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Laura Freed to head Nevada Department of Administration

January 25, 2020

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Laura Freed of the Finance Office to head the Department of Administration. She will take over the department on Monday, at which time interim director Peter Long will return to...


Nevada Attorney General receives grant for overdose tracking

January 23, 2020

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office has been awarded a $698,000 grant to expand the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP). That program allows first responders to report suspected drug overdoses in real time to detect,...




Feds: Nevada misrepresents facts in plutonium fight

January 14, 2020

RENO — The state of Nevada continues to intentionally misrepresent the facts in an ongoing legal battle over the Energy Department’s secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas, U.S. government lawyers...


Nevada traffic fatalities decrease significantly in 2019

January 14, 2020

Nevada’s Office of Traffic Safety says that total fatalities decreased by 45 to 284 in calendar year 2019. The improvement was completely because of significant reductions in deaths in Washoe and Clark counties.. Washoe’s total...




Nevada Department of Wildlife names chief game warden

January 11, 2020

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has announced Mike Maynard as the department’s new chief game warden, making him only the sixth chief game warden in NDOW’s history. “I work with some amazing men and women...


Inmate loses lawsuit to throw out 60-plus years of Nevada law

January 11, 2020

Nevada’s Intermediate Court of Appeals has unanimously rejected an inmate’s claim that everything enacted into state law since 1951 is unconstitutional including the criminal laws that put him behind bars. Jason Jones filed suit against...





71 new state laws for Nevadans to learn

January 4, 2020

A total of 71 new laws took effect Wednesday, including the mandate to implement automatic voter registration, barring insurance companies from denying a person coverage because of pre-existing conditions and prohibiting the sale of vaping...


Nevada Guard battalion prepares for deployment to Poland

January 3, 2020

RENO — The first Nevada Army National Guard battalion to deploy to Europe in peacetime received a sendoff Friday in a mobilization ceremony conducted at the Harry Reid Readiness Center north of Reno. Approximately 70...





Reno dealer wins nine-year fight with Ford Motors

December 29, 2019

After a nine year legal battle, Jones West Ford in Reno has won its fight to prevent the automaker from arbitrarily expanding its service area into California. Ford Motors notified Jones West in December 2010...


Nevada Guard grants uniform exception for Norse pagan believer

December 28, 2019

LAS VEGAS – When the Nevada Army Guard’s 3665th Ordnance Co. (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) mustered for the final time in the Silver State last summer before departing for Afghanistan, its ultimate domestic company formation looked...