NAACP lashes out at new Nevada Assembly speaker

The Reno-Sparks NAACP is asking the Nevada State Assembly Republican Caucus to reconsider its recent unanimous election of Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker after questionable comments attributed to him were reported by a Reno newspaper.

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Last known Hoover Dam construction worker has died

Darwin Colby, the last remaining worker from the Hoover Dam project identified by museum records, died last week, closing the book on a legacy written more than 80 years ago by thousands of men desperate to make a living during the Great Depression.

Utah moves closer to restoring death by firing squad

Utah would restore the practice of killing condemned inmates by firing squad under a bill advancing in the state legislature, amid growing nationwide concerns about botched executions using the more common method of lethal injection.

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Utah moves closer to restoring death by firing squad

Utah would restore the practice of killing condemned inmates by firing squad under a bill advancing in the state legislature, amid growing nationwide concerns about botched executions using the more common method of lethal injection.

Utah’s concealed gun permits attracting out-of-staters

Tens of thousands of gun owners from around the country are taking advantage of Utah’s concealed firearm permits each year — often taking a required class given by instructors licensed by Utah but who live in other states.

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It’s time for wind tax credit to get blown away

Lame-duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid soon will lose control of a chamber he has helmed for eight years. As the sun sets on his reign, one question remains: will Reid, D-Nev., go out with bang or a whimper?

EDITORIAL: Collective bargaining reform

Speaking of reforms, contract negotiations between Clark County and the SEIU continue to make the case for major changes in the state’s collective bargaining laws.

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