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Scott Sonner

The Associated Press

Reno, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Wynn Resorts settles with pension funds over sex allegations

Wynn Resorts agreed Wednesday to accept $41 million from former CEO Steve Wynn and insurance carriers as part of a settlement stemming from shareholder lawsuits accusing company directors of failing to disclose Wynn’s alleged sexual misconduct. → Read More

Heavy winds in Sierra ahead of big snow storm

Winds were gusting in excess of 90 mph (140 kph) in the central Sierra on Monday ahead of a storm expected to bring up to 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow to mountain tops around ... → Read More

Trump's pick for Energy Dept answers Nevada's nuke concerns

President Donald Trump's pick to become the next U. S. energy secretary pledged Thursday to uphold his predecessor's promise to begin removing by 2021 weapons-grade plutonium the government secretly shipped last year to a security site in southern Nevada. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette also said under questioning from Nevada Sen. → Read More

Trump’s pick for energy boss answers Nevada’s nuke concerns

President Donald Trump’s pick to become the next U.S. energy secretary pledged Thursday to uphold his predecessor’s promise to begin removing by 2021 weapons-grade ... → Read More

Citing security, Nevada keeps dams' emergency plans secret

Nevada keeps emergency response plans for potential dam failures secret for the same reason the U.S. government refuses the state's demands for information about weapons-grade plutonium ... → Read More

Nevada reviews possible mining threat to unique wildflower

Nevada is launching a comprehensive review of the status of a desert wildflower that isn't known to exist anywhere else in the world → Read More

Nevada suit seeks to protect rare wildflower from mining

Conservationists are suing the Trump administration to try to block mining exploration in Nevada they say would wipe out the only known population of a desert wildflower. The Center for Biological Diversity filed an emergency petition with the ... → Read More

Nevada suit seeks to protect rare wildflower from mining

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Conservationists are suing the Trump administration to try to block mining exploration in Nevada they say would wipe out the only population of a rare desert wildflower known to exist in the world. The Center for Biological Diversity filed an emergency petition with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service earlier this month to list Tiehm's buckwheat as an endangered species. → Read More

Nevada suit seeks to protect rare wildflower from mining

RENO, Nev. — Conservationists are suing the Trump administration to try to block mining exploration in Nevada they say would wipe out the only known popula → Read More

Dems in Congress demand update on Interior wild horse plans

Congressional Democrats are demanding the Interior Department produce an overdue report on plans to manage wild horses roaming federal lands ... → Read More

Dems in Congress demand update on Interior’s wild horse plans

Congressional Democrats are demanding the Interior Department produce an overdue report on plans to manage wild horses roaming federal lands in the West after the head of its public lands agency told reporters it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get overpopulated herds under control. → Read More

Official: Solving wild horse overpopulation problem will take $5 billion, 15 years

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting head of the U. S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday, adding that several developments have made him more optimistic about his agency's ability to get the job done. William Perry Pendley said the agency adopted out more than 7,000… → Read More

Official: Solving wild horse problem will take $5B, 15 years

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting head of the U. S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday, adding that several developments have made him more optimistic about his agency's ability to get the job done. William Perry Pendley said the agency adopted out more than 7,000… → Read More

BLM whistleblower reinstated in Nevada grazing dispute

A longtime government range specialist who claimed he was fired in retaliation for repeatedly reporting illegal livestock grazing on federal land in Nevada has been reinstated in a whistleblower settlement with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management → Read More

Judge allows Nevada to try to force removal of plutonium

A federal judge in Reno has agreed to allow Nevada to amend its lawsuit in an ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Energy Department to try to show why the government should be ... → Read More

Defense lawyers want trial in 4 Reno area killings pushed to 2021

Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four northern Nevada homicides want to postpone his trial to determine whether he has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible ... → Read More

Bar Association joins appeal of Nevada death row inmate

The American Bar Association has joined an appeal challenging the death sentence of a Nevada man it says was mentally ill when he was convicted of the 1998 hatchet slaying of a campus police officer. The national group of lawyers and professional legal scholars is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to block Siaosi Vanisi's execution. It wants the justices to rule that people suffering from severe… → Read More

Lawyers group wants Nevada to ban executions of the mentally ill

The American Bar Association wants the Nevada Supreme Court to rule that people suffering from severe mental illness should be ineligible for the death penalty ... → Read More

Bar association joins appeal of Nevada death row inmate Vanisi

The American Bar Association has joined an appeal challenging the death sentence of a Nevada man it says was mentally ill when he was ... → Read More

Police justified in 2017 killing of gunman at Reno high-rise

The district attorney says a Reno police officer was justified when he fatally shot a gunman who held a woman hostage and fired nearly 50 shots ... → Read More