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New year, new laws for Nevada

The new year ushers in a handful of new laws in Nevada, ranging from recreational marijuana to registration of mopeds.

Conservatives in Nevada, Utah howl over Obama’s national monument declarations

Some Republicans in Congress say they will fight to overturn the designation of Nevada’s Gold Butte and Bears Ears in Utah for federal protection, but President-elect Trump doesn’t have the power to turn back the clock, experts say.

BLM offers five options for protecting greater sage grouse

Trump administration will have final say on the plans, which range from banning new mining activity on about 10 million acres for up to 20 years to imposing no additional restrictions on mine locations.

Nevada’s new gun background check law ends before it begins

A new law requiring background checks for private party gun sales in Nevada is unenforceable because it specifically prohibits the state from running those checks through its databases, the attorney general’s office said in an opinion issued Wednesday.

Nevada changes inmate programs for post-prison success

Nevada prisons are going to start planning for their inmates’ successful release back into society on the first day they get into prison, rather than waiting for the end of their sentences.

Rising tide of women lawmakers makes Nevada a national leader

Women will make up 40 percent of the Legislature in 2017, tying Nevada with Colorado and Vermont as the states with the highest percentage of women legislators. That will benefit all Nevadans, they say.

Reid was Nevada’s go-to lawmaker for gaming, tourism and transportation

Sen. Harry Reid, who is retiring after a three-decade political career that saw him rise higher than any Nevada politician before him, has always been the go-to lawmaker on all things related to gaming, tourism and transportation.

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