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Late Sierra storms ease Reno-Sparks’ water worries

The Truckee Meadows Water Authority doesn’t expect to have to impose any extra water conservation measures in the Reno-Sparks area this summer thanks to a series of late-winter Sierra Nevada storms that helped take the bite out of the region’s lingering drought.

State officials: U.S. Senate jobless benefits bill is flawed

Bipartisan Senate legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed is unworkable, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday as aides circulated a letter from state officials envisioning a series of difficulties they would encounter in administering the measure.

Man arrested after fight backstage at ‘Thunder From Down Under’

Police say a man dressed like a member of the “Thunder From Down Under” dance crew snuck backstage at Excalibur on the Strip and pulled a handgun on the real dancers. He left in handcuffs — with a shiner — after a rumble with “The Blokes” and a few of their mates.