LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law Friday a measure requiring mail-in ballots to be automatically sent to active voters in future elections.
The new law indefinitely extends policies that the Democratic governor approved last year amid the pandemic.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a law that would make Nevada the first state to vote in the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has become the latest flashpoint in a national debate over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history, with parents clashing over curriculum proposals.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire businessman and investor Richard Branson marked the opening Thursday of the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, promoting weekend events that kicked off with a show headlined by Christina Aguilera.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada prison officials disclosed Thursday that they want to use a never-before-tried combination of drugs for the state’s first lethal injection in 15 years, including the powerful opioid fentanyl, the sedative ketamine and a heart-stopping salt, potassium chloride.
NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said the Biden administration wants to see lithium needed for electric cars to be mined “in a responsible way" that respects the environment and Native American tribes.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected a call for an election do-over from a Republican candidate who lost his bid for a county commission seat in Las Vegas by 15 votes.
Stavros Anthony chose the wrong legal method to seek a new election, the court said in an opinion issued Thursday following a hearing in April.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A key reservoir on the Colorado River has dipped to its record low in the latest showing of the drought's grip on the region.
The surface elevation of Lake Mead along the Nevada-Arizona border dipped to 1,071.56 feet (326.6 meters) at 11 p.m.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona box truck driver who plowed into bicyclists on a stretch of Nevada highway last December, killing five and injuring four, was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 16 years in Nevada state prison for driving under the influence of methamphetamine causing death.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed into law a bill that paves the way for Nevada to become the second state in the nation to offer state-managed health insurance plans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Nevada man was charged Wednesday with stealing more than 500 blank vaccine cards from a COVID-19 vaccination center near Los Angeles, prosecutors said.
Muhammad Rauf Ahmed was a contract worker at the Pomona Fairplex site when the theft occurred in April, the LA County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A divide among Nevada Democrats has deepened as top Democratic officials opted to bypass the state party and set up an alternate party organization in Washoe County ahead of next year's election.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Health officials in Carson City are advising residents to use extra care around areas where rats and mice may have been living after discovering a person had been infected with the hantavirus.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada wants to create a national lottery to incentivize people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Democrat who represents Las Vegas introduced legislation in Congress Tuesday that would create a national cash prize offering $1 million to 100 winners who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mother from San Jose, California, was arrested Tuesday in Colorado less than 12 hours after she was identified by Las Vegas police as the suspect in the death of her 7-year-old son, whose body was found by hikers in Nevada more than 10 days ago.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans in the four early presidential nominating states on Tuesday jointly opposed a Democratic push in Nevada to make the Western state the first to hold a primary.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge said Monday that prosecutors in Las Vegas can set a date in late July for Nevada's first execution in 15 years, although an attorney for the convicted mass murderer who would be put to death said they’ll appeal to the state Supreme Court.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Sin City, one thing that will soon become unforgivable is useless grass.
A new Nevada law will outlaw about 31% of the grass in the Las Vegas area in an effort to conserve water amid a drought that's drying up the region's primary water source: the Colorado River.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the Senate Republican political arm says he expects former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to challenge Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada next year.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 19-year-old man wanted in Vermont for the attempted murder of two women has been apprehended by police in Nevada, according to authorities.
The Northfield Police Department said Saturday that Aleksander Cherkasov was located in Mesquite, Nevada with his mother, Jennifer Canfield, who had been helping him since he went on the run March 20.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Michael Frias surrendered just two hits going the distance and Taishi Nakawake went 3-for-4 and UC Irvine beat Nevada 7-0 in a Stanford Regional contest Friday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state judge will decide next week whether prosecutors in Las Vegas can plan the first execution in Nevada in 15 years.
District Judge Michael Villani said at a hearing Friday in Las Vegas that he will make a decision on Monday in the case of Zane Michael Floyd, who was convicted of killing four people in a grocery store.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill on Friday that directs local school boards to ban "racially discriminatory” mascots, logos and names amid a national movement to phase out the use of symbols that Native Americans have long considered offensive.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prosecutors say two Oregon men face possible life sentences without parole for the killing of a man during a 2019 robbery attempt in Reno.
Daniel Shadow Bear Hutchinson, 24, and Justin Tyron Jackson, 55, both from Chiloquin, Oregon, are scheduled to be sentenced Aug.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Las Vegas said Thursday that Nevada officials can tell attorneys for a convicted mass murderer the name of the drugs they would use for his lethal injection, even if plans about doses and delivery remain incomplete.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A heat wave continues to grip the entire state of Nevada with near-record temperatures forecast again Thursday, a day after a 50-year-old record fell in Reno at 98 degrees (37 C) and the mercury soared to 107 (42 C) in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The FBI and Las Vegas police on Thursday released new facial images and offered up to $10,000 for information that helps identify a boy found dead near a highway and locate his killer.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An extremely rare wildflower that grows only in Nevada’s high desert where an Australian mining company wants to dig for lithium should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials will mark the 150th anniversary of the Nevada State Capitol building on Saturday.
The Nevada Capitol building opened in 1871 in Carson City.
For 50 years it housed all three branches of the government: the Nevada Legislature, the Nevada Supreme Court and the governor.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said he's proud of what Nevada lawmakers accomplished during the legislative session that ended this week and believes policies to fuel economic growth, boost funding for schools and fix outdated infrastructure will set the state on a path toward recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County officials in Nevada have again dipped into the debt reserve account to make a scheduled bond payment for the NFL’s Raiders new home at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada elections officials reported a slight increase in registered voters in May, adding a little more than 11,200 people to the state's voter rolls.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reported that nearly three-quarters of the new registrations were nonpartisan.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee left the Democratic Party and joined the GOP less than two months ago. But the gubernatorial candidate is working to assure Republicans that he's one of them.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge has permanently blocked a Las Vegas-based bottled-water brand Real Water from being marketed while an investigation continues into at least one death and multiple cases of liver illness among people who reported drinking it.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers ran down the clock on the 2021 legislative session on Monday, passing dozens of high-profile bills moments before the clock struck midnight and forced them to adjourn.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Capitol is reopening Tuesday for people with appointments and guided tours.
The limited public access begins after more than a year of closures because of the pandemic.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a state that produces more gold than all but four countries, lawmakers voted to reform how the state taxes the mining industry, passing a measure that will effectively double the amount of taxes imposed on silver and gold mines.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A mining tax proposal introduced in the Nevada statehouse has revived longstanding debates about charter schools and tax credits that help pay for private school tuition.
With less than a day remaining before the Legislature adjourns, Democrats must sway Republicans in both the state Senate and Assembly to win the two-thirds support needed to pass a bill to increase taxes on mines.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers passed a bill on Monday that aims to make the state the first to weigh in on the 2024 presidential primary contests.
The move upends decades of political tradition and is likely to prompt pushback from other early states that want to retain their places in the calendar.
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Pick-up truck drivers motor up to a white trailer in a parking lot on Fallon Paiute-Shoshone land in Nevada’s high desert and within a few moments they’re handed forms to sign, jabbed with coronavirus vaccine and sent on their way.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are hoping the public can help identify a young boy who was found dead Friday by hikers on a trail in the Mountain Springs area of Southern Nevada.
A mother and metro Las Vegas authorities misidentified an 8-year-old boy as a young homicide victim and the boy, an older half-brother and their father were all found safe in Utah.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers introduced a proposal late Saturday to impose additional taxes on mining, opening the door for consensus between an industry that has long sought to protect its unique tax structure and reformers who want to increase state spending on education.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mother and metro Las Vegas authorities misidentified an 8-year-old boy as a young homicide victim, police said Saturday after the boy, an older half-brother and their father were all found safe in Utah.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Uber and Lyft will be able to resume surge pricing in Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada after Gov. Steve Sisolak late Friday ended a ban meant to prevent price gouging during the pandemic.
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Danielle Kang had Lizette Salas over to the house Thursday night to watch “Friends: The Reunion,” then sent her packing Friday in the LPGA Match Play.
Kang won the friendly showdown 4 and 3 for a quarterfinal spot on another hot afternoon at Shadow Creek.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday the nation’s largest private prison corporation can be held liable for negligence by a man who spent almost a year in solitary confinement at a southern Nevada facility without ever seeing a judge on marijuana-related charges.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Susie Lee and her husband are divorcing, the second-term Nevada Democrat announced Friday, calling it a “difficult but mutual decision.”
Lee said she and her husband, Dan, will continue to co-parent their two children.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Though the drive to create a public health insurance option has made little headway at the federal level, a proposal to create the country's second state-managed public option is moving forward in the Nevada Legislature, where lawmakers are angling to expand access to health care without upending the insurance market or undermining providers.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Almost five years after Nevada legalized recreational marijuana sales, state lawmakers are close to approving pot lounges where people could consume it.
A bill that passed the state Assembly on Thursday and is pending in the Senate would legalize consumption of cannabis in places other than on private property.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck beneath Lake Tahoe on Friday but there were no immediate reports of any injuries of serious damage.
The quake reported at 8:25 a.m. was about 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) west of Tahoe's east shore.