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Vegas hospitals struggle with staffing amid latest surge

Jan. 12, 2022 20:04 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Staffing levels at Las Vegas-area hospitals remain in the worst “crisis” category for the second week in a row as Nevada’s COVID-19 positivity test rate soars to new heights and schools scramble to respond to the state's worst coronavirus surge to date. ...

Judge rejects lawsuit against open primary ballot question

Jan. 07, 2022 20:14 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Carson City judge on Thursday rejected a challenge to a political action committee's efforts to bring open primaries and ranked-choice voting in general elections to Nevada. District Court Judge James Wilson rejected a lawsuit filed by Democratic...

Carson City schools close amid threats of violence on TikTok

Dec. 17, 2021 15:44 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — All schools in Carson City, Nevada closed on Friday due to fears of violence associated with a “School Shooting Challenge” going viral on the social media platform TikTok. Schools throughout the United States are also responding to vague threats...

Nevada county where Trump won to replace voting machines

Dec. 16, 2021 16:53 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Local officials in rural Nevada decided on Thursday to replace equipment manufactured by Dominion Voting Systems — a sign that unsubstantiated concerns about election machine tampering are still prevalent more than a year after the 2020 election. In...

Sisolak appoints Cano Burkhead as Nevada lieutenant governor

Dec. 16, 2021 16:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former high school principal who taught English and Spanish and once ran as a Democrat for state Legislature is Nevada’s new lieutenant governor. Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday swore in Lisa Cano Burkhead, the daughter of immigrants from South America, who then...

Recovery yields more tax revenue than anticipated in Nevada

Dec. 08, 2021 12:46 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s economy is rebounding more quickly than in some past recessions, but coronavirus variants continue to raise questions about the state’s path toward full recovery. The five-member panel responsible for economic forecasts on Tuesday said the...

Governor apologizes for Nevada's role in Indigenous schools

Dec. 03, 2021 20:29 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When it was time for Winona James to return to school, her family hid her in brush near their home in the Carson Valley to prevent officials from the Stewart Indian School from finding her. James, a member of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and...

Nevada trooper shoots, wounds suspect in hit-and-run crash

Nov. 26, 2021 10:31 AM EST

RENIO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a hit-and-run suspect was hospitalized after being shot and wounded by a Nevada State Police trooper in an area between Reno and Carson City. The State Police said the incident occurred Wednesday when a trooper encountered the suspect...

Killer of 4 Nevadans pleads guilty to final Carson charges

Nov. 24, 2021 14:22 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Salvadoran immigrant who admitted killing four northern Nevadans in 2019 has entered guilty pleas to all remaining related charges in Carson City, the final piece of a plea deal that will spare him from the death penalty and send him to prison for life with no...

Fatal Las Vegas arson fire suspect arrested in Carson City

Nov. 18, 2021 13:43 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 35-year-old transient accused of setting a Las Vegas house fire that killed his girlfriend has been arrested in Carson City on arson and homicide-related charges. Shyhelee Jamal Coleman was booked into the Carson City Jail Tuesday after Carson...