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Female fasters rally for immigration reform outside Rep. Joe Heck’s office in Henderson

The half-dozen protesters are a part of a nationwide effort with women across the country putting pressure on the GOP to update the law so that the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States might be able to legally live here and perhaps become U.S. citizens.

‘Nevada’s best-kept secret’ offers hiking, camping and stargazing

Some say the best time to see Cathedral Gorge State Park is in the middle of the summer on a moonless night. That’s when thousands of stars emerge over the rugged Lincoln County landscape in the cool, high-desert air.

Henderson kicks off Emergency Preparedness Week

Representatives from the Henderson Fire Department will be at various locations as part of the city’s 1st Annual Emergency Preparedness Week through Saturday.

Some local government officials want Nevada property tax cap lifted

Cash-hungry local governments are eyeing changes to the property tax cap enacted by the Legislature in 2005 when land values were soaring, but state policymakers don’t appear ready at this point to entertain wholesale changes to the formula in the 2015 session.

Nevada wildlife board OKs ‘shed antler’ hunting regulations

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners voted unanimously Saturday to prohibit antler collecting in Nevada during a winter-spring period to reduce the stress on the elk and deer populations.

After 80 years, missing Reno banker still mystery

Eighty years after Roy Frisch’s disappearance, the fate of the former Reno city councilman and the head cashier of the Riverside Bank remain unknown.

1,300-pound cake served to mark important date in Nevada history

First lady Kathleen Sandoval used a sword belonging to Nevada’s fifth governor on Friday to slice into a 1,300-pound cake baked to commemorate an important date on the road to statehood nearly 150 years ago.

DRI to partner with Google on global water usage mapping project

As part of an Obama administration climate-change initiative, the Desert Research Institute will partner with Google to create real-time drought mapping of the United States and models of global water consumption.