Yvonne Gonzalez, LasVegasSun.com

Yvonne Gonzalez


Henderson, NV, United States

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Past articles by Yvonne:

Nevada has long taken conservation measures for success in drought contingency plan

Southern Nevadans will see few noticeable consequences from a soon-to-be-finalized drought plan for states that get most of their water supply from the Colorado River ... → Read More

New Sen. Jacky Rosen talks border wall, government shutdown

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen is taking office amid a partial government shutdown over White House demands for more border wall money. The new Congress took office as trash cans overflowed on the National Mall due to the shutdown. Democrats have refused President Donald Trump’s demand for billions of dollars more in ... → Read More

Lawmaker pay raises historically unpopular in Nevada

Nevada lawmakers are paid about $9,000 for their work during the legislative session, a figure that those same lawmakers have been reticent to raise, experts say. Legislators are paid for the first half of ... → Read More

Q+A: Latino leader on evolving D.C. politics, inspiring civic engagement

After spending 34 years in Washington, D.C., and serving under former President Bill Clinton, Mickey Ibarra says Latinos need to become engaged in politics and leadership ... → Read More

Thousands fewer sign up for Obamacare in Nevada

Nearly 7,400 fewer people will be on Obamacare health insurance plans in Nevada next year. Enrollment fell from its peak of 91,003 last year to ... → Read More

Experts: Proposed public-charge rule would ‘punish’ immigrants for poverty

Groups are already starting to see people, especially those from families with a mix of immigration statuses, afraid to enroll in ... → Read More

Nevada Legislature first in U.S. with majority women

The first majority-female legislature in the country will convene in Carson City in February after a series of recent appointments. The Nevada Legislature will have 31 men and 32 women, with 23 women in the ... → Read More

Hospital wants spotlight on low Medicaid reimbursements

Roman Macias celebrated his first birthday in the same hospital where he was born, a facility where low Medicaid reimbursements may lead to changes in services and technology. Millions in losses triggered by low Medicaid reimbursements are setting the stage for possible cuts that would impact every patient at Sunrise ... → Read More

Ahead of inauguration, Sisolak outlines priorities for Nevada's future

Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak will be the first Democrat in the office in 20 years when he is inaugurated Jan. 7. Sisolak’s first priorities are implementing gun background checks and ... → Read More

Western states urge Congress to address nuclear waste transportation issues

The lame-duck Congress could take creative steps to wedge licensing money for the project into lingering appropriations bills, even as President Donald Trump threatens to ... → Read More

Sisolak urges Nevada residents to sign up for Obamacare

Sisolak said no one can afford to be without health insurance. He urged younger people to enroll in particular, saying even the healthiest residents need to be prepared for an injury or ... → Read More

Heller bids farewell to Senate, says 'Nevada’s booming is because this Congress delivered tax cuts'

Heller, who lost his reelection bid this year to Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, gave his farewell speech on the Senate floor today, stressing the importance of his family, staff and ... → Read More

Southwest states eye drought plans ahead of expected Lake Mead shortages

Colorado River water users will meet in Las Vegas this week as states lay out plans to combat expected shortages at Lake Mead amid a nearly 20-year drought ... → Read More

Fewer signing up for Obamacare as enrollment deadline nears

Obamacare sign-ups through Healthcare.gov are down nationally and in Nevada as the final days of open enrollment approach. Enrollment was about ... → Read More

Q+A: Mining executive shares industry insights gleaned over decades

In more than 25 years in the mining industry, Michael Brown says that as he retires, his proudest moment was bringing his company to Southern Nevada ... → Read More

Utility company GM selected for Assembly seat won by deceased brothel owner

Commissioners finalized their choice of Republican Gregory Hafen II to join the Assembly and replace late brothel owner Dennis Hof … → Read More

CCSD’s Jara: ‘It’s OK that some kids cost more to educate’

Lawmakers are looking to deliver on years of discussions and demands from educators that Nevada update its education funding formula ... → Read More

State seeks to replace contractor fired from $115 million DMV project

Officials are requesting proposals from companies that want to replace Tech Mahindra, the state’s fired vendor in a project to modernize the DMV’s technology system ... → Read More

State officials navigate implementation of voter-approved ballot measures

Automatic voter registration and new rights for crime victims will take months to implement, and the agencies carrying out the changes say they’re just starting to piece together ... → Read More

Nevada lawmakers begin laying out priorities for Democrat-controlled Legislature

Democrats this year took a supermajority in the Assembly and kept control of the Senate, leaving a smaller number of Republicans to push for their party's priorities ... → Read More