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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is scheduled for another visit to Nevada next week. The former Florida governor is set to headline a rally Thursday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Center in Las Vegas. The recreational center is located on the far west end of the city. He's not the only Republican candidate coming to Las Vegas next week. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is planning a visit on Monday to make a major announcement about his strategy to fight labor unions.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A careful flooding operation has begun on a so-called "Third Straw" pipeline to draw Las Vegas drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead. Southern Nevada Water Authority spokesman Bronson Mack said today that contractors began this week to allow in the first 11 million gallons of the 41 million gallons need to flood the 3-mile tunnel. The process is expected to take several weeks before a cap is removed and the Colorado River reservoir will directly flow to pumping stations. The third intake cost some $817 million to build.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it'll move forward with condemnation to acquire a remote Nevada mine property now surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. A statement today from Jennifer Miller, assistant Air Force secretary for installations, says Groom Mine site owners didn't take a $5.2 million "last best offer" by yesterday's deadline.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Officials at the University of Nevada, Reno say they're hauling in extra water and expanding the number of cooling tents at Mackay Stadium for tomorrow's football game against No. 22 Arizona when temperatures are forecast to push into the mid-90s. The National Weather Service predicts the high of 96 should hit right around the kickoff set for 4 p.m. School officials announced today they're waiving the normal limit of one sealed bottle of water and will allow fans to bring in empty refillable bottles.
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