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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A nonprofit group promoting energy efficiency is recommending a number of ways Nevada can do more to promote the use of electric cars in the wake of Tesla Motors' plans to build a $5 billion battery factory in the state. The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project recommends Nevada consider making several policy changes that have been adopted in other states, including providing rebates for the purchase or lease electric cars.
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a Porsche driver died after a rollover crash a little before he reached the finish line of a high-speed, open-highway race through rural Nevada. Investigators say the 1997 Porsche 993 drifted to the right shoulder on a slight left turn, then rolled off the highway and caught fire. Passenger Amy Bowser of Reno escaped with minor injuries, but her father, Philip Bowser, was pronounced dead at the scene.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chief revenue officer of Las Vegas Review-Journal parent company Stephens Media has been named the newspaper's new publisher. The Review-Journal announced that Mark Ficarra would take on publisher duties. That position was previously held by Ed Moss, who will continue with his second role as Stephens Media CEO.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has injured his right hand in training, forcing the postponement of his Dec. 6 title defense against Vitor Belfort. Weidman (12-0) has won two title defenses since taking the belt from Anderson Silva in July 2013. The UFC says his defense against Belfort (24-10) will be in February.
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