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Senator, Slugger Meet in Washington

Senator, Slugger Meet in Washington

A pair of famous Nevadans met and chatted Friday night in Washington, D.C.

Senator Harry Reid and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper spoke briefly on the field at Nationals Park before Washington's game against Philadelphia. Reid tweeted this photo and message after the encounter:

Excited to meet Bryce Harper, fellow Nevadan & great baseball talent. Hope to see him hit one out tonight #nationals

Harper, a Las Vegas native who attended Las Vegas High School and the College of Southern Nevada, went 0-for-3 with three walks in Friday's 4-3 victory against the Phillies.

Governor Sandoval Reads to Students at Spread the Word Nevada's Adopted School

Governor Sandoval Reads to Students at Spread the Word Nevada's Adopted School

At the request of Spread the Word Nevada, a local children's literacy nonprofit group, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval flew in from Carson City on March 31 to read at  Cambeiro Elementary School. This was his last stop after visiting three other schools in Las Vegas, which concluded the governor's reading tour as part of Read Across America and Nevada Reading Month. During his first school visit in Reno on March 2 Sandoval signed a proclamation declaring March 2011 Nevada Reading Month.

At Cambeiro, Sandoval encouraged students to read and was inspired by their school pride. He also acknowledged the academic progress in literacy that the school achieved last year. He then read "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" written by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky. Sandoval talked to students about his background and his love for reading. In addition, he answered questions from students about his life and position as governor.

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

In an effort to help voters understand more about the candidates for mayoral, city council and city ward races in Clark County during the upcoming election, Cox Communications-Las Vegas and Cox Media launched Elections 2011 On DEMAND.

The current election cycle involves candidates from Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.

Elections 2011 On DEMAND provides the means for voters to view a two-minute, educational “candidate vignette” on its On DEMAND platform via Cox Channel 1. The company’s News and Public Affairs department is providing all candidates with an opportunity to speak frankly about their candidacy or any issues. However, as opposed to the more common 30-second political television spot, the On DEMAND vignettes may not contain references to other candidates or political campaigns.