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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of a pair of conservative Nevada ballot measures have failed to deliver signature petitions needed to meet the deadline to qualify either their health insurance or voter ID initiative for the November election. It means neither measure can qualify for the November general election. One would have required voters to present photo identification at the polls. The other would have banned a state health insurance exchange in Nevada.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An obscure candidate for governor who won less than 5 percent of the Democratic vote last week is looking into a possible recount. Allen Rheinhart says he and four other candidates are exploring the option, and asks whether fraud occurred in the primary won by Robert Goodman. Candidates must submit their request for a challenge by June 23. Rheinhart received 4.9 percent of the vote.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state mental health services would get a $3.5 million boost from tobacco settlement money under a proposal by Gov. Brian Sandoval. Just under $2 million will go to provide resources to address needs of children in crisis. Other proposals include adding funds for housing through Mental Health Court programs to identify and treat frequent mental health services users.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 35-year-old Las Vegas medical office receptionist has been sentenced in federal court to one year of home confinement and three years' probation for her role in the black market sale of powerful prescription painkillers. Jade Lepoma pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
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