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Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives his thumbs-up after speaking during a campaign event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival's aggressive loyalists

Feb. 17, 2020 11:11 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all went after billionaire Mike Bloomberg and made...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Clark County Democratic Party

The Latest: Nevada's lieutenant governor endorses Biden

Feb. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST): 3:30 p.m. Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s White House bid. Marshall joins two of the...

Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer speaks at a rally in west Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, before his three-day bus tour through Nevada heads to Las Vegas on Thursday. The California billionaire says he's poised to

Steyer ready to 'shock the world' in Nevada's wide-open race

Feb. 13, 2020 12:52 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer said Wednesday he's poised to “shock the world” next week with a good showing in the Nevada caucuses, which he says is necessary for him to eventually win a “wide open” race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Steyer...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Latest: Top Nevada union warns about Sanders, Warren

Feb. 12, 2020 12:19 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential contest and the New Hampshire primary (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Wednesday Nevada's most influential union is sending a warning over the heath care stances of the two most progressive Democratic contenders, including the current...

Parallel parking eliminated from Nevada driving exam

Feb. 8, 2020 7:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has eliminated the parallel parking portion of the driving skills test. The test still meets the national standards set by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators even without the parallel parking element, Department public...

FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people leave the south portal of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour near Mercury, Nev. President Donald Trump appears to have reversed position to now oppose creating a national nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain. Trump tweeted Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, that his administration will respect the state, which has argued that the site about 100 miles from Las Vegas isn't suitable. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trump tweets reversal of push for Nevada nuclear waste dump

Feb. 6, 2020 8:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to reverse his position on a proposal to create a national nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada after his administration tried for several years to revive the mothballed project. “Nevada, I hear you on Yucca Mountain and my...

Precinct captain Carl Voss, of Des Moines, Iowa, holds his iPhone that shows the Iowa Democratic Party's caucus reporting app Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa disaster prompts Nevada Dems to drop caucus tech plan

Feb. 4, 2020 8:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reacting to tech troubles in Iowa, Nevada Democrats scrapped plans to use similar technology at their caucuses in less than three weeks, as early primary voting states sought to reassure the public that they could pull off smooth elections. Officials in South Carolina and New Hampshire...

Senate President Pro Tempore, Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, recognizes a visitor in the gallery as she presides over the Senate at the Capitol, Monday Jan 27, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Democratic AGs sue to force US to adopt ERA in Constitution

Jan. 30, 2020 4:36 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three Democratic state attorneys general sued a U.S. government official Thursday, seeking to force him to recognize Virginia’s recent vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and adopt the measure in the Constitution. The lawsuit filed against the archivist of the United...

Nevada sees record level of tax revenue from marijuana sales

Jan. 14, 2020 8:54 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada marijuana tax revenue collection in October was the largest since legal recreational sales began in 2017, state officials said. The Nevada Department of Taxation took in $9.8 million, an increase of nearly $1.6 million from October 2018, The Las Vegas Sun reported Monday. The...