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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 5:31 p.m.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid says he'll do anything he can to help Gov. Brian Sandoval's tax package survive a potential challenge at the ballot. The Democratic senator said the Republican governor's work getting the $1.1 billion package through the Legislature this spring was "masterful." He said in an interview today in Reno that it would be a disservice to Nevada "if the crazies were able to prevail."

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters expect containment this weekend of a lightning-sparked wildfire that has charred more than 6 square miles of pinyon-juniper trees and grass in a rugged and remote north-central Nevada canyon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the fire is about 90 percent contained in the Desatoya Mountain Range some 50 miles east of Fallon.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state Superintendent Dale Erquiaga is leaving his post to take a newly created job as the governor's Chief Strategy Officer. Gov. Brian Sandoval said Erquiaga will be his liaison to education and workforce agencies as they implement new legislation passed this spring.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 39-year-old former Nevada state prison guard has been sentenced to three years' probation for his conviction on a felony marijuana prison smuggling charge. State Attorney General Adam Laxalt says Ronald Hunt could face up to 30 months in prison if he violates terms of his sentence. Hunt pleaded guilty in April to furnishing a controlled substance to state prisoner.

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