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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 31, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.



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YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio will make history for a rural, west Nevada town when he visits there tomorrow. The mayor of Yerington tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that the small town has never been a campaign stop for an active presidential candidate. Rubio's multi-stop tour of northern Nevada today includes events in Reno and Carson City.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A state senator's defamation lawsuit against his former primary opponent is before the Nevada Supreme Court this week. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that oral arguments in State Sen. Ben Kieckhefer's suit begin Wednesday. The Reno Republican sued GOP challenger Gary Schmidt during the 2014 primary race. Kieckhefer says Schmidt falsely claimed in a commercial that Kieckhefer endorsed Democratic U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's 2010 re-election bid.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is praising the volunteers who agreed to adopt and maintain three new signs on area highways that greet visitors to Lake Tahoe and urge them to help protect the basin's precious watershed. The agency recently installed the signs saying "Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed — Help Protect It!"

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photos on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions. Users of the app called Citizen Science Tahoe are asked to enter what they see at the beach, from algae to wildlife. Each observation automatically records the user's location, date and time.

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