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Female sheriff blazed trail for women

It’s no secret. Nevada history is not exactly burgeoning with examples of women rising to positions of power in government or business.

Time to consider desalination is now

Drought-stricken Lake Mead keeps shrinking. The multibillion-dollar plan to pipe water from rural Nevada figures to be clogged in the courts for many years.

Budget vote puts assemblyman in crosshairs

Beyond the lights of Pahrump, you’d be excused for not recognizing James Oscarson’s name.

Patience may win fight for rural water

The Southern Nevada Water Authority’s vision of a pump and pipeline system from eastern rural counties to the thirsty Las Vegas Valley continues to be challenged in the courts on multiple fronts.

State’s history flows through Kiel Ranch

For proof Southern Nevada history has grown from humble roots, look no further than Kiel Ranch.

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