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SEED TO SALE: What does a thriving marijuana industry look like? 
John Treanor takes a look at 'Good Chemistry,' a Colorado company that has applied with local governments to legally sell marijuana in Las Vegas and Massachusetts.
Nevada rancher Bundy condemned for racist remarks 
A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article.
Local vape store owners welcome FDA regulation of e-cigarettes 
The FDA's proposed regulations of e-cigarettes has caught the attention of many valley vape shops. And there is a welcoming spirit for the federal action.
State News
Mesquite Mayer Mark Wier
Mesquite mayor announces resignation
Mesquite Mayor Mark Wier announced he is stepping down from his post on May 12.
Oscar Mayer hot dogs recalled for improper labels
Kraft Foods Group is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages.
Nevada among highest payday loan rates: 521% annually
According to a report, Nevada, Idaho and Utah have among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans.
National News
University of Southern Florida bans graduation selfies 
The University of Southern Florida asks students to refrain from taking selfies when accepting their diplomas.
Conjoined twins beating odds, head to Pa. home 
A pair of tiny conjoined twins are home with their family, just weeks after a birth they weren't expected to survive.
Honolulu, Hawaii (Cristo Vlahos, Wikipedia)
Verdict reached in Hawaiian death penalty trial
A jury has reached a verdict in the case of a former Hawaii-based soldier accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter. Naeem Williams could face the death penalty if convicted in the federal murder trial.
California News
San Diego officer ordered to sex assault trial
A former San Diego police officer has been ordered to stand trial in one of several sexual assault cases that have rocked the department.
Governor appoints judge to oversee watchdog agency
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a judge to lead California's campaign watchdog agency.
Alleged gunman shot by Riverside County deputy
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says a man has been killed after pointing a gun at deputies.
Political News
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testifies during a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee June 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
Hagel says Russian military exercises up tensions
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that Russian military exercises on its border with Ukraine increase tensions and run counter to a diplomatic agreement it signed just last week.
A sign is displayed outside the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Theo Stroomer, Getty Images)
Colorado lawmakers to tax marijuana sales for revenue boost
The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it has also made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may even try to stop it.
In this handout from the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) talks with former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office of the White House in the morning January 21, 2009 in Washington, DC.  (Pete Souza, White House via Getty Images)
Chicago to name new high school after President Obama
President Obama's hometown of Chicago will soon have a high school named after him. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama's former Chief of Staff, on Thursday announced plans to build the Barack Obama College Preparatory High School.
Weather News
High wind watch issued for Las Vegas Valley and Spring Mountains 
Strong winds are expected to develop late tonight over the Sierra and across the spring mountains into the Las Vegas valley by Saturday afternoon.
Round two: foot of snow headed for Sierra
The second round of a late-winter storm has moved into the Sierra.
Weekend storm could cause flooding due to Carpenter One wildfire 
People living near Mount Charleston are fearing the worst ahead of the coming rain this weekend. Our last big storm brought in lots of flooding and debris.
Sports News
NFL releases 2014 NFL team schedules
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Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers
As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.
Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)
Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th
Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss — a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.

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