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Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest
Farmers, ranchers and water planners are bracing for a much different situation than just a year ago.

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13 wild burros shot to death on BLM land in Nevada
Authorities are investigating the killing of 13 federally protected wild burros in the high desert of southern Nevada about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Las Vegas
Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom
Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom
A glut of pot and low prices for it in Oregon are prompting some growers to switch to hemp to cash in on soaring interest in the CBD extract from it that is a health craze
House bill would revive mothballed Nevada nuclear waste dump
The House is to vote Thursday on an election-year bill that would revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers
Report: Legal marijuana boosts government revenue — a little
Twenty-nine states now allow marijuana for either medicinal or recreational uses, and the business is growing quickly.
Outlook for vital Southwestern US river remains grim
The Colorado River serves about 40 million people and 6,300 square miles of farmland.