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Inmate, 73, dies in Nevada prison

A 73-year-old inmate serving a life sentence died on Monday at the Regional Medical Facility at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center of a prolonged illness, officials said.

Washoe County benches school superintendent

Pedro Martinez, the former deputy superintendent of Clark County School District who resigned in 2012 to become superintendent of Washoe County School District, has been relieved of duty “effective immediately,” according to the Northern Nevada school system.

Las Vegan arrested in voter registration incident

Nevada secretary of state investigators on Tuesday arrested a Las Vegas-area woman who is alleged to have registered to vote twice under a false name and now faces seven felony charges.

Mental problems suspected in dog dismemberments

A lawyer for a 24-year-old man accused of dismembering six dogs at two Reno motels said the former Reno High School student has “mental health issues” and might need a psychiatric evaluation before he goes to trial.

Wagner wins North Las Vegas election suit

North Las Vegas Councilman Wade Wagner won a legal judgment against the city Tuesday, collecting more than $70,000 in court-awarded legal fees to defray the cost of a three-year legal battle over his disputed 2011 election.

Nominee pledges to ‘transform’ VA

President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that “systematic failures” must be addressed.

Another swimmer missing at Lake Mead

Search and rescue operations are underway for yet another missing swimmer at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Study: Nevada margins tax cost — 3,610 jobs

A proposed 2 percent margins tax on Nevada businesses could result in the loss of 3,610 private sector jobs in 2015, according to a new study released Tuesday and commissioned by a conservative think tank that opposes such a levy.

Storm brings mud to northwestern Nevada

Residents of Douglas County in northwestern Nevada are digging out after flash flooding left up to 3 feet of mud and debris in some neighborhood streets.

Renewable energy creating thousands of Nevada jobs, Reid says

Sen. Harry Reid on Monday defended the economic impact of renewable energy in Nevada, saying projects have created “thousands and thousands and thousands of jobs” even if many are short-term.