Nevadans need jobs. With unemployment still lingering in double digits throughout the state, the unemployed are looking to legislators to see what they will or won't do to spark job creation. Some new and not-so-new ideas are starting to circulate in Carson City, all of them promising jobs. We'll talk with Democratic Senator Debbie Smith of Washoe County about what these plans promise.
Apple will soon make its mark in northern Nevada when it opens a new data center and purchasing facility in Reno. The State of Nevada, Washoe County, City of Reno and Washoe County School District all contributed to building a huge tax abatement package for the company. But is it worth it? We discuss the road Reno took to land Apple and if it will all be worth it.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Mitt Romney may win ‘swing region’ Washoe County, and also Nevada, because of his campaign’s focus on economic issues and because of the large Mormon population. President Obama won Washoe County in the last election, but the current state of the economy in northern Nevada could make a repeat victory a challenge.
After just one year as Clark County School District's Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Pedro Martinez is leaving. Last week the Washoe County School District hired Martinez as its new superintendent. Martinez came to Clark County from Washoe County schools last summer and was key in implementing turnaround strategies as well as other reforms. Did he succeed? What's left on the table for his successor?
Heath Morrison won National Superintendent of the Year in 2012, having raised graduation rates in the largely rural Washoe County School District. But now Morrison is leaving for a new superintendent job in North Carolina.
So it's an epidemic already but in a state which perfected the art of all-you-can-eat and the all-day buffet, what would you expect? So apart from the occasional overindulging, why are we getting fatter? Not enough exercise? Too much food? Too much snacking? We'll ask some people who have struggled with obesity and with health officials who are trying to help the rest of us get a handle on the problem..
The Washoe County School District has seen enormous improvements in graduation rates. According to the Washoe County School District, graduation rate climbed 14 percentage points in the two-year period from 56 percent to 70 percent.
Little Susie is waiting to go to school. When the big yellow bus rolls up, she climbs in... but not before seeing the billboard plastered on the side: "Just for the taste of it Diet Coke." Should we put ads on the side of school buses? The Washoe County School District says it desperately needs the money. But one Board member and some concerned parents say it's sending the wrong message to kids: to drink soda and whatever else is being advertised. Are their concerns valid? Or is advertising a good way to inject funds back into education? School officials join us to debate the pros and cons.