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House backs Syria plan; Heck, Titus vote no

Rep. Steven Horsford voted Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train rebels in Syria to fight violent Islamic forces, but three other members of Nevada’s delegation to the House said the plan looked like a bad bet and voted against it.

Reid moves to ensure Yucca Mountain stays dead

Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.

Family Services contract aims to reduce mistreatment, foster care placements

Clark County commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement with Las Vegas company Mojave Mental Health to provide safety management services to families and children who are involved in the child welfare system. Services provided under the agreement include behavior management and crisis management, among others, according to a description on a county commission agenda. The estimated value of the services per year is $546,000, with a total estimated cost of $1.6 million, if all options in the contract are used.

Clark County rejects medical pot grow limit

Clark County commissioners, rejecting a proposal state officials are considering, are betting on the free market to figure out how much square footage Nevada needs for cultivation facilities that will grow the state’s medical marijuana crop.