Latest Nevada state government News

Nevada airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

Jul. 24, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The airport serving Nevada’s second largest metro area faces a shortage of jet fuel that could force the cancellation of cargo and passenger fights, potentially restricting the flow of tourists and essential goods into the northern part of the state. ...

Regents back UNR's plan to run Sierra Nevada's Tahoe campus

Jul. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state board of regents approved a merger Friday that will allow University of Nevada, Reno to move ahead with plans to run Sierra Nevada University’s 20-acre campus at Lake Tahoe. UNR President Brian Sandoval said the process, which now moves to...

US health secretary implores the unvaccinated to get shots

Jul. 22, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra delivered a stark warning Thursday about the coronavirus pandemic, imploring people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as he visited Las Vegas, a hot spot of rising infections, hospitalizations and deaths. ...

Nevada not planning statewide measures amid virus uptick

Jul. 21, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials have no plans to implement statewide measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and intend to continue allowing local officials to set guidelines as a variant-fueled surge grips the Las Vegas area. The governor...

Former undersheriff first to announce for Las Vegas sheriff

Jul. 21, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The retired second-in-command at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says he'll run to replace Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Former Undersheriff Kevin McMahill's statement, issued Tuesday, included support from Lombardo, who is running as...

Amodei won't decide on bid for Nevada governor until October

Jul. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei said Tuesday that he hasn't decided whether to run for reelection or mount a bid for Nevada governor, but appears unimpressed by the Republican primary field vying to challenge first-term Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. ...

Nevada judge issues formal stay of execution pending appeals

Jul. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada state judge has issued his formal stay of execution for a convicted killer of four people whose lethal injection would be the first in the state in 15 years. Clark County District Court Judge Michael Villani’s written order, issued Tuesday,...

Vegas employees to get coronavirus mask order, not tourists

Jul. 20, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elected officials in tourism-dependent Las Vegas worried Tuesday about public health and the economic effects of a spike COVID-19 cases — particularly the highly contagious delta variant. But they decided not to impose a full mask mandate for everyone...

Nevada water rights official's acting role becomes permanent

Jul. 20, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The acting Nevada state administrator of water resources and and policy now has the position permanently. Adam Sullivan was named Tuesday as state engineer in the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. ...

Nevada man gets probation for voting twice in 2016 election

Jul. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada man was sentenced Monday to up to two years of probation for his guilty plea to a rare felony charge of voting twice in the same election, state Attorney General Aaron Ford said. Craig Frank’s attorney, Thomas Boley, called the sentence Frank...