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Nevada’s shift to federal Obamacare won’t be smooth

Healthcare.gov is supposed to fix Nevada’s Obamacare sign-up woes. But with consumer faith in exchanges badly shaken, not to mention lingering technical concerns with the incomplete federal site, observers say the Silver State is all but sure to face headwinds when enrollment begins again on Nov. 15.

County tackles growing child welfare caseloads

Large worker caseloads aren’t a new issue for Clark County’s child welfare agency. And although recommendations over the years have been made to set a cap on how many cases should be assigned to a worker, county officials don’t support doing so.

Sandoval names new communications chief

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday announced that starting Monday, Mari Nakashima St. Martin will join his office as communications director. St. Martin currently serves as communications director with Sandoval’s re-election campaign.

CORRECTION

In an article that appeared on page 1B Tuesday Rick Reed’s relationship with FOX News CEO Roger Ailes was misstated. Reed did not work for Ailes in 1988, when Ailes was head of the George H.W. Bush presidential campaign media team.

North Las Vegas revises financial outlook

North Las Vegas looked for a break in its gloomy fiscal forecast Monday, unveiling a flurry of potential economic growth initiatives at the first of three planned “financial summit” meetings on the state of the city’s finances.

Rogich claims credit for 1988 Dukakis ad

Longtime GOP ad man Sig Rogich on Monday stood by his contention that he came up with the 1988 campaign commercial making fun of Michael Dukakis, awkwardly smiling and popping his helmeted head out of a tank, after Fox News President Roger Ailes publicly took credit for the spot.