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Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizer

Mar. 29, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning their attention to another product to help soothe customers. They're combining their key ingredient — ethanol, which kills germs — with aloe vera or other chemicals...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, pedestrians pass beneath the Reno arch as traffic passes on Virginia Street in downtown Reno, Nev. All bars, nightclubs, restaurants and gyms will close in Reno by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus, Mayor Hillary Schieve announced. Schieve initially included casinos on the closure list late Monday with plans to begin the shutdowns Tuesday morning. But she quickly rescinded that directive and further clarified restaurants can continue carry-out orders and keep drive-through windows open. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

Nevada governor shutters gambling, dining to halt virus

Mar. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling will grind to a halt by Wednesday in casino-mecca Las Vegas, a city known for glitzy and sometimes reckless fun, as the governor of Nevada issued a sweeping statewide order aimed to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Democrat Steve Sisolak ordered a monthlong freeze on...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, provided by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Carl Lackey, a long-time Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist, and a dog named ''Rooster'' chase after a California black bear after it was captured and re-released to the wild in the Carson Range southwest of Carson City, Nev. The Nevada Supreme Court says social media comments posted by bear protection activists at Lake Tahoe referring to the longtime state wildlife biologist as a murderer constitute

Nevada high court defends Tahoe bear activists' free speech

Mar. 8, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Social media comments about protecting bears that were posted by Lake Tahoe activists referring to a longtime wildlife biologist as a murderer constitute “good faith communications” protected as free speech, the Nevada Supreme Court says. The recent opinion doesn't end a...

President Donald Trump speaks before a dinner with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump 'not concerned' as coronavirus cases rise in DC area

Mar. 7, 2020 8:48 PM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he isn't concerned “at all” about the coronavirus getting closer to the White House after the nation's capital reported its first case Saturday. Maryland officials warned Saturday that a person who attended the recent Conservative Political...

FILE - This June 1, 2019, file photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity, shows the rare desert wildflower Tiehm's buckwheat in the Silver Peak Range about 120 miles southeast of Reno, Nev. An Australian mining company says its pursuit of a huge lithium deposit in Nevada is critical to accelerating the manufacture of electric vehicles and reducing greenhouse gases. Opponents argue the mine can't be built without causing the extinction of the only native population of the rare desert wildflower known to exist in the world. (Patrick Donnelly/Center for Biological Diversity via AP, File)

Who's greener? Mine fight pits electric cars against flower

Mar. 7, 2020 12:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The rare Tiehm's buckwheat stands less than a foot tall (30 centimeters) in Nevada's rocky high desert, its thin, leafless stems adorned with tiny yellow flowers in spring. To the Australian company that wants to mine lithium beneath the federal land where it grows, the perennial herb is...

Nevada coach Jay Norvell receives new 5-year contract

Mar. 3, 2020 5:14 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada coach Jay Norvell has a received a new five-year contract that runs through the 2024 season, the school said Tuesday. Norvell, who is 18-20 overall in three seasons, is coming off back-to-back winning seasons and consecutive bowl appearances after going 3-9 in his first year at...

San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn (22)shoots over Nevada guard Jazz Johnson (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game played at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

No. 5 San Diego St. overcomes 2nd-half deficit, tops Nevada

Mar. 1, 2020 12:02 AM EST

RENO, Nevada (AP) — San Diego State guard K.J. Feagin called it a “gut check.” Coach Brian Dutcher said his team was "rattled." But even in front of 10,855 fans at rival Nevada, the No. 5 Aztecs overcame a 13-point second-half deficit for a 83-76 win. “We like playing on the...

This Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 photo, shows part of the forested area and open space at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park west of the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. The park owned by Washoe County comprises the entire county's voting Precinct 7321 where only one person, a park employee lives. Unbeknownst to many, 108 of Washoe County's 555 precinct have no registered voters. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

No one to vote? Nevada Democrats puzzle over empty precinct

Feb. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — What if a neighborhood precinct was voting in Nevada's presidential caucuses and nobody came? Democrats in one county were left scratching their heads about the possibility they had stumbled onto a phantom precinct during the party's third-in-the-nation presidential contest last week. Not...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves as she finishes speaking during a campaign event Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

Feb. 23, 2020 12:57 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is thanking Nevada voters for keeping her campaign in the fight. She was addressing over 2,000 people at a campaign event in Seattle. She told the crowd at the Seattle Center Armory she believes...

Johnson helps Nevada pull away late to beat Fresno St. 78-76

Feb. 23, 2020 12:38 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jazz Johnson scored nine of his 15 points during Nevada's 16-5 closing run and the Wolf Pack beat Fresno State 78-76 on Saturday night. Jalen Harris scored 20 points to lead Nevada (18-10, 11-5 Mountain West Conference), which has won five straight games. Nisre Zouzoua added 19 points...