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2008-12-03 08:15:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) today announced the commencement of a tender offer (the "Offer") to purchase for cash up to $75 million aggregate principal amount of the Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (Southwest Gas Corporation Project) and the Industrial Development Refunding Revenue Bonds (Southwest Gas Corporation Project) listed in the table below (collectively, the "Bonds") originally issued by Clark County, Nevada, a political...

2008-10-13 06:00:36

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL Todd Yocum's autistic 8-year-old son has had six teachers since he started pre-school at age 3. Only two of them were licensed to teach autistic children, Yocum said, and the rest were substitutes. As an assistant principal at Scherkenbach Elementary School, Yocum is sympathetic to the school system's plight: "They can't give you what they don't have." Autistic children constitute the district's fastest growing population of special...

2008-10-06 21:00:26

Heather Curry, a co-owner of Better Grades In-Home Tutoring, provides math tutoring help at a private home. Business name: Better Grades In-Home Tutoring, Vancouver. Owners: Craig and Heather Curry, Washington state certified teachers. What the business does: Contracts with teachers and specialists children in their homes. Target market is kindergarten through grade 12, but can meet the needs of college level and also assists in test preparation, study skills and some foreign languages....

2008-09-29 06:00:28

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL Like Clark County, school districts across the country are strapped for cash and improvising ways to save money. Many smaller and rural districts are adopting four-day school weeks to save transportation and infrastructure costs, said Daniel Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators. Domenech is in Las Vegas for the Council of Urban Boards of Education convention, which meets this weekend at the...

2008-09-24 21:00:18

By MICHAEL ANDERSEN Eighty-six years of pounding from Army rifle ammo, howitzer shells and other explosives, and it turns out that the dirtiest thing that ever happened at Camp Bonneville had a unique Clark County flavor. Fireworks. It was a one-time thing, said Clark County engineer Jerry Barnett: Years ago, some county sheriff's deputies had confiscated a bunch of fireworks and were looking for a place to drop them off. Maybe they could use Landfill 4, a two-acre site at the north...

2008-09-12 21:00:10

By CAMI JONER Clark County's foreclosure rate was down in August from the prior month, but still well above the August 2007 level. A total of 292 foreclosures were filed in the county last month, down from 315 in July, according to RealtyTrac, a California real estate data firm. But Clark County's August total was up more than 114 percent from the 136 foreclosures filed during the same month last year. The county's foreclosures accounted for 9.2 percent of the 3,172 foreclosures filed...

2008-09-11 21:00:14

By ERIK ROBINSON An ecologically rich chunk of northwest Clark County would be permanently conserved under a land swap being considered by the county, the state Department of Natural Resources and a local family. The area encompasses 340 acres near Mud Lake, southwest of the confluence of the north and east forks of the Lewis River, and within a half-mile of a casino being proposed by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Much of the property is forested terrain within a canyon sloping to the lake...

2008-08-28 06:00:43

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL More Nevadans said a presidential candidate's stance on disposing of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain would have no impact on their vote than said that it would have a major influence. In a poll of 400 likely Nevada voters Aug. 13-15, 38 percent indicated that the Yucca Mountain issue would not sway their vote for president, while 23 percent said it would. Another 37 percent said it would have some influence. The numbers weren't too...

2008-08-27 21:00:24

By MICHAEL ANDERSEN If anyone has ideas on how to rescue plans for a veterans cemetery at Camp Bonneville, Clark County is open to suggestions. The U.S. Army, which long operated a training camp on the land in east Clark County, says a "traditional cemetery" wouldn't count as "conservation of natural resources." That was one of the conditions under which the Army promised to give the land to the county for free. So, if a 400-acre national veterans cemetery were to go in as proposed by...

2008-08-25 03:00:30

By Spillman, Benjamin Clark County commissioners awarded Perini Building Co. a $1.2 billion contract to build a new terminal at McCarran International Airport. The commissioners' decision came just moments after the board received a letter from airline officials asking the county to delay the $1.8 billion project because of concerns the industry shakeout might make the project unnecessary. In a letter to leaders of McCarran International Airport, airline officials say the state of their...