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Reno, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

General Motors conditionally investing $650M in Nevada lithium mine

General Motors Co. has conditionally agreed to invest $650 million in Lithium Americas Corp. in a deal that will give GM exclusive access to the first phase of → Read More

GM conditionally agrees to invest $650M in Nevada lithium mine

General Motors Co. has conditionally agreed to invest $650 million in Lithium Americas Corp. in a deal that will give GM exclusive access to the first phase of a mine planned near the Nevada-Oregon ... → Read More

Tesla will invest $3.6B in Nevada truck factory expansion

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Tesla said it intends to invest $3.6 billion to expand manufacturing capabilities in Nevada and is confident growing software-related profits, reflected in record net income reported Wednesday for the fourth quarter of last year, will keep margins higher than any other automaker. → Read More

Tesla confirms Nevada expansion to make more electric trucks

Tesla confirmed it intends to invest $3.6 billion to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Nevada for “high-volume” production of electric semi-trucks and make enough cell batteries for 2 million light-duty vehicles annually. → Read More

Bitter cold continues in Southwest into next week, NV to NM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Unusually cold weather is expected to continue across most of the Southwest into next week from the Sierra to New Mexico, the National Weather Service said late Saturday. Lows well-below zero Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) are forecast in parts of Nevada and Arizona, and more snow is expected in some areas around […] → Read More

Bitter cold continues in Southwest into next week, NV to NM

Unusually cold weather is expected to continue across most of the Southwest into next week from the Sierra to New Mexico → Read More

Nevada GOP governor orders review, freeze of new regulations

Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo has signed executive orders indefinitely freezing any new state regulations or occupational licensing requirements. → Read More

Gov. Lombardo orders review, freeze of new regulations

Lombardo also ordered all executive branch agencies and departments to review all existing regulations to recommend which should be eliminated. → Read More

Nevada lithium mine gets conditional $700M government loan

The U.S. Department of Energy says it plans to loan $700 million to an Australian mining company to pursue a proposed lithium project in Nevada → Read More

Nevada GOP governor orders review, freeze of new regulations

Nevada's new Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo signed executive orders Thursday indefinitely freezing implementation of new state regulations or occupational licensing requirements, with some exceptions ... → Read More

Burning Man latest foe of 'green energy' project in Nevada

Organizers of the Burning Man counterculture celebration have become the latest plaintiffs challenging one of the growing number of “green energy” projects in the works in Nevada. → Read More

Biden's agenda, lithium mine, tribes, greens collide in Reno

Demand for lithium is expected to triple by 2030. Lithium Nevada says its project is the only one on the drawing board that can help meet the demand. → Read More

Sheriff: No foul play in ‘Avengers’ star snow tractor injury

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The serious injuries actor Jeremy Renner suffered while using a snow tractor to free a snowbound motorist on a private mountain road near Lake Tahoe appear to be a “tr… → Read More

I-80 closed, chains required on Mt. Rose Hwy as storm batters Sierra

More than 250 miles of the Sierra remained under a winter storm warning at least until Sunday night or early Monday. → Read More

Strong winds, up to 4 feet of snow forecast in Sierra Nevada

Another winter storm packing heavy snow and powerful winds was moving into the northern Sierra Nevada late Friday where as much as 4 feet of snow is forecast in the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe over the weekend. → Read More

Strong winds, up to 4 feet of snow forecast in Sierra Nevada

Another winter storm packing heavy snow and powerful winds is moving into the Sierra Nevada → Read More

Pricey pants from 1857 go for $114k, raise Levi's questions

Pulled from a sunken trunk at an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina, work pants that auction officials describe as the oldest known pair of jeans in the world have sold for $114,000 → Read More

Gold Rush treasures from 1857 shipwreck up for Reno auction

Since the recovery of sunken treasure began decades ago from an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina, tens of millions of dollars worth of gold has been sold. → Read More

Election results proceeding smoothly; all Nevada counties certify votes

Certification of this year's midterm election results appears to be proceeding smoothly with little controversy across the country, calming fears that local commissions consumed by talk of election conspiracies would create chaos by refusing to validate the will of the voters. Action has been orderly even in places ... → Read More

GOP Rep. Mark Amodei reelected to 7th term, other Nevada House races too close

Six-term Republican Rep. Mark Amodei has defeated Elizabeth Mercedes Krause, as expected, in Nevada’s rural northern district where no Democrat has ever won. → Read More