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A bill quietly introduced in Congress would restrict mining and energy exploration over a sweeping area of rural Nevada, preserving scenic valleys and buffering a landmark piece of desert artwork.
Allison Macfarlane, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said Tuesday she will leave the agency in January, capping a two-year tenure during which she sought to return calm to an agency once split by clashes over Yucca Mountain and other controversies.
A 47-year-old California man rock-climbing in Utah’s Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon, according the National Park Service.
Long-time capital businessman and elected official Pete Livermore died Monday at Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center. He was 73.
A Nevada middle school teacher has posthumously been awarded a rare Air Force medal for bravery, a year after he was killed while trying to protect children during a schoolyard shooting.
Medical examiners in Las Vegas couldn’t determine what killed a 27-year-old California woman whose body was found in the desert near Pahrump in September.
Nevada state Sen. Justin Jones and challenger Becky Harris have a record of widely contrasting views on gay marriage, which became even more clear after the Oct. 7 federal court ruling tossing out the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
One of the most expensive ballot fights in Nevada history is fully involved this month as groups vie for the hearts and minds, but most importantly the votes, of Nevadans over a measure that would impose a tax on business to fund public education, but the fate of Question 3 might not be determined by spending on television ads alone.
Federal land managers say their preferred plan to manage 3.1 million acres of public land in southern Nevada would balance resource development and protection.
A Nevada law that requires DNA samples be taken from every person arrested on a felony charge — and criticized by civil rights groups as an invasion of privacy — has seen surprisingly little pushback in the four months it’s been in practice.
A pickup that ran over and killed a 4-year-old boy in Kingman, Ariz., on Friday was being driven by his stepfather, city police said Saturday.
The day after he lost an election to become mayor of Las Vegas in 1975, Harry Reid looked in the mirror and saw a 35-year-old has-been.
Ranchers are offering a $20,600 reward after the shootings of some 60 head of cattle across Northern Nevada since mid-summer.
A meeting next week in Fort Collins about the greater sage grouse has drawn fire from several western representatives who want to know why public attendance is limited while regulators focus on possible land use issues.
The Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City was on lockdown Saturday while officials investigated a homicide, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.
An advisory task force to oversee Nevada’s preparations for Ebola is being organized to ensure plans are in place to contain the deadly virus in the event of an exposure in the state, Nevada Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tracey Green said Friday.
Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe’s water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River.
Nevada state agencies have submitted general fund spending requests for the upcoming two-year budget totaling $7.7 billion, or about $1 billion more than was approved for the current spending plan by the 2013 Legislature. But the requests to Gov. Brian Sandoval are just that: requests.
Preliminary estimates suggest that Nevada’s medical marijuana program could generate as much as $10 million in excise taxes to the state in the upcoming two-year budget.
Lawyers for Republican Adam Laxalt have asked Nevada TV stations to stop running an attack ad that “contains false and defamatory statements” about the Nevada attorney general candidate, his campaign said Friday.
The woman who facilitated the escape of two convicted killers and another dangerous inmate from a state prison in northwest Arizona has been given a lengthy prison term for a double homicide that occurred in New Mexico two days after the August 2010 getaway.
The state’s jobless rate dips to 7.3 percent as job growth surges at its third-highest pace since November 2008, according to new numbers.
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