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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the Burning Man counter-culture celebration are challenging the enforcement of a Nevada state tax that they say could cost them nearly $3 million. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Burning Man officials said in a letter to the state Department of Taxation on Friday that the festival should be exempt from the recently amended tax on live entertainment. Burning Man officials argue the tax shouldn't apply to them because they are not a provider of live entertainment.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada state prison inmate who was convicted of robbing his 82-year-old mother in Douglas County six years ago has died less than a week before he was scheduled to be considered for parole. Department of Corrections officials confirmed 64-year-old Gregory Kovner died Saturday at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 51-year-old Las Vegas man has been killed and three other people injured in a two-car crash west of the Las Vegas Strip. Police say the victim was a backseat passenger in a BMW who was ejected from the car in the crash on West Spring Mountain Road about 11:30 p.m. Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Uber is coming to Ogden. The ride-hailing company already operates in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reports it mentioned the expansion on its Utah-specific Twitter account on Friday. It's expected to happen in the coming week.
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