Some of the most innovative and challenging scientific research in human history is now underway in the Pahrump Hills, but not the ones 60 miles west of Las Vegas. These Pahrump Hills are at the base of a mountain in the bottom of a crater on the planet Mars.
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Nearly half of the 18 medical marijuana dispensary applications that Clark County commissioners approved have an uncertain fate, as they failed to win state support. The development has brought about frustration and unanswered questions among county officials and applicants who are now in limbo.
A Nevada prison inmate serving time for a Las Vegas murder he committed as a 14-year-old in 1998 won a pardon Tuesday that will make him eligible for mandatory parole in January.
Another Nevada Republican took himself out of the running Tuesday for U.S. Senate in 2016. Rep. Mark Amodei said he does not plan to challenge incumbent Democrat Sen. Harry Reid.
The number of immigrants who are in Nevada illegally dropped by about 20,000 people from 2009 to 2012. But Nevada still has the largest share of any state of unauthorized immigrants in its total population, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
The funded ratio of Nevada’s public employee retirement plan improved in fiscal year 2014 over 2013 and now stands at 71.5 percent fully funded, an analysis from an independent actuary shows.
An Indiana wildlife artist’s painting of geese will grace the annual Nevada Duck Stamp after he won a statewide contest for the fifth time.
A Northern Nevada Assembly candidate who lost her race by 11 votes has requested a recount.
Clark County has offered higher salary increases to staff affiliated with the Service Employees International Union in its latest offer in negotiations.
The Forest Service will review plans to return a former private lake overlooking Lake Tahoe to a natural meadow with wetlands over the objections of Nevada wildlife officials who say it could be a premier trout fishery.
There could be gold in cannabis in terms of tax revenue if Nevada voters in 2016 ultimately approve the recreational use of marijuana for adults, based on estimates for Oregon and Alaska.
It took 42 years and five trips to the ballot box before Nevada voters agreed to establish an intermediate appellate court. Now state officials are on a fast track to get the court up and running to begin hearing cases as early as January.
Fifty years ago, Bonanza Airlines Flight 114 from Phoenix was on approach to McCarran Field when it slammed into the top of the mountain and tumbled, scattering wreckage across the rocky plateau. The crash killed everyone on board — 29 people doomed by a faulty chart in a freak snow storm.
Nevada Power has asked the state Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its October decision to reject construction of a 200-megawatt solar project on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation.
A marijuana bust in a remote mountain range in northeast Nye County netted $34 million worth of plants, according to estimates from sheriff’s deputies there.
Rep. Joe Heck took himself out of the running for a U.S. Senate race in 2016, saying Thursday it would complicate his duties as a congressman and newly promoted brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno was recognized Thursday as the only Nevada hospital that exceeded key quality measures last year related to treatments aimed at increasing the chances for healthy outcomes for its patients.
Republicans passed over Sen. Dean Heller for the job of protecting their new majority in the U.S. Senate.
Scientists say a swarm of earthquakes since July in the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada can be traced to the constant stretching of the Earth’s crust.
Pressed by Republicans in Washington to run against Sen. Harry Reid, Gov. Brian Sandoval shrugged off the idea on Wednesday, at least for the time being.
Sen. Harry Reid struck a note of conciliation on Wednesday in his first public remarks since Democrats lost control of the U.S. Senate and he was unseated as majority leader on Election Day this past week.
A state panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve $782,500 to fund the new state appeals court that is expected to begin operations early next year. Approval came as 36 applicants filed for one of the three new court positions by a 5 p.m. deadline.
A Nevada inmate died over the weekend in what prison officials called a “medical episode.” Kirt Robinson, 57, died at the medical center in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. Prison officials released no details about his death.