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How NDOT mistakes forced taxpayers to pay twice for tortoise fence

The flawed installation of fences intended to protect the Mojave Desert Tortoise from highway traffic cost taxpayers more than $700,000 to correct, and faulty culvert drainage killed one of the protected animals, a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation found.

Activists lobby to save Clark County petroglyphs from dam silt

Conservation activists are urging the Bureau of Land Management to address issues with a historic dam that is trapping mud and slowly burying petroglyphs and other cultural resources in the Arrow Canyon Wilderness.

BLM to review massive wind farm planned near Searchlight

Swedish developer’s proposal to build as many as 220 wind turbines across 22 miles along the Nevada-California border near Searchlight comes less than a year after plans were dropped for a controversial wind farm in the same area. .

Nevada heroin overdose deaths have nearly tripled since 2010

Overall opioid-related overdose deaths have decreased slightly in Nevada since 2010, but data presented Thursday show that heroin and synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are responsible for a sharply higher share of the deaths.

Nevada high court to hear state retirement benefits case

The drawn-out public records case could set a precedent for how the Silver State’s retirement system discloses information about public employees’ retirement benefits.