The 77th session of the Nevada Legislature begins Monday with pomp and ceremony before lawmakers buckle down to tackle politically charged issues that will set spending levels and policy priorities for years to come.
November's Lyon Drive Fire in New Washoe City and the destructive Washoe Drive Fire across the valley in January of 2012 were both started by men disposing fireplace ashes. One is now facing criminal charges. The other isn't. Some are asking why.
The Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing "compassion and concern" for wild horses on federal lands in the West, in response to alleged abuse during roundups of thousands of mustangs in recent years.