Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada governor vows to root out crime in pot marketplace

Oct. 11, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor expressed outrage Friday and vowed to tighten control of the state's lucrative legal marijuana marketplace in response to reports that a foreign national contributed to two top state political candidates last year in a bid to skirt rules to open a legal cannabis store....

Charges allege foreign funds funneled to 2 Nevada candidates

Oct. 10, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Contributions to Republican candidates for Nevada governor and state attorney general in 2018 were attempts by businessmen with ties to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine investigation to influence U.S. politics, federal prosecutors in New York alleged Thursday. A failed bid...

Concerns raised about Nevada avalanche control system

Oct. 9, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Backup plans are being considered for an avalanche control system in Nevada near a year-round highway pass amid concerns about reliability, transportation officials said. The remote-operated Gazex system uses propane-powered blasts to trigger controlled avalanches on state Route 431, the...

Lawyers want Nevada to ban executions of mentally ill

Oct. 8, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The American Bar Association wants the Nevada Supreme Court to rule that people suffering from severe mental illness should be ineligible for the death penalty. The national group of lawyers and legal scholars made the argument in joining an appeal challenging the death sentence of a man...

Nevada fighting to keep 'zombie deer' from entering state

Oct. 6, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zombie deer may sound like something in a bad B-movie, but wildlife regulators say they're real and officials are working to keep them out of Nevada. The term relates to animals that have contracted chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious and terminal disorder that causes symptoms...

Loved ones honor 58 who died in 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting

Oct. 2, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A reading of victims' names at the time bullets flew two years ago marked the end on Tuesday of the second anniversary of a shooting that killed 58 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. "Those lives were senselessly taken," Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman told a hushed...

The Latest: Mournful mayor brings shooting memorial to end

Oct. 2, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the second anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A mournful mayor, the lighting of candles, a tolling bell and a reading of the names of the dead ended the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's...

Nevada planning proposal to allow athlete endorsement deals

Oct. 1, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada policymakers have announced plans to explore potential legislation that would follow California in allowing state university athletes to make money from endorsement deals. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday that the state Legislature does not meet again until...

Las Vegas massacre anniversary sparks debate on gun control

Oct. 1, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the two years since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the federal government and states have tightened some gun regulations. But advocates say they're frustrated that more hasn't been done since 58 people died at a concert on the Las Vegas Strip, and that mass...

Las Vegas to mark 2nd anniversary of shooting that killed 58

Sep. 30, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From a sunrise event to an after-dark reading of victims' names, Las Vegas plans to mark the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history with memorials to the 58 people killed two years ago. Joe Robbins, whose 20-year-old son, Quinton Robbins of suburban Henderson,...