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Tesla battery factory near Reno will gulp water

Tesla’s massive battery factory being built in Northern Nevada will be a thirsty resident, with some preliminary estimates saying it will require the equivalent of nearly half of the groundwater rights allocated to its Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center neighborhood.

Reid expects more bids to ban online gaming

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said Friday that Congress next year will take up legislation to outlaw Internet gambling, and he plans to support a ban while trying to gain an exemption for online poker.

Nevada official meets with Uber, but no progress reported

The head of the state’s Department of Business and Industry met Monday with representatives of Uber, but there was no indication that there is any change forthcoming that would enable the company to restart operations.

Nevada sex resort tries new business plan for world’s oldest profession

Las Vegas witnessed the rise of the megaresort on the Strip. Now a brothel may be setting a similar trend for the sex industry in which opulent brothel resorts cluster as close to Las Vegas as the law will allow. Or maybe it’s another gimmick.

Uber temporarily suspends operations in Nevada

Uber, the maverick ride-sharing company that has been bending the state’s transportation rules for a month, ceased operations in Nevada late Wednesday, vowing to return when it finds a clear path to operating legally in the state.

Nevada’s $1.3B incentive package for Tesla formally approved

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development board on Thursday formally approved the state’s $1.3 billion incentive package for Tesla Motors to build its 5.8 million-square-foot electric battery gigafactory in Northern Nevada.

UFC, country music officials vie for ‘first’ at new arena

UFC President Dana White would love the hometown Ultimate Fighting Championship to christen the new 20,000-seat arena under construction behind New York-New York on the Strip with a fight event in spring 2016. But White and UFC face competition.

Nevada Power wants rejection of solar project to be reconsidered

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.

Reid: Moapa energy decision a setback for Nevadans

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday that a decision by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to reject a 200-megawatt solar project on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation is a setback for all Nevadans.

No big boost expected in Nevada jobless insurance

No opposition was voiced at a workshop Tuesday to a proposed rate schedule for unemployment insurance that businesses will pay next year to cover jobless claims. The rate would be about the same as this year.

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