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Unlike other states of the Colorado River Basin, Nevada has one main river user: Las Vegas. The world famous city in the desert is responsible for more than 90 percent of the state’s diversions, with additional water going to the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, whose rights were recognized in a 1963 Supreme Court case, and other small water users. For decades, Las Vegas has relied on wastewater recycling and removing water-guzzling lawns to stretch and conserve its small Colorado River share. But even with proactive management, it could face significant challenges and uncertainties when it comes to future population growth.

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California is moving to add wine and distilled spirits containers to its struggling recycling program. But consumer advocates say the measure also includes too many giveaways to big corporations. Adding wine and spirits would bring nearly $18 million more annually to the state’s recycling fund starting in 2024, along with annual costs topping $6 million. It's also giving beverage dealers another option to collect empty bottles and cans. But critics say the measure approved Wednesday would give away nearly $400 million over the next five years to corporations they say don't need the incentives. The measure cleared the Assembly 54-0 and the Senate 38-0 without spoken opposition. It now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

For the week that ended March 25. Dividends quarterly unless noted.

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