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‘Good progress’ in cattle roundup to decelerate

The federal roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle in northeastern Clark County was expected to take up to a month. In the first seven days, contract cowboys collected almost 400 animals. But while federal officials believe they have made “good progress” so far, they also agree with the embattled rancher and his family about one thing: Bringing in the rest of the cattle won’t be easy quite so easy.

Sands COO: Feds want Internet gaming to get the taxes

The president and chief operating officer of Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Friday he believes U.S. officials want Internet gaming to be legal so the Internal Revenue Service can collect taxes to fund a federal government whose spending is out of control.

Utah brothers detained by feds for crossing ‘trespass cattle’ area

Two brothers from St. George, Utah, were detained and cited by federal authorities Thursday afternoon as they crossed into an area closed for the ongoing roundup of “trespass cattle” on public land in northeastern Clark County.

DOE making ‘steady progress’ on stalled uranium burial in Nevada

The Department of Energy is making “steady progress” on a stalled plan to transport potent uranium waste from Tennessee for burial in Nevada, and hopes to begin shipments later this year, a DOE official reported to Congress this week.

Nevadans using special enrollment period for health insurance

The board of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange received fresh statistics on new members that have signed up so far in a 60-day special enrollment session that began April 1.

Bundy vs. BLM: Interest in cattle dispute widens

The Bureau of Land Management quietly dismantled its so-called “First Amendment areas” in northeastern Clark County on Thursday, as the fight over Cliven Bundy’s cattle widened into a national debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy.

Longtime Nevada Assembly Speaker Joe Dini dies at age 85

Former Assembly Speaker Joe Dini of Yerington, who presided over the Assembly for a record eight terms in a career that began in 1967, died Thursday. He was 85.

Photos: Nevada in Spring

“Nevada in spring puts a spring in the soul; Renewal has scented the air” – poet Waddie Mitchell.

Solar panels good deal for Moapa tribe

Take the Valley of Fire exit off Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas, and you can’t miss the sign welcoming visitors to the Moapa Tribal Travel Center. It reads, “Tax Free.”

Nevada Senate leader says GOP has chance to regain control of upper house

Nevada Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson on Wednesday said Republicans have the best chance in years to retake control of the state Senate in the 2014 elections as the GOP closes the voter registration gap in the three most competitive districts — including his own — that are all in Southern Nevada.

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