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FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, Walker Lake, about 100 miles southeast of Reno, Nev., is viewed. Mineral County and the Walker Lake Working Group announced this week that they intend to bring their legal battle over whether Nevada can adjust already allocated water rights to sustain rivers and lakes long-term back to federal court. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

Walker Lake group to take water suit back to federal court

Sep. 25, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers representing Mineral County and the Walker Lake Working Group announced this week they intend to take a water rights case with broad implications back to federal appeals court to ask whether Nevada can adjust already allocated water rights to sustain rivers and lakes...

Mining county asks lawmakers for open meetings law exemption

Sep. 24, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials in a rural Nevada county with significant mining assets want state lawmakers to carve out an exemption in the state's Open Meeting Law to allow them to discuss environmental assessments before the reports are released to the public. Members of the Legislature’s...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, assembly members gather before the Nevada State Assembly in Carson City, Nev. Nevada Democrats promised Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, to appeal a state judge's ruling in a lawsuit by Republicans on a question crucial to the beleaguered state budget, whether lawmakers in 2019 improperly approved two funding measures without a constitutionally required two-thirds majority vote. (AP Photo/Ryan Tarinelli, File)

Nevada Democrats to appeal ruling in $100M taxation case

Sep. 22, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Democrats promised Tuesday to appeal a judge’s ruling that lawmakers in 2019 improperly approved two funding measures without a constitutionally required two-thirds majority vote — a case that is crucial to the beleaguered state budget. Republicans called the...

Nevada group protests mask mandate outside governor's home

Sep. 22, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — About 100 people gathered outside the Nevada governor's private home in Las Vegas to protest a mask mandate intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. Political action committee No Mask Nevada planned the Monday demonstration after Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak implemented the order, the...

Nevada governor won't punish county that held Trump rally

Sep. 21, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday that he does not plan to take back the $8.9 million in coronavirus relief that Nevada allocated to Douglas County, despite local officials agreeing to welcome President Donald Trump for a campaign rally in defiance of state pandemic directives. To...

Nevada joins federal lawsuit against campus Title IX changes

Sep. 21, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia in a federal lawsuit arguing that U.S. Department of Education changes to university Title IX regulations weaken student protections against sexual harassment and violence. State Attorney General Aaron Ford announced...

Judge dismisses Trump challenge to Nevada mail voting law

Sep. 21, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from President Donald Trump's reelection campaign challenging Nevada's new vote-by-mail law, saying the campaign failed to show how it could be harmed by the law. The campaign, which has filed lawsuits in several states over voting rules, had asked...

Las Vegas area bars reopen after 10-week shutdown

Sep. 21, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrons showed up at bars in and round Las Vegas to celebrate their reopening after weeks of a coronavirus-driven shut down. Customers came late Sunday just before midnight eager to sit at a favorite bar including establishments inside restaurants and casinos. But most bars saw light foot...

Nevada governor orders half-staff flag honor for Ginsburg

Sep. 19, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

CARSON CTTY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered that flags at all public buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisolak's order issued Saturday requires that the honor continue until sunset on the day of her interment....

Parts of now smoky rural Nevada lack government air monitors

Sep. 18, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has been largely spared from the blazes roaring through the West; the state is currently experiencing no active wildfires. But wildfire smoke — full of particulate matter and metals from scorched houses and forests — has cloaked much of the state, forcing...