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Nevada Supreme Court orders hearing in parental rights case involving couple charged with murder

The Nevada Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision that maintained the parental rights of a Las Vegas couple awaiting trial in the killing of a 17-year-old girl. Rather than rule for the termination of rights, however, the high court’s unanimous Thursday decision ordered a full evidentiary hearing into the case with instructions on how to proceed.

Nevada development chief: State-recruited jobs reach 4,771 and growing

Bolstering Nevada’s economy, Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Office of Economic Development helped create 4,771 jobs last year — three times the number in 2011 — and is on pace to beat that figure in 2014, the director of the office said Friday.

Park Service diver recognized for valor on Lake Mead

Jessica Keller, a diver for the National Park Service, was given an award for valor this week after she was credited with saving the life of her dive partner during a 2012 mishap at Lake Mead.

Protest planned in Utah over off-limits ATV trail on public land

An idyllic Utah canyon home to ancient cliff dwellings and native burials will be the site of a protest Saturday by a group of people who plan to mount their ATVs and ride a trail that has been off limits to motorized vehicles since 2007, but the federal Bureau of Land Management has warned protesters to stay away.

Satanic inmate sues Reno jail for religious meals, including ice cream

A Nevada inmate who says he practices Satanism is accusing county jailers of violating his constitutional rights by denying him meals consistent with the strict diet of his pagan religion, including ice cream.

UNR panel votes not to impeach student body chief

Jake Pereira, UNR’s student body president, will keep his position after the Associated Students of the University of Nevada Senate voted Wednesday not to impeach him.

House orders new Benghazi probe; Nevadans split

House Republicans on Thursday rammed through a new investigation of the deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, vowing to pursue questions old and new in a search for truth. Nevada’s four representatives split along party lines.

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