President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe on Wednesday as millions of people embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.
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Backers of raising Nevada's minimum wage filed a proposed constitutional amendment Monday that would abolish the state's existing two-tiered system and gradually increase the rate to $13 an hour.
he House last week approved legislation to require tighter screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking to enter the United States out of fear that ISIS might try to exploit the current program, which has allowed 2,174 Syrian refugees to come to the United States since Sept. 11, 2001.
Services are expanding for those suffering from mental health problems in Southern Nevada. WestCare, a nonprofit, will open a 51-bed triage facility within the next two weeks.
Gov. Brian Sandoval may be suffering some political fallout for the $1.4 billion tax plan he pushed through the 2015 Legislature, but a poll of Nevada voters shows he is one of the most popular governors in the country.
The board overseeing the troubled Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority on Thursday voted to modify John Hill's contract to end his tenure as executive director.
A blitz of immigration-themed political ads targeting Republican presidential candidates launched Thursday nationwide, including on Las Vegas television stations.
Maine might eventually start keeping company with Nevada and a handful of other states that have no state income tax.
The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a Las Vegas woman declared brain dead at a Reno hospital to be kept on life support, ruling that standards used by the hospital to make the determination might not satisfy state law.
Conservative activist Chuck Muth on Monday withdrew his second proposed petition seeking a public vote on the $1.4 billion tax package approved by the 2015 Legislature to help fund Gov. Brian Sandoval's budget.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who ruffled the feathers of Gov. Brian Sandoval when he joined a lawsuit challenging sage grouse protections, won't be allowed to argue Tuesday when a federal judge considers an injunction to block new public lands regulations, the judge ruled.
The battle over rooftop solar will be re-engaged this week as state regulators take up permanent rules for net metering that could dramatically alter the future of the industry in Nevada.
The Senate last week voiced its opposition to a trucking industry proposal that would allow longer double-trailer rigs on all the nation's highways, citing issues of safety and state rights.
The showdown over sage grouse in Nevada heads to a federal courtroom, where lawyers for the attorney general's office and rural interests will ask a judge to block federal land-use restrictions intended to protect the bird and its habitat.
The board that directs the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority plans next week to consider cutting short the contract for its embattled executive director after several questionable leadership actions.
CARSON CITY — Lawyers for the family of a Nevada inmate shot and killed by a corrections officer a year ago at High Desert State Prison are in negotiations with the attorney general's office to try to reach a settlement, court records show.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt on Tuesday hailed a federal appeals court ruling blocking President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration.
When Barbara Bush met the man who would take her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, on a tandem skydive in 2007, she issued a stern warning.
Very low marks for the state's purchasing process, internal auditing and lobbying disclosure dragged Nevada far down in the national rankings for public integrity, coming in at 46th out of 50 in a recent survey for its overall governance and anti-corruption efforts.
It seemed like a simple rule: Don't get involved in a political campaign while serving on Nevada's Ethics Commission. After all, legislators created the commission as the main safeguard against misconduct by candidates and elected officials. To run for office while policing others would seem to be a clear conflict of interest.
In November 2014, Arkansas voters approved a ballot measure that, among other reforms, barred the state's elected officials from accepting lobbyists' gifts. But that hasn't stopped influence peddlers from continuing to provide meals to lawmakers at the luxurious Capital Hotel or in top Little Rock eateries like the Brave New Restaurant; the prohibition does not apply to "food or drink available at a planned activity to which a specific governmental body is invited," so lobbyists can buy meals so long as they invite an entire legislative committee.
Nevada counties will receive a little something extra from the federal government to compensate them for federal lands that don't generate tax revenue.
CARSON CITY — Researchers at Nevada's medical school and University Medical Center in Las Vegas will share $8 million for projects and programs aimed at improving women's health, thanks to a 2014 settlement with a major drug company, the attorney general's office announced Wednesday.
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