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Audit finds weak NDOT spending controls

An audit of the state Department of Transportation found that weak controls over procurement of supplies resulted in a case where a stockroom employee made $250,000 in fraudulent purchases over a four-year period.

County commissioners to fill state Senate vacancy

Clark County commissioners on Tuesday will pick a Republican to fill a vacancy in the Nevada Senate, which will have a slim 11-10 GOP majority in the 2015 session. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, resigned Monday from his Senate District 6 seat after being elected lieutenant governor in November.

Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to be costly, including for the Southwest states of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.