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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed five people to a board that will to explore building a high-speed railroad in Nevada. Sandoval says Nevada needs to explore options to strengthen the state's connection with its neighbors.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imprisoned former football star O.J. Simpson lost his latest appeal of his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction in Las Vegas. A three-member Nevada Supreme Court panel rejected Simpson's request for a new trial, ruling in a 16-page order yesterday that there was no reason to overturn a lower court judge's decisions in the case.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are conducting a study in six western states to help allocate scarce water supplies during future droughts. U.S. Geological Survey workers are measuring flows and temperatures through September in nearly 500 streams mostly in upper tributaries in Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The findings will be published in 2016.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Grocery chain Haggen has been granted the right to borrow up to $215 million, two days after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Oregonian reports that a federal bankruptcy court will allow the Bellingham, Washington-based Haggen to use the borrowed funds to operate its 164 store through its Oct. 5 hearing. Haggen recently expanded in the Nevada, purchasing some Safeway and Albertsons stores.