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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Balloon Rides is taking flight today for the first time since routine re-fueling erupted into a fire at the company's office near the Las Vegas Strip, injuring a pilot and destroying three of the company's baskets. Fire officials say the injured pilot is medically cleared to fly again but he won't be piloting today's flight.

GERLACH, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tourism officials are opening up shop on the edge of the Black Rock Desert to welcome travelers to Burning Man and help promote other interesting places and events in the state. The Nevada Division of Tourism's TravelNevada booth opens at noon today on Main Street in Gerlach (GEHR'-lack). Tourism officials will be handing out garbage bags, reusable "shopper" bags, hand wipes and other useful gear for the more than 60,000 people expected to attend.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will recover more than $316,000 as compensation for problems schools had earlier this year administering new state assessments in math and English. Montana and Nevada also experienced problems with the online tests intended to align with Common Core standards.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno church is reporting vandalism to a sign outside its building that could be racially motivated. The Rev. Neal Anderson told KRNV-TV that the "Black Lives Matter" sign was targeted at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada. He says the church is filing a police report.

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