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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Remains believed to be of missing ‘Into the Wild’ teen

Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie “Into the Wild.”

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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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

Remains believed to be of missing ‘Into the Wild’ teen

Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie “Into the Wild.”

Opinion

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.

EDITORIAL: Implied consent

Drunken drivers and other dangerous criminals deserve to be locked up. But they also deserve every protection afforded under the Constitution. Arrests and prosecutions must not come at the expense of rights, and the Nevada Supreme Court last week made sure that’s the case for Silver State residents.

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