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With early election voting fast approaching, two Native American tribes in Nevada are suing the state after having their requests for on-site voter registration and polling places declined. Reno Public Radio's Marcus Lavergne has more on the obstacles they're facing.

Last month's requests, made by the Pyramid Lake and Walker River Paiute Tribes, were declined because they were "logistically unfeasible so close to the Nov. 8 election date."

That's according to Washoe County Registrar Luanne Cutler.

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We recently posted a photo on Facebook of a visiting fisherman named Nick Roberts holding a 23-pound Lahontan Cutthroat Trout that he caught at Pyramid Lake just outside Reno. Now, close to 350,000 people have seen that post and almost 4,000 have shared it. So, what's the story behind that big fish? 

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Tribal courts for Native American reservations face unique challenges with limited federal funding and high rates of chronic social issues like domestic violence, child abuse, and poverty.

Victoria Sweet is a program attorney for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, or NCJFCJ,  which is headquartered in Reno. The organization offers training and advocacy for improving the justice system, including tribal courts.

All throughout Nevada, historic markers provide important information of particular places in the state. But often times they’ve been historically inaccurate and riddled with insensitive language or grammar mistakes. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports a project to correct those signs has just wrapped up.

There are about 260 historic markers throughout Nevada and they were originally installed in the 1960s. About half needed replacement.

As Pyramid Lake Popularity Grows, So Does Trash

Oct 5, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Although it receives far less attention than Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake is one of Nevada's most picturesque desert oasis. But Pyramid faces a number of challenges as a recreational destination, including illegal dumping and increasing salinity levels. Today, as we begin our series called Beyond Tahoe: Exploring Our Waterways, reporter Julia Ritchey travels to Pyramid Lake to tell us its story.

It's a busy weekend at the Pelican boat launch at Pyramid Lake. A line of eager boaters wait to unload pontoons, jet skis and other watercraft at the bottom of the ramp.