Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada bracing for inevitable arrival of first omicron case

Dec. 01, 2021 18:59 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials are bracing for the inevitable arrival of the omicron variant in the state after the first U.S. case was confirmed Wednesday in neighboring California. No cases of the COVID-19 variant have been confirmed so far in Nevada. But...

Henderson Mayor Debra March to run for lieutenant governor

Nov. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Henderson Mayor Debra March plans to run for lieutenant governor in Nevada in the 2022 election. March, a Democrat, has served on Henderson's city council since 2009 and as mayor since 2017. She said in a press release last week...

Rural Nevada residents file lawsuit against new district map

Nov. 26, 2021 17:38 PM EST

Residents of a rural, Republican-leaning town that the Nevada Legislature split into two Assembly districts filed a lawsuit challenging the state's district maps. John Koenig and Gregory Hafen II, a Republican who represents Pahrump in the Statehouse, argued that the maps...

Nevada prisons: 76% of corrections workers had vaccine shots

Nov. 22, 2021 09:09 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than three-fourths of the state's corrections workers are either partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to figures from the Nevada Department of Corrections. The state’s mandate starts to go into effect this month. The latest...

Sparks Democrat Julia Ratti resigns from Nevada Senate

Nov. 20, 2021 13:48 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Julia Ratti of Sparks has resigned from the Legislature. Ratti said Friday on Twitter that she was stepping down immediately because her family is moving out of her district and because she wants to simplify her life and focus on...

State: COVID-19 boosters available to all Nevada adults

Nov. 19, 2021 19:21 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State health officials said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available for all Nevada adults. Third shots are recommended for those who received initial two-shot Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccines at least six months ago,...

Nevada monthly jobless rate down to 7.3%, still tops in US

Nov. 19, 2021 17:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s unemployment rate decreased a notch to 7.3% in October and the state added 11,200 jobs, according to figures released by the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. But the Silver State and neighboring California still...

Nevada student suing over university vaccination mandates

Nov. 18, 2021 22:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old student who says he is immune from COVID-19 because he already had it is suing the University of Nevada, Reno, the governor and others over the state’s requirement that everyone, with few exceptions, show proof of vaccination in order to register for...

Nevada approves district maps that bolster Democrats’ edge

Nov. 16, 2021 21:16 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak approved redrawn district maps on Tuesday that account for a decades-worth of population growth and shore up Democrats' voter registration advantage in statehouse districts and two congressional battlegrounds. The newly...

Judge: Vegas man's vote fraud claim 'cheap political stunt'

Nov. 16, 2021 19:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man’s admission that he voted twice in November 2020 in a case that state Republicans seized on to claim voter irregularities amounted to “a cheap political stunt” that backfired, a state court judge said Tuesday. Donald “Kirk”...