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State gives $12.5 million to resolve mentally ill inmate backlog

Nevada continues to lag in moving mentally ill offenders ordered by the court into its only maximum-security psychiatric facility, resulting in backlogs at jails in Washoe and Clark counties.

Sandoval’s painkillers plan faces Senate deadline

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s prescription drug proposal, designed to help prevent highly addictive painkillers from being dispensed to people without a medical need, must pass out of the Senate by Tuesday to stay alive.

Nevada’s ‘religious freedom’ legislation declared dead

Sponsors of the bill in Carson City say outrage and a boycott call following passage of a similar law in Indiana have dampened their desire for legislation seen by many as enabling discrimination.