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Southwest US states bake, wildfire threatens Arizona towns

Jun. 20, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the weekend. High temperature marks didn’t fall Saturday, but Phoenix reached a...

Las Vegas pushes land swap to balance growth, conservation

Jun. 19, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead. From Phoenix to Boise, officials are preparing for a future both with more...

Juneteenth Nevada lawmaker, sponsor see justice in holiday

Jun. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday, memorializing the end of slavery in the United States. In Nevada, the date has been observed for a decade. “We should know the true history of America,” said former Nevada Assemblyman Harvey Munford, now...

UNLV changes signs to designate gender neutral bathrooms

Jun. 19, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamie Sprague-Ballou’s heart raced in fear every time she walked into a public restroom when she was transitioning from male to female. In the women’s restroom, she risked being humiliated by security. In the men’s restroom, she risked violence. ...

California boy, 16, dies after boat crash on Arizona lake

Jun. 18, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A 16-year-old California boy has died after suffering critical injuries when his personal watercraft collided with a boat on Arizona's Lake Havasu last weekend. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that Jorge Contreras of...

OJ Simpson keeps fighting in Vegas against Goldman judgments

Jun. 18, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson will keep fighting recent court orders in Nevada that he owes at least $60 million in judgments stemming from the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Malcolm...

Nevada DMV reports more stolen vehicles recovered in Vegas

Jun. 18, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says it's seen a jump in the number of stolen vehicles that have been recovered at its Las Vegas offices. KSNV-TV reported that the DMV recovered 27 stolen vehicles in 2021. Ten of those...

Area of Lake Mohave near Las Vegas closed to due bacteria

Jun. 18, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — High levels of bacteria that could be harmful to people's health have prompted officials to close an area of Lake Mohave near Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Lake Mead National Recreation Area announced...

Biden picks career water policy adviser to lead water agency

Jun. 18, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Camille Touton, a veteran congressional water policy adviser, has been nominated to lead the agency that oversees water and power in the U.S. West. President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Touton to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of...

Globe-shaped MSG Sphere project marks milestone in Las Vegas

Jun. 18, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews are marking a construction milestone at the MSG Sphere, a globe-shaped, $1.8 billion Las Vegas entertainment and media venue being built by Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. and casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. Officials planned a...