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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
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Tornado shelters in Midwest face dilemma with pet lovers
As the spring storm season arrives, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma. Many public shelters won't accept animals, so people end up dashing across town to rescue their pets or staying in unprotected houses.
File photo of the pharmaceutical drug Zocor, a statin. (Stephen Chernin, Getty Images)
Statins may lead some patients to pig out, study says
Are cholesterol-lowering statin drugs leading to gluttony? That's the question posed by researchers in a new study. They say 10 years of national health data suggest that statin users have steadily increased their fat intake and calories.
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Several injuries in Southern California school bus crash
Authorities say several children and their bus driver were injured Thursday in a school bus crash in Southern California. The Anaheim Fire Department said some were taken to hospitals in critical condition.
California News
Man, 19, dies during long hike in San Diego County
Authorities say a 19-year-old man from San Diego County who was trying to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the U.S.-Mexico border more than 100 miles north to Idyllwild in Riverside County has died.
Firefighters extricate the driver from the front of a school bus that crashed, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Three of the injured, the driver and two of the children, were taken to hospitals in critical condition after the crash, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said. The other nine students had minor injuries, and most of them were released to their parents. Police say no other vehicles were involved in the crash and there is no immediate word on the cause. (Kevin Warn/AP Photo)
12 hurt, 3 critical in California school bus crash
A fast-moving school bus carrying middle school students jumped a curb, plowed into trees and a lamp post, and came to rest tilting sideways, leaving 12 people injured, three of them critically, authorities said.
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.
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
Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead
Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz hits a two-run double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Dodgers' pen crumbles in 9th in 7-3 loss to Phils
The Dodgers were facing a team with the worst bullpen ERA in the majors and got outscored 4-1 in the final three innings.
Justin Williams, Antti Niemi (Chris Carlson/AP Photo)
LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win over Sharks
Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

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