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Focus on fairness marks judge’s distinguished career

There are two undisputed facts about Senior U.S. District Judge Philip Pro. He is one of the best on the bench, and he never needed a microphone.

Pressed to run for Senate, Sandoval noncommittal

Pressed by Republicans in Washington to run against Sen. Harry Reid, Gov. Brian Sandoval shrugged off the idea on Wednesday, at least for the time being.

Arizona candidate for UNLV president talks qualifications

Len Jessup, dean of the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management and one of three candidates to be UNLV’s next president, told a packed audience of faculty, students and alumni that he was ready to take on the mandate of making the university a prestigious research school.

Earthquake swarm linked to stetching of Earth’s crust

Scientists say a swarm of earthquakes since July in the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada can be traced to the constant stretching of the Earth’s crust.

Nevada appeals court draws 36 applicants

A state panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve $782,500 to fund the new state appeals court that is expected to begin operations early next year. Approval came as 36 applicants filed for one of the three new court positions by a 5 p.m. deadline.

Pahranagat offers sight-seeing aplenty

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, just south of the ranching community of Alamo, encompasses 5,382 acres of lakes, marshes, meadows, riparian areas and open desert. The three largest bodies of water in the refuge are Upper Lake, Middle Pond and Lower Lake, fed by thermal springs.

Man pleads guilty in fatal beating of father

A man who beat his father to death with a baseball bat pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder with a deadly weapon.

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