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LAS VEGAS (AP) — State transportation officials have lifted restrictions on commercial trucks using a stretch of Interstate 15 still under repair between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. The freeway had two northbound and one southbound lane open near Moapa, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. A Transportation department spokeswoman says a second southbound lane could be repaired by the weekend.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heavy smoke from a California wildfire more than 50 miles away has triggered a warning in Washoe County about the extremely poor air quality and prompted schools to cancel most athletic games and other outdoor events in the Reno area. Health officials say the unhealthy air quality is Reno's worst reading since 2008 when a string of Sierra fires pushed it to 211.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has decided that a 10 percent tax on strip club admission doesn't violate exotic dancers' First Amendment rights of free expression. All seven justices sided with a lower court's ruling that upheld the Nevada Live Entertainment Tax. Justices ruled it was constitutional to tax the clubs and other live entertainment because the tax is content-neutral.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The suicide of a 40-year-old man who was freed from jail after being accused of crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere casino raised questions about why he wasn't charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness. The Clark County coroner said that Ryan Brown asphyxiated from hanging in a room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
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