RENO, NV (AP) — Burning Man organizers are threatening to sue federal officials over a dramatic increase in traffic stops of vehicles bound for the annual counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert 100 miles north of Reno.
Burning Man organizers are pushing back on traffic stops along the main road to the event’s Black Rock location, calling them "unconstitutional" and expressing concern that the stops are impeding preparations for the annual event, which begins on Sunday.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has appointed Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Council Member and Nixon resident Mervin Wright, Jr. to the Local Government Advisory Committee. The agency made the announcement in a press release yesterday.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe estimates that it will have to dish out about $3.9 million to cover the damage done to local roadways, ditches and the lake’s shorelines after heavy rainfall in January and February.
The state of Nevada and two counties could end up paying well over $100,000 in legal expenses as they continue to wage a legal battle with two tribes over alleged violations of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.
Washoe County has designated a new early voting and Election Day voting site on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's reservation northeast of Reno in compliance with a federal court ruling that found Native Americans were being denied equal access to the polls.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County has designated a new early voting and Election Day voting site on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's reservation northeast of Reno in compliance with a federal court ruling that found Native Americans were being denied equal access to the polls.
A federal judge in Nevada says she intends to decide Friday whether to grant an emergency order sought by two Paiute tribes who say the state and two counties are discriminating against them ahead of the November election in violation of the U.S Voting Rights Act.
"The level of the water in the lake is very concerning, because, basically, Pyramid Lake is our identity, being the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. So, if we no longer have a lake, it also influences out cultural identity and who we are as a people."