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1st year of Nevada marijuana sales exceeds expectations

Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by …


Nevada correctional officer suspected in slaying found dead in Idaho

A Nevada correctional officer suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend has been found dead in Idaho.


Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug

A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone …


Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that is generating so much heat and smoke that it’s now …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds “we have to be very strong” to keep people, including violent gang members, from …


Primary elections: What to watch in South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, Maine and North Dakota

Voters in five states will pick their nominees in House, Senate and gubernatorial races Tuesday, although some of the nominees in November’s most closely watched races are expecting little drama.


Legal pimp seeks office in Nevada as some push brothel bans

A state marketed as a place where people can indulge in all manner of sins is confronting its status as the only place in America where you can legally pay …


Democrats, GOP see tight Nevada race key to Senate control

Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year lies in battleground Nevada, where Sen. …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Inslee, Nevada Democrats call for expanded background checks

Democrats urging more action to prevent gun violence will hold a press conference Thursday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to call for expanded background checks and a ban …


What. Just. Happened?! NCAAs amp up the March Madness

One word succinctly describes what’s transpired so far in the NCAA Tournament: Madness. But even that’s probably underselling it. A memorable, zany first two rounds – even by March Madness …


Trump clears GOP challenger for embattled Nevada senator

President Donald Trump has cleared a primary election path for one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans running for re-election this year, persuading Nevada Sen. Dean Heller’s GOP opponent to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Bundy leader of standoffs says he’ll run for Nevada governor

A leader of two high-profile armed standoffs with U.S. agents whose Bundy ranching family has decried federal ownership of public land says he’ll mount an independent campaign for Nevada governor.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Government challenges dismissal of Cliven Bundy’s case

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to reconsider the dismissal of the criminal case against a Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents.


Bundy insists US can’t own land, no matter who’s president

The Nevada rancher who had his charges dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents insisted Tuesday that it’s up to the states, not the federal officials, how to …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

U.S. judge in Las Vegas may dismiss ranching standoff case

A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities.


Joy to the weed! Marijuana legalization comes bearing gifts

Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana last year, and some residents of those states will legally stuff stockings with spliffs for the first time …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Mistrial in Nevada standoff is latest defeat for prosecutors

A U.S. judge in Nevada declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against a states’ rights figure, his two sons and another man accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff …


Nevada Democrat, facing ethics probe, won’t seek re-election

First-term Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada, who is at the center of sexual harassment allegations, announced Saturday he won’t seek re-election.


Investigator alleges misconduct in armed Nevada standoff

PORTLAND – A lead investigator with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management who looked into how his agency handled an armed standoff with ranchers in Nevada is alleging misconduct in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards …


Judge delays trial start for Bundy, sons in Nevada standoff

The trial was postponed at the last minute Tuesday for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant accused of leading an armed uprising against government agents …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Feds plan to remove protections for 10 million acres of sage grouse habitat

The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Western governors agree to build charging station network

Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven …


Prison official: O.J. Simpson moving toward release in Nevada

O.J. Simpson was apparently in transit Saturday, ahead of his release on parole as early as Monday – possibly in Las Vegas, a Nevada prisons official said.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Nevada pot sales bigger than first months in other states

The first month of legal sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada significantly outpaced the opening month of sales in other states where it’s legal for adult use.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Plan in motion for O.J. Simpson release as soon as Monday

O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials, a prison spokeswoman said Wednesday.


On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada

Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Not even desert safe from wildfire threat in blazing West

Triple-digit heat across much of the U.S. West hampered crews battling dozens of wildfires Thursday, including one threatening the main travel route to the Burning Man counterculture festival in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called …


Trump preaches unity to vets after fiery political speech

A day after a searing speech tearing into the media and members of his own political party, President Donald Trump returned to calls for unity and love as he spoke …