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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.

Illegal voter sentenced in Reno

An immigrant living in the country illegally who registered to vote in Washoe County under a false name and cast ballots in the 2008 and 2010 Nevada elections has been sentenced to 103 days in jail.

Campaign calls for Nevada appellate court

Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty, who on Tuesday helped launch a campaign to create a state appeals court , said justice for thousands of Nevadans is being delayed and denied because the high court is so overloaded with cases that it can take years to resolve them.

Troubled Family Services workers ‘Ask Lisa Why’

The latest bid by Clark County Family Services employees to draw attention to safety concerns and problems in the agency was a flier aimed at the department director called “Ask Lisa Why…” But efforts to get Lisa Ruiz-Lee’s attention go back to at least December, according to an employee and union officials.

Juvenile facility reviews security after escape

On April 28, three youth escaped from Red Rock Academy, a state juvenile correction facility in Clark County. The facility, which opened in December, was placed on a corrective action plan. Security flaws were addressed and staff members involved in the incident were disciplined.

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