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Clark County takes aim at ‘taverns’

Clark County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that would affect taverns like Dotty’s that serve food and offer gaming. Among the proposed changes, taverns with slot machines would be required to get at least half of their revenue from the sale of food and beverages.

County OKs $11 million UMC raises

Clark County commissioners on Tuesday approved an $11 million contract that includes longevity pay for University Medical Center employees who are represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 1107.

VA firing 4 in wake of nationwide scandal

The Veterans Affairs Department said it is firing four senior executives as officials move to crack down on wrongdoing following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the delays.

When Bonaventura leaves, his deputies are out too

The 19 deputies who work under Las Vegas Constable John Bonaventura will be out of a job when their boss’ term of office ends in January 2015, but the Clark County sheriff elected in November could rehire them when he takes over the duties of the abolished office.

Increase in available beds for mentally ill nears reality

The expansion of triage beds for the mentally ill in Southern Nevada may finally come to fruition. It’s been nearly four months since Gov. Brian Sandoval in mid-June acted to mitigate some of the most immediate problems facing the state’s troubled mental health system. One of the measures addressed the crisis local emergency rooms are experiencing — a large number of mentally ill patients seeking care the facilities are ill-equipped to provide.