Issue: August 23, 2012

Washoe schools superintendent Pedro Martinez: And we want to start

closing achievement gaps, especially with special education students,

students with disabilities, multilingual children, children in poverty.

Dear Readers,

It's back to school time again. Our August 23 edition will contain

Ashley Hennefer's lengthy interview with the Washoe County

superintenent of schools and also our annual guide for arriving

University of Nevada, Reno students, which was also produced by Ashley.

And as autumn comes into view, Kris Vagner will introduce us to some

little-known swimming holes high in the Sierra for late summer

swims. Ashley (she does work, doesn't she?) will give us the latest

developments in the face-off between Comstock Mining Inc. and

Comstock residents. Brad Bynum will introduce us to violinist

Kristin Pitman, who is also a singer-songwriter under the stage name

K.P. Movie critic Bob Grimm takes on The Expendables 2 and food

critic K.J. Sullivan pursues one of her favorite dishes-- pho. In

news. we look at the campaign issue of whether Nevada should pull out

of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

Thank you for reading us. If not for you, we'd have to go back to school.

Take care,

Dennis Myers

News editor