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Salaries for new state autism program questioned

CARSON CITY — Four organizations representing Nevada parents of autistic children said Wednesday they are concerned that a new initiative set to start Jan. 1 will fail because a state agency is proposing to pay an inadequate amount of money necessary to hire and train the professional staff for the early intervention program.

Inmate dies at Ely State Prison

Edward Bennett, 45, was found unresponsive in his single cell at Ely State Prison on Saturday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. The prison’s medical staff couldn’t save him.