San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

Former school board member had used post to represent clients with school district

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that names a state senator has pleaded not guilty.

Keith Jackson, a former San Francisco school board member, entered the plea on Monday to the bribery and racketeering counts as well as charges of murder-for-hire, conspiracy and firearms trafficking.

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Bribery case begins against
2 Utah attorneys general

Former Utah AGs Mark Shurtleff, left, and John Swallow. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general were to appear in court on bribery charges Wednesday, kicking off what legal experts say is a complex case that could take years to resolve as lawyers navigate a scandal involving nearly two dozen charges, hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence and some dubious witnesses.

Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, who between them spent nearly 13 years running Utah's top law enforcement office, were expected to make a brief joint appearance in a Salt Lake City courtroom.

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NVPERS to release retirees’ benefit data
in compliance with Supreme Court order

Reno paper chalks up major victory for Nevada public’s right to know

The Nevada Public Employment Retirement System has informed its retirees that it will soon begin complying with the state Supreme Court’s view of the Nevada Public Records Act, Nevada Journal has learned.

As a result, NVPERS says it will be releasing a host of information, including much more detail on retiree benefit amounts and starting and ending dates of employment.

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Washoe school board ignores state law,
'fires' district superintendant Martinez

Reno Gazette-Journal asks for investigation by Nevada Attorney General

Nevada teacher union eyes
new priority for ‘organizing’

Approach downplays services for members, aims at advocacy, ultimate militancy

Harry Reid's Obamacare handiwork in tatters

'Affordabe Care' act he assembled did not permit
most federal subsidies, says key D.C. appeals court

Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

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