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18-year-old WLV student arrested for supplying pot to other students

18-year-old WLV student arrested for supplying pot to other students

From the Las Vegas Optic A West Las Vegas High School student is facing criminal charges after admitting to smoking marijuana at school with two other students, according to police. Aubrey Bachicha, 18, was arrested Nov. 6 and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on charges of felony distribution of marijuana to a…

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Peter J. Smith IV, 2019 Leaders in Law

Peter J. Smith IV, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review While attending Walla Walla University, Peter J. Smith IV took a year away from college to volunteer in Monteverde, Costa Rica, where he and a friend taught sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. “We spent the year living in an 8- by 10- foot shack attached to the school in…

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Regan Charlton, 2019 Leaders in Law

Regan Charlton, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review While attending Boise State University, Regan Charlton was the captain of the debate team, an experience that nudged her toward practicing law. “It was kind of a natural transition. There’s a lot of crossover between debate and the practice of law,” Charlton says. “Some people would say it’s arguing, but…

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Caitlin Elizabeth O’Brien, 2019 Leaders in Law

Caitlin Elizabeth O’Brien, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review When Caitlin Elizabeth O’Brien began college at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, majoring in psychology, she hadn’t considered a career in law. “I thought I wanted to be a clinical psychologist, and started down that path of wanting to get my Ph.D,” she says. After graduating, she went to work…

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Cora Whitney, 2019 Leaders in Law

Cora Whitney, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review From the age of 12, Cora Whitney knew she wanted to practice law. “My dad is a judge, so I grew up watching him in court,” she says. “I really enjoyed that, and it inspired me to go into law.” Although her new aspirations derailed plans made by the 11-year-old…

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LVPD earns three-year accreditation following audit

LVPD earns three-year accreditation following audit

From the Las Vegas Optic The Las Vegas Police Department has earned accreditation through a statewide program, the department announced last week. According to an LVPD press release, the department has once again gained accreditation from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Professional Standards Council through the New Mexico Municipal League. “The accreditation serves as the…

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Woman arrested after crashing into parked cars

Woman arrested after crashing into parked cars

From the Las Vegas Optic A 23-year-old Las Vegas woman who crashed into two parked vehicles on Seventh Street was driving while impaired and searching for a dropped cigarette, according to Las Vegas Police. Savana E. Romero was charged with a felony and six misdemeanors following the Oct. 27 crash that happened around 4 a.m…

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Idaho non-farm jobs see nation’s second-largest increase

Idaho non-farm jobs see nation’s second-largest increase

From the Idaho Business Review Idaho’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.9% for the third straight month as nonfarm jobs saw the nation’s second-largest increase, according to data recently released by the Idaho Department of Labor. The number of unemployed Idahoans increased by 136 to 25,626, while the amount of total employment increased by 2,770…

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