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UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Nevada governor shutters gambling, dining to halt virus

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a monthlong closure of casinos and other non-essential businesses like bars, movie theaters and gyms, to slow the spread of the new coronavirus


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at Sanders’ aggressive loyalists

With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn’t contesting the state.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Go West: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping in to their first test in a racially diverse, largely urban state with solid union …


Democratic AGs sue to force US to ratify ERA

Three Democratic state attorneys general are suing a U.S. government official to force him to recognize Virginia’s vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and certify the measure …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

At the Area 51 ‘raid,’ the real alien invaders were the friends they made along the way

The visitors had come to test boundaries. More than two million people had RSVP’d to the event, titled “Storm Area 51, they can’t stop all of us.” The meme spread …


Area 51 festival wraps up in Nevada; Earthlings head home

The festivals are over and Earthlings are heading home after a weekend where people from around the globe visited a remote U.S. military base in Nevada long the focus of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Revelers reach gates of Area 51 then peacefully rejoin party

Thousands of curious Earthlings from around the globe traveled to festivals, and several hundred made forays toward the secret Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert on Friday, drawn …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that’s home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to …


Iowa, Nevada to launch caucus voting by phone for 2020

Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states’ traditional neighborhood …


Nevada trooper pulls over hearse traveling in HOV lane

Nevada Highway Patrol says passengers must be alive in order to be counted as occupants in cars using the high occupancy vehicle lane.


Stunning vistas, modern museums and quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists

The “Biggest Little City in the World” is a rapidly changing spot that holds attractions far beyond its old reputation for gambling and divorces.


Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Mining project on federal lands hires former Interior head

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump’s cabinet into a lucrative private career. He’s landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a …


Gonzaga alum U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto pulling for Zags (and bipartisanship)

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who made history with her election victory for her Nevada Senate seat, is a proud alumna of Gonzaga Law School.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Salvadoran accused of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims

A 19-year-old Salvadoran man suspected of being in the country illegally was charged Monday with killing four people in Nevada, including a couple who employed him as a landscaper and …


Sheriff: Man admitted 2 slayings; gun used in 4

A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it, according …


Gov. Inslee will travel to Nevada on Saturday as presidential exploration continues

Gov. Jay Inslee plans a political trip to Nevada on Saturday as he continues to explore a possible 2020 run for president.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

How high can Gonzaga climb? Zags move up two spots to No. 5 in AP rankings

Conference play is taking a toll on several of college basketball’s top teams.Nevada dropped from the ranks of the unbeatens – only three remain – and Kansas lost for the …


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

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

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

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.