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Reno, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Nevada defends church attendance cap in U.S. appeals court

Lawyers for the state of Nevada say the 50-person cap placed on worship services due to the coronavirus doesn’t infringe on constitutional protections of religious freedom because it doesn’t target anyone’s ideology or opinion. “The right to practice religion freely does not include liberty to expose the ... → Read More

Nevada, Energy Department settle fight over secret plutonium

Nevada ended a two-year legal battle Friday with the U.S. Energy Department over the secret shipment of weapons grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas. → Read More

Nevada church appealing case over virus restrictions

A rural Nevada church is asking a U.S. appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s refusal to strike down the state’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings as ... → Read More

Nevada church appealing case over virus restrictions

A rural Nevada church is asking a U.S. appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s refusal to strike down the state’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings as unconstitutional. → Read More

Nevada church renewing challenge of virus attendance cap

A rural Nevada church is trying to renew its unsuccessful bid to strike down the state’s cap on the size of religious gatherings ... → Read More

Nevada officials don't think uptick in coronavirus cases is 'second wave'

Nevada health officials are closely monitoring a recent uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, including the biggest one-day increase to date in the Reno area reported ... → Read More

The Latest: US judge upholds Nevada cap on church services

The Latest on a federal court battle over COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings in Nevada (all times local): 1:05 p. m. A federal judge in Las Vegas has ruled against two Nevada churches that argue the state's coronavirus-related restrictions on religious gatherings are unconstitutional. U. S. → Read More

Hearing Tuesday on Nevada church's challenge of virus rules

Citing limited enforcement of social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at recent protests over policing and race, a rural Nevada church is trying again to persuade ... → Read More

Nevada defends cap on church services; sheriff won't enforce

Nevada’s lawyers are stepping up their defense of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings in a legal battle with leaders of a rural church who say it violates their constitutional right to exercise their beliefs. Attorney General Aaron Ford is urging a federal judge in Reno to deny an order sought by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley to invalidate COVID-19 restrictions so up to 90… → Read More

Prosecutors: 3 men plotted to terrorize Vegas protests

Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of George Floyd. → Read More

Prosecutors: 3 face terror charges in Las Vegas in right-wing conspiracy to spark protest violence

Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas. → Read More

Prosecutors: 3 face terror charges in Las Vagas in right-wing conspiracy to spark protest violence

Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas. → Read More

Prosecutors: 3 men plotted to terrorize Vegas protests

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what... → Read More

Three men tied to white extremist group arrested on terrorism-related charges in Las Vegas

Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U. S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas. Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U. S. → Read More

Judge in June 9 Nevada primary fight won't rule until July

A federal judge has put off until next month any decisions about the legality of the temporary rules for next week’s primary election in Nevada. That means any ... → Read More

U.S. judge won't lift 50-person cap on Nevada church services

A federal judge rejected a rural Nevada church’s request Friday for an emergency injunction that would allow it to exceed Gov. Steve Sisolak’s 50-person ... → Read More

Federal judge refuses again to block Nevada's mail-in primary

A federal judge has again rejected a conservative voting rights group’s bid to block the mail-in primary election now under way in Nevada as part of an effort to ... → Read More

Tourism-dependent states like Nevada bear the brunt of pandemic job losses

The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly brutal to the tourism-dependent economies of Nevada and Hawaii, lifting the unemployment rate to ... → Read More

Agency cites 'staggering' cost of reining in US wild horses

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal land managers say it will take two decades and cost more than $1 billion over the first six years alone to slash wild horse populations to sustainable levels on U. S. rangeland. The Bureau of Land Management's latest plans envision capturing 200,000 mustangs over the next two decades. It also calls for new regulations allowing the sterilization of horses roaming federal… → Read More

Agency cites 'staggering' cost of reining in U.S. wild horses

Federal land managers say it will take two decades and cost more than $1 billion over the first six years alone to slash wild horse populations to sustainable levels necessary to protect U.S. rangeland. → Read More