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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:16 AM
An external evaluation team that examined the major education initiatives proposed by former Gov. Brian Sandoval and approved by lawmakers in 2015 is recommending that legislators continue funding all seven of the programs it assessed, even though some programs are showing more obvious results than others.
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  • Want to have less stress and anxiety in your life, along with generally better health? Then start getting more, and better, sleep.

    It’s simple advice but for millions of us it’s often difficult to accomplish. The American Sleep Association estimates some 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder, ranging from insomnia that makes falling or staying asleep difficult, to sleep apnea, a sleep breathing disorder that makes a solid night’s sleep virtually impossible.
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  • Nevada has joined a coalition of nearly two dozen states asking the courts to block two Trump administration rules allowing employers to deny contraceptive coverage to workers on religious and moral grounds. Continue this story
  • On Friday, the partial government shutdown tied for the longest in US history at 21 days, with no end in sight. Friday also marked federal employees’ first missed paycheck.

    With few federal employees, Humboldt County isn’t seeing many immediate effects from the shutdown.
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  • Few items  are more valuable to child and student success than your physical and mental presence. I do not mean remarks like, “Good job!” “Way to go!” types of remarks, but rather a complete compliment including an explanation of the feat. “When you cleaned up your room so nicely and put everything in its proper place, it saved me so much frustration and concern.  Because of this we now have bonus time to [play a game, take a walk, drive to Reno,  watch a special movie together].”  Continue this story
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SPORTS

Axel Gonzalez sizes up an opponent earlier in the season.
Axel Gonzalez sizes up an opponent earlier in the season.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:23 AM
Nearly 30 high school wrestling teams headed to Spring Creek, NV, this past weekend. They competed in the 2019 Kiwanis Invitational Tournament. Athletes pitted themselves against the best of the best. 

“Placing at Kiwanis takes a strong effort,” said Coach Mike Brooks.
  • The Pershing County High School girls basketball team started off its week on the wrong foot, but it ended well.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Lady Mustangs hosted their rival school, Battle Mountain. The game ended in an 18 point loss for Pershing County (50-32). 

    Next, on Friday, Pershing County headed to Incline Village to play the Highlanders. Incline walked away with the win (39-31). Finally, on Saturday, the trifecta ended on the Mustangs’ home court. The Lady Mustangs beat North Tahoe (45-21).
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  • The Lady Wave and Lowry met for the first time since last season’s state 3A championship game, but the result was the same.

    Fallon’s depth and pressure defense provided the Wave its firepower for the night in a 67-43 win at the Elmo Dericco Gym. The rivalry showcased two of the top teams from the Northern 3A  who have a knack facing each other when the stakes are high. Fallon defeated Lowry in the 3A championship game in February, 60-45, and also rallied in the 3A softball title game in May for a 3-2 win.
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  • After losing its last four games at home, the Battle Mountain High School boys basketball team got back on the winning track last week.

    Battle Mountain made its way to Lovelock on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and came back home with a 49-29 win over rival Pershing County.

    The Longhorns held the Mustangs to single digits in every quarter, in the low-scoring contest. Battle Mountain led 11-6 after one quarter of play and increased the advantage to 26-14 at halftime. A 15-6 run in the third quarter pushed the gap to over 20 points and the Longhorns were never challenged.
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