Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada begins gradually lifting eviction, foreclosure ban

Jul. 3, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in Nevada is being gradually lifted, with commercial landlords now being allowed to start evicting their tenants if they don't pay rent. Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a halt to eviction proceedings starting March 30 because of the coronavirus, which...

Nevada governor's mask mandate prompts push to 'live free'

Jul. 3, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A coronavirus mask mandate by the Democratic governor of Nevada is drawing protests and organized opposition from a self-described conservative Republican activist who vows to target elected officials he says threaten personal liberty. “We’re really not trying to take a...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks by a tattoo parlor closed and boarded up due to coronavirus in Las Vegas. State inspectors say they found one in four bars, businesses, gyms and salons in and around Las Vegas not complying with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order for people to use face coverings in public places to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday, July 2, that compliance statewide was about 80% since the governor’s mask mandate took effect June 26. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada OSHA: 1 in 4 sites in Las Vegas violate mask mandate

Jul. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One in four bars, stores, gyms and salons in and around Las Vegas were found not complying with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order for people to use face coverings in public places to stem the spread of the coronavirus, state officials said Thursday. Mask mandate compliance has been...

Unlike cities, rural Nevada schools plan classroom lessons

Jul. 2, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Goldfield, a historic small mining town between Las Vegas and Reno, students and teachers are relatively unfazed by the idea of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Surrounding Esmeralda County has reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and schools Superintendent M. Neil...

Rate of Nevada virus cases nearly triple from late May

Jul. 1, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that the rate of coronavirus cases reported each day in Nevada is nearly three times higher than a month ago. In the seven days leading up to Tuesday, reports of confirmed cases were growing about 3.9%, or 644 cases, every day. The rate at the end of May was 1.4%,...

Nevada sets tentative date for special session July 8

Jul. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A special session of the state Legislature has been tentatively scheduled for July 8, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday. State lawmakers will return to address budget issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent business closures. The state funds a large...

Nevada-based company taking over 4 youth lockups in Arkansas

Jul. 1, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Nevada-based company took over all four Arkansas youth lockups as the state enters the second phase of overhauling its long-troubled juvenile justice system, which Gov. Hutchinson said he hopes can help keep more troubled children stay closer to home. Rite of Passage on Wednesday...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, people play blackjack at the reopening of the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Nevada casinos were closed throughout May due to the coronavirus pandemic, and monthly economic figures posted Tuesday, June 30 showed a predictable result. The state Gaming Control Board reported gambling establishments statewide reported a 99.4% decrease in house winnings compared with the same month a year ago. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada casino, tourism, airport data reflect May closures

Jun. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos that were closed through May due to the coronavirus pandemic yielded nearly no tax revenue for Nevada, state regulators reported Tuesday. In one of a series of economic reports showing tourism fell dramatically after businesses were shuttered in mid-March, the state Gaming Control...

Spread out desks, half-empty buses: Schools plan to reopen

Jun. 29, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Face masks, spaced out desks and half-empty buses: Things will look different when students from throughout Nevada return for the 2020-2021 school year. As Nevada experiences an uptick in confirmed cases reported daily, both rural districts with less than 100 students and urban...

FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind casinos and hotels along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. Unions representing 65,000 Las Vegas-area casino workers are suing some resort operators, alleging that employees are being put at risk of illness and death due to skimpy safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic. A lawsuit filed Monday, June 29, 2020, in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas does not directly cite the death last week of Adolfo Fernandez, a 51-year-old Caesars Palace porter and union member who was diagnosed with the COVID-19 respiratory illness after returning to work when casinos reopened June 4. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Casino workers in Vegas sue over coronavirus safety concerns

Jun. 29, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Unions representing 65,000 Las Vegas-area casino workers accused some resort operators on Monday of putting employees at risk of illness and death during the coronavirus pandemic by skimping on safety measures like a requirement for mask-wearing. “They want to work, but they want to...