Latest Nevada state government News

Vegas-based rental firm faces probes over pandemic evictions

Aug. 03, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based corporate owner of thousands of residential rental properties in several U.S. states is facing investigations about whether it improperly evicted tenants during the coronavirus pandemic, while it received millions of federal dollars aimed at keeping people in...

2020 results denier to oversee voting in rural Nevada county

Aug. 03, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — County commissioners in rural Nevada appointed a new top election official who has denied that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election and promises to implement plans to count every ballot by hand, in place of electronic vote tabulating machines. Republican...

GOP group endorses Nevada's Democratic attorney general

Jul. 25, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Thirteen Nevada Republicans announced a new coalition on Monday to endorse Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford in his re-election bid against their party’s nominee, Sigal Chattah, a right-wing candidate who bested a more moderate Republican primary contender. ...

Nevada posts record employment numbers from June

Jul. 23, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The state of Nevada posted record job numbers last month that show several key industries have risen above their pre-pandemic employment levels. The record of 1,452,600 jobs was 3,000 more than the previous peak in February 2020. Nevada added 7,600 jobs last month....

Indigenous women in Nevada see abortion issue as complicated

Jul. 23, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Barbara Hartzell, a Chemehuevi Paiute from the Chemehuevi Tribe of Lake Havasu in California and a member of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, chose to be a young mother about 20 years ago. “My decision to be a mother was dependent on my grandmother,” Hartzell said...

Incumbent Democrats lead GOP hopefuls in Nevada funds raised

Jul. 18, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The latest expense reports for state candidates in Nevada hold a familiar pattern: Incumbent Democrats raised more than their Republican opponents in every statewide race. The reports give a glimpse into who has stakes in some of the tightest statewide elections...

Report finds Trump's 'cesspool of crime' comment missed mark

Jul. 16, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Flanked by Clark County’s top cop, Sheriff Joe Lombardo, former President Donald Trump called Nevada a “cesspool of crime” during an endorsement speech in Las Vegas eight days ago. But the numbers don’t back up his statement. Trump was on the...

Nevada GOP candidate files court challenge of primary loss

Jul. 16, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A candidate for Nevada governor who lost the Republican primary in June is contesting the results in a lawsuit. The lawsuit from defeated candidate Joey Gilbert challenges a primary election win by Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and was filed with state District...

Nevada senator focuses on abortion in critical November race

Jul. 11, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sandwiched between supporters holding “BANS OFF OUR BODIES” signs and TV cameras on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto portrayed her reelection campaign as a defining moment in a decades-long fight for reproductive freedom, even in pro-abortion rights Nevada. ...

Clerks complete recount of Nevada Republican governor's race

Jul. 02, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — County election officials wrapped up a two-day statewide recount of ballots in the Nevada GOP primary for governor Friday and the outcome did not appear to change in the state's two most populous counties, showing second-place finisher Joey Gilbert losing to Clark County Sheriff...