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For poet, Great Basin an acquired taste

The Great Basin was an acquired taste for Gary Snyder. Raised on a family dairy farm in the lush Pacific Northwest, Snyder's early sensibility was informed by spruce forests and wilderness and the snow-capped majesty of the great Cascades.

Salaries for new state autism program questioned

CARSON CITY — Four organizations representing Nevada parents of autistic children said Wednesday they are concerned that a new initiative set to start Jan. 1 will fail because a state agency is proposing to pay an inadequate amount of money necessary to hire and train the professional staff for the early intervention program.

Nevada nets nearly $1 million in drug company settlement

Nevada will receive nearly $1 million from a large pharmaceutical company to settle claims of deceptive marketing, the attorney general's office announced Wednesday. Nevada is one of 49 states and the District of Columbia that will share in the $71 million settlement with Amgen Inc.

Don't limit wall idea to Burning Man

From where I sit, admittedly hatless in the noonday sun, there are two kinds of people in this world: Those who worship Burning Man and those who get no pleasure from having sand wedged in places nature never intended.

EPA moves radiation lab out of Las Vegas

Two tractor-trailer rigs rolled out of the Environmental Protection Agency‘s gated lot across from UNLV on Monday on a journey to relocate equipment for gauging radioactive contamination to an EPA facility in Montgomery, Ala.