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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.

Nevada Piglet Book targets more government waste

From welfare payments being sent to deceased individuals to the disastrous implementation of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, the 2014 Nevada Piglet Book contains what the conservative think tank NPRI calls “some of the most ridiculous examples of government waste” in the state.

Panel: Feds need tools to fight patient dumping

The federal law on emergency care needs to be strengthened to combat practices of “patient dumping” like the ones that gave a Nevada-run mental health facility a black eye last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Heller floated to head GOP campaign effort

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada is being floated to head the Republican effort to win Senate races in 2016, a post that would raise his national profile while challenging his political skills at raising money, recruiting candidates and beating Democrats.