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Reid, Heller split on Syria strategy

Nevada’s U.S. senators split Thursday on backing Syrian rebels with arms and training, offering starkly different views as to whether the plan that cleared both houses of Congress might work to repel violent Islamic jihadists in the Middle East.

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.