Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada initiative would allow new breakaway school districts

Jan. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amid reports of struggling student performance and school board upheavals, a group wants to ask Nevada voters to give communities the power to secede from large school districts. A political action committee called “Community Schools Initiative” filed paperwork...

Nevada high court: Racial comments tainted Black man's trial

Jan. 21, 2022 19:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a Black man who was found guilty in Elko of attempted murder and other violent felonies, ruling that his jury was tainted by “harmful racial stereotypes” during pretrial questioning by his defense attorney. ...

Sisolak starts 2022 with cash advantage over GOP challengers

Jan. 19, 2022 20:45 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The long list of Republican gubernatorial candidates immersed in the bruising primary battle underway in Nevada began 2022 with millions of dollars less in campaign cash than incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. Though Republicans expect to make gains...

Nevada enlisting nursing students for hospital staff crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 20:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With Nevada hospitals reporting a staffing “crisis” and health officials reporting COVID-19 patient tallies at pandemic highs, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak highlighted a program Wednesday to enlist nursing students to help meet the demand for medical providers. ...

Nevada regents vote to support university vaccine mandate

Jan. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Board of Regents voted 9-4 on Friday to direct Chancellor Melody Rose to send a letter to state lawmakers, health officials and Gov. Steve Sisolak in support of imposing a vaccine mandate on students enrolled in public colleges and universities in Nevada. ...

Thousands of Nevadans share in student loan abuse settlement

Jan. 14, 2022 17:38 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Thousands of Nevadans will share in a big settlement 39 state attorneys general negotiated with a major student loan collecting company accused of abusive lending practices tied to more than $1 billion in loans, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said Friday. ...

Nevada planning to distribute 600,000 at-home COVID-19 tests

Jan. 13, 2022 21:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada expects to receive almost 600,000 rapid COVID-19 tests from the federal government to give to residents so they can find out at home if they have the coronavirus instead of crowding hospital emergency rooms amid the rapid spread of the omicron variant, Gov. Steve Sisolak...

Harry Reid buried in family ceremony in Searchlight, Nevada

Jan. 13, 2022 19:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The late Sen. Harry Reid was buried Thursday at a desert cemetery in his hometown of Searchlight, Nevada, following a week of ceremonies in Las Vegas and at the U.S. Capitol that honored his decades shaping state and national policies. Family members wanted the...

Nevada candidate seeks Trump's favor with Florida TV spot

Jan. 13, 2022 15:06 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a campaign ad, Nevada gubernatorial candidate Michele Fiore steps out of a Ford F-150 with a handgun holstered on her hip and tells viewers she was one of the first elected officials to endorse Donald Trump in the lead-up to the 2016 election. “You...

US acknowledges shipping Idaho radioactive waste to Nevada

Jan. 12, 2022 21:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government acknowledged it has been shipping mixed radioactive waste from a nuclear cleanup site in Idaho to Nevada and New Mexico for disposal. In a statement Tuesday that followed a protest letter from U.S. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada, the U.S....