Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada court sides with gunmakers in Las Vegas shooting suit

Dec. 03, 2021 20:47 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Supreme Court ruled gun manufacturers cannot be held responsible for the deaths in the 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip because a state law shields them from liability unless the weapon malfunctions. The parents of a woman...

Governor apologizes for Nevada's role in Indigenous schools

Dec. 03, 2021 20:29 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When it was time for Winona James to return to school, her family hid her in brush near their home in the Carson Valley to prevent officials from the Stewart Indian School from finding her. James, a member of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and...

Nevada board may revoke pot license in unpaid tax complaint

Dec. 03, 2021 18:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A marijuana cultivator and producer in northern Nevada could lose its licenses based on a Cannabis Compliance Board complaint that it failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the complaint filed this...

Unvaccinated Nevada state workers to pay insurance surcharge

Dec. 02, 2021 20:52 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will be the first state to charge state workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge if they aren't vaccinated. The state Public Employees' Benefit Program Board voted on Thursday to charge unvaccinated workers...

Nevada company opens Kentucky plant, plans to employ 75

Dec. 02, 2021 04:05 AM EST

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A manufacturer of customized laser-cut metal parts has opened a facility in central Kentucky where it will employ 75 people. SendCutSend LLC recently opened its $3.9 million operation in Paris, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. ...

Nevada bracing for inevitable arrival of first omicron case

Dec. 01, 2021 18:59 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials are bracing for the inevitable arrival of the omicron variant in the state after the first U.S. case was confirmed Wednesday in neighboring California. No cases of the COVID-19 variant have been confirmed so far in Nevada. But...

Henderson Mayor Debra March to run for lieutenant governor

Nov. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Henderson Mayor Debra March plans to run for lieutenant governor in Nevada in the 2022 election. March, a Democrat, has served on Henderson's city council since 2009 and as mayor since 2017. She said in a press release last week...

Rural Nevada residents file lawsuit against new district map

Nov. 26, 2021 17:38 PM EST

Residents of a rural, Republican-leaning town that the Nevada Legislature split into two Assembly districts filed a lawsuit challenging the state's district maps. John Koenig and Gregory Hafen II, a Republican who represents Pahrump in the Statehouse, argued that the maps...

Nevada prisons: 76% of corrections workers had vaccine shots

Nov. 22, 2021 09:09 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than three-fourths of the state's corrections workers are either partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to figures from the Nevada Department of Corrections. The state’s mandate starts to go into effect this month. The latest...

Sparks Democrat Julia Ratti resigns from Nevada Senate

Nov. 20, 2021 13:48 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Julia Ratti of Sparks has resigned from the Legislature. Ratti said Friday on Twitter that she was stepping down immediately because her family is moving out of her district and because she wants to simplify her life and focus on...