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Troubled Family Services workers ‘Ask Lisa Why’

The latest bid by Clark County Family Services employees to draw attention to safety concerns and problems in the agency was a flier aimed at the department director called “Ask Lisa Why…” But efforts to get Lisa Ruiz-Lee’s attention go back to at least December, according to an employee and union officials.

Juvenile facility reviews security after escape

On April 28, three youth escaped from Red Rock Academy, a state juvenile correction facility in Clark County. The facility, which opened in December, was placed on a corrective action plan. Security flaws were addressed and staff members involved in the incident were disciplined.

Nevada’s shift to federal Obamacare won’t be smooth

Healthcare.gov is supposed to fix Nevada’s Obamacare sign-up woes. But with consumer faith in exchanges badly shaken, not to mention lingering technical concerns with the incomplete federal site, observers say the Silver State is all but sure to face headwinds when enrollment begins again on Nov. 15.

County tackles growing child welfare caseloads

Large worker caseloads aren’t a new issue for Clark County’s child welfare agency. And although recommendations over the years have been made to set a cap on how many cases should be assigned to a worker, county officials don’t support doing so.