Latest Nevada state government News

Juneteenth Nevada lawmaker, sponsor see justice in holiday

Jun. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday, memorializing the end of slavery in the United States. In Nevada, the date has been observed for a decade. “We should know the true history of America,” said former Nevada Assemblyman Harvey Munford, now...

UNLV changes signs to designate gender neutral bathrooms

Jun. 19, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamie Sprague-Ballou’s heart raced in fear every time she walked into a public restroom when she was transitioning from male to female. In the women’s restroom, she risked being humiliated by security. In the men’s restroom, she risked violence. ...

Nevada DMV reports more stolen vehicles recovered in Vegas

Jun. 18, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says it's seen a jump in the number of stolen vehicles that have been recovered at its Las Vegas offices. KSNV-TV reported that the DMV recovered 27 stolen vehicles in 2021. Ten of those...

Nevada to offer $5M in cash prizes to boost vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new kind of jackpot is coming to Nevada, the governor said Thursday, but only for state residents who have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced a broad effort to encourage reluctant or forgetful...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...

Firearm group sues to block Nevada's new ban on 'ghost guns'

Jun. 15, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group of gun-rights activists has sued to challenge a new Nevada law banning build-your-own firearms. The lawsuit was filed days after Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the ban on so-called “ghost guns” without serial numbers, the Reno Gazette Journal...

New law gets Nevada pot shops rolling toward smoking lounges

Jun. 13, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roger Bloss sat parked in his vehicle near a smoking area outside a prominent Strip casino resort. Bloss, the CEO of MJ Holdings, a Las Vegas-based company that grows cannabis in Nevada, observed dozens of people inhaling and exhaling for about an hour....

Nevada governor signs law to automatically send mail ballots

Jun. 11, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law Friday a measure requiring mail-in ballots to be automatically sent to active voters in future elections. The new law indefinitely extends policies that the Democratic governor approved last year amid the...

Governor signs law giving Nevada 1st presidential primary

Jun. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a law that would make Nevada the first state to vote in the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots. Signing the law is a gamble. ...