Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:00:18 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. And while that overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students, the vast majority of kids won't see anyMore>>
Clark County students experience some the largest classes in the country. Although the overcrowding is expected to decrease by one or two students next year, the vast majority of kids won't see any significant change.More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:56 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:56:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are on scene of a shooting on the 1700 block of Karen Avenue at the Sonoma Shadows Apartments with an FBI agent being shot. This started off as an FBI Task Force InvestigationMore>>
The search for a homicide suspect turned into a shooting Tuesday night. More>>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:47 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:47:05 GMT
LAS VEGAS - The Clark County School Board appoints Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district. The board is in contract negotiations with Skorkowsky, but the details of the contractMore>>
The Clark County Board of School Trustees appointed Pat Skorkowsky as the next superintendent of the school district Tuesday night. More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:05:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a teenager who was hit by a vehicle. According to police, the victim was walking on a sidewalk at about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday near Tropicana AvenueMore>>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:04:36 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas. According to Metro, a person arrived at the home in the 8000 block of Green Pasture AvenueMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased person in a home in northwest Las Vegas.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:55:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The ratio of students to teachers in the Clark County School District from first through fifth grade and the ratio of students to classes in kindergarten gradually improved toward the endMore>>
The ratio of students to teachers in the Clark County School District from first through fifth grade and the ratio of students to classes in kindergarten gradually improved toward the end of the last decade but worsened after the 2009-2010 school year.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:45:27 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The deadly tornado in Oklahoma is bringing back some bad memories for one woman who now calls Las Vegas her home. Stephanie McGregor is originally from Moore, Oklahoma and lived there whenMore>>
The deadly tornado in Oklahoma is bringing back some bad memories for one woman now living in Las Vegas.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:04:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Urology agreed to pay the Justice Department $1 million to resolve civil allegations that it improperly billed Medicare, TRICARE, and other federal health care insurance programs,More>>
Las Vegas Urology agreed to pay the Justice Department $1 million to resolve civil allegations that it improperly billed Medicare, TRICARE, and other federal health care insurance programs, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Tuesday.More>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:30 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:30:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- After his 15-year-old son was killed during a robbery last week, Ivan Arenas said he is trying to live the life his son would have wanted. According to police, Marcos Arenas, 15, was killedMore>>
After his 15-year-old son was killed during a robbery last week, Ivan Arenas said he is trying to live the life his son would have wanted.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada once again proves to be a key battleground state in November's general election as candidate visits have become a weekly event in Las Vegas.
On Thursday, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida rallied volunteers at the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip.
This was a sort of homecoming for Rubio. Although he was born in Miami, Rubio spent several of his childhood years in Las Vegas. He told a crowd of hundreds about his parents working at Las Vegas casinos.
But he also told them the fate of Medicare rests with this election.
Rubio stood alongside Nevada Sen. Dean Heller where hundreds of supporters came to see Rubio, a Cuban-American and one of the Senate's youngest members.
Rubio spoke about presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare.
Instead of exclusive public-funded insurance, the government would give senior citizens and others who are eligible voucher checks to pay for private health insurance.
The plan would take a couple decades to transition from the public sector to private insurers.
"The people who are going to have a different Medicare is me," Rubio said. "I'm 41 years old. When I retire, my Medicare is going to look different than my mom's Medicare looked like. It's still going to be the best thing in the world, but it's going to be different."
President Barack Obama moved $700 billion over several years from Medicare's budget. The money going towards private insurance companies to pay for Medicare Advantage programs are now shifting toward the president's Affordable Care Act.
Rubio labeled that a "cut" to senior citizens' health care.
But the $700 billion would still shift away from Medicare under Ryan's budget proposal.
"Yeah, but there's a difference between taking $700 billion from one part of Medicare and spending it in another part of Medicare and another which is the Obama campaign's idea, which is taking $700 billion out of Medicare and using it to fund an experiment," Rubio said.
Rubio explained what happens should the Republican's proposed voucher checks fall short of paying people's medical expenses.
"The subsidy supports are basically going to be decided based on how much money you make and it will be risk-adjusted," he said. "For everyone it will be different. For people that don't have the means to make up the difference, they won't be expected to make up the difference."
The Affordable Care Act also has a risk adjustment program, so that health insurance companies cannot avoid people who have pre-existing conditions or are in poor health. Medicare already uses risk adjustment.
Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley labeled the Republican proposal the "Heller-Ryan-Romney plan to hand Medicare over to private insurance companies."
Berkley is challenging Heller in the Nevada Senate race.