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Students Leave Tonight For Protest

An organizer says more than 700 students, parents, teachers and activists plan to ride al night in a bus caravan from Las Vegas to Carson City to call for the Nevada Legislature to provide adequate state funding for education.

Progress Now Nevada official Michael Flores says 14 buses will depart Sunday night from the main College of Southern Nevada campus for the eight-hour trip.

He says participants are coming from southern Nevada high schools, Nevada State College, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and CSN.

The protest on Monday comes with Gov. Brian Sandoval calling for deep budget cuts.

It is expected to draw people from all corners of the state.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.



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