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Who is responsible for fixing the crosswalk at Ann & Valley?
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- At Action News we are urging everyone to Be Smart. Be Safe. and Be Seen. on our Valley roads. But what if the crosswalk you're using can hardly be seen? Who is responsible for fixing it? It's just one question from a viewer we answer in a You Ask. We Investigate. mailbag.
The intersection of Ann and Valley in North Las Vegas has a crosswalk but one viewer emailed in saying some of it is hard to see. Joyce says she was concerned drivers might not spot the fading lines. Our cameras noticed the lines are especially faded where cars make right hand turns.
We did some digging and learned the City of North Las Vegas Public Works department maintains these crosswalks.
We contacted them and as a result of our call they're going to check out that area. They say generally if a crosswalk is at 75% visibility or less it gets cleaned and re-striped. Throughout the year they monitor crosswalks to see if they need maintenance.
Now to the second question.
Education is the key to establishing a career so when one Valley man got a text with an offer to get his diploma online he was curious.
The text says for $199 you can get your high school diploma with free transcripts. All you have to do is take a test online.
But the viewer says he never heard of the school before and emailed Action News wanting to know if it's legit. We called the State Department of Education and learned they don't accredit high schools. That means it's up to employers to decide whether they'll accept a diploma from that particular school. So it's a chance you take.
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