Nevada is asking a federal judge to amend a lawsuit so the state can force the federal government to remove a half metric ton of plutonium secretly shipped to the Nevada National Security Site last fall.
Colton Lochhead covers pot and politics for the Review-Journal, where he started as an intern covering crime and breaking news in 2012. Raised in Las Vegas, the life-long desert rat graduated from Bonanza High School before earning his journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a lawsuit to prevent the government from shipping plutonium to the Nevada National Security Site.
The two contracts, which total more than $86 million, were approved by the Board of Examiners, comprised of Gov. Steve Sisolak, Attorney General Aaron Ford and Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.
But the 2019 Nevada legislative session, which saw Democrats in control of the governorship and both houses of the Legislature, ended without even a proposal for a ban.
Of Nevada’s 19 federally recognized tribal nations, only the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony will be able to take advantage of the new information exchange.
The U.S. Department of Energy may have mistakenly shipped “reactive” nuclear material that was incorrectly labeled into Nevada.
It could be up to two years before the dormitories damaged in an explosion last week could be ready to house students again, UNR officials said.
Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro stumped through Northern Nevada on Saturday looking to build momentum following the candidates’ first debate.
A dormitory explosion rocked the University of Nevada, Reno campus Friday, causing major damage and injuring eight people, according to fire officials.
The Washoe County School District’s trustees voted 6-1 to fire Superintendent Traci Davis on Monday, after allegations that confidential information was leaked to a former employee who is suing the district.