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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U.S. Rep. Joe Heck and other GOP lawmakers are responsible for the Ebola crisis because federal budget cuts have crippled the ability of the government and hospitals to deal with an infectious disease outbreak, Erin Bilbray, the Democrat challenging Heck, charged Monday.
An unattended pot on a stove caused a fire that sent two people to a hospital in Mesquite Saturday.
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.
The State Transportation Board on Monday unanimously approved a $70 million design-build project for State Highway 439, also known as USA Parkway east of Reno in Storey and Lyon counties.
Tuesday is the last day for Nevadans to register to vote if they want to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 general election.
RENO — The proposed 2 percent tax on business revenues facing Nevada voters has become one of the most expensive ballot questions in state history.
Charles R. “Charlie” Waters Jr., a veteran newspaperman, died Wednesday at his home in Henderson after a battle with lung cancer. He was 66.
CARSON CITY - In a letter signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval, the Western Governors Association is criticizing a proposed U.S. Forest Service directive that seeks significant changes to water policy without their involvement.
An air tanker fighting a wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park in Northern California smashed into a steep canyon wall Tuesday, killing the pilot who was believed to be the only person aboard, officials said.
A man was found dead Sunday after going missing during a hike in Zion National Park, the National Park Service announced.
The House passed a collection of Northern Nevada land bills on Monday that would create nearly 73,500 acres of new wilderness in the state while making more than 23,000 acres available for economic development in a rural counties.
A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based science demonstrations in light of a flash fire that injured 13 people, most of them children, at a Reno museum earlier this month.
RENO — A new kind of aircraft is competing for the first time at this week’s National Championship Air Races in Reno: drones.
The Clark County legal community was stunned last month to learn that the district attorney’s office has for decades quietly paid rent and other expenses for some witnesses in criminal cases, a practice not divulged to defense attorneys.
As the northern part of the Silver State recently landed its second major economic development project this year, a bold question has been lingering in Southern Nevada: Did the south get a fair shake?
A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk show host David Letterman’s young son and nanny nine years ago has been paroled to Las Vegas, Montana prison officials said Thursday.
For the first time in decades, Southern Nevada businesses and public agencies are getting a chance to buy cheap hydropower from Hoover Dam.
It will be several weeks before the portion of Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas that was devastated by floods is back up and running at full speed, Nevada Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday.
The University of Nevada, Reno made the top 200 colleges and universities in the nation, according to the annual survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report released Tuesday.
The National Park Service announced Monday that Zabriskie Point, in California 120 miles west of Las Vegas, will be closed through March 31 as contractors restore or rebuild unstable support walls and improve the overall safety conditions.
The lawyer for a man declared dead two decades ago, only to resurface as the suspect in the 2010 murder of a Las Vegas woman and her daughter, does not deny that her client killed the two but said Wednesday that he’s being tried in the wrong court.
A UNLV research center on Tuesday issued a “more realistic” analysis of the impact of a proposed 2 percent state margins tax on business but still concluded it could create thousands of new jobs.