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April 15, 2014
Re "BLM relents after standoff," April 13 Relenting to the demands of the armed supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has his cattle graze on public land but refuses to pay the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, sends a dangerous message: that disputes with the federal government are best resolved with threats of violence. This outcome will only inspire more radicals to take arms against the U.S. government. This is a serious setback for civil discourse and undermines the rule of law that all citizens need for safety and stability.
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NATIONAL
April 25, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
Militant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Friday apologized for his comments published this week on African Americans and slavery but refused to back off from his intended point that the federal government was too powerful, saying that his remarks came “from the heart.” In a daily news conference from his ranch in Bunkerville, north of Las Vegas, the 67-year-old rancher, who is in a prolonged battle with federal officials over grazing rights...
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NEWS
October 14, 2011 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said she would boycott the Nevada caucuses because of the Silver State's plan to hold its contest in mid-January, a move that could force New Hampshire to hold its first-in-the-nation primary in December. “We're supporting New Hampshire's effort to be the first primary in the nation,” Bachmann said Thursday after speaking to students at Morningside College. An aide later clarified that the Minnesota congresswoman meant that she would not take part in the caucuses, but would be at Tuesday's debate in Las Vegas.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2014 | By John M. Glionna and Richard Simon
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. - The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags - tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the tense power play raging between the rebellious 67-year-old cattleman and the federal government. Then there are the guns. Scores of grim citizen militiamen in combat fatigues - semiautomatic weapons slung over their shoulders, ammunition magazines at their belts - patrol from a base they call Camp Tripwire.
SPORTS
December 17, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
at Nevada 71, UC Riverside 47: Kareem Nitoto scored 11 points for the Highlanders (4-6), but Phil Martin, who had 25 points in each of his previous two games, was held to nine. Malik Story and Olek Czyz scored 15 points each for the Wolf Pack (8-3), which extended its winning streak to five games. at Cal State Fullerton 86, La Verne 44: Orane Chin and Kwame Vaughn scored 18 points apiece, Isiah Umipig had 17 and the Titans (7-3) won their fourth in a row. Trevor Woodland scored 23 points for the Leopards but missed 17 of 25 field-goal attempts.
SPORTS
January 8, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Nevada State Athletic Commission reinstated suspended Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Alistair Overeem on Tuesday following his nine-month suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. The decision clears Overeem, 32, for a Feb. 2 fight against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and a victory in that fight would likely result in a May title shot against heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who regained his belt Dec. 30, beating Junior Dos Santos by unanimous decision.
OPINION
April 10, 2014
Re "Hundreds rally for rancher," April 8 I'm with Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, who claims he shouldn't have to pay the federal government grazing fees because his Mormon ancestors have worked the land since before the Bureau of Land Management was formed. I guess that means I don't have to pay taxes because my Mexican ancestors have been in this land since before the Declaration of Independence was written and signed. This treat comes just in time for tax day. Miguel Rosales Glendale Bundy admits that he abides by "almost zero federal laws.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Harvey Munford has heard a lot of talk about the dangers of texting while driving. Now the Nevada assemblyman wants to focus on what he considers an equally perilous scourge: texting while walking, especially across a busy street. Munford (D-Las Vegas) on Thursday introduced Assembly Bill 123, saying the new law could be applied not to just urban streets but to all state roads, even in residential neighborhoods. The penalty for offenders: a pricey ticket, including $250 for a third offense.
NATIONAL
March 20, 2013 | By David Zucchino
The Marine Corps released the identities Wednesday night of the seven Marines who died this week when a mortar shell exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.  Those killed were Pfc. Joshua M. Martino, 19, of Clearfield, Pa.; Lance Cpl. David P. Fenn II, 20, of Polk City, Fla.; Lance Cpl. Roger W. Muchnick Jr., 23, of Fairfield, Conn.; Lance Cpl. Joshua C. Taylor, 21, of Marietta, Ohio; Lance Cpl. Mason J....
NEWS
February 4, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Mitt Romney's strength in Nevada is due in large part to the power of the state's sizable Mormon population. In 2008, Romney won more than 50% of the caucus vote in Nevada, easily defeating second-place finisher Ron Paul, eventual GOP nominee John McCain and four other Republican hopefuls. It was one of 11 states he won before conceding. Mormons make up about 7% of Nevada's population. But entrance polls conducted before the vote showed that Mormons made up 26% of the total Republican turnout.
OPINION
April 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is being portrayed by some as a man of principle, an iconoclast who should be admired for his willingness to stand up to the federal government. But in fact he's a petty scofflaw who seems to think that he has the right to pick and choose which rules must be obeyed. Bundy is the cattleman who grazes his herd on federal land operated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, but unlike more than 15,000 other ranchers, he refuses to pay the associated grazing fees.
NATIONAL
April 21, 2014 | By John M. Glionna, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
The battle lines are hardening in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's so-called range war against the federal government over his right to graze cattle on public lands. Arguments have moved from the Nevada desert to the nation's capital, where Nevada's two U.S. senators, Republican Dean Heller and Democrat Harry Reid, recently faced off on a television public affairs show in Las Vegas. Heller described Bundy's cadre of armed supporters as “patriots” during the show, "What's the Point," on KSNV-TV News 3. Reid repeated his claim that the so-called militia men are “domestic terrorists.” Officials from the Bureau of Land Management say Bundy is illegally running hundreds of head of cattle in the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area, habitat of the federally protected desert tortoise.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Receiver Brandyn Lee has become the fourth Chaminade player to receive a football scholarship offer, with Nevada making the offer, Coach Ed Croson said. The other returning players with offers are lineman Bar Milo, receiver Dymond Lee and tight end Chris Bounds.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
OPINION
April 15, 2014
Re "BLM relents after standoff," April 13 Relenting to the demands of the armed supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has his cattle graze on public land but refuses to pay the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, sends a dangerous message: that disputes with the federal government are best resolved with threats of violence. This outcome will only inspire more radicals to take arms against the U.S. government. This is a serious setback for civil discourse and undermines the rule of law that all citizens need for safety and stability.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
A pair of registered sex offenders now accused in a string of Orange County slayings had cut off their electronic monitoring devices in 2012 and fled to Nevada, where they stayed at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, court records show. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 46, both had served prison time on sex crimes and pleaded guilty to failing to register as sex offenders when they were picked up two weeks later in Las Vegas, according to authorities and court records.
NATIONAL
April 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and John M. Glionna
Fearing for their safety as armed protesters gathered in the Nevada back country, federal officials on Saturday suddenly ended a controversial effort to seize hundreds of cattle that a rancher has kept illegally on public land. The cattle ranch's owner, Cliven Bundy, and hundreds of armed supporters had threatened to forcefully keep Bureau of Land Management employees from rounding up the approximately 900 cattle. Nearly 400 of the cattle had been seized during the past week. They were being held nearby and could be sent to Utah, authorities said.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - All his life, Frank Citro Jr. has taken care of business. He grew up in Jersey City, N.J., working as a tough guy known as Frankie. With his wrecking-ball body, he provided muscle for the collections industry. In the 1980s, he did two years in prison for his part in a racketeering scam. For the last 23 years, Frankie has stayed out of trouble, yet he remains a member of Nevada's infamous Black Book, a list of people banned by state gaming officials from entering any of the state's casinos.
NEWS
October 18, 2011 | By Maeve Reston
As the early voting states wrangle over the start of the 2012 election calendar, the Republican presidential candidates have been competing to be defender-in-chief of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. Mitt Romney tried to get in on that action Tuesday, not long after the editorial page of New Hampshire's influential newspaper, the Union Leader, accused him of putting his political ambitions before the state's interests. Hours before a debate in Nevada, Romney affirmed his support for New Hampshire's process and said he would take his lead from New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Bighorn sheep are skilled mountain climbers. But one group recently made it over the Sierra Nevada crest in record time. As part of an ongoing effort to return endangered Sierra Nevada bighorns to more of their historical range, state and federal wildlife workers captured 14 of the animals in the Inyo National Forest and transported them by helicopter to the Big Arroyo area of Sequoia National Park on the range's west side. The four rams and 10 ewes, all but one of which was pregnant, were moved in late March to a part of the Sierra that bighorns have not occupied for more than a century.
NATIONAL
April 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave, This post has been updated. See below for details.
After spending a week whisking away nearly 400 cattle they said were illegally grazing on federal land in the Nevada desert, officials facing a battalion of protesters with horses and guns decided to free those cattle in a stunning reversal Saturday afternoon. A line of cattle calmly filtered out of a federal holding area at about 3 p.m. as protesters and law enforcement watched from alongside Interstate 15 near the Nevada-Arizona state line. "Due to escalating tensions, the cattle have been released from the enclosures in order to avoid violence and help restore order," the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said in a short statement.
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