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LAS VEGAS — Water officials aren't giving up a nearly 30-year effort to get state approval to pump groundwater from arid valleys just west of the Utah state line and pipe it to faucets, fountains and fairways in Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Water Authority board decided Thursday to appeal last month's decision by Nevada's top state water official to deny the agency key groundwater use rights in parts of Lincoln and White Pine counties. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 440 words, AP Photo.


LAS VEGAS — Serena Williams is set to speak at the conference in Las Vegas, marking her first public appearance since Saturday's US Open final. By Ken Ritter. Developing from Williams' keynote speech scheduled for 3 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Las Vegas were looking for two men, including a gunman, seen on store security video firing a handgun outside a smoke shop in a case that police said wounded a 7-year-old girl in a vehicle with her family. The girl was hospitalized with a wound to her back and expected to recover. Police say the girl's mother, a male driver and the girl's 4-year-old brother also were in the car but weren't hit by gunfire in the Wednesday evening shooting. No arrests have been made. SENT: 200 words with photos.


— NEVADA PRISON POPULATION: Nevada's imprisonment rate is 15 percent higher than the national average and growing



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Predators captain Roman Josi heard about San Jose trading for Erik Karlsson just before talking with reporters at the start of Nashville's training camp. Yep, the Predators haven't even raised the banner yet for winning the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's best team last season, and it's already ancient history — at least in the arms' race that is the Western Conference. The pace has only quickened as NHL teams open camps despite all the trades last season and all the moves this offseason. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 730 words with photos.


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