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House passes Northern Nevada land bills

The House passed a collection of Northern Nevada land bills on Monday that would create nearly 73,500 acres of new wilderness in the state while making more than 23,000 acres available for economic development in a rural counties.

Appeals court needed to speed up justice, panel says

Nevada needs an appeals court before its legal system can graduate from the “horse and buggy” era, a panel of experts said Monday.

Test cheat allegations at Vegas school still unresolved

State Superintendent of Public Schools Dale Erquiaga said five months ago that “student answer sheets were altered by one or more adults,” in test cheating at Kelly Elementary School, but the battle still rages over evidence that might support the allegation.

National Guard soldiers attend deployment ceremony

About 30 Nevada National Guard soldiers in the 72nd Military Police Company participated in a deployment ceremony Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Orleans.

Prosecutor: Vegas urologist endangered patients

Jury selection began Monday morning in the federal trial of a Las Vegas-area urologist charged in a scheme to reuse needle guides meant for single use in prostate procedures.

Feds assess flood-battered Moapa Valley for possible aid

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration started touring the flood-battered Moapa Valley Monday to determine if the area is eligible for federal aid.

Fires lead to calls for NV Energy smart meter investigation

Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy’s residential “smart” meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires.

Nevada State College president touts growth

Nevada’s fastest growing public higher education institution, Nevada State College, may be growing too fast and have to cap enrollment in the future, said president Bart Patterson following his annual state of the college address Monday.

Undisclosed payments landing cases back in court

A 17-year-old was railroaded after prosecutors failed to disclose that they’d relocated the only person who identified him as a gunman in a 2008 shooting at a school bus stop, a defense attorney argues.