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Nevada Teacher of the Year to Run for Assembly

Nevada Teacher of the Year to Run for Assembly

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's teacher of the year says he plans to run for the state Assembly in District 4.

Jeff Hinton announced his intent Monday to run as a Democrat and challenge Republican Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore.

Fiore, a strong vocal supporter of gun rights, is seeking a second term representing the Las Vegas district.

Hinton is a history teacher at Northwest Career and Technical Academy and a former Marine.

He was named the 2014 recipient of the Michael Landsberry Nevada Teacher of the Year award in December.

The award was recently renamed in honor of Michael Landsberry, a math teacher who died in October while trying to stop a shooter at Sparks Middle School.

Candidate filing begins March 3.

Coffee with the Mayor Set for Wednesday

Coffee with the Mayor Set for Wednesday

 

Residents are being invited to visit with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman at a coffee event next week.

The mayor will be at Lulu's Bread and Breakfast at 6720 Sky Pointe Drive, which is near where Centennial Parkway turns into Sky Pointe Drive. The event starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Besides the mayor, City Councilman Steven D. Ross is also scheduled to attend.

The event is a chance for residents to meet the mayor and discuss issues of importance with other people. 

Las Vegas Council Seats Contested in Tuesday Primary

Las Vegas Council Seats Contested in Tuesday Primary

 

Three Las Vegas City Council seats are up for election beginning with Tuesday’s primary.

City residents living in Wards 2, 4 and 6 can vote for a candidate in seats held currently by Bob Beers, Stavros Anthony and Steve Ross, respectively. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Absentee ballots must be received by the City Clerk before 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

Voters should check their sample ballots for their designated polling location or call the City Clerk at 229-6311 or the Clark County Registrar of Voters at 455-VOTE (8683).

Once polls close at 7 p.m., election results will be posted on the city’s website,www.lasvegasnevada.gov, and on the city’s government access television station, KCLV Cable Channel 2.

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

 

Wednesday’s debate between the presidential candidates takes center stage, but some local races will soon hit the airwaves as well.

Some key state Senate races will be taped and aired 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on Channel 10 by Vegas PBS.

Races featured are:

  • District 5: Steve Kirk vs. Joyce Woodhouse
  • District 6: Mark Hutchison vs. Benny Yerushalmi
  • District 9: Mari Nakashima St. Martin vs. Justin Jones
  • District 18: Scott Hammond vs. Kelli Ross

Ward 6 Special Recall Election Tuesday

Ward 6 Special Recall Election Tuesday

 

The special recall election for the city of Las Vegas Ward 6 is set for Tuesday.

All registered voters in the ward can cast ballots for the city council seat currently held by Steve Ross. The people behind the recall effort accuse the councilman of not doing enough to save a car dealership in his district. Ross disputes the claim. He says he tried to help but the requests were unreasonable. Ross’ opponent is Planning Commissioner Byron Goynes.

The voting centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Centennial Plaza, Centennial Center and Tropical Parkway
  • Centennial Hills Community Center Room 4, Buffalo Drive and Deer Springs Way
  • Albertsons, Craig Road and Decatur Boulevard

The election results will be posted on the city’s website. 

Early Voting Next Week in Ross Recall Election

Early Voting Next Week in Ross Recall Election

 

The recall election of Councilman Steve Ross is almost here.

Early voting for the Jan. 31 Special Recall Election in Ward 6 will take place Jan. 26 and 27. Only those voters who are registered to vote in the city of Las Vegas Ward 6 are eligible to vote in this election. During early voting, all Ward 6 voters can cast ballots for the city council seat at these locations: 

Thursday, Jan. 26

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Centennial Plaza (trailer)
  • Centennial Center and Tropical Parkway

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Centennial Hills Community Center Room 4
  • Buffalo Drive and Deer Springs Way

Friday, Jan. 27

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Centennial Plaza (trailer)
  • Centennial Center and Tropical Parkway

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration Deadline is Saturday for Ross Recall Election

Registration Deadline is Saturday for Ross Recall Election

 

Las Vegas voters wanting to take part in the recall election of Councilman Steve Ross have until Saturday to register.

Beginning Thursday, the City Clerk’s Office will be open extended hours for in-person voter registration for the election. City of Las Vegas residents living in Ward 6 who have not yet registered to vote but who wish to cast a ballot can register in person in the City Clerk’s Office during extended hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14.

The City Clerk’s Office is located on the first floor of Las Vegas City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave. The last day to register to vote is 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.

The election will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31 with early voting taking place Jan. 26-27.