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Nevada appeals court draws 36 applicants

A state panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve $782,500 to fund the new state appeals court that is expected to begin operations early next year. Approval came as 36 applicants filed for one of the three new court positions by a 5 p.m. deadline.

Hansen names Nevada Assembly chairs

Assembly Speaker designee Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, on Saturday named the chairs of the committees for the 2015 session, picking Majority Leader Paul Anderson, R-Las Vegas, to helm the powerful Ways and Means Committee.