Latest Nevada state government News

Trail building school on Nevada-Utah line would be US' first

Sep. 24, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ELY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Great Basin Institute has been awarded a federal grant to begin planning the creation of what the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says is the nation's first professional recreational trail-building school. The...

More northeast Nevada schools mandate masks due to COVID-19

Sep. 23, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The largest school district in northeast Nevada is requiring students to wear face coverings at most of its campuses, now that they are dealing with outbreaks of COVID-19. Three elementary schools in Elko and one in Spring Creek were the latest to...

Vegas-area board: Virus falsehoods are public health crisis

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The elected board with oversight of the Las Vegas Strip has joined at least one other jurisdiction declaring COVID-19 misinformation a public health crisis creating “a culture of mistrust” and prolonging the coronavirus pandemic. A divided vote by...

Rural Nevada county details opposition to 'Innovation Zones'

Sep. 22, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In their first public opportunity to voice concerns on a proposal to let tech companies that meet certain requirements create semi-autonomous jurisdictions called Innovation Zones, officials from Storey County dressed down the idea in a line-by-line fashion. ...

Governor: Nevada getting first 150 Afghans for resettlement

Sep. 21, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. State Department plans to resettle 150 Afghans in Nevada, with about 100 expected to go to northern areas including Reno and Sparks and about 50 to the Las Vegas area, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office said Tuesday. Immediate resettlement...

Court order sought to end mask mandate in Vegas-area schools

Sep. 21, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Parents of students in the Las Vegas area who filed a lawsuit last month challenging Nevada’s COVID-19 mask mandates asked a federal judge on Monday to issue an emergency order allowing children to attend school without masks. The lawsuit filed...

Republican Dean Heller announces run for governor of Nevada

Sep. 20, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Dean Heller announced plans to run for governor in Nevada, declaring Monday that he would oppose state mandates on masks and vaccines and tighten voting laws if elected to lead the battleground state. Heller has historically...

Former U.S. Rep. James Bilbray of Nevada dies at age 83

Sep. 19, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. James Bilbray, a Democrat from Nevada who served four terms in Congress, has died, state officials said Sunday. He was 83. The cause of death wasn’t immediately released. “Nevada lost a giant,” Gov. Steve...

Nevada court: Inmate no longer eligible for death penalty

Sep. 18, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capitol punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. The Nevada justices ruled Thursday that a New York court's recent...

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...