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September 24, 2017

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    Hikers enjoy the desert in the Gold Butte region Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, north east of Las Vegas. President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at sites in Utah and Nevada, which includes the 300,000-acre area now known as the Gold Butte National Monument.

    This land is your land ... for now
    Monument controversy adds gravity to National Public Lands Day
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Early reports on recommendations made to President Donald Trump by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spared Nevada’s Gold Butte and Basin and Range from the alterations and management changes being discussed. But any sighs of relief by local conservationists were choked off Sept. 17, when the memo indicated Gold Butte was among the national monuments Zinke flagged for reduction.
  •  In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.
    Treasury chief: First Amendment for players -- off the field
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin thinks pro football players lose their right to free speech once they don pads and take the field. Mnuchin said on ABC's "This Week" they have "the right to ...
  • Sen. Collins likely against GOP health bill in latest blow
    Sept. 24, 2017
    Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party's drive to uproot President Barack Obama's health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread. Already two GOP senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and ...
  • President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala.
    Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who kneel during anthem
    Sept. 23, 2017
    President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He's also encouraging fans to walk out in protest. And the president is ...
  • An interior view of the Oasis Cannabis dispensary at 1800 S. Industrial Road in Las Vegas.
    Southern Nevada moving toward 24-hour pot dispensaries
    Sept. 21, 2017
    The Las Vegas City Council and Clark County Commission have been refining the window in which marijuana dispensaries can operate, with a lot of support behind a ...
  • President Donald Trump walks to his seat after speaking during a luncheon with African leaders at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York.
    Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees
    Sept. 21, 2017
    President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to ...
  • Crowded field of candidates eyeing Rosen’s House seat
    Sept. 21, 2017
    Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen’s bid for Senate is opening up her seat to a growing field of candidates. Former Nevada Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman launched her campaign Wednesday night, joining ...
  • Congressman Ruben Kihuen speaks during the official El Grito ceremony kicking off the the Mexican Independence Day festivities at The Forum Shops at Caesars Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Las Vegas.
    Q+A: Kihuen discusses his immigration story, DACA and Yucca Mountain
    Sept. 21, 2017
    Kihuen, who became a citizen in 2004 and whose district includes Nye County where Yucca Mountain is located, spoke about DACA, the Dream Act, health care and ...
  • In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. A grand jury used by Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's eldest son, The Associated Press has learned.
    Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House
    Sept. 21, 2017
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with ...
  • Voters cast their ballots at a polling station outside of Ashland, Va., Nov. 8, 2016. Jeffrey Gerrish, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be a deputy United States trade representative, is drawing Senate scrutiny for a vote cast in Virginia in November after he moved to Maryland.
    Voter fraud? A Trump nominee looks like he cast an illegal ballot
    Sept. 20, 2017
    As President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission looks under rocks for possible voter malfeasance, its members might want to examine a ...
  • Sandoval seeks review of gaming, marijuana industry relationship
    Sept. 20, 2017
    Gov. Brian Sandoval wants the state to take another look at the relationship between the gaming and legal marijuana industries in Nevada. He has issued an order for ...
  • In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party at a bar in Denver, celebrating the start of retail pot sales. Denver is working on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places like restaurants, yoga studios and art galleries.
    County commissioners pump the brakes on marijuana lounges
    Sept. 19, 2017
    Marijuana lounges won’t be opening in Clark County any time soon, as commissioners decided unanimously today to put off addressing the issue until ...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) at a news conference on health care legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 13, 2017. Just when the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appeared to be dead, a last-ditch push to obliterate the law could be nearing a showdown vote in the Senate, and a handful of Republicans insist they are closing in on the votes. The leaders of the latest repeal effort, which included Graham, say their drive is gaining momentum.
    Obamacare repeal, thought dead in July, may be revived in the Senate
    Sept. 19, 2017
    Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act sprang back to life on Monday as Senate Republicans pushed for a showdown vote on ...
  • Rock formations are shown in the Little Finland area of Gold Butte National Monument Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
    Water agency chief: Gold Butte boundary change could be good
    Sept. 18, 2017
    Reports that U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is proposing to cut the size of Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada drew condemnation from environmentalist advocates and Democratic elected officials but a measured cheer from ...
  • Anti-fracking suit seeks to block oil drilling on BLM land
    Sept. 18, 2017
    Environmentalists have filed an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to block an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land. Two national conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is ...
  • President Donald Trump waves as he walks at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, before his departure to Nevada.
    The Trump Effect: How the presidency will affect Nevada politics as the midterms approach
    Sept. 18, 2017
    As President Trump continues to defy expectations, armchair and professional analysts alike are trying to decide what effect his administration will have on the 2018 midterms. With the balance of the U.S. Senate partly dependent on the Nevada race and a wide-open ...
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