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Mike Brunker

Columnist: Horse racing
Twitter: @mike_brunker

Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor working with reporters covering land use and environment, health care and immigration. He also writes a weekly horse racing column. Before joining the Review-Journal in August 2016, Brunker worked in various reporting and editing capacities for NBCNews.com, msnbc.com and the San Francisco Examiner.

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New BLM manager named for Northern Nevada district

A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official from Utah who previously worked as an environmental protection specialist at Naval Air Station Fallon has been named a BLM district manager in Northern Nevada.

Final preps could shake up the Kentucky Derby leader board

The last two prep races for the Run for the Roses – the Arkansas Derby and Lexington Stakes – will be run on Saturday, leaving handicappers a mere three weeks to make sense of what has been an exhilarating run up to the main event.

Remaining contenders for Kentucky Derby in final tuneups

If we didn’t see the Kentucky Derby winner last week, then we almost certainly will on Saturday when the Wood Memorial, the Blue Grass Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby lure most of the top guns for the Run for the Roses.

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