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Program to explore agriculture, water management on tribal lands (1)

March 26, 2015 — 

A competitive, $4.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will integrate research and Extension to help Great Basin and Southwestern tribal …

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Nevada Legislature: Fight over public collective bargaining heats up (2)

March 25, 2015 — 

The latest round of conflict between Nevada Republicans and unions came to a head on Wednesday during a bill hearing that would dramatically change collective-bargaining rules for public employee unions.Assemblyman …

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Coroner: Nevada state prison inmate died of multiple shots (3)

March 25, 2015 — 

LAS VEGAS — The revelation that a Nevada state prison inmate died of multiple gunshots more than four months ago, and a ruling that his death was a homicide is …

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Rep. Mark Amodei sets Carson City agricultural meeting (4)

March 24, 2015 — 

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has scheduled an agriculture town hall meeting in Carson City for April 1.“Nevada’s agriculture industry is strong, but our hard-working producers and ranchers face unique challenges,” …

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Reno marijuana grow plant approved (5)

March 24, 2015 — 

Sierra Wellness Connection has received approval from the state to operate a marijuana cultivation plant in Reno.A spokesman said that’s the first such approval issued by the state.A spokesman said …

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Photographer needs help identifying animal (6)

March 24, 2015 — 

While hiking in Ash Canyon John Petroulis took a photo of this animal. He has not been able to determine what species it is.“It was behind sage and would not …

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to speak in Carson City (7)

March 23, 2015 — 

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be the dinner speaker at the Nevada Republican Party’s upcoming Central Committee meeting in Carson City.Huckabee has said he is mulling another run for …

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Nevada Legislature: $9 minimum-wage provision added to overtime bill (8)

March 20, 2015 — 

Republicans surprised their Democratic colleagues on Friday by tacking a provision raising Nevada’s minimum wage to $9 an hour to a bill that would repeal a law limiting the regular …

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Senate plans vote on Sandoval tax plan by end of March (9)

March 20, 2015 — 

The Nevada Senate held a three-hour hearing Thursday to comb through details and raise technical concerns about Gov. Brian Sandoval’s business license tax plan, which could be ready for a …

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Gov. Brian Sandoval pulls out heavy hitters to support tax hike (10)

March 19, 2015 — 

Sandoval, supporters, opposition sound off in lengthy hearing on planA joint meeting of the Senate Revenue and Economic Development Committee and the Assembly Taxation Committee on Wednesday heard from a …

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BLM to hold public hearing in Fallon on Thursday (11)

March 18, 2015 — 

The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District is holding on Thursday a public hearing on the Carson City District Draft Resource Management Plan.Speakers will be required to sign in …

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234 bills introduced as deadline passes (12)

March 18, 2015 — 

In the first two days of this week, lawmakers introduced more than 200 pieces of legislation.The reason: Monday was the deadline for bill introductions by individual lawmakers — a deadline …

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Davidson named to Board of Regents (13)

March 18, 2015 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Robert Davidson, founder of the Davidson Academy, to fill the Board of Regents seat vacated by Ron Knecht.Knecht resigned from the District 9 seat when …

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Unemployment climbs in Churchill, Lyon counties (14)

March 17, 2015 — 

Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up a tenth to 7.1 percent in January but the raw rate rose a full six tenths to 7.5 percent.Churchill and Lyon counties, though,saw …

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Nevada Legislature: Bill would let Ely voters decide whether to be a city or not (15)

March 17, 2015 — 

The Senate Government Affairs Committee was urged on Friday to let the citizens of Ely decide whether they want to be a city or not. Ely has been a city …

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AROUND THE STATE (16)

March 17, 2015 — 

Nevada rancher: Need to save sage grouseAUSTIN — Private landowners and conservationists in Nevada and several other Western states continue to work together to prevent the sage grouse from being …

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Commission meets Wednesday (17)

March 17, 2015 — 

The second County Commission meeting of March will be conducted today at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will …

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Bids open next month for final phase of Carson bypass (18)

March 16, 2015 — 

Nevada Department of Transportation officials open bids to construct the final phase of the Carson bypass project on April 2.The NDOT Board headed by Gov. Brian Sandoval is expected to …

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Money committees ahead of schedule (19)

March 16, 2015 — 

Senate Finance Chairman Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, told his committee on Monday that lawmakers are a full week ahead of schedule in reviewing the governor’s proposed budget.“We’re about to begin closing …

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Nevada Legislature: Bill would allow no-kill programs to rein in cat colonies (20)

March 16, 2015 — 

Cat lovers and bird lovers are taking opposite sides on a Nevada bill that would allow local governments to adopt no-kill programs to reduce the feral cat population. The Assembly …

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