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Person of interest sought in note left near Heller’s office

July 20, 2017 — LAS VEGAS — Police in Las Vegas are seeking a person of interest in connection with a threatening note addressed to Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller that officers discovered when responding to a report of a burglary. Police on Wednesday released surveillance video showing the […]

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Nevada senator resigns after sex harassment review concludes

July 19, 2017 — LAS VEGAS — A Democratic state senator from Nevada accused of sexually harassing women resigned Tuesday, less than a week after a law firm probing the allegations concluded that he violated the Legislature's anti-harassment policy and behaved inappropriately toward female staffers and lobbyists. Mark Manendo, […]

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‘A reality’ — Governor leads ceremonies for new veterans’ home

July 17, 2017 — SPARKS — Gov. Brian Sandoval will be known as the state's biggest supporter of veterans. A crowning moment for the second-term governor came on Monday when he presided over ground-breaking ceremonies for a 96-bed, $47 million Northern Nevada State Veterans Home that will be constructed […]

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Police: ‘Threatening note’ found near Sen. Heller’s office

July 17, 2017 — LAS VEGAS — Police in Las Vegas say a "threatening note" addressed to Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller was discovered by officers responding to a report of a burglary. Police declined to release the contents of the letter found Sunday morning near the door of […]

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Nevada Legislature session pretty much goes Sandoval’s way

July 15, 2017 — Gov. Brian Sandoval was the big winner in the 2017 legislative session. He got pretty much everything he asked lawmakers for in his proposed two-year spending package. At the end of session, lawmakers approved a $23 billion two-year operating budget that's just $55.7 million more […]

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Emergency rules approved to move Nevada pot sales forward

July 13, 2017 — After three hours of testimony, the Nevada Tax Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to approve emergency regulations that will pave the way for recreational marijuana retailers to restock and stay in business. District Judge James Wilson ruled in June the Department of Taxation didn't have […]

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Foreclosure prevention now available

July 10, 2017 — Nevada homeowners facing financial difficulties can once again take advantage of a foreclosure prevention lifeline offered by the state. The foreclosure mediation program allows homeowners to sit down with lenders and discuss alternatives to foreclosure. But interested Nevada residents will have to act quickly in […]

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Faraday Future scraps North Las Vegas construction plans

July 10, 2017 — An electric car maker said Monday it is deserting its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada eight months after suspending the project and sinking at least $120 million into it. Faraday Future halted work on the project outside Las Vegas […]

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Legislative website back in business

July 10, 2017 — After a week, the Nevada Legislature's website is back in business. The service was restored Saturday after AT&T crews repaired damage to the fiber optic cables that provide it. Those circuits were damaged last Monday by wildfires raging across western Nevada. The website is heavily […]

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New book chronicles history of Nevada Assembly leaders

July 8, 2017 — Nevada history buffs have a new resource to pour through. Cindy Southerland, who retired from the Legislative Counsel Bureau in 2015, has put together an exhaustive history of the 62 men and women who served as Speaker of the Assembly for the state's first 150 […]

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Pot stores in Northern Nevada running out of product

July 8, 2017 — Taxation officials are warning unless the dispute over who gets to distribute recreational marijuana is settled and fast, stores across the state will run out of product and have to shut down. Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday authorized the department to present an emergency regulation […]

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CAPITOL BRIEFS

July 7, 2017 — Legislative website down The legislative website, which is heavily used not only by state workers but lobbyists and many others, has been out of commission all week. Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Rick Combs said provider AT&T is working on restoring the service but apparently one […]

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Nevada official believes state in good position to fight Yucca Mountain

July 5, 2017 — Consultant Marta Adams told the Board of Examiners on Wednesday the state is in good shape to fight the plan to restart the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump project. "We've been preparing all along for the eventuality of a restart," said Adams, who was the […]

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Nevada briefs: Sandoval wants accountability for agencies; Marijuana sales exceed expectations

July 3, 2017 — Sandoval calls for agencies to disclose federal reviews (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval plans to require state agencies to disclose all U.S. reviews after he learned from The Associated Press about problems at rural public health clinics that have cost the state hundreds of […]

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Storm water rate hikes, recreation marijuana return to Carson City Board of Supervisors

July 1, 2017 — The Carson City Board of Supervisors on Thursday will consider several options for raising storm water rates. The rates came before the Utility Finance Oversight Committee in March, which voted to recommend to the board a three-year series of increases, starting with 25 percent in […]

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Conviction for kicking police dog is upheld

June 30, 2017 — The Nevada Appellate Court has upheld the conviction of Jesus Gonzalez for mistreating a police dog that bit him during a foot pursuit. Gonzales was charged in July 2015, convicted and sentenced to up to 40 months in prison. He appealed seeking a new trial. […]

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Washoe County principal’s firing OK, Nevada Supreme Court rules

June 30, 2017 — The Nevada Supreme Court this week reversed a district court decision to reinstate a Washoe County elementary school principal. Kara White was fired after auditors found she had illegally spent Student Activity Funds on gift cards and on checks she issued to herself and other […]

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Insurer pulls out of 14 Nevada counties, including Carson City

June 28, 2017 — Anthem, one of the nation's major providers of health insurance, has decided it will no longer offer qualified health plans in Nevada except in Clark, Washoe and Nye counties. The company notified the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange it was cutting coverage in Carson City […]

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Senator says Nevada Legislature session bad for business

June 28, 2017 — Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, told the Northern Nevada Development Authority on Wednesday the 2017 Legislature was the least business friendly he has seen. Settelmeyer told the NNDA's monthly breakfast meeting at the Carson Nugget the best lawmakers can do for business is "get out of […]

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Nev. still seeing low college readiness ACT test scores

June 28, 2017 — State Superintendent Steve Canavero says he was disappointed and frustrated by this year's ACT test scores. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the average ACT score in Nevada stayed at 17.4 out of 36 points for the third consecutive year. Canavero said Tuesday that those […]

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