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Critics see few licensing panels needed in Nevada

Nevada’s outgoing governor isn’t the only one questioning the need for licensing boards that set standards and license workers in many occupations. While defenders say the boards protect the public from harm, others suggest they are unnecessary for occupations that don’t require high skill levels.

Nurse residency program hones skills

Out of nursing school for just a few months, 24-year-old Elizabeth Martinez already realizes how easy it would be to burn out. Or to make a mistake that can mean the difference between life and death.

Volunteers bring hope to apartment residents

Las Vegas police officer Melissa Lardomita and activist Michael Flores paint the “homework room” at a new resource center for kids in the Sherman Gardens Annex public housing complex. Flores wants to give kids an alternative to gangs and drugs at the apartment complex known for being home to the Playboy Bloods, a violent street gang.


nation-leading unemployment rate fell slightly in October, but it isn’t necessarily good news.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Reporters’ Notebook

An incident following Tuesday’s election canvass prompted a Twitter exchange between Secretary of State Ross Miller, who tweets at @rossjmiller, and two Las Vegas Sun reporters, Anjeanette Damon (@AnjeanetteDamon) and David Schwartz (@schwartznews). The Vogel referenced in the exchange is Review-Journal reporter Ed Vogel, who does not tweet.

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