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In this Sept. 12, 2020, photo provided by the Center For Biological Diversity, is the scene where thousands of rare desert wildflowers have been dug up at Rhyolite Ridge, about 200 miles southeast of Reno, Nev. Federal officials are investigating the destruction of a significant portion of the remaining population of an extremely rare desert wildflower that's being considered for endangered species protection and could jeopardize plans to build a lithium mine in Nevada, the Associated Press has learned.  (Patrick Donnelly/Center For Biological Diversity via AP)

Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada mine site

Sep. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious mine site in Nevada with some of the largest untapped lithium deposits in the world. The Australian...

Reno police investigating 'suspicious death' of child

Sep. 19, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are investigating a child's death that was considered suspicious. Police determined the death was suspicious after emergency personnel responded to a medical call about an unresponsive child at a residence Friday night, Lt. Anthony Elges said. Police were trying “to...

Parts of now smoky rural Nevada lack government air monitors

Sep. 18, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has been largely spared from the blazes roaring through the West; the state is currently experiencing no active wildfires. But wildfire smoke — full of particulate matter and metals from scorched houses and forests — has cloaked much of the state, forcing...

Former Nevada governor Sandoval named new UNR president

Sep. 17, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has been named president of the University of Nevada, Reno. University regents voted Thursday to hire the former two-term Republican governor, U.S. District Court judge and MGM Resorts International executive to begin Oct. 5 with a four-year contract....

Nevada COVID-19 panel OKs reopening bars in Las Vegas, Elko

Sep. 17, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bars in and around Las Vegas will be allowed to reopen after this weekend with limited capacity, distance between customers and facial coverings all around, following action Thursday by a Nevada coronavirus response task force. The panel decided that drinking establishments can also...

Google receives $25M tax break from Nevada to build facility

Sep. 17, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Google will receive more than $25 million in tax breaks after pledging an additional $600 million for a new data center in southern Nevada, state officials said. The company previously committed $600 million to the data center in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. Google also said it...

Defense condemns 'rush' to convict in four Nevada killings

Sep. 16, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Public defenders say the state's “rush” to convict an immigrant of four capital killings in northern Nevada violates his Constitutional rights as they press for an indefinite trial delay due to COVID-19 travel restrictions keeping them from gathering evidence in El Salvador...

Nevada lawmakers fund teacher testing plan as schools reopen

Sep. 15, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers allocated $6.2 million in federal relief dollars to a program that will test thousands of teachers across the state as they return to classrooms for in-person instruction. The program will pay for personnel, test kits, test processing and surveillance for up to...

Supporters react as President Donald Trump speaks at a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump defies virus rules as 'peaceful protest' rallies grow

Sep. 15, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders and flouting his own administration’s coronavirus guidelines as he holds ever-growing rallies in battleground...

Supporters react as President Donald Trump speaks at a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump defies virus rules as 'peaceful protest' rallies grow

Sep. 14, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running as the “law and order” candidate. But that hasn't stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders and flouting his own administration’s coronavirus guidelines as he holds ever-growing rallies in battleground...