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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 27, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they are looking for two suspects who kicked in a door to a Las Vegas area home late Tuesday night, sexually assaulted a woman and harmed a man inside. Police say the duo then left with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. Police say no other details were available and the investigation is ongoing.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — After being defunct for years the Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology is getting a fresh start and a new director. Gov. Brian Sandoval says Brian Mitchell will be the office's program director. The office will coordinate efforts between K-12 schools and colleges to improve science, technology, engineering and math education and ensure Nevada's workforce meets the needs of a high-tech economy.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Treasurer's Office is going back to the drawing board after lawmakers raised concerns about an IT vendor tapped to work on the new Education Savings Account program. Treasurer's chief of staff Grant Hewitt said his office planned to post a request for bids tomorrow. They previously had the prerogative to choose a vendor without an open bidding process.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse — regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections. Vilsack told The Associated Press he wants to almost double protected habitat for the chicken-sized bird to 8 million acres across the West. A formal announcement is planned today.

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