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State, county work to resolve capacity issue at Child Haven

Nevada officials are working with Clark County Department of Family Services to increase Child Haven’s capacity for the second time in five months. Clark County’s emergency shelter for abused and neglected children saw its latest surge in population last week when it was housing 97 residents, exceeding its state-approved capacity of 70.

Negotiators: Land deal was swift and substantial

A public lands bill agreement hammered out by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and other senior lawmakers during the lame-duck session of Congress incorporated more than five dozen natural resources initiatives into a must-pass defense authorization bill headed to final votes in the coming days.

Audit finds weak NDOT spending controls

An audit of the state Department of Transportation found that weak controls over procurement of supplies resulted in a case where a stockroom employee made $250,000 in fraudulent purchases over a four-year period.