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New Nevada college advisory boards draw criticism

The Board of Regents last week created local advisory councils for the community colleges in the state, a move some education watchdogs fear is just window dressing to appease advocates who want community members to have more say in the colleges.

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.