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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 19, 2015 at 4:01 p.m.



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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A much-heralded plan to complete a Northern Nevada Veterans Home as early as the end of next year could be postponed indefinitely amid new uncertainties about federal funding. Gus Nunez of the Nevada Public Works Division says that Nevada learned there was no more leftover federal money for the project in current fiscal year.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ranchers are telling a Nevada state panel that despite ongoing regional drought, there's plenty of grass on the range and they want to be allowed to turn cattle out to graze on it. Accounts of rains bringing plentiful wildflowers in some northern parts of the state surfaced during a Nevada Drought Forum hearing today hosted by the state Department of Agriculture in Sparks.

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A search crew looking for a fisherman who went missing in Lake Mead eight days ago has recovered the body of a man. The National Park Service says the body was recovered yesterday morning by volunteers using an underwater camera near Middle Point in the Virgin Basin. The body has not been identified.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate remains below 7 percent, taking another slight dip in July. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says Nevada's jobless rate dropped to 6.8 percent last month. That's down from the 6.9 percent recorded in June.

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