. And, there are not enough young people preparingthemselves for skilled jobs.
A Lyon County man is going to prison for failing to pay child support. 40 year old Joseph Sahagun of Yerington has been sentenced to 12 to 32 months behind bars. Sahagun owed more than 20-thouand dollars in child support and was ordered to pay that amount in addition to serving time behind bars.