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Ken Ritter

The Associated Press

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Ken:

Nevada governor's mask mandate prompts push to 'live free'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A coronavirus mask mandate by the Democratic governor of Nevada is drawing protests and organized opposition from a self-described conservative Republican activist who vows to target → Read More

Arizona man who sold ammunition to Vegas shooter sentenced to 13 months

Douglas Haig, 57, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to the Las Vegas gunman. → Read More

Arizona man gets 13 months in Vegas shooting ammunition case

An Arizona man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to the gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people in the Las Vegas Strip in October 2017. → Read More

Arizona man gets 13 months in Strip shooting ammunition case

An Arizona man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to the gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people in the Las Vegas Strip in October 2017. Douglas Haig, 57, also was ... → Read More

Tarkanian ahead by a nose in race for Douglas County Commission seat, faces possible recount

In the county's final tally, frequent campaigner Tarkanian is ahead by 17 votes. opponent says he'll request recount → Read More

Tarkanian locked in another tight race for rural Nevada seat

More than once, Danny Tarkanian has been a contender in one of the country's most expensive congressional races. Now, he’s fighting for his political life in a neck-and-neck battle for a ... → Read More

Man deliberately shot Metro Police officer, authorities say

A prosecutor said Friday a 20-year-old Las Vegas man deliberately shot and gravely wounded a police officer during a Las Vegas Strip protest of the ... → Read More

Vegas, baby! Casinos reopen after long coronavirus closure

Mask use was spotty among customers as casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada reopened Thursday for the first time since March → Read More

After historic casino closure, gambling returns to Las Vegas

The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who started gambling again early Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. → Read More

After historic casino closure, gambling returns to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who started gambling again early Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. “The past few months have presented our city with an unprecedented challenge," said Derek Stevens, owner of two downtown Las Vegas casinos that were shuttered… → Read More

Las Vegas reopens from historic coronavirus casino closure

Hotel-casinos in suburban Las Vegas were the first to open at 12:01 a.m., to be followed later in the morning by a restart of the iconic Bellagio fountain and reopenings of several resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. → Read More

Nevada betting on health safety as Las Vegas casinos reopen

After 78 days of historic quiet, cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots can jingle again 12:01 a.m. Thursday at casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada → Read More

More than 400 in Las Vegas protest George Floyd's death

More than 400 people were demonstrating on the Las Vegas Strip Friday afternoon calling for policing reforms following the death this week of a black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer. The growing crowd ... → Read More

Stark casino, airport numbers show effect of Nevada closures

Stunning and stark numbers are showing the effect of casino and business closures enacted in Nevada in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. With most businesses and ... → Read More

More than 400 in Las Vegas protest George Floyd's death

The growing crowd gathered in triple-digit-heat in front of the dormant fountains of the Bellagio, holding signs and chanting “No justice, no peace!” → Read More

Department of Justice warns Gov. Sisolak about in-person worship limits

The Trump administration is warning Nevada’s Democratic governor that his plan for reopening the state during recovery from the coronavirus fails to treat religious and secular gatherings equally. In a letter sent Monday to Gov. Steve Sisolak, the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division took issue with the first phase of Sisolak’s guidelines for restarting economic and social… → Read More

Nevada targets June date to reopen casinos... with big changes

Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers, and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed. Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Vegas casino employee virus testing plan to start Thursday

No date has been set yet by gaming regulators, but resorts are aiming for June 1 reopening. → Read More

Nevada expects up to 70K gig workers seeking virus relief

Nevada unemployment officials expect as many as 70,000 idled self-employed, contract and gig workers will apply for $600 per week in coronavirus relief benefits promised by Congress, once phone and online systems for the state’s jobless program open on Saturday. “We do expect a significant and high volume of callers,” new interim Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation chief… → Read More

Nevada highway closed after largest area quake in 65 years

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The main highway between Las Vegas and Reno was closed for repairs Friday following a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to → Read More