Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada governor urges deal; teachers stop strike planning

Aug. 24, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada teachers union has paused teacher strike preparations in the Clark County School District following a news conference from the state governor. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak urged the school district Friday to reach a deal with its teachers to avoid a strike. Sisolak says the...

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Aug. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that's home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the "Storm Area 51"...

1st African American adjutant general of NV National Guard

Aug. 19, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the Nevada Air National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named the Nevada National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's...

Nevada governor says state won't back Vegas monorail bonds

Aug. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Plans may be derailed to extend the Las Vegas Monorail to within walking distance of a new 65,000-seat football stadium, after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak declined to promise state backing for $200 million in new tax-exempt bonds, a newspaper reported. Monorail Co. administrators sought the...

1st African American named NV Air Guard's adjutant general

Aug. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named as the Nevada Air National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's appointment on...

Nevada judge asked to let new wave of retail pot shops open

Aug. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year told a judge Friday that mistakes might have been made, but tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational cannabis. There would be no reason to stop...

Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an appeals court defeat and planning a challenge that gets to the heart of the fight. State Attorney General Aaron...

Abrams plans to put voter protection team, hotline in Nevada

Aug. 14, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new voter rights program spearheaded by Democrat Stacey Abrams plans to put a voter protection team and phone hotline in Nevada ahead of the 2020 election, the Georgia politician said Wednesday. Abrams, who championed voter rights during her unsuccessful 2018 run for Georgia governor,...

FHA approves plans for $1.5B in Reno-Sparks highway upgrades

Aug. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has approved plans for $1.5 billion in improvements to a major interstate interchange and more than a dozen highway exits in Reno and Sparks over the next 20 years. The agency issued a final environmental impact statement and record of decision selecting...

Court rules for US in fight over Nevada plutonium shipment

Aug. 13, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Nevada in a battle with the U.S. government over its secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas but the state's attorney general says the fight isn't over yet. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...