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September 2, 2015

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    Framing of Tesla Motors' new factory under construction is visible June 14, 2015, behind the security gate on Electric Avenue at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Sparks along U.S. Interstate 80.

    Tesla lithium deal catches state lawmakers off guard
    Sept. 2, 2015
    Several Nevada lawmakers who approved the deal expressed frustration when the electric car company announced Friday that it had signed deals with two companies abroad to ...
  • Stephen Colbert participates in "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" segment of the CBS Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
    Stephen Colbert one-ups Jeb Bush raffle with 1 of his own
    Sept. 2, 2015
    Jeb Bush, a scheduled guest on Colbert's first night hosting CBS' "The Late Show" on Tuesday, recently sent a letter to potential supporters raffling off a "VIP ticket" to the taping in exchange for ...
  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by local fishermen, speaks to members of the media on Kanakanak Beach, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Dillingham, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change.
    In Alaska, Obama becomes first president to enter the Arctic
    Sept. 2, 2015
    President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be ...
  • Children reach to pet a South American coati at Roos-N-More in Moapa. The nonprofit business is not technically a zoo but does have hundreds of animals.
    Clark County Commission votes for reprieve for Moapa zoo
    Sept. 2, 2015
    Roos-n-More is getting another chance. The Clark County Zoning Commission voted unanimously at its Wednesday meeting to reconsider the Moapa zoo’s application for special use permits, which it ...
  • Contortionist Kelvin Gordon performs at Fremont Street Experience on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
    Las Vegas City Council tables vote on downtown street performances
    Sept. 2, 2015
    Dozens of impersonators, balloon artists, musicians and sometimes scantily-clad street performers say they still have concerns about a Las Vegas effort to tame the often rowdy gauntlet of downtown entertainers turning off some tourists. The Las Vegas City Council voted ...
  • Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Berkshire Hathaway shareholders sign petition supporting rooftop solar
    Sept. 2, 2015
    More than 18,000 people have signed a petition asking Warren Buffett and NV Energy to ease what it calls their opposition to rooftop solar. The petition, released by ClimateTruth.org, includes more than 400 signatories who are investors in Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, which ...
  • Federal grant means big changes in children’s mental health services
    Sept. 2, 2015
    A nearly $11 million federal grant will transform how Nevada cares for children with mental health issues, according to state officials who cheered the award.
  • Vice President Joe Biden speaks in favor of Nevada Democrats during a rally at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Joint UA Local 525 union hall Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
    Vice president among first guests on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’
    Sept. 1, 2015
    CBS announced Tuesday that Biden will join previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country singer Toby Keith on ...
  • In this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
    Trump’s Latino bashing risks GOP Senate hopes in Nevada, 2 other key states
    Sept. 1, 2015
    The havoc Donald Trump is wreaking on the presidential race is just the beginning of the problems he is poised to cause Republicans in 2016. Already Trump and his anti-immigrant rhetoric is becoming a flashpoint in ...
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn’t need U.S. Education Department
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Gov. Brian Sandoval says Sen. Marco Rubio is an “impressive guy,” but the governor isn’t ready to endorse any Republican candidate for president. Sandoval met privately with Rubio for ...
  • Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick presides over the Assembly during the third day of the 2013 legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Carson City.
    Marilyn Kirkpatrick sworn in as newest Clark County commissioner
    Sept. 1, 2015
    Former Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick was sworn in as a Clark County commissioner today, replacing Tom Collins, who recently resigned. Kirkpatrick was ...
  • A man displays medical marijuana after making a purchase at the public opening of Euphoria Wellness, 7785 S. Jones Blvd., the first marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
    Tight Nevada testing rules constrict supply of medical marijuana
    Sept. 1, 2015
    With Southern Nevada's first dispensary now open after months of red tape, medical marijuana cultivators are facing growing pains as they grapple with the state's strict testing standards. Laboratory tests, required before medical marijuana can be sold, that growers have failed have led to pounds of marijuana being destroyed, constricting supply and ...
  • Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets people during a campaign stop at a Greek festival Saturday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Manchester, N.H.
    Christie tells Fallon he might ‘go nuclear’ in next debate
    Aug. 31, 2015
    Chris Christie says he's thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. The New Jersey governor tells late night TV host Jimmy Fallon Monday that he's thinking of ...
  • Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley
    Aug. 31, 2015
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the traditional Alaska Native name ...
  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval presents his proposed business license fee plan to lawmakers at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
    Suit filed to stop Nevada tax repeal effort
    Aug. 31, 2015
    A group that supports Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $1.3 billion tax increase filed a lawsuit today to block efforts to repeal the law ...
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