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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators are denying requests to suspend controversial new rates for rooftop solar power customers. Rooftop solar companies say they've laid off hundreds of employees and stopped selling panels in Nevada because of the hike that took effect Jan. 1. The Public Utilities Commission said they sympathize with the laid-off workers. But they also suggested solar companies were partly to blame for selling panels to thousands in recent months while apparently not warning people they could see big changes in their bill in the new year.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Barrick Gold Corp. has completed the sale of two large gold mines in northeast Nevada — Round Mountain and Bald Mountain — to Kinross Gold Corp. for $610 million. Officials for the two Canadian-based companies also have agreed to form an exploration venture covering a large land package on the Bald Mountain property, all of which previously was owned by Barrick Gold.
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Nevada man arrested after a high-speed chase through two states and a highway standoff has been imprisoned in Nebraska. Joseph Mladenik of North Las Vegas yesterday was given three to five years in prison. The 40-year-old Mladenik was wanted on a stalking warrant.
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign. He says the country in 2016 is "dramatically different" than in past elections. But the former Florida governor insists he's still a viable candidate. Bush reaffirms his commitment to conservative social issues.