Latest Nevada state government News

Power being restored in Sierra Nevada after fire danger

Sep. 17, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison says electricity has been restored to nearly 11,000 customers in two Sierra Nevada counties where wildfire danger forced a power shutdown. The so-called public safety power shutdown was implemented Monday due to concern that high winds could damage...

Ex-wrestler, GOP House candidate says he regrets past arrest

Sep. 3, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former professional wrestler running in a Republican primary for a U.S. House seat says his arrest for battery was "unfortunate" and he regrets it. Dan Rodimer, who was known as Dan Rodman when he was with World Wrestling Entertainment, says the battery charge stemming from a 2010...

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Aug. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that's home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the "Storm Area 51"...

Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an appeals court defeat and planning a challenge that gets to the heart of the fight. State Attorney General Aaron...

Court rules for US in fight over Nevada plutonium shipment

Aug. 13, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Nevada in a battle with the U.S. government over its secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas but the state's attorney general says the fight isn't over yet. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

The Latest: Nevada AG says plutonium fight will continue

Aug. 13, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denying Nevada's appeal in a battle with the U.S. government over secret shipments of plutonium (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Nevada's attorney general says he'll continue to pursue all legal options to block unlawful shipments of...

Democrats tussle over health care at Nevada labor forum

Aug. 4, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform continued Saturday as they pitched themselves to Nevada union members, with former Vice President Joe Biden declaring he's "against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare" and Sen. Kamala Harris saying no Democrat...

Energy secretary returns to Nevada nuke site in legal fight

Aug. 2, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry once again visited a site near Las Vegas where weapons-grade plutonium is stored and low-level radioactive material was mistakenly sent for years. Perry confirmed his team gave Gov. Steve Sisolak classified and unclassified briefings during Thursday's tour of the Nevada National...

Pocketbook issues prevail in recession-scarred Nevada

Aug. 2, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pack of Democratic presidential candidates made it through five hours of debating this week without diving deep into two major issues: the economy and labor unions. That won't be the case this weekend. The candidates' next stop is Nevada, an early primary state and battleground state,...

Vegas gets rave reviews for thrilling WNBA All-Star weekend

Aug. 2, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coaches, players and WNBA executives were thrilled with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. From a high-level game to first-class entertainment, the city got rave reviews. "It was electric. It was positive. And I think we should have it here every year," All-Star...