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Gun control push debuts in Nevada

For years, the Silver State led the nation on the number of women killed by men with handguns — with mostly husbands, boyfriends or stalkers pulling the trigger — but dropped to No. 16 last year in a report by the Violence Policy Center.

Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

Nevada’s controversial sex offender law was adopted to comply with a federal act in 2007 but remains in limbo. A halt to its enforcement remains in effect, but several bills will be submitted to the state Legislature in 2015 to amend the law.