Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada state wildlife director Wasley retiring next month

Nov. 22, 2022 21:41 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley said Tuesday he plans to retire next month after nearly 10 years as the head of the state agency where he began his career as a habitat biologist a quarter century ago. Wasley thanked NDOW employees for their...

Nevada Supreme Court certifies official election results

Nov. 22, 2022 17:14 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Supreme Court justices and the secretary of state formally certified the results of the 2022 general election on Tuesday in the western battleground state where just over half of all ballots were cast by mail. With no debate or questions, the six...

Governor names South Korea-born Black woman to Nevada court

Nov. 21, 2022 16:26 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A partner in a prominent Nevada law firm has been appointed to a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday. Patricia Lee, an attorney and partner at Hutchison and Steffen who was born in South Korea, is the first Black...

Taylor Swift tickets breakdown probed by attorneys general

Nov. 19, 2022 13:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The breakdown in Ticketmaster's sales of Taylor Swift tickets is a mess some attorneys general aren't shaking off. With fans sharing outrage and heartache over the fruitless hours they spent trying for seats for Swift's upcoming concert tour, top legal...

Trump 2024 rivals court his donors at big Las Vegas meeting

Nov. 19, 2022 00:57 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republican Party's nascent 2024 class, emboldened as ever, openly cast Donald Trump as "a loser” over and over on Friday as they courted donors and activists fretting about the GOP's future under the former president's leadership. Trump's vocal critics...

Nevada counties approving voting results; no snags reported

Nov. 16, 2022 19:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elected officials in several Nevada counties have reviewed and signed off on results of the Nov. 8 vote, in preparation for sending final tallies to the state’s top election official for certification. Storey County commissioners on Tuesday became the first to...

Trump-backed Nevada GOP Senate candidate concedes loss

Nov. 15, 2022 15:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada conceded on Tuesday that he lost, issuing statements saying that he won’t contest the result but calling mail-in balloting a “tactic” that tilted the balance. “I am confident that...

Nevada high court rejects plea to stop county's hand-count

Nov. 14, 2022 22:10 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court denied an emergency writ from two voting rights groups on Monday that sought to shut down a controversial hand-count of all paper ballots in rural Nye County, meaning that the county clerk can continue the hand-counting of ballots that have been counted...

Some media barred as Nevada governor-elect pledges openness

Nov. 14, 2022 21:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo returned Monday to the high school where he graduated in 1980 to pledge transparency and put education at the top of his Republican agenda when he replaces Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. But some media representatives were excluded...

Why AP called Nevada Senate race for Catherine Cortez Masto

Nov. 12, 2022 23:31 PM EST

The Associated Press called the Nevada Senate race for Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on Saturday after a batch of votes from the Las Vegas area gave her a 5,000-vote lead that the AP determined she would not relinquish. The win for Cortez Masto also meant Democrats would keep...