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Feds spend $236 million to help landowners protect grouse

The federal government paid $236 million to landowners in 11 states — including $35.6 million in Nevada — to preserve sage-grouse habitat amid a debate over whether the bird should be listed as an endangered species — potentially hindering energy development and ranching.

Operations at McCarran returning to normal after flights grounded

Operations at McCarran International Airport are returning to normal after flights were grounded for about an hour and a half Wednesday following an unspecified computer problem in the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control operation in Southern California.

Inmate, 56, dies at Northern Nevada Correctional Center

A Northern Nevada Correctional Center inmate died Wednesday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Jerome Urban, 56, who died at the correctional center’s Regional Medical Facility, had a chronic medical condition.

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Nevada wildlife agency recommends hunting more elk, fewer deer

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is recommending hunters statewide be allowed to take more elk and fewer mule deer this year due in part to persistent drought that will make it difficult to support typical deer herd sizes.

Bundy, BLM among topics as Hardy, Innis debate

GOP congressional candidates Assemblyman Cresent Hardy and Niger Innis clashed in debate Tuesday over the Bureau of Land Management and its attempt to round up Cliven Bundy’s cattle on public land.

Researcher impressed by new depression medication

Jeffery Talbot, the director of the Research Center on Substance Abuse and Depression at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, is convinced that far too many suicides occur because currently available antidepressants take much too long to take effect, if they work at all.

Nevada has had its share – and then some – of colorful lawmen

Our cops-and-gangsters history continues to capture the public’s imagination. It does so in no small part because of former Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb’s out-sized personality and some of the controversies he survived during his long career.

Lingering militia presence draws mixed reaction in Bunkerville

Rancher Cliven Bundy, whose refusal to pay fees for grazing cattle on public lands for 21 years led to a controversial roundup by the Bureau of Land Management, debunked claims Tuesday that militia followers who rallied to his cause continue to stir up this rural community with checkpoints and an armed presence.

Heller plea fails to sway Boehner on federal unemployment bill

A personal pitch from U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada failed on Tuesday to persuade House Speaker John Boehner to move forward on a bill that would extend unemployment payments to more than 2 million Americans whose benefits have expired.

Woman dies after fall at South Rim of Grand Canyon

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park have released the name of a Flagstaff woman who died after apparently falling off the South Rim.

Horses4Heroes happy with new home at Floyd Lamb Park

Horses4Heroes transitioned from a temporary home at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs to a permanent home, courtesy of the Las Vegas City Council’s unanimous vote April 16.

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