Restoring historic Indian school a priority for lawmakers

From left, Chris Ann Gibbons from the State of Nevada Indian Commission and Sherry Pupert Executive Director of the State of Nevada Indian Commission inspect the vacant auditorium at the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nev., Thursday, Mrach. 19, 2015. Three decades after the school closed, the expansive college campus-like facility remains both a cultural touchstone for Nevada's Native American population and a neglected chapter of its history, Now state lawmakers and Gov. Brian Sandoval are taking steps to preserve the historic campus and its role in the state's development. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Generations of Nevada’s Native Americans passed through the doors of the Stewart Indian School, some enduring painfully harsh treatment as their culture was stripped away while others left in later years with fond memories of time spent with members of other tribes.

Forest Service eyes development of improved fire shelter

This March 27, 2015 photo provided by the National Park Service's National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) shows the fire shelter currently in use, removed from its protective pouch, at the NIFC in Boise, Idaho. The U.S. Forest Service is working to improve equipment and strategy following the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire where officials said flames and heat went beyond the current fire shelter's protective capabilities. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Tina Boehle)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The man tapped by the U.S. Forest Service to come up with a better fire shelter once had to get inside one on the side of a burning mountain and listen to flames roar past sounding like a jet airplane taking off.

Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. The jury are due back in court on Friday in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.


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