Our endorsements: The Sun offers its choices for regents, state Board of Education, Clark County Commission and Clark County School Board races


Las Vegas Sun

The Clark County Government Center is seen Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Editor’s note: Candidates receiving the Sun’s endorsements are listed in bold type.


The Sun will preface our endorsements here by saying the most important vote regarding the Board of Regents will be on Ballot Question 1 — the measure that would pave the way for reform of the higher-education system by removing the regents from the state constitution.

We’ll write far more about this issue, but the upshot is that it’s time for the regents and the system’s administrative overlords to be brought under control. As is, the way the regents were written into the Nevada Constitution has created confusion over the years about the extent of the board’s authority, with the regents at times claiming it makes the higher-ed system a separate, fourth branch

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More adult education offerings | Lewiston Sun Journal

Finger spelling alphabet.

FARMINGTON — More offerings from the Franklin County Adult Education program. Please call  207-778-3460 for more information.

American Sign Language (ASL) Beginning Oct 20 – Nov 24,Tue from 6 – 7 p.m. ASL with Stephanie Ward – $45 – Location: 129 Seamon Road, Suite A. This course is for those who have never taken an ASL class before or need to refresh their knowledge from years ago. Finger spelling and basic vocabulary will be taught and practiced in a fun, comfortable environment. Class will be kept small in order to focus on your individual purpose for learning.

Yoga can improve both balance and flexibility.

Yoga with Charlee Briggs – $45. Oct 20 – Nov 24, Tue from 6-7 p.m. at Mount Blue Middle School, Middle Street, Farmington, Room: Gym. Classes maintain awareness and focus on your breath while moving through a series of postures. The sequence of

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Sun Prairie School District to continue online learning for grades 3-12 through January | Local Education

Sun Prairie School

The Sun Prairie School District has maintained full-time distance learning for the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year for grades 3-12 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Sun Prairie School District has announced plans to continue online learning for grades 3-12 through the second quarter of the school year to align with Public Health Madison and Dane County recommendations as COVID-19 cases surge across the state.

“While other school districts have experienced a rollercoaster of decision-making in their reopening plans, the SPASD has steadily and safely served our kids and families while adhering to the Public Health Madison Dane County metrics to guide decisions for reopening,” Sun Prairie School District Superintendent Brad Saron said in a message to parents Tuesday.

“Still, the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year is another checkpoint we must pass through as we navigate our journey in appropriately responding

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Sun Prairie woman makes, donates masks to help educate the community

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) – One Sun Prairie woman is focusing on making and donating masks so she can protect the community.

Tammy Kosbab learned how to sew this year just so she could make masks for people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her initial motivation was all about protecting her family- but now it’s about the community.

Kosbab’s daughter works at a local restaurant and she said her daughter has experienced a lot of push back when asking customers to wear their masks when they come in. She hopes that educating and showing compassion will help more people comply with wearing a mask.

“I think it’s really important that people consider how brave these workers are,” Kosbab said. “I mean these are people going out into the community and exposing themselves, potentially, to a virus that’s deadly and they’re there to provide a service for you.”

Kosbab has made and

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