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Las Vegas Guard Readiness Center project OK’d

January 15, 2019 — The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $32.1 million contract to provide for construction of the National Guard Readiness Center in Las Vegas. The project was approved by the 2017 Legislature and was awarded to Core Construction Services. The funding is 100 percent federal.

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Sisolak delivers State of the State on Wednesday

January 15, 2019 — Gov. Steve Sisolak takes the podium Wednesday night to outline his plans for the biennium including a budget expected to focus heavily on K-12 education. The State of the State address is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. before a joint session of the Nevada

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Nevada Department of Transportation offers bike, pedestrian safety grants

January 13, 2019 — The Nevada Department of Transportation is offering grants to government and nonprofit groups for bicycle and pedestrian safety and education programs. Qualified groups including schools and nonprofits can apply for up to $2,000 in funding. The money is available for education programs, for planning and

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Panel eyes changes to slow prison growth

January 13, 2019 — The Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice on Friday approved a package of recommendations designed to slow the growth of Nevada's prison population and save the state millions. Assemblyman Steve Yeager, D-Las Vegas, who chaired the six-month study, said the national incarceration rate is

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Reid calls Trump ‘amoral,’ wants a Romney 2020 run

January 10, 2019 — LAS VEGAS — Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says he thinks President Donald Trump has no conscience and says he'd like to see Utah Sen. Mitt Romney run against Trump in 2020 for the GOP nomination for president. The 79-year-old Democrat said in a radio

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Nevada attorney general announces settlement with Fiat Chrysler

January 10, 2019 — Attorney General Aaron Ford on Thursday announced the state of Nevada will receive $1.8 million as its share of a nationwide settlement over devices designed to defeat emissions standards in Fiat and Chrysler vehicles. Nationwide, the total settlement is $171 million against not only the

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak names director of Public Safety

January 10, 2019 — Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced an appointment to director of Public Safety. The governor named George Togliatti as head of the Department of Public Safety. He's a former special agent with the FBI and an associate faculty member of the UNLV College of Urban Affairs.

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Sisolak orders collection of sex harassment policies

January 9, 2019 — Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed an executive order directing the Gaming Control Board, Department of Taxation and Purchasing Division to collect sexual harassment and discrimination policies from marijuana and gaming licensees. That order follows the order he signed after taking office Monday creating a

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Nevada DMV to offer Raiders license plates

January 9, 2019 — The Raiders and Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will release a specialty Raiders-branded license plate on Monday, Jan. 14. The plate features the Raiders' shield and the iconic phrase, "Commitment to Excellence," against a black background. "This will give everybody in Nevada, not just Southern

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Deaths on Nevada roads rose in 2018

January 9, 2019 — Despite the best efforts of law enforcement, awareness and safety programs, 20 more people died on Nevada's roads and highways in 2018 than the year before. The Office of Traffic Safety reports a preliminary total of 331 deaths in the year just ended, a 6.5

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Acting library director to speak at Carson City Democrats lunch

January 9, 2019 — Diane Baker, now serving as Carson City's acting library director, will be the featured speaker at Monday's Democratic luncheon. Her presentation will feature the many resources, programs and activities available at the library. A long-time Nevadan who has worked with libraries across the state, Baker

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NDOT says funding OK despite government shutdown

January 9, 2019 — Nevada Department of Transportation officials say for the time being, they'll be able to continue normal operations during the government shutdown. NDOT receives some $380 million in federal funding a year, about half of its total funding, from federal fuel taxes. "During the current federal

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Trump urges wall funding to fix border crisis

January 8, 2019 — WASHINGTON — In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, blaming illegal immigration for what he called a scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S. and framing the debate over the partial government

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Ford tabs 4 females for executive team

January 8, 2019 — Attorney General Aaron Ford has named four prominent female attorneys as members of his executive team. He said Caroline Baterman will serve as first assistant attorney general. Prior to this, she was bureau chief of Gaming and Government Affairs and chief deputy of Boards and

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Nevada joins effort to overturn contraceptive coverage rollback

January 8, 2019 — Attorney General Aaron Ford says Nevada is joining the coalition of states seeking to overturn the Trump administration's rollback of contraceptive coverage. The Trump administration wants to implement new regulations authorizing employers with objections to block the mandate they provide contraceptive care and services to

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Lucky 13: Carson City officials sworn in

January 7, 2019 — Carson City officials elected last year took their oaths of office on Monday. Thirteen local officials were sworn in on the third floor of the Carson City Courthouse in the speciality courtroom packed with family and friends. Judge James T. Russell began the proceedings and

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Steve Sisolak sworn in as governor of Nevada

January 7, 2019 — Pledging to follow the example set by his predecessor Brian Sandoval, Steve Sisolak was sworn in Monday as Nevada's 30th elected governor. "Thank you for prioritizing our kids' education and our families' health and for always putting people over partisanship," he said in a brief

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Nevada Division of State Parks gets new leader

January 5, 2019 — Bradley Crowell, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, has announced the appointment of Robert "Bob" Mergell to serve as the new administrator for the Nevada Division of State Parks. As NDSP's administrator, Mergell will lead the division in its mission to

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Great Basin snowpack losing predictability, researchers say

January 5, 2019 — Winter snows are accumulating in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, creating the snowpacks that serve as a primary source of water for the western U.S. However, due to rising average temperatures, snowpacks in the Great Basin appear to be transitioning from seasonal, with a predictable amount

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Sisolak pledges diverse administration as governor

January 4, 2019 — LAS VEGAS — Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak pledged Friday to install a diverse group of people in his administration that reflects all of Nevada. "It's not going to be bunch of old white guys with gray hair like me," the Democrat said. His remarks were met

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