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Obama adds Shadow Creek to his golfing hit list

President Barack Obama spoke about immigration for 33 minutes at Del Sol High School a week ago Friday, then followed it up over the weekend playing golf at two of the most impressive courses in Southern Nevada.

4 men arrested in Reno-area burglary ring

Four men have been arrested in connection with more than 100 residential and vehicle burglaries in the Reno area over the last month.

Abortion issue returning to Nevada Legislature in 2015

A Nevada law on the books for 30 years requires girls younger than 18 to tell at least one of their parents before getting an abortion, but it’s never been enforced because of a successful legal challenge.

Nevada mulling dramatic crackdown on low-performing schools

Nevada’s underperforming public schools are about to feel the squeeze from state education officials who have long identified the chronic strugglers but have done little more than watch them.

Retiring Washoe DA recounts talks with killer Mack in 2006

Darren Mack feared for his life when he turned himself in to authorities in Mexico after he killed his estranged wife and shot a judge in Reno in 2006, according to retiring Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick.

Nevada sex resort tries new business plan for world’s oldest profession

Las Vegas witnessed the rise of the megaresort on the Strip. Now a brothel may be setting a similar trend for the sex industry in which opulent brothel resorts cluster as close to Las Vegas as the law will allow. Or maybe it’s another gimmick.

Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to be costly, including for the Southwest states of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.

Drought dramatically reduces size of Washoe Lake

The drought has dramatically reduced the size of a popular lake between Reno and Carson City, and officials fear it could dry up unless the Sierra Nevada gets enough snow this winter.

Gruesome Nevada deer carnage could be avoided

The death of wild animals and the injuries and destruction of property they cause on highways in Northern Nevada could be avoided if the community put more effort into fencing or other measures to keep wildlife off roadways, experts say.

Ban on new Grand Canyon mines appealed

Two mining industry groups have appealed a federal judge’s ruling upholding an Obama administration ban on new hard-rock mining claims for uranium on more than 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

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