Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada court adds bloggers to reporter source shield law

Dec. 6, 2019 7:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A blogger’s legal fight with a brothel owner who sits on a local lawmaking board has led to a Nevada Supreme Court ruling extending journalism shield law protection to online reporters as well as newspaper, television and radio news gatherers. Sam Toll said Friday from his home in...

Biden endorsed by 3 former Nevada Democratic party chairs

Dec. 6, 2019 1:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has picked up endorsements from three former chairs of the Nevada Democratic party, his campaign announced Friday. The backing from Roberta Lange, Adriana Martinez, and Sam Lieberman adds to Biden's support from a number of prominent Democrats in the state....

Wrong-way driver killed in crash identified as Henderson man

Dec. 5, 2019 2:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas authorities say a wrong-way driver killed Tuesday in a head-on collision on Interstate 15 was a 39-year-old Henderson man. The Clark County coroner's office identified the man killed in the wreck on Interstate 15 as Frank Magliarditi. The Nevada Highway Patrol said the wrong-way...

Nevada high court to charge for Las Vegas shooting records

Dec. 4, 2019 7:51 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Police Department asked for hundreds of thousands of dollars from media outlets for electronic records related to the fatal Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in 2017, authorities said. A lawyer for the Review-Journal and other news organizations asked the Nevada Supreme...

Richard Bryan, ex-senator and Nevada governor, backs Biden

Dec. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Richard Bryan, a former U.S. senator and Nevada governor, said Wednesday that he's endorsing Joe Biden for president in 2020, giving the former vice president the backing of one of the biggest names in the state’s Democratic circles. Bryan told The Associated Press in an interview...

Court fight begins over redrawing of Nevada voting districts

Dec. 3, 2019 5:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court battle has begun over a League of Women Voters of Nevada effort to amend the state constitution to have an appointed commission, instead of the state Legislature, redraw congressional and legislative voting districts following the 2020 U.S. Census. League President Sondra Cosgrove...

Vegas freeway reopens 10 hours after fatal wrong-way crash

Dec. 3, 2019 5:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says a busy stretch of Las Vegas freeway has reopened after a 10-hour closure caused by a fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver slamming head-on into a tractor-trailer. Officials said northbound lanes of Interstate 15 reopened about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near the...

Alabama corrections executive picked as Nevada prisons chief

Dec. 2, 2019 6:18 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A former Alabama prisons administrator with executive experience at several federal prisons has been picked to head the Nevada Department of Corrections. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday that Charles Daniels is taking the job James Dzurenda (zur-EHN'-dah) held for three...

Las Vegas to California traffic backup tops 20 miles

Dec. 1, 2019 3:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Holiday travelers returning to California from the Las Vegas area caused a severe backup lasting for more than 20 miles. The westbound lanes of Interstate 15 moved at a trickle Sunday as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend wrapped up. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada...

Nevada casino workers talk of snuffing out second-hand smoke

Dec. 1, 2019 11:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teresa Price was 22 when became a table-games dealer in 1978 on the Las Vegas Strip. At that time, cigarette and cigar smoking was allowed nearly everywhere — offices, restaurants, grocery stores, airplanes, even hospitals. Casinos were no exception. Today, nearly all workplaces in...