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clark county school district's support staff is demanding answers. we'll take a look at what they had to say during yesterday's reorganization rally. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus....nasa is making strides in sending humans to the
moon and mars for long term missions. ((brian loftus)) >> and... westcoast wildfires has been the cause of the dense smoke in the valley this week. should we expect more this weekend? sherry has the answer coming up. ((michelle mortensen)) >> 8 news now o right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) another night of heated emotion as teachers, parents and school trustees try to work out a plan to reorganize the clark county school district. ((michelle mortensen)) >> the latest draft of regulations is 24 pages long, front and back. trustees say they're most worried about how the changes will be implemented.
mauricio marin was at the meeting ... and tell us more about the differences of opinions. ((annette dawson-owens/parent: "our group wants to break free and not be dead last in education. i feel like our kids are important and we don't need to
wait any longer. ' )) ((mauricio marin)) annette dawson owens wants c-c-s-d to break free already. she has six kids who attend public school in southern nevada. ((annette dawson-owens/parent: "how we think this helps students is the money directly flows to the school then the school can figure out what they're actual needs are.")) ((mauricio marin)) tonight---nearly every truste concerns about the latest plan to re-organize c-c-s-d. ((deanna wright/trustee: "i still don't think that we are adequately addressing student achievement." )) ((mauricio marin)) among other issues...is there enough money to move through with the plans. and how will implementation effect day to day classroom experience for students. ((senator michael roberson: "if there are legitimate issues about implentation yes we can still address that in the language absolutely.")) ((mauricio marin)) state senator michael roberson
tonight's meeting to help address concerns. saying parents will have more input about what goes on with their child's education. some parents weren't happy with trustees..saying they haven't been involved in the process enough. board vice-president chris garvey fired back. ((chris garvey/school board vice president: : to say that the board and the district have not been engaged in the process i think is a little less than accurate." )) ((mauricio marin)) when it comes down to it...dawson says she just wants her children to get the best education possible. ((annette dawson-owen place to go but up so we need to start making changes for education here in nevada." )) ((brian loftus)) >> the state committee in charge of overseeing the re-organization plan is scheduled to vote whether or not to move forward with these regulations next week. and if all goes as planned....the changes will start in the 2017-2018 school year./// sherry how's the weather today?
those shooting stars... and this year did promise to be a great year for viewing. ...... the moon has set and the skies are ............ temps are comfortable outside right now - in the low 80s and upper 70s. ............ the air is dry and we'll be warming up as we head into the weekend. .............. temps right back into normal low 100s and then extra hot temps
spokesperson said sandoval is concerned the measure would unnecessarily restrict rights of law- abiding nevadans. this comes as the n-r-a said a clinton presidency would stack the supreme court with anti-gun justices who would overturn the second amendment. proponents of question one say they don't want to take guns away... they just don't want people to have guns who shouldn't have them./// ((michelle mortensen)) the b-l-m is being sued. an oil and natural gas trade association claims the bureau didn't hold quarterly lease sales for public lands for the last 2 years. sales be held quarterly. actuality - kathleen sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs the keep-it-in-the-ground movement is trying to coerce blm into violating the law. yet without doing anything, activists could achieve the same goal just by leaving blm to its own devices. who needs loud protests when bureaucrats are doing the same thing by not doing their jobs? ((michelle mortensen)) >> last year, oil and natural gas
sold by blm. that figure could be substantially higher had the agency held lease sales regularly. we reached out to b-l-m and they told us that: the department is aware of the lawsuit filed but that they do not comment on pending legislation. ((brian loftus)) one north las vegas company is shooting for the stars. ((michelle mortensen)) >> the i-team's george knapp... how many finalists does the local company have to compete with... to score a major contract with nasa. ((you're watching the valley's newsa joyce, sherri swensk and
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((brian loftus)) nasa has just announced plans for eventual missions to the moon and mars, but for humans to survive long term missioi safe and secure habitats. ((michelle mortensen)) >> a local company is among the six finalists to design the prototype for future space colonies. the i-team's george knapp has that and more in tonight's "street talk" commentary. (( )) ((george knapp)) america's ambitious lunar missions are a distant memory. the space shuttle era has likewise ended. but it looks like nasa is starting to think big again. this week, the space agency announced the next step in what it hopes will be a human
develop prototypes for long range missions in space. more specifically, how to design habitats that will allow humans to live in space for extended periods. the companies include aerospace giants lockheed and boeing...but also named-- bigelow aerospace--whose plant in north las vegas built an expandable spacecraft that is currently attached to the i.s.s. as part of a two year mission. nasa will dole out 65 million dollars so the 6 best, safest habitats that will first be used on or around the moon in the 2020's before the next big step to the red planet. the bigelow team has 24 months to come up with a design..and they're jazzed.... (music--elvis presley singing)) ((george knapp)) next week will mark the 39th year since the king of rock and roll died. elvis presley's immense influence is still felt here in las vegas, and the cause of his death is still debated.
in his demise at age 42 but now, a new analysis of the medical evidence suggests the king had deeper, underlying health issues related to a traumatic head injury. we're posting the full report on our website so fans can read it for themselves. a trial date has been set for las vegas sports gambler bill walters, accused of conspiring with others in a multi-millo when the indictment was announced a few months ago, the unofficial consensus in town was that walters' goose was cooked and maybe he should cut a plea deal. that's not the way it looks now. legal sources say the walters team is not only ready to go, but wishes the trial could start sooner than next march. they should sell tickets to that one. and finally, are you following the saga of the monkey that was smuggled aboard a las vegas bound airliner? turns out, this
a service monkey. highly -trained, whose job is to provide emotional support. i know what you're thinking because i'm asking the same question. who knew there were service monkeys? the answer, of course, is bart simpson, whose animated tv series is the wellspring from which all human wisdom flows. "how many monkey butlers will there be?" "one at first, but he'll train others." ((george knapp)) now that monkey butlers are real, there's only one other question to ask...where can i get one?i' ((brian loftus)) >> we've posted links on las vegas now- dot- com so you can read more about nasa's plans, as well as the new medical report about elvis presley./// ((michelle mortensen)) we're getting close to finding out the name las vegas's
after disney released the official trailer.. . for the brand new "star wars rogue one" the new movie is set just before 1977's star wars a new hope... when the jedis are all but extinct and the old republic is in turmoil. rogue one stars felicity jones, starred in the theory of everything. she plays a rebel tasked with finding out what the death star is and how to destroy it. the movie is due in theaters in december./// sherry how's the
this weekend across the west and that's not good news for the wildfires or those wanting to ............ dry and hot air will stay over our area and temps rise quickly into the weekend. .. today back above normal to 105. yesterday we stopped at 102, so we didn't keep it to the 90s again. .............. the dry westerly flow will stay in place until next week when we may see some moisture return midweek. let's take a look at the roads with demetria
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((brian loftus)) the best kept secret the nhl may be leaking out... three new names have emerged in the race to come up with a name and logo for the las vegas franchise. nhl owner bill foley says he's filed for trademark protection on night hawks, desert hawks and red hawks. but he is filing two other names.. but for protection purposes wouldn't reveal those names.///
three peopled killed on our roads... in less than 24 hours. the advice metro police is giving to drivers.. when it comes to driving safe. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- taking the next step in breaking up the school district. what school board trustees are concerned about the plan. ((brian loftus)) >> and, it's going to be a hot one this weekend.. as temperatures climb up to the one- teens. sherry has your weather now forecast. ((michelle mortensen)) >> 8 news now good day, the right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for joining us, i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle moretensen in for kirsten. three people are dead... in a span of 24-hours. ((brian loftus)) >> the one thing in common... all of them were killed while in common... all of them were killed while crossing the street. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live from eastern and sahara...