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Federal land managers say “escalating tensions” led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.
Images of a forced cattle roundup on a rural Nevada range sent ripples through the West on Friday, prompting elected officials in several states to weigh in, militia members to mobilize and federal land managers to reshape elements of the operation.
Tensions have escalated between protesters and federal police who used a stun gun on a son of a Nevada rancher fighting a roundup of cattle that he claims have historical grazing rights northeast of Las Vegas.
Nevada’s governor is criticizing a federal cattle roundup and what he calls “intimidation” in a dispute with a rancher who claims longstanding grazing rights on open range outside Las Vegas.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday a Democratic candidate will emerge to challenge Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.
State lawyers for Gov. Brian Sandoval say Nevada’s constitutional ban on gay marriage serves a legitimate purpose of preserving traditional marriage.
Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday that failure in Washington and President Barack Obama’s about face to allow people to keep their old health insurance policies has made federal health reform unworkable.
Governor and others releasing their public schedules
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Saturday President Barack Obama and Congress should learn from him and other Republican governors who have put aside partisanship to work with Democratic lawmakers to grow their economies through spending cuts and business tax exemptions.
Nevada’s unemployment rate held steady at 9.5 percent in August, maintaining the highest jobless rate in the country even though it added 11,200 jobs from a month ago, state officials said Friday.