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Elizabeth Warren Supporters Open CC Campaign HQ off Hot Springs near North Carson St.

Elizabeth Warren Carson City HQ just east of North Carson Street off Hot Springs Road.

Elizabeth Warren HQ right off Hot Springs Rd. Plenty of parking.

The Elizabeth Warren for President campaign opened their local headquarters in Carson City on Saturday, welcoming Carson City area voters to come inside and learn more about the progressive Massachusetts Democrat.  Those who might like to volunteer some time to the Warren campaign are invited to stop by their headquarters at 2307 Hot Springs Road.

The Warren for President Carson City Headquarters are open:
Tuesday……….1pm-9pm
Wednesday…11am-9pm
Thursday…….11am-9pm
Friday…………11am-8pm
Saturday………9am-8pm
Sunday………. 9am-9pm

Posada Event at Mark Twain Elementary to Increase Family Involvement

Mark Twain School

From CCSD:  Administrators and educators at Carson City’s Mark Twain Elementary School will host Posada 2019, Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event, open to all students and families, is part of the English Second Language (ESL) Department’s iCan Initiative designed to increase parent and family involvement for students and to help reinforce and extend learning taught during regular classroom instruction. It will include piñatas, face painting, traditional Hispanic holiday food and music, family activities, photos and more.

We are hoping to build a strong home-to-school connection by providing these activities and allowing students to showcase some of their talents and traditions during this event, said Mark Twain Elementary Principal Ruthlee Caloiaro.

“Of the 600 students here, 58 percent are minorities with more than 300 that are English Language Learners,” Caloiaro continued. “We are also a Title 1 school, and 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. This is just another way we can support an already disadvantaged population.”

We need to involve our families in the learning process to build a greater understanding of the type of learning that occurs at school, she said. By providing this event, we will educate and empower our families as we provide them with the knowledge and information necessary to support learning at home.

In September, Carson City School District announced 70 percent of the schools within the district showed improvements in the latest Star Ratings report, according to the Nevada Department of Education State. With the release of the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF), Mark Twain Elementary School was one of the schools in Carson City to improved enough to earn a higher star ranking, 4 stars up from 2 stars last year.

Suspected drug users nabbed and their infant taken from them by deputie

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies say the parents of a 19 month old infant girl were found to be living in a drug infested apartment on Rand Street with drugs easily in reach of their infant who also slept in the same bed as her parents.

Derek Huntley 32, and his “wife to be” Rena Avery, 27, were stopped outside their apartment by Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies because their plates were phoney.  Deputies discovered Huntley’s drivers license was revoked and he had no insurance. Deputies also noted that their 19-month old daughter was not safely secured in her car seat.

When deputies followed them up to their apartment they found the place disheveled and full of evidence of drug use, scattered feces and trash, all within reach of the child. The deputies’ drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs – and deputies found them – heroin and meth. Huntley was immediately arrested for drugs in his pocket along with a meth pipe. Their bedroom mattress was a mess with soiled diapers and evidence of feces and urine.

Deputies learned that the infant slept with her parents which bothered the deputies. They mentioned that adult heroin overdoses cause erratic, uncontrolled movements that are known to suffocate an infant sleeping next to them.

A county social worker arrived on scene and took possession of the infant for a thorough check up and will be cared for for as long as it takes for Huntley and Avery get their lives straightened out. Both were booked in to the Carson City Jail on charges of possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, child abuse, child neglect and child endangerment.

All three Carson High Schools move up the achievement ladder

For the fourth year in a row, Carson City School District’s high school students graduated at the highest rate ever at 86.8 percent for the Class of 2019, an increase of 6.5 percentage points since 2016 where it averaged 80.3 percent.

Carson High School achieved a graduation rate of 95.9 percent, up 7.8 percentage points since 2016 when it averaged 88.1 percent. Pioneer High School, the alternative high school in Carson City, achieved a graduation rate of 82.4 percent, up 10.4 percentage points since 2016 when it averaged 72 percent.

“These are very impressive numbers to look at when you consider all the effort that already goes into ensuring our students succeed academically,” said Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes. “It is extremely difficult to gain even a half of a graduation rate percentage point from year to year. The continued uptick in the numbers speaks to the ongoing effort and success of students, families, community partners and every employee within the district. This is a combined effort that should be celebrated among all of our partners and staff.”

Some of the effort and success is also attributed to effective office administrators who help track down students who may have registered for school, and may only attend for a short period of time before moving out of town to a new school, he continued. Probably the hardest hitting factor in graduation rates are those students who do not attend school, but we cannot document where they ended up, which is often another school. Some of the office staff members often become private investigators tracking down missing students.

Nevada AG Takes Aim at Highly Addictive ” Fentanyl”

Attorney General Ford Calls for Fentanyl to Remain a Schedule I Drug 

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford joined a bipartisan coalition of all 56 attorneys general calling for Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs. Schedule I drugs are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

In the letter, the attorneys general urge Congress to pass S. 2701, the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).

Fentanyl is a dangerous and addictive drug that has devastated Nevada families and many others all around the country,” said AG Ford. “In 2017, the CDC found that 40 percent of the 72,000 nationwide drug-related deaths involved fentanyl or related compounds. This drug must be classified to reflect the danger it poses to our communities.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a temporary scheduling order in February 2018 to schedule fentanyl-related substances that has allowed federal law enforcement authorities to bring criminal actions against individuals who manufacture, distribute or handle fentanyl-related substances. This scheduling order is set to expire less than two months from now on Feb. 6, 2020.

The FIGHT Fentanyl Act codifies DEA precedent to schedule fentanyl-related substances, and will ensure law enforcement agencies and courts retain the tools needed to keep those who traffic in this deadly substance off the streets.

Attorneys general from every state, territory and the District of Columbia signed the letter. With the support of every attorney general, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has chosen to endorse the legislation as one of its official policy positions. NAAG typically endorses around a dozen policies a year.

CCSO is looking for this hit and run pickup

Sheriff’s Office trying to track down the driver of this pickup involved in hit and run in Carson City

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a hit and run incident.

On December 5, 2019, at approximately 8:40AM, a Carson City resident was driving north on Airport Road near Carmine Street when her white van was sideswiped by a black, 99-06 model Chevy Silverado Crew Cab. The Chevy approached the white van from the rear at a high rate of speed and attempted to pass on the left. As the Chevy passed, it collided with the van causing damage. The Chevy fled the scene and was last seen traveling east on College Parkway near Highway 50 East.

The following pictures contain photos of the suspect vehicle driving north on Airport Road.

Anyone who may recognize this suspect vehicle is asked to contact Deputy Christopher Arrison at 775-887-2020 ext: 45709

Christopher Arrison
Carson City Sheriff’s Office
911 E Musser St.
775-887-2020 ext. 45709

Bella Kordonowy headed for UNR and UNR Softball

Bella Kordonowy signs on UNR’s dotted line

CHS’s Bella Kordonowy Signs with Nevada for Softball 

Carson High School Senior Bella Kordonowy, 18, signed with the University of Nevada for Softball earlier this morning during her lunch break in the school’s Morse Burley Gym. Friends and family gathered in support for the highly recruited student athlete. Topping the list of those present included her mother and father, Colleen and Jerrad Kordonowy.

L-R, Assistant Coach Leah Wentworth, Coach Carlos Mendeguia, Bella Kordonowy, Colleen Krodonowy and Jerrad Kordonowy

“Over the past four years, I’ve been able to watch Bella compete in high school sports, primarily basketball and obviously softball, and one of the things that really stands out to me about her, is her competitiveness,” said CHS Athletic Director Blair Roman to the crowd of supporting classmates, teachers, administrators and friends. “She is a person who her coaches can rely upon, she is an outstanding student, person and leader at this school. And I cannot think of a better person to earn such an honor as this.”

 

Bella and well-wishing Friends….

AG Aaron Ford calls for protection from internet trolling for youngsters….

Aaron Ford
NV Attorney General

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the agency to strengthen its rules prohibiting websites, mobile applications and other digital marketing companies from collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 and using that information to track children across the internet. In addition to AG Ford, 25 other state attorneys general submitted their comments to the FTC.

“Children are more susceptible to deception and exploitation, which is why I’m proud to push for added legal protections for our minors,” said AG Ford. “No one should be allowed to take advantage of Nevada’s children by collecting their private information.”

Many websites and mobile applications collect personal information from users, including geolocation information, browser histories, search histories, voice recordings and more. In 1996, Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prohibiting this type of data collection from children under the age of 13. Both the FTC and all state attorneys general are empowered to enforce COPPA, though only the FTC is empowered to issue regulations based on COPPA.

In his letter, AG Ford is urging the FTC to expand its definitions of personal information to include things like faceprints used to unlock consumers’ cellphones, health data from Internet-connected smart watches, and kids’ genetic information. The  letter also urges the FTC to clamp down on companies that embed code in children’s mobile applications and collect data in order to serve children behavioral advertising, and to examine how the rules apply to school-issued laptops that are “free” so long as companies get to collect information from the students using them. The attorneys general also urged the FTC not to create exceptions to the rule that would allow massive websites like YouTube to skirt COPPA’s requirements.

In addition to Nevada, other attorneys general participating in this letter include: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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