When the Federal Aviation Administration first identified Nevada as one of six states authorized to test unmanned aerial systems — we call them “drones” — the state was heralded for its wide-open spaces far from population centers.
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World War II veteran Davis “Dave” B. Leonard, who received a French Legion of Honor medal this year for gallantry during the U.S.-led Normandy invasion and for his role in liberating France from Nazi Germany, died Friday. He was 91.
An Elko police officer shot and killed a 24-year-old man during a domestic dispute — the first officer-involved shooting in the rural northeast Nevada town in more than 15 years.
A gun rights group wants Nevada’s elections chief to throw out a proposed 2016 ballot measure that would tighten background checks for anyone buying firearms from private sellers or gun show exhibitors.
A 41-year-old Washoe County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in Spanish Springs after police say he was firing a gun while drunk and threatened to shoot at a sheriff’s helicopter.
Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. has announced it had reached a deal to acquire Las Vegas’ CBS affiliate from Virginia-based Landmark Media Enterprises LLC.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter.
DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.
Federal investigators are looking into allegations of discrimination, retaliation and a sexually hostile work environment in the Grand Canyon’s river corridor.
CARSON CITY — Nevada has 243 tax exemptions that have an impact the state budget that are worth about $2.2 billion a year, according to a Monday report by the state Department of Taxation.
Washington voters decisively backed expanded background checks for guns, a victory for advocates of stricter gun laws who say they will use the momentum from this win to pursue similar measures in other states, including Nevada.
In a stunning election, Nevada Republicans swept top state offices Tuesday and ousted U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., as they took control of the state Senate and the Assembly in a low-turnout election marked by greater GOP enthusiasm and Democratic disaffection.
A Bullhead City woman told a Mohave County judge Tuesday she won’t feel safe if a police sergeant accused of raping her and trying to assault another woman is released on bail.
An inmate was found dead in an apparent suicide at Northern Nevada Correctional Center, the Nevada Department of Corrections said Tuesday.
The Bureau of Land Management is warning motorists to watch out for burros on the roads around Red Rock Canyon, as the end of daylight saving time can lead to a spike in deadly collisions.
CARSON CITY - An attorney for the conservative group Citizen Outreach told the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday that because political flyers distributed by the group criticizing a former lawmaker in 2010 did not contain the words “vote for” or “vote against,” they did not qualify as express advocacy requiring the reporting of who paid for them.
The Nevada Transportation Authority late Thursday unanimously supported Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto’s strategy to take legal action against illegal passenger carrier activity in the state.
WOODLAND, Calif. — California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.
In every key Nevada race, Republicans have cast more early-voting ballots than Democrats ahead of today’s rally starring former President Bill Clinton, who is being brought in by Nevada Democrats who hope the “comeback kid” can boost party turnout and head off a GOP sweep of state offices.
A science museum was issued two citations after a tornado demonstration led to a flash fire that injured 13 people, a Nevada state official said Monday.
A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.
California Proposition 48 is several tribes vs. the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians and Station Casinos. The measure could determine if North Fork can move forward with a $350 million casino complex in the town of Madera.
Lucy Flores has run 26.2-mile marathons five times.
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