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The margins tax initiative that failed on election night last week is just one in a series of recent failures.

A brief history of Nevada's failed education funding measures

November 12th, 2014

The margins tax initiative that failed on election night last week is just one in a series of recent failures.

  • As We See It

    “It is not being proposed to teach in kindergarten. Not even close. We would never be discussing that.”

  • Featured

    Cheating firemen. Jimmy Kimmel's big CCSD donation. Lake Tahoe's four-pound goldfish (!), plus other stories you might have missed in 2013.

  • As We See It

    The NHSPE, a barrier to graduation for those who don’t pass it, will be phased out beginning in the 2014-15 school year ... which means ...

  • Entertainment

    From Matthew Gray Gubler to Julianne Hough, these stars used to be local students.

  • News

    UNLV is planning to build apartment-style dormitories that officials hope will be open to students by fall 2015.

  • News

    As a not-so-popular teenager, she took up running. When the other kids saw she was good at it, high school life became easier. Almost two ...

  • News

    While Nevada lawmakers debate the merits of legalizing marijuana, one company is looking at opening the state's first medical marijuana school this month. The Budtender ...

  • News

    A once-empty lot at Eighth and Fremont streets, adjacent to the coming downtown Container Park, is now full of more than a dozen large trailers. ...

  • News

    Stefania Druga is only 26 but has lived around the world and, more intriguingly, knows how to make a battery from a lemon, extract DNA ...

  • News

    University of Iowa lecturer David Gould has created a course that links Las Vegas and Iowa City because of what’s happening downtown; it might not ...

  • A&E

    In a city driven by sex, one group is trying to help Las Vegas residents explore sexuality in a decidedly novel way.

  • AllNews

    Players gather around a craps table in a dimly lit room filled with slot machines and blackjack tables. A woman throws a pair of dice, ...

  • Community

    Over the past few months, thousands of young Nevadans have gotten their first taste of politics in the trenches as volunteers for presidential campaigns. As ...

  • Education

    On Wednesday — the day before "move-in day" — Richard Clark, UNLV's director of housing and residential life, gave the Sun an extensive tour of ...

  • Education

    A lot has changed at Chaparral High School this year — new leadership, new teachers and a new attitude about discipline and academics. Not everyone ...

  • Education

    With graduation on June 15, Weekly checks back in with the students we met last fall.

  • Henderson

    Sometimes it’s hard not to feel like we live in a ridiculous town. In the latest example, Clark County has put the squeeze on a ...

  • Education

    When President Barack Obama takes center stage at UNLV today, he’ll be stumping on student loans and repeating a complaint that’s become a central refrain ...

  • Business

    Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has joined 21 of her counterparts in asking Congress to limit the ability of for-profit colleges to enrich themselves ...

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  • Nightlife

    The Electric Daisy Carnival juggernaut continues to pay dividends for the Las Vegas area.

  • Weekly Q&A

    "We’re always helping other people’s dreams come true, but we never had a chance to do any work on our own place."

  • MirageSteve WynnLas Vegas Strip

    Here’s a chilling thought, courtesy of the man who made it all possible: “Ask yourself, if there was no Mirage on the Strip, what would’ve ...

  • Dining

    Drop that baster! Make a reservation this Turkey Day.

  • Film

    The effort comes across as desperate and sad, with meager laughs and sloppy storytelling.

  • Fine Art

    "It's time to refresh the project, look at options of location and ensure that our communication about the project is more clear than it has ...

  • Incidental Tourist

    Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.

  • A&E

    Face-melting Turkey Day meals, carols with Liberace and a drive to the North Pole (Experience)—it's time to shake your holiday season up!

  • MirageFeaturedLas Vegas Strip

    If you were there for the opening of the Mirage 25 years ago, Folk was probably the first person you met.

  • Dining

    Start with potato pancakes and save room for the rouladen.

  • Reviews

    The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.

  • As We See It

    The race packed 23 obstacles in a punishing 5-mile loop that runners completed over and over again for 24 hours straight.

  • As We See It

    Even professional exhibiting artists have sat down at the space, creating works that eventually went into gallery shows.

  • Nightlife

    A trio of seasonal sips at the hotel's crystal cocoon.

  • Dining

    If you’re going to consume the acclaimed Alba white truffles, you should go all out. And November is the time.

  • As We See It

    And the chicken fried steak tastes just as good.

  • Hot Spots

    Also, a Rebel Pride edition of GBDC and Adore Delano at Piranha.