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Las Vegas soccer stadium report delay questioned

Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin is trying to figure out why a vital feasibility study for a proposed subsidized soccer stadium in Symphony Park was dated Aug. 20, but didn’t make it into the hands of city council members until Sunday, several days after a crucial vote on the topic.

Medical consent at issue for ailing foster children

In the wake of the June death of a 7-month-old foster girl in deteriorating health, the Clark County Department of Family Services’ medical consent practices are being reviewed. The issue garnered attention in July after the baby’s grieving foster mother implored state lawmakers to review Clark County’s procedures.

Medicaid change aids autistic children

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has informed states that Medicaid will now cover autism services under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment coverage, expanding access to programs for families in need.

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.