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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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