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DOJ audit finds 22 errors in grant use by Nevada agency

Nevada health officials said Wednesday they are fixing widespread problems with how the state distributed millions of dollars in federal crime victim assistance grants, errors that were uncovered in a U.S. Department of Justice audit this week.

Nevada Supreme Court to hear Dozier death row case

The Nevada Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the cases involving a death row inmate who wants to die and the controversial ballot initiative aimed at preventing local governments from enacting sanctuary city policies.

Nevada fell short on crime victim grants, DOJ audit concludes

The U.S. Justice Department says Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services misappropriated or failed to adequately justify the use of millions of dollars in federal crime victim assistance grants from 2012-16.

Heller urges state to apply for funds to cover Las Vegas shooting costs

The state of Nevada was urged to immediately apply for funds tucked into the $1.3 trillion spending bill for law enforcement costs incurred in the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting and subsequent investigation.

Activists lobby to save Clark County petroglyphs from dam silt

Conservation activists are urging the Bureau of Land Management to address issues with a historic dam that is trapping mud and slowly burying petroglyphs and other cultural resources in the Arrow Canyon Wilderness.

UNR’s tournament run shows why politics and sports shouldn’t mix

There are lots of things we’re divided on. Democrat vs. Republican. If gender is determined by biology or feelings. Whether the toilet paper roll should go over or under. For a couple brief hours on Thursday, Nevadans united around a common cause — cheering the University of Nevada Reno’s improbable run in the NCAA tournament. It’s exactly why politics and sports shouldn’t mix.

Spending bill heads to Trump

A $1.3 trillion spending bill is headed to President Donald Trump after the House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation that gives the armed services a pay hike but gives no relief to immigrant Dreamers seeking protection from deportation.

 
Denise Hooks on banning weapons, arming school police, NRA

Society should ban military-style weapons, although defining which firearms that includes is a work in progress. That’s according to Denise Hooks, the college student facilitator of March for Our Lives Las Vegas, which is happening on Saturday.

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