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    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials in a rural Nevada county with significant mining assets wants state lawmakers to carve out an exemption in the state's Open Meeting Law to allow them to discuss environmental assessments before the reports are released to the public. Members of the Legislature’s Public...
    A paraglider was found dead in the Nevada mountains after he vanished during a daring attempt to fly across the Silver State, authorities said. New Zealand native James Johnston was discovered Friday under a tree in the Fish Creek Mountains after a passerby noticed a parachute, according to the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office. “No foul...
    A Republican congressional candidate in Nevada released an ad parodying The Hangover and slammed the Democratic Party for leaving the country “hungover” from liberal policies. “What happened, America? How did we get here? What has our government gotten us into?” Dan Rodimer asks in the ad, showing him wake up in a room littered...
    The Nevada company fined for hosting a huge indoor Trump rally in defiance of state emergency COVID-19 guidelines is now seeking to cash in on the pandemic by selling decontamination stations. Along with inviting the Trump campaign to use one of its warehouses for a rally 100 times larger than the current Nevada limit of...
    NEVADA CITY (CBS13) — Police in Nevada Ciy are sounding the alarm over potential violent protests advertised on social media. The department took to social media Tuesday, sharing the virtual flyers, some of which have detailed instructions on how to prevent officers from making arrests, by surrounding them in groups. Police say some peaceful events...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — As facilities throughout the United States prepare to expand the use of rapid coronavirus tests, Nevada officials are weighing how to incorporate them into the data they present to the public. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has relied heavily on molecular...
    By KEN RITTER and SAM METZ CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Democrats promised Tuesday to appeal a state judge’s ruling in a lawsuit by Republicans on a question crucial to the beleaguered state budget: Whether lawmakers in 2019 improperly approved two funding measures without a constitutionally required two-thirds majority vote. “Senate and Assembly Democrats...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the state Fish and Game Commission decided Tuesday. The panel voted 4-0 to accept a petition that provides the yucca plants protected status for a year while...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, The state’s Fish and Game Commission on Tuesday voted 4-0 to accept a petition that provides the yucca plants temporary protected status for one year while the...
    For proof that climate change is not the primary cause of horrific Western wildfires, look at Baja California, Mexico. Baja has a big mountain range that resembles the Sierra Nevada, but it’s healthy and fire-resilient. That’s because until relatively recently, it was managed by nature, not humans — except for Indigenous people who knew what...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — About 100 people gathered outside the Nevada governor's private home in southwest Las Vegas on Monday to protest a mask mandate intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. Political action committee No Mask Nevada planned the demonstration after Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak implemented the order, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. “This...
    Republican Nevada congressional candidate Dan Rodimer left the wrestling wring and promised to “knock some common sense into Washington” in a wild new ad. Rodimer, a former WWE wrestler better known as “Big Dan,” began by comparing the results of years of Democratic policies to a hangover — and promised to change things in an...
    A paraglider who disappeared during a flight last month over the Nevada desert was found dead on Friday, the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office reported. James Johnston in his paragliding gear. (Nye County Sheriff’s Office)  James Johnston had last been seen around 2 p.m. on August 22. He was gliding at about 14,000 feet near Nine-Mile...
    Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday that he does not plan to take back the $8.9 million in coronavirus relief that Nevada allocated to Douglas County, despite local officials agreeing to welcome President Donald Trump for a campaign rally in defiance of state pandemic directives. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Sisolak issued guidelines to cap...
    DETROIT - A federal judge in Nevada has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump's reelection campaign that sought to block the state from sending mail-in ballots to every registered voter there, a legal victory for Democrats ahead of November's election.  The order is the latest in a string of wins for Democrats in...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday that he does not plan to take back the $8.9 million in coronavirus relief that Nevada allocated to Douglas County, despite local officials agreeing to welcome President Donald Trump for a campaign rally in defiance of state pandemic directives....
    EUREKA, Nev. (AP) — The body of a well known paraglider from New Zealand has been recovered from a mountainous site in a remote part of Nevada, a sheriff said Monday. Sheriff Jesse Watts said a passerby noticed a parachute last Wednesday and searchers on Friday reached the body of James “Kiwi” Johnston in the...
    By Michael Martina DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Nevada has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign that sought to block the state from sending mail-in ballots to every registered voter there, a legal victory for Democrats ahead of November's election. The order is the latest in a string of wins...
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from President Donald Trumps reelection campaign challenging Nevadas new vote-by-mail law, saying the campaign failed to show how it could be harmed by the law. The campaign, which has filed lawsuits in several states over voting rules, had asked the judge to block a new Nevada law that...
    A federal judge in Nevada threw out a lawsuit from President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE's campaign challenging the state's expansion of mail-in...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign challenging Nevada’s new vote-by-mail law, saying the campaign failed to show how it could be harmed by the law. The campaign, which has filed lawsuits in several states over voting rules, had asked the judge to block...
    (CNN)In a significant setback for the Trump campaign in the battleground state of Nevada, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the campaign over the state's new mail-in voting law.Under the recently passed law all active voters receive a mail-in ballot, whether they ask for one or not. The bill, AB-4, was passed...
    A federal judge dismissed Friday the lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign that sought to overturn a Nevada mail-in voting law. The lawsuit was filed over Assembly Bill 4 (AB 4), which mandated all active voters in the state would receive a mail-in ballot for the election regardless if they requested one. The Trump campaign...
    A federal court has rejected the Trump campaign's attempt to roll back changes to Nevada's election laws, the latest setback for opponents of Nevada's efforts to mail paper ballots to all registered active voters in the battleground state, whether or not they asked for one.  "I'm pleased to see a federal court judge has dismissed...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrons showed up at bars in and round Las Vegas to celebrate their reopening after weeks of a coronavirus-driven shut down. Customers came late Sunday just before midnight eager to sit at a favorite bar including establishments inside restaurants and casinos. But most bars saw light foot traffic as they must...
    SACRAMENTO —  For proof that climate change is not the primary cause of horrific Western wildfires, look at Baja California, Mexico. Baja has a big mountain range that resembles the Sierra Nevada, but it’s healthy and fire-resilient. That’s because until relatively recently, it was managed by nature, not humans — except for Indigenous people who...
    A lack of clarity on NSAC replay rules has affected back-to-back UFC cards. Ever since the Unified Rules of MMA were split into an old and new version, effective at the start of 2017, it’s become a running joke in the MMA community … the Unified Rules aren’t so unified. But what happens when the...
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State health officials on Sunday reported 385 new positive COVID-19 cases in Nevada along with three additional deaths. That increases the statewide totals to 75,804 cases and 1,531 deaths since the pandemic began. Nevada Department of Health Services officials also said of the nearly 76,000 cases, more than 64,000 of...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is the target of a new ad set to launch in the battleground states...
    By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious mine site in Nevada with some of the largest untapped lithium deposits in the world. The Australian mining company,...
    CARSON CTTY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered that flags at all public buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sisolak's order issued Saturday requires that the honor continue until sunset on the day of her interment. Ginsburg died Friday at age...
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials on Saturday reported 323 additional COVID-19 cases in Nevada along with four additional deaths, increasing the statewide totals to 75,419 cases and 1,528 deaths. Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Associated Press showed that seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and deaths in Nevada declined over...
    A judge in Nevada has dismissed a defamation case by a former Tesla employee, who claimed the company spread a false rumor about him after he admitted leaking internal company information to a reporter in 2018. Tesla argues in court documents that former employee Martin Tripp violated trade secrets and computer crimes laws when he...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of mass death and sickness, what could possibly count as a success story against the pandemic? President Donald Trump would have you believe Americans are already living that success story, even as the death toll approaches 200,000 and infections spread by the tens of thousands a day. Trump’s latest...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has been largely spared from the blazes roaring through the West; the state is currently experiencing no active wildfires. But wildfire smoke — full of particulate matter and metals from scorched houses and forests — has cloaked much of the state, forcing schools...
    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's unemployment rate dropped significantly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic but was still tied for third-worst in the nation in August. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday the state's 12.5% seasonally adjusted jobless rate was tied with New York for third-highest in the nation last month. Nevada had...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious mine site in Nevada with some of the largest untapped lithium deposits in the world. The Australian mining company, Ioneer Ltd., and state biologists...
    Courts ruled against Republican efforts in Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. Republicans faced a series of defeats this week in their efforts to make it harder for Americans to vote, as both state and federal courts ruled against them in lawsuits and struck down laws...
    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — One Las Vegas Strip casino company said Thursday that it tallied 548 positive tests for COVID-19 among its 12,000 employees since May, and three workers have died. Wynn Resorts reported that testing found 51 positive cases of the new coronavirus among returning workers before reopening June...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bars in and around Las Vegas will be allowed to reopen after this weekend with limited capacity, distance between customers and facial coverings all around, following action Thursday by a Nevada coronavirus response task force. The panel decided that drinking establishments can also reopen at the same time — midnight Sunday...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday encouraged voters to sign up for absentee ballots amid his months-long assault on mail-in voting which he claims will lead to rampant fraud. “Want to register to vote? Request an Absentee Ballot or vote early – simply click the below link. My campaign has made it incredibly easy!”...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday encouraged voters to sign up for absentee ballots amid his months-long assault on mail-in voting which he claims will lead to rampant fraud. “Want to register to vote? Request an Absentee Ballot or vote early – simply click the below link. My campaign has made it incredibly easy!” the...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has been recommended by a search committee to move forward as a candidate for president of the University of Nevada, Reno. Nevada System of Higher Education spokesman Francis McCabe said the Presidential Search Committee recommended the Republican on Wednesday. The state Board of Regents is scheduled...
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his monthslong campaign against mail-in voting this November by tweeting critically about the practice, building on complaints he has made all week. The president has recently been trying to distinguish between states that automatically send mail ballots to all registered voters and those that...
    President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his monthslong campaign against mail-in voting this November by tweeting critically about the practice, building on complaints he has made all week. The president has recently been trying to distinguish between states that automatically send mail ballots to all registered voters and those that make voters request a mail...
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — The main electric utility in Nevada is invoking its wildfire prevention plan and says it will probably shut off power to a Lake Tahoe community on Friday ahead of strong winds and dry fire danger conditions. NV Energy announced Wednesday it is monitoring extreme fire weather in the area, and...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Google will receive more than $25 million in tax breaks after pledging an additional $600 million for a new data center in southern Nevada, state officials said. The company previously committed $600 million to the data center in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. Google also said it would invest...
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday that states sending unsolicited mail-in ballots should end the process to prevent a delay in election results. “The big Unsolicited Ballot States should give it up NOW, before it is too late, and ask people to go to the Polling Booths and, like always before, VOTE,” Trump wrote on...