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UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will try to resolve a dispute with a rancher over grazing fees after releasing about 400 head of cattle seized from federal land. The bureau says Cliven Bundy owes more than $1 million in grazing fees. Hundreds of states' rights protesters, some of them armed militia members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals' release.
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Nevada Department of Transportation employee used a state credit card to support his gambling habit. The Nevada Appeal reports Tal Smith of Fallon is accused of using the card to buy some $250,000 worth of items he later pawned or sold. He's been charged with several felony counts.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime conservative social issues of abortion and gay marriage were stripped from the Nevada Republican Party platform by delegates to the state convention in Las Vegas over the weekend. The omissions mirror that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to return to the Las Vegas Strip later this year to deliver a keynote speech at a renewable-energy conference. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that the former first lady and senator from New York will headline the National Clean Energy Summit on Sept. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
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