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Regents Appoint Jessup UNLV's Next President

knprnews.org — Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 at 7:20 a.m. Regents with the Nevada System of Higher Education voted overwhelmingly to hire Len Jessup to be the 10th president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The board voted 12-1 Tuesday to hire Jessup, currently the dean of the University of Arizona's Eller School of Management.

Caesars Contemplates Bankruptcy, Ultimate Gaming Closes

knprnews.org — Caesars Entertainment Corp's largest division won't have enough money to repay its debts by the fourth quarter of 2015 if it can't restructure its obligations through creditor negotiations or bankruptcy, the Las Vegas-based gaming company said in a regulatory filing. For the first nine months of this year, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.

Professional Sports Evolves To Embrace Gambling

knprnews.org — NBA commissioner Adam Silver surprised a lot of sports fans on Friday, when he reversed the league's longstanding opposition to legal wagering. But, don't expect the U.S. Congress to act on the commissioner's demands anytime soon. Silver called on Congress to overhaul a 22-year-old federal law and allot states beyond Nevada to offer legal and regulated sports betting.

New Nevada bank association chief has eye on future

reviewjournal.com — Phyllis Gurgevich earned a bachelor's degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and an English minor from Purdue University. But instead of interviewing criminals or possibly writing true crime novels, she built her career around writing and publishing for trade magazines and running associations.

Arizona's Jessup Makes Visit To Las Vegas For UNLV Presidency Search

knprnews.org — Len Jessup is looking to Las Vegas for a new job. The dean of the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management is one of three finalists for the UNLV president's job. Jessup wrapped up two days in Las Vegas, which included interviews with faculty, students and local business leaders all trying to gage his interest in leading Nevada's largest university.

UNLV Presidential Candidates Make Series Of Campus Visits

knprnews.org — After a two-day adventure that saw the president of Georgia Regents University visiting the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus and speaking with various groups, Ricardo Azziz wrapped up his trip to Las Vegas. Azziz is one of three finalists to replace former UNLV President Neil Smatresk, who earlier this year left for the University of North Texas.

Former Washoe Superintendent's Parting Words For State Education

knprnews.org — The former superintendent of the Washoe County School District's last day on the job was Election Day. Now, Pedro Martinez is out of a job. It ended up being an auspicious last day -- Republicans took control of both houses of the state legislature, and won all statewide offices.

Washoe County School Superintendent Steps Down

knprnews.org — The former superintendent of the Washoe County School District's last day on the job was Election Day. Now, Pedro Martinez is out of a job. It ended up being an auspicious last day -- Republicans took control of both houses of the state legislature, and won all statewide offices.

Drone Expert To Create Robotics Lab At UNLV

knprnews.org — Paul Oh is bringing his robotics expertise to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Oh spent the last 14 years working with students at Drexel University in Philadelphia working on projects that included creating HUBO the humanoid.

Nevada's Newly Elected Rep. Cresent Hardy Supports Yucca Mountain

knprnews.org — Nye County Commission nuclear waste liaison Dan Schinhofen is confident that he has the support of newly elected Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., in his effort to restart the stalled Yucca Mountain project. Schinhofen told KNPR's State of Nevada program that Hardy, who beat Rep.
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @RGJRayHagar: Dawn Hansen of LV, aunt of @Irahansen said Ira has held racist views about blacks, other minorities for years, in exclusive interview w/ RGJ

Nov 22, 2014

RT @IndySport: Thierry Henry believes Arsenal fans will only truly appreciate Arsene Wenger when he leaves ind.pn/1qNM6lg pic.twitter.com/0JliSUVXIT

Nov 21, 2014

Arsenal's Theo Walcott unlikely to face United, Danny Welbeck a doubt espnfc.com/arsenal/story/…

Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

Keep England Weird: Why the Premier League’s Craziness Might Be Here to Stay grantland.com/the-triangle/e…

Nov 21, 2014

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