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Sandoval, school superintendents agree to create school safety group

Gov. Brian Sandoval convened superintendents from 15 out of 17 counties on Monday, with the group agreeing unanimously that the state should ... → Read More

Tom Skancke exits transportation board, to leave Southern Nevada

Tom Skancke completed his final meeting on the state Transportation Board Monday, saying he is moving to Southern California for another job ... → Read More

Top Nevada court rejects appeal of man who fatally shot son

The Nevada Supreme Court Monday rejected the appeal of Jerry Pough Sr. who was sentenced to life with parole for the 2009 fatal shooting of his son in an apparent argument in a car in Las Vegas ... → Read More

Report says Nevada could see rise in alcohol, drug and suicide deaths

Nevada ranked 11th in the nation in alcohol and drug deaths and suicides in 2015, according to a national study by a nonprofit organization ... → Read More

DMV braces for ‘Black Monday’ rush after Thanksgiving

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says the Monday after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the agency that registers autos and grants driver’s licenses. The day has been dubbed “Black Monday,” and the ... → Read More

Sandoval seeks review of gaming, marijuana industry relationship

Gov. Brian Sandoval wants the state to take another look at the relationship between the gaming and legal marijuana industries in Nevada. He has issued an order for ... → Read More

Manendo sexual misconduct investigation costs Nevada $67,125

After the investigation was completed, Manendo tendered his resignation ... → Read More

Emergency regulations adopted for recreational marijuana

The Nevada Tax Commission today adopted emergency regulations for recreational marijuana, opening the door for sales to begin Saturday on a limited basis. The commission approved regulations for ... → Read More

Legislators close out 2017 session, passing Uber rules in final hour

The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned after lawmakers worked late into the night on the last day to approve most of what few bills remained in the legislative process ... → Read More

Bill would limit prisons’ use of solitary confinement

Some Nevada prison inmates have been confined in solitary confinement for 20 years or more without getting a disciplinary hearing, an ACLU spokeswoman said today. Holly Welborn of the ACLU told the Senate Judiciary Committee that ... → Read More

State Supreme Court orders minimum-wage dispute sent back to District Court

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the District Court in Las Vegas should decide whether Western Cab Co. is failing to pay its drivers the minimum wage. The court noted the Nevada Constitutions guarantees ... → Read More

Pardons denied to three Las Vegas killers

After an emotional hearing, the state Pardons Board Monday voted 6-3 to deny the release of a Las Vegas female killer who is running up $400,000 a year in drug costs to ... → Read More

Sandoval marks culmination of yearlong Nevada birthday celebration

With several deer lounging on the lawn in front of the Capitol, Gov. Brian Sandoval planted an incense cedar tree on the grounds to mark the end of Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration ... → Read More

New committee will study Nevada water issues

The state Legislative Commission today agreed to appoint a special committee to study water issues and present recommendations ... → Read More

More employees cutting wait times at DMV offices

With the addition of 75 employees at the state Department of Motor Vehicles, customers are getting faster service. October wait times at the DMV’s metropolitan offices are ... → Read More

Committee releases $18.2 million for UNLV medical school

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee has released $18.2 million to start a medical school at UNLV beginning in August 2017. Barbara Atkinson, planning dean of the school, briefed lawmakers today on ... → Read More

Report recommends eliminating birdshot as prisoner-control tool

A study recommends state prison system employees stop firing birdshot into the ground during inmate fights and other disturbances. A report by the Association of State Correctional Administrators on … → Read More

Owner of rural Nevada casino to relinquish license

The owner of a rural Nevada casino has agreed to relinquish his state license after the Nevada Gaming Control Board outlined alleged problems with the rewards club and cash requirements. Harold Holder, who formerly ... → Read More

Board approves $17.8 million for new Sahara Avenue DMV office

The state Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $17.8 million contract for construction of a new office for the Department of Motor Vehicles at its East Sahara Avenue site in Las Vegas. It is the busiest DMV office ... → Read More

Sandoval meets with Rubio, still not ready to make endorsement

Gov. Brian Sandoval says Sen. Marco Rubio is an “impressive guy,” but the governor isn’t ready to endorse any Republican candidate for president. Sandoval met privately with Rubio for ... → Read More