Erica Lafferty still can’t walk into a school without thinking of Dec. 14, 2012, the horrible day her mother was killed by a disturbed man who shot 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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The Veterans Affairs Department said it is firing four senior executives as officials move to crack down on wrongdoing following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the delays.
Additional triage beds for the mentally ill in Southern Nevada will open by Nov. 1, according to Richard Steinberg, president and chief executive officer of the WestCare Foundation.
Clark County and the Service Employees International Union, its largest employee group, have been unable to negotiate a contract and are on the path toward binding arbitration.
Vice President Joe Biden will rally in Las Vegas today to increase the minimum wage, the first stop in a trip to the West where he will talk up the Obama administration’s work on the economy and raise money for Democrats.
The Las Vegas City Council recently approved nonbinding plans for a $200 million soccer stadium that mandates no public money — but it’s a rare public-private stadium deal in this country that includes no public dollars.
Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority workers have filed a formal complaint against the housing agency over what they see as an illegal extension of employee furlough days.
A new blue ribbon committee appointed by Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta to examine shortcomings in Clark County’s child welfare system and courts will meet for the first time at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Regional Justice Center.
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.
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.
As same-sex marriage cases cascade through the federal courts, Republican politicians find themselves awkwardly split into three camps. Several GOP governors, including Brian Sandoval, fit into the category of not ready to embrace same-sex marriage but wary of antagonizing its supporters.
Henderson will officially open two new parks in Inspirada neighborhoods Saturday.
A program designed to help at-risk students stay in school and become successful after graduation has received a $1.25 million grant that will allow its expansion into more Las Vegas area schools.
Two Democrats running for governor of their respective New England states are hoping for a boost from Michelle Obama as the first lady makes political stops in Massachusetts and Maine.
New taxes could be on the horizon in downtown Las Vegas, but only if some area business owners feel like paying them.
Bob Brown, president of the Opportunity Village Foundation in Las Vegas, was appointed Thursday to the federal panel that evaluates laws and policies that affect disabled people.
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.
North Las Vegas spokesman Mitch Fox fields personal media matters for City Councilman Isaac Barron, who owns a home that sheltered about 100 dogs and was destroyed in a Sunday fire.
A recent encounter with GOP Senate candidates Patricia Farley and Becky Harris confirmed my suspicions. They are spineless pawns.
Las Vegas leaders took another stab at regulating the city’s oft-maligned “party houses” Wednesday, voting almost unanimously for a bill to crack down on sometimes raucous short-term vacation rentals.
An ethics complaint has been filed against Secretary of State Ross Miller on allegations that he used an online election portal to unfairly gain support for his candidacy for attorney general.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.
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.