Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada, Clark County end emergency declarations for pandemic

May. 20, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — COVID-19 emergency declarations for Nevada ended Friday as the public health agency for metro Las Vegas noted that the pandemic isn't over and said it will continue to monitor spread of the virus and provide assistance with vaccinating and testing. While most of...

Judge: State can get medical files in ex-Raider Ruggs’ case

May. 13, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has ruled that prosecutors can obtain medical records about injuries that former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs’ girlfriend received in a high-speed crash that killed a woman last November. Attorney Peter Christiansen did not...

Laxalt, Brown clash over voter fraud in GOP Senate race

May. 09, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown clashed Monday over Laxalt’s performance as chairman of then-President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign in Nevada and whether he did enough to combat voter fraud when he was attorney general. Few philosophical...

GOP pins hopes on Nevada's Laxalt to help win Senate control

May. 08, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man Republicans hope could be their 51st senator, putting them back in power, took the stage recently at a rowdy country music bar in Las Vegas packed with excited voters. Adam Laxalt is the grandson of a Republican senator from Nevada and an avowed...

Nevada governor sets May 20 date to lift COVID-19 emergency

May. 06, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Friday he plans in two weeks to lift the state of emergency he declared during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement from his office, the Democrat who is running for a second term as governor credited...

Live updates | LA abortion rights protest turns violent

May. 04, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

A Los Angeles protest over the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out Roe v. Wade briefly turned into a skirmish with police, who say one officer was injured. A citywide police tactical alert was declared after a Tuesday night confrontation near downtown's...

Trump backs Vegas-area sheriff’s GOP bid for Nevada governor

Apr. 28, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is endorsing Joe Lombardo, the sheriff who heads the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, in his Republican bid to challenge the Democratic governor of Nevada. Trump’s endorsement late Wednesday pointed to Lombardo’s military...

Nevada Assembly leader named new US Attorney in Las Vegas

Apr. 27, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is getting a new top federal prosecutor following the confirmation of Democratic state Assembly leader Jason Frierson as U.S. Attorney in Las Vegas. Democratic U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen hailed Frierson’s confirmation Wednesday,...

Lombardo, in GOP forum, derides Nevada public health option

Apr. 27, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The consensus Republican front-runner for Nevada governor drew attention and applause from a GOP luncheon audience Tuesday when he used an expletive to deride Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s decision to enact a state-managed public health insurance option. ...

US Sen. Cruz joins Laxalt in Nevada to bash Cortez Masto

Apr. 22, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas joined Adam Laxalt, a GOP candidate for Senate from Nevada, in bashing Nevada’s senior Democratic U.S. senator during a campaign rally Friday at an affluent retirement enclave in suburban Las Vegas. “Nevada is at the...