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Nevada needs $450 million to address backlog of road repairs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:21:52 GMT2017-02-21T07:21:52Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada transportation officials say most of the state's $450 million backlog of road and bridge repairs are in rural areas, but a small slice of that needed work involves some of the most heavily trafficked areas....

More privacy sought for Nevada parents who give up babies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:52:36 GMT2017-02-21T04:52:36Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide more confidentiality protections for parents who legally surrender their infants to emergency service providers....

Young LGBTQ Nevadans ask lawmakers for change in foster care

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:03:53 GMT2017-02-21T02:03:53Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Young adults formerly in Nevada's foster care system told state lawmakers Monday that gay, bisexual, asexual and transgender kids would be safer if social workers are specially trained to help LGBTQ adolescents....

Reno area under flood warning again amid heavy rain

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:15:53 GMT2017-02-20T23:15:53Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Northern Nevada was bracing Monday for more flooding and heavy snow, a week after rain and rapid snowmelt from another storm flooded homes and businesses and washed out roads....

Democrats, workers eye wage hike as Nevada economy grows

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:46:05 GMT2017-02-20T20:46:05Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Democrats, low-income workers and union representatives argued Monday that lawmakers should raise state minimum wages 75 cents each of the next five years to match Nevada's economic growth....

Tesla hiring while Faraday aims to start construction

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:07:31 GMT2017-02-20T19:07:31Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Tesla is hiring up to 200 employees monthly while electric car company Faraday works to start construction in Nevada....

Lawmaker wants test scores nixed from teacher evaluations

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:16:22 GMT2017-02-20T18:16:22Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Teachers would be evaluated without student test scores taken into account if a bill at the Legislature becomes law....

Chain store closings, online shopping create plaza vacancies

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:06:23 GMT2017-02-20T18:06:23Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Retail consultants say bankruptcies and closings of some large chain stores, along with increased online shopping, are to blame for vacant stores in strip malls around southern Nevada....

2 die in weekend highway crash southwest of Las Vegas

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:28:22 GMT2017-02-20T17:28:22Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Troopers say a second person has died from a fatal car crash south of Las Vegas over the weekend....

Law officers' cross-country trek, on overtime, prompts probe

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:17:40 GMT2017-02-20T17:17:40Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Thousands of dollars in overtime was paid to Louisiana State Police officials to drive across the country and stay at a Las Vegas resort and casino and the Grand Canyon on their way to a law enforcement conference in California, records show....

Teen shot, killed after fight at Las Vegas basketball court

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:35 GMT2017-02-20T06:00:35Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say a 17-year-old boy was chased and gunned down after a fight broke out at a basketball court in Las Vegas....

Pope, Shrigley lead SDSU to 77-64 win against UNLV

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:34:53 GMT2017-02-19T23:34:53Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Malik Pope had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Matt Shrigley and Jeremy Hemsley scored 16 points apiece to lead San Diego State to a 77-64 victory against UNLV on Sunday, the Aztecs' fifth victory in six games....

More emotional debates expected at Nevada Legislature

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:34:54 GMT2017-02-19T17:34:54Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Another lengthy, emotional debate on Nevada's minimum wage is one of several legislative hearings anticipated to rise above humdrum budget reviews this week....

Reno police: DUI suspected in fatal crash, driver arrested

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:37:54 GMT2017-02-19T16:37:54Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Police in Reno say they're investigating a fatal car accident that involved an impaired driver....

Nevada handles Utah State 77-66

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:37:44 GMT2017-02-19T03:37:44Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Marcus Marshall scored 22 points and had five 3-pointers and D.J. Fenner added 18 points and Nevada held off Utah State in the second half for a 77-66 win Saturday night....

Las Vegas police: Man fatally shot during fight at complex

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:33:16 GMT2017-02-18T19:33:16Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas police say a man is dead after being shot when he and other men got involved in a fight between several women at an apartment complex....

Sandoval: Trump declares disaster for Nevada weather damage

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:58:01 GMT2017-02-18T17:58:01Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval has announced that President Donald Trump has approved his Feb. 9 request for a major disaster declaration for areas of northern Nevada affected by flooding and other weather conditions in early January....

Database: Some Nevada dams lack emergency plans for failures

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:49:10 GMT2017-02-18T16:49:10Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A national dam safety database indicates that about one in seven Nevada dams that could cause deaths if they fail lack emergency plans....

Nevada Gov. Sandoval rejects National Guard immigration memo

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:28:06 GMT2017-02-18T00:28:06Z

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval says he would not mobilize the Nevada National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants if President Donald Trump asked him to do it....

Health care advocates urge US Sen. Heller to host town hall

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:55:51 GMT2017-02-17T23:55:51Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A group of health care advocates who disapprove of Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act urged U.S. Dean Heller on Friday to host a town hall during the weeklong President's Day recess to hear his constituents....