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Inmate dies at Ely State Prison

Edward Bennett, 45, was found unresponsive in his single cell at Ely State Prison on Saturday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. The prison’s medical staff couldn’t save him.

House passes Northern Nevada land bills

The House passed a collection of Northern Nevada land bills on Monday that would create nearly 73,500 acres of new wilderness in the state while making more than 23,000 acres available for economic development in a rural counties.