Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse.
An initiative petition seeking to mandate background checks for nearly all gun purchases in Nevada was filed with the secretary of state’s office Friday.
The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top official says might be the best, last chance to keep the bistate population off the list of threatened species.
As a child, Tavori Lockhart could always be found on the field kicking a ball around, dreaming of becoming a professional soccer player. But all of that changed two years ago when the 17-year-old from Las Vegas was diagnosed with hyperthrophic cardiomyopathy. Tavori’s soccer career was over. But he can still watch.
A study has found more than 800,000 criminal cases, some going back 20 years, that have not been forwarded by Nevada law enforcement agencies and the courts for entry into the state criminal information repository.
Nevada’s jobless rate continued to trend downward in May. Unemployment statewide fell to 7.9 percent in the month, the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday morning.
Family Court Judge Vincent Ochoa has been disqualified in a case involving his opponent’s wife because of a March altercation between Ochoa and his opponent, Jason Stoffel.
Obituaries are fine as far as they go, but the real news value isn’t found in a person’s death. It’s how he lived that counts. I was reminded of that after news of the death of KSNV-TV station owner and attorney Jim Rogers circulated through the local media. Rogers died Saturday. He was 75.
With plans underway for Nevada public schools to receive more state dollars for students in poverty or who are English language learners, it should come as little surprise that the CCSD put its support in writing for the new funding formula.
A panel of lawmakers on Thursday agreed to delay for one year a new statewide performance evaluation system for public school teachers and administrators. The new evaluation system was proposed to begin in the 2014-15 school year, but the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee was told it is not ready to be implemented.