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Thousands gather to pray for peace at Rainbow Family fest

About 8,000 members of counterculture group the Rainbow Family have arrived in eastern Utah for the annual gathering’s final celebration, officials from the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. Members join hands in prayer for world peace, releasing one big “Om.”

Tahoe bear conflict campaign kicks off with bear run-ins

For better or worse, Mother Nature helped Nevada wildlife officials kick off a monthlong “bear awareness” campaign this week to combat danger on the roadways around Lake Tahoe and, more importantly, conflicts in neighborhoods with bad trash habits up and down the Sierra Nevada’s eastern front.

Red, white and Jubilee

To kick a weekend of patriotism off, locals gathered at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas Thursday night for the 15th annual Independence Day Jubilee.

Nevada House members favor stronger disclosure

Members of Congress have been required to note privately funded travel in annual personal financial disclosure reports they file publicly — until this year — but then reversed itself again.

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Retracing his steps

Navy veteran Ron Deanne of Henderson in June retraced steps that Army Pvt. Ed Jennings took 70 years ago around Ste. Mere Eglise, France, where the 5th Infantry Division fought during World War II.

Nevada gets 1-year relaxation on No Child Left Behind Act

Nevada has received a one-year extension from the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, a state education official said Thursday.

Celebrating Nevada’s 50th anniversary, by the book

You know those crazy Nevadans — any excuse for a party. It’s that way in 2014 as the Silver State celebrates its 150 anniversary with a calendar full of pomp and commemoration.

Laxalt proposes free legal services for military, veterans

Attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt, a former judge advocate general in the Navy, on Wednesday proposed setting up a new division in Nevada’s top law enforcement office to offer free legal services to active duty members of the military, reservists and veterans.

No sign of missing rafter in Grand Canyon

Authorities are scaling back their search for a Phoenix man who fell into the Colorado River while on a rafting trip in Grand Canyon National Park. Park Service officials said Wednesday there is no sign of 68-year-old Victor Tseng, who was last seen on June 27 below Havasu Rapids.

Anti-fracking suit tries to block Nevada drilling

A rural Nevada group is asking a federal judge to block the sale of oil and gas leases they say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and other development that poses a much greater threat to sage grouse and other wildlife than the U.S. government claims.

Boulder City bypass land dispute expected to be less costly

An eminent domain dispute over land needed for the Boulder City bypass is expected to be finalized by state officials next week for $4.6 million, far less than the last $33 million offer from the landowner.

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