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Nevada, Arizona working to finalize Colorado River drought plan

John Entsminger, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, estimates there is a 70 percent chance that legislators to the south will approve the plan by a Jan. 31 deadline set by federal officials.

Nevada takes first sip of Colorado River drought plan

Thursday’s 6-0 vote by the Southern Nevada Water Authority board aims to keep more water in the shrinking river system through voluntary cuts. The deal isn’t done, though, as Arizona and California are still debating their cuts.

 
Nevada’s Jacky Rosen targets Yucca Mountain, health care

At a roundtable meeting with reporters on Friday, Rosen discussed her plans as the Silver State’s next senator and the challenges of working in a divided Congress.

Obscure federal rule erased apostrophes from place names

Something is clearly missing at such natural wonders as Angels Landing, Devils Hole and Dantes View, but unless you’re a grammar teacher or a copy editor you probably never noticed.

Donald Trump and Steve Wynn evolved from rivals to friends — ANALYSIS

President Donald Trump and casino mogul Steve Wynn have been bitter competitors who have bad-mouthed each other, sued each other and poached each other’s top employees in a decades-long faceoff as they jostled to be top dog in the high-stakes casino-friendly Atlantic City.

Nuclear reactor being tested in Nevada could power Mars mission

The Kilopower project, currently undergoing testing at the Nevada National Security Site, aims to develop a small, safe and reliable source of electricity for extended stays on the red planet or unmanned scientific missions in deep space.

GOP dangles CHIP reauthorization in new bid to avoid shutdown

The new carrot to entice Democrats to vote for a temporary spending bill to keep the federal government operating came as prospects for a deal to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought here illegally as children.

Federal shutdown would hit workers, contractors and parkgoers hardest

In Nevada, nearly 11,000 federal civilian employees and an unknown number of federal contractors would likely bear the brunt of a closure. But the expected closure of popular recreation area also would hurt tourists and businesses.

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