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Rep. Titus: Obama weak on Iraq

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., on Wednesday criticized President Barack Obama for saying the U.S. lacks a strategy to deal with militants in Iraq and Syria who have beheaded at least two journalists in recent days.

Vegas gets tough on mobile car washes

City of Las Vegas officials cracked down on mobile car washes Wednesday, picking up an ordinance meant to keep unlicensed mobile car wash operators from setting up shop in front of brick-and-mortar businesses, but the impact on nonprofit groups holding car wash fundraisers remains unclear.

Henderson tables talks on tax measure

Henderson City Council unanimously decided Tuesday to table discussion of a ballot question to address the city’s infrastructure deficit until after the 2015 Legislature to see if state lawmakers take any steps to lift a 3 percent property tax cap adopted in 2005.

Bill sought to boost Nevada minimum wage

State Sen. Tick Segerblom has requested the drafting of a measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Nevada, but it won’t happen anytime soon even if it is successful in the 2015 legislative session.

No waiting period for state insurance signup

We’ve been advising consumers that they can’t buy plans through the state exchange until Nov. 15, unless they have a qualifying life event such as a relocation, birth or marriage. Although that’s still the case, the state Insurance Division recently asked us to remind Nevadans they can buy off of the state’s Nevada Health Link exchange at any time.

Nevada panel’s land control move killed

A push by some Nevada public officials to seek control of a portion of the state’s federally controlled lands suffered a blow Thursday when the concept was taken off the table for discussion at a meeting of state lawmakers, a move that drew legislators’ objections.