Wellness program OK’d for workers
(AP) – A Nevada legislative panel has approved a wellness program to try to keep government workers and their dependents healthy while reducing costs.
Officers with the state Public Employees’ Benefits Program told the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee on Thursday that a Florida company, U.S. Preventative Medicine, has been hired to begin the program July 1.
The benefit system will use $2.1 million in its reserves and another $1.1 million in increased premiums to fund the program.
Some lawmakers, however, questioned whether such programs work or are cost effective.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).