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Legislation aims to aid mentally ill in Nevada

Nevada health authorities might get a new tool to deal with mentally ill people who appear to be a danger to themselves or others: a court order committing them to outpatient care and regular medication.

Speaker mimics assemblyman, hopes he’ll get help

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick jokingly mimicked Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ “Jesus-on-the-cross” photo that appeared in Friday’s Review-Journal.

Assemblyman Steven Brooks: ‘I’ve had a month of hell’

It’s been a bad month for Steven Brooks. The Democratic Assemblyman from Las Vegas is in pain from medical problems and, he says, a physical beating he took before he was arrested and accused of threatening to harm Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

Brooks appears at Legislative Building with head covered

The strange saga of Assemblyman Steven Brooks, who faces a felony charge of threatening Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, got a bit stranger Wednesday when he made a brief appearance at the Legislative Building.

Lawmakers anxious in wake of alleged threats to Assembly speaker

Embattled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, did not show up Tuesday morning at the Legislative Building for a planned news conference on an alleged threat against the Assembly speaker.

Nevada legislator Brooks arrested, accused of threatening Assembly speaker

Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested Saturday on a charge of threatening Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. A state legislator said Brooks had been telling people Kirkpatrick’s “first day as speaker would be her last.”

Sex trafficking horror revealed

The signs that her youngest daughter was a prostitute couldn’t have been more obvious, although she didn’t make the connection at the time.

Cops tax increase gets County Commission support

County commissioners voted 5-2 Tuesday to support raising the sales tax an additional quarter-cent to pay for more police officers.

Woman loses DNA proposal to prove brother’s innocence

Longtime prison inmate advocate Tonya Brown lost again when she tried to induce the state Commission on the state Administration of Justice to back litigation that might prove the innocence of her late brother, Nolan Klein.