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Ivanpah solar plant changes Nevada’s landscape

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which covers approximately five square miles of federal land with 350,000 mirrors near the state line, opened Feb. 13 and is the largest solar power plant of its type on the planet.

Nevada Health Link shows 41,823 people have chosen health plan

Final numbers from the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange show a flurry of private plan selections in the last days of open enrollment. The exchange’s Nevada Health Link reported that 41,823 Nevadans had chosen a qualified health plan as of Tuesday.

Clark County District Court asked to act on Schaefer residency challenge

Secretary of State Ross Miller has asked Clark County District Court to order state controller candidate John Michael Schaefer to appear and show why he should not be removed from the primary election ballot due to a residency question.

Lawsuit resolved on Lake Tahoe 4th of July fireworks

The biggest Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Tahoe will go on as scheduled after tourism officials settled a lawsuit alleging the event polluted the lake in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Cattle rancher taking fight over land use to limit

Within the last few weeks, the Bureau of Land Management announced plans to impound at least 500 of what it calls “trespass cattle” that a rancher has left to roam on a 90-mile swath of federal land for the past 20 years. Federal authorities will restrict access to almost 600,000 acres of public land in northeast Clark County to ensure the safety of the operation.

New report details racial gap among Nevada children

(AP) — A new report shows white and Asian children in Nevada are far better positioned for success than the state’s black and Latino children, although all groups fare worse than the national average.

Horsford named to House financial services panel

Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., was named Tuesday to the House committee that handles housing, banking and insurance legislation. Horsford said he applied for the post that forms bills relating to Nevada’s economic recovery — housing and foreclosures, business lending and insurance reform.

Rah, Humboldt!: Nevada’s oldest county is brimming over with culture and history

Nevada’s Humboldt County should not be confused with the marijuana-loving Humboldt County in Northern California. The county is in the northwestern part of the state, bordered by Idaho and nestled between Elko and Washoe counties and sitting directly atop Pershing County.

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