Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada officials: Most state workers will get COVID-19 shots

Sep. 16, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials say some state employees may follow through on threats to quit but most will comply with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mandate that workers at health care facilities and prisons be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1 or face administrative leave or...

Dean Heller to enter governor's race in battleground Nevada

Sep. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022. His entrance into the race in the battleground state adds a...

Virus surge twice as bad in Reno as Vegas; hospitals filling

Sep. 15, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's hospital association urged residents Wednesday to stay out of emergency rooms except in true emergencies, especially in northern Nevada where a resurgence in COVID-19 cases continues at a rate twice as high as the Las Vegas area. “Many...

Official: Airport TSA snag for new Nevada DMV cards fixed

Sep. 15, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says newly designed state driver’s licenses should no longer cause security snags at airports in most of the U.S. The state's DMV license redesign contractor assured officials Tuesday that Transportation...

Advocates, 2 women sue in bid to close Nevada legal brothels

Sep. 13, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A national advocacy group and a Nevada lawyer have filed a sweeping federal lawsuit aimed at convincing a judge the nation’s only legal brothels are dens of illegal sex trafficking and unconstitutional slavery. The case filed Friday in Las Vegas by...

Nevada to require vaccines for prison guards, health workers

Sep. 10, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials voted on Friday to require state employees who work at health care facilities and prisons to get inoculated against COVID-19 or face administrative leave or reassignment. Like other requirements enacted to contain the resurgent...

New design of Nevada licenses a problem for TSA scanners

Sep. 10, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A change in newly issued Nevada driver's licenses means airport security screeners may have to manually check the credentials because their scanners for now won't read the bar codes, officials said. The Transportation Security Administration hasn't yet...

Nevada Supreme Court takes up public employee-lawmakers case

Sep. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday took up a thorny question in a state where the part-time Legislature meets every two years and many lawmakers hold full-time jobs in addition to elected positions: Should a person who makes the law also enforce the law? ...

Vegas schools task force created to craft anti-racism policy

Aug. 27, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — School officials in Las Vegas have assigned assigning a task force to craft an anti-racism policy by next January, amid calls from parents to follow a new state anti-discrimination law and efforts by officials to avoid a culture wars flashpoint. ...

Nevada coronavirus vaccination promotion ends with $1M prize

Aug. 26, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man from the Las Vegas area won the $1 million grand prize Thursday to cap an eight-week coronavirus vaccination jackpot program that Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak created for successfully promoting coronavirus inoculations. The prize winners were...