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Appeals court hears Whittemore appeal

A federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday heard arguments to overturn Harvey Whittemore’s conviction for breaking campaign contributions laws.

County, union on path to arbitration

Clark County and the Service Employees International Union, its largest employee group, have been unable to negotiate a contract and are on the path toward binding arbitration.

WestCare plans more beds for mentally ill by November

Additional triage beds for the mentally ill in Southern Nevada will open by Nov. 1, according to Richard Steinberg, president and chief executive officer of the WestCare Foundation.

Audit finds problems at youth correctional center

A state review of four Nevada youth facilities has identified numerous concerns with a secure correctional center for male youths operated by Rite of Passage in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas meth dealer gets 15 years behind bars

A Las Vegas drug dealer was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release Monday, according to the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office.

Work to begin on Mount Charleston flood control project

The Army Corps of Engineers will start clearing trees and vegetation on Thursday in preparation for constructing a flood control berm project and diversion channel to protect the Rainbow community on Mount Charleston.

Police find car driven by woman found dead near Pahrump

Authorities have found the rental car that had been driven by a California woman found dead last month in a remote, rugged part of Nye County.

Hoover Dam delivered, but Nevada could have gotten more

The most important structure ever built in Nevada is barely in Nevada at all. As large as it is, the entirety of Hoover Dam — the power plant, spillways, support structures and the dam itself — covers less than one square mile, and roughly half of that is in Arizona.

Audit: Court should solicit bids for services

CARSON CITY – A legislative audit of the state Supreme Court has generated a separation of powers-based disagreement over a recommendation that the court use a competitive bidding process when goods and services are procured.