County Family Services pans social work credentials

Clark County Department of Family Services is “unaware of any data or research that indicates individuals with social work or criminal justice degrees provide better services for children and families,” but at least one federal report suggests that there are benefits to hiring people with a social work educational background.

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Police need help finding 2 juvenile runaways

Las Vegas police need help locating two children who they are calling runaways and were last seen Friday at the Desert Oasis High School football game, police said on Saturday morning.

Sports

Rebels on the road against Utah State

A surprising win over Fresno State and a week off lead up to UNLV’s return to Mountain West play today. The Rebels go on the road to face Utah State in a game that will be televised by ESPNews (Cox, 321). Kickoff is 1 p.m.

Entertainment

Business

New-home market seen underperforming in ‘14, ‘15

Two years of recovery in the local housing market won’t keep Southern Nevada’s new-homes segment from underperforming in 2014. And local housing and economic experts believe that the market should expect more of the same in 2015.

Nation and World

3 states up Ebola quarantines

New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Courting voters

There’s a very good reason why rows of roadside campaign signs are dominated by judicial candidates: Judicial races dominate November’s ballot.

EDITORIAL: Former elected officials hoping to trick voters

Name recognition paves the way to elected office. Voters’ short memories sometimes come into play, too. Robert Eliason is hoping the former works in his favor in his campaign for North Las Vegas constable, and Lisa Brown is counting on the latter in her run for Family Court, Department T.

Life

3 states up Ebola quarantines

New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.

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