LAS VEGAS (AP) - Three Clark County School District employees have been placed on leave after a state investigation concluded adults had altered standardized test answer sheets at a Las Vegas elementary school. The Nevada Department of Education issued a statement today saying the 2011-2012 test scores at Kelly Elementary School will be invalidated, and the findings will be forwarded to the Clark County School Board for possible disciplinary action. An analysis of erasure marks found a suspiciously high number of wrong answers had been corrected.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information into the theft of two huge spools of copper wire from a construction site on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. UNR police say the construction zone in the married student's housing area was burglarized Saturday. Officials say one spool weighed about 3,000 pounds and the other weighed 1,200 pounds.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former longtime Southern Nevada Water Authority boss Patricia Mulroy is being named a senior fellow at UNLV's Brookings Mountain West. Mulroy will also serve as a senior fellow in the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C., and work on environmental and water issues through a faculty appointment with Desert Research Institute. In her new role, Mulroy will build upon her experience to promote discussion on new ways to address environmental challenges affecting the arid Southwest.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The name of a Reno mayoral candidate who was found dead this week in his apartment will remain on the June 10 ballot. Washoe County Registrar Luanne Cutler tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that Tony Perri's name will appear with 18 other candidates on the ballot. Cutler says that under state law, a name is removed if a candidate dies before 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday in April before the primary election.
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