The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection in executions, but opened a larger question about capital punishment when two justices in the minority newly questioned whether the death penalty violates the Constitution.
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Challenged to improve quality at state-run community colleges, officials of the Nevada System of Higher Education hired a consultant to recommend changes — then killed a report saying their system is a problem.
After several weeks of fits and starts, Congress last week voted to grant President Barack Obama “fast track” authority to advance an upcoming trade agreement.
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is spending the weekend in Cuba, part of a delegation assessing progress in normalizing relations between the island nation and the United States.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is bracing to bust its budget this year, in part because it has underestimated the demand for care in places like Las Vegas, a House panel was told Thursday.
Nevada’s youngest county based on the median age of its residents is Elko, while the oldest is Storey County, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Legislation that would reimpose a ban on legalized gambling over the Internet was introduced Wednesday in the U.S. Senate.
The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to relocate a state-of-the-art radiation monitoring laboratory from Las Vegas to Alabama, a move that has drawn protests from nuclear safety activists and officials from Nevada and California.
Binding arbitration appears more likely after negotiations between Clark County and its largest union didn’t show signs of progress at a bargaining meeting Tuesday.
The long-range forecast doesn’t bode well for the interior West as it chokes on a fourth year of drought and smoke from wildfires.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday she is confident that Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, who with armed supporters faced down federal officials over grazing cattle on public land, will be held accountable.
The White House will release on Wednesday a presidential directive and an executive order that will allow the government to communicate and negotiate with terrorist groups holding Americans hostage, a source briefed on the matter told CNN.
The Kentucky senator has four planned stops for Monday, and the former Florida governor will be in Henderson on Saturday.
Clark County and its largest union are locked in a contentious labor dispute over a new state law that might not end until September.
Years after backers unveiled plans for a contemporary art museum in the Las Vegas Arts District, momentum is building to move that same museum to Symphony Park.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee kept his business interests from voters for five years — a possible felony offense — while also paying $50,000 out of his campaign fund to two undisclosed companies.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will wrap up his yearlong stint as chairman of the Western Governors’ Association next week after hosting the organization’s annual meeting at Lake Tahoe.
The U.S. Senate last week overwhelmingly approved a $612 billion defense authorization bill over objections from the Obama administration that it evades congressionally mandated spending caps through an accounting loophole.
Nevada veterans in Clark County can now claim their annual property tax exemption when renewing their vehicle registration online or at one of the Department of Motor Vehicles’ self-service kiosks.
The plans are drawn and the checks have been cut. The only question is if Las Vegans will see the Cashman Center converted into a drone testing dome, a sprawling campus for green-tech entrepreneurs or a Hispanic cultural center.
State employees and covered family members in Nevada will have health coverage for gender reassignment and other transgender procedures under a new insurance policy that takes effect July 1.
Nicole Beck couldn’t hold back the tears Wednesday as Las Vegas leaders renamed Indian Hills park for her husband.
Las Vegas leaders will take another month to weigh a controversial apartment complex planned next to one of Centennial Hills’ toniest subdivisions.
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