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Mesquite mayor to step down after moving to Utah

Several months after he effectively moved out of the community he was elected to lead, Mesquite Mayor Mark Wier has announced plans to step down. “Effective May 12, I will resign as mayor of Mesquite,” he said at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

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Man kills self after vehicle collision in Kingman

Kingman, Ariz., police are trying to determine why an elderly man killed himself after causing a minor traffic accident Tuesday.

Ethics complaint filed against Reid as GOP, Dems ramp up election spin

Republicans on Wednesday filed a Senate ethics complaint against Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, charging he crossed the line in using his taxpayer-funded website and Twitter account to launch attacks against the Koch brothers.

Nevada GOP ahead of national trend on same-sex marriages

When Nevada Republicans dropped statements on marriage from the party’s platform, the state became the second — behind Indiana — to move away from opposing same-sex unions. It may be part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

Nevada lawmakers, critics debate Common Core standards

Tuesday’s meeting of the Legislative Committee on Education was anything but ordinary as heated discussion revolved around one topic for nine hours — the Common Core – and what’s coming with them as Nevada public schools phase in the new state standards.

‘Daily Show’ host Stewart takes shots at Bundy

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” was on a break last week when Cliven Bundy and the BLM were doing their dance in Bunkerville. But fear not, snark fans. Stewart returned on Monday night and wasted no time giving his take on America’s most famous rancher and the militia men who have his back.

Council agrees on recommendations to improve mental health care

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Council concluded a two-day meeting Tuesday by reaching consensus on recommendations to improve the state’s mental health services.

Nevada’s first lady touts early education drive

Nevada’s first lady, Kathleen Sandoval, is kicking off an early education initiative in Northern Nevada, calling on businesses and civic organizations to help young students prepare for a lifetime of learning.

Report: Nevada would benefit from transfer of federal lands

A new report analyzing the financial ramifications of a takeover of some of Nevada’s millions of acres of federal lands suggests the state would benefit from such a transfer.

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