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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Report: Sage grouse needs 3-mile buffer

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

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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.

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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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Dining Pick of the Week: Shoku Ramen-ya

There’s a hidden restaurant inside the Henderson location of Bachi Burger: Shoku Ramen-ya. This isn’t the ramen noodles you probably lived off of in college — real ramen is delicate and refined, the broth taking hours, if not days, to prepare.

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