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.
A now amended bill in the Nevada Assembly would lighten the proposed workload for doctors who prescribe certain controlled substances.
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.
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.
Vaping is hazardous and should be treated like smoking cigarettes, the Southern Nevada Health District said Wednesday in backing a proposal to tax electronic cigarettes and their components as if they were tobacco.