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58-year-old inmate dies at High Desert State Prison

A 58-year-old inmate with a chronic medical condition died Sunday at the High Desert State Prison, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Governors pick Sandoval for education panel

Gov. Brian Sandoval has been selected to serve as chairman of the National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee.

Study: Sagebrush habitat fuels $1B spending in West

Visitors to federal rangelands with significant tracts of sagebrush pumped about $1 billion into the economy in Nevada and 10 other Western states last year, according to a study released Tuesday by advocates of protecting sage grouse across the region.

Judge bans cameras in child slaying trial

Journalists will not be allowed to use cameras to cover legal proceedings in the prosecution of a Bullhead City, Ariz., man charged in the strangulation of his friend’s young daughter.

Lieutenant governor candidates talk Tesla in debate

The two major party candidates seeking the job of lieutenant governor in the November general election both endorsed the Tesla deal in a debate recorded Monday for the Nevada NewsMakers television program.

Park service identifies hiker found dead at Zion

The hiker who was found dead in Zion National Park on Sunday has been identified as a 34-year-old Californian man, Douglas Yoshi Vo, according to the National Park Service.

Visiting Afghanistan, Sandoval says U.S. should keep presence

Gov. Brian Sandoval talked by phone Sunday from Kabul about his surprise trip to Afghanistan, saying it is a momentous time in the country’s history as a new president is inaugurated today to move the troubled country forward.

Painting opens wounds over mining on Comstock

A painting featuring Nevada dignitaries enacting a pivotal moment in state history is being publicly unveiled next month as part of the Silver State’s sesquicentennial celebration to raise money for preservation projects on the historic Comstock.

Hardy misquote does some damage

Cresent Hardy, the Republican candidate for the 4th Congressional District, got temporarily tarnished by a misquote from a Mesquite newspaper.

Hunt is on for threatened sage grouse

As fall descends on the Great Basin, hunters are fanning out across Nevada in hopes of bagging a bird that could soon find itself on the endangered species list.

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