Colton Lochhead, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Colton Lochhead

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Nevada Legislature makes small progress on budget gap

Lawmakers made incremental progress Wednesday on plugging a $1.2 billion pandemic-created state budget hole but concluded Day 8 of their special session leaving one of the heaviest lifts still on the table — a proposed half-billion dollar slashing of state agency budgets. → Read More

Lawmakers to tackle $1.2B budget deficit in special session Wednesday

Closing the state’s $1.2 billion budget hole will be the prime focus of the upcoming special legislative session that will convene at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Carson City, according to a proclamation issued by Gov. Steve Sisolak. → Read More

Fast-growing fire north of Reno burns 1,500 acres

A fast-growing fire raging just north of Reno on Saturday night has burned multiple buildings and forced evacuations near the University of Nevada, Reno, according to fire officials. → Read More

Sisolak to talk coronavirus amid surge in new cases — WATCH LIVE

Gov. Steve Sisolak will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the state’s response to the coronavirus amid a surge in new cases. → Read More

Volunteers clean up in Reno morning after violent protest

Volunteers were out early Sunday helping to clean up graffiti, broken glass and other remnants from a Saturday night melee in Reno. → Read More

Judge denies Sisolak recall group more time to gather signatures

A federal judge rejected claims from a group trying to recall Gov. Steve Sisolak that stay-at-home orders prevented them from gathering signatures, and harmed their constitutional rights. → Read More

Sisolak to discuss Nevada business reopening

Gov. Steve Sisolak has scheduled a news conference for 3 p.m. Friday to discuss Phase One of his plan to reopen nonessential businesses. → Read More

Governor to discuss relaxing some rules related to coronavirus — LIVESTREAM

Gov. Steve Sisolak will hold a news conference Thursday to discuss relaxing some rules related to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Sisolak says he’ll extend stay-at-home order to May 15

Nevada’s stay-at-home order, which was set to expire Friday, will be extended, Gov. Steve Sisolak said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. → Read More

Sisolak to speak on coronavirus crisis

Gov. Steve Sisolak will hold a news conference today to address the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Nevada. → Read More

Sisolak says schools will not reopen this academic year — LIVESTREAM

Gov. Steve Sisolak will hold a news conference Tuesday to address the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Nevada. → Read More

Sisolak to speak on coronavirus crisis — LIVESTREAM

Gov. Steve Sisolak will hold a news conference Tuesday to address the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Nevada. → Read More

No firm date to start reopening Nevada, governor says

Gov. Steve Sisolak said his team of experts is monitoring coronavirus statistics, but that there’s no firm date as to when Nevada can begin the first phase of reopening the state for business. → Read More

More than 500 in Reopen Nevada protest business closures

Amid gun holsters and American flags, it was difficult to find a person not wearing some sort of Trump-related paraphernalia. Residents joked about social distancing. There were almost no masks and gloves among the crowd, estimated to be at least 500 people. → Read More

Sisolak vows to protect jobless benefits, says claims will be backdated

To make sure no Nevadans lose any unemployment benefits, Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered all jobless claims to be backdated to March 15. → Read More

State hires call center to help ease unemployment claims

The state of Nevada has hired a third-party vendor to help answer phone calls from people seeking unemployment insurance, a move to ease the overwhelming volume of claims sparked by the coronavirus epidemic. → Read More

Sisolak closes sports facilities, worship services to fight coronavirus

Gov. Steve Sisolak tightened the clamps on some coronavirus-related restrictions Wednesday, including prohibiting large church gatherings and closing all golf courses and public sports venues across the state. → Read More

Governor urges patience with unemployment claims

Gov. Steve Sisolak said he’s aware of frustrations felt by people experiencing long delays in applying for unemployment benefits, but said benefits will be retroactive when claims are finally processed. → Read More

Sisolak issues stay at home order

Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statewide stay-at-home order for Nevada’s 3 million residents Wednesday, joining 33 other states and several of America’s biggest cities. → Read More

Gov. Sisolak talks about Nevada stay at home order — LIVESTREAM

Gov. Steve Sisolak is holding a press conference to discuss a statewide stay-at-home order that was issued for Nevada’s 3 million residents Wednesday. → Read More