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Project Neon: Buckle up for months of roadwork, lane closures

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:32:32 GMT

A woman looks through Project Neon renderings during a Nevada Department of Transportation public meeting at the Historic Fifth Street School Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. With a significant bulk of Project Neon construction expected in 2017, officials on Wednesday night hosted a renderings-oriented meeting to inform the public about the state of the project and upcoming road restrictions.

With brashness and boldness, Reid built legacy of political success

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:09:46 GMT

Harry Reid is rude, ruthless and deceitful. He spent his political life embracing the Machiavellian motto that it's better to be feared than loved.

Reputed mobster from Henderson pleads guilty in plot to kill rival

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:03:16 GMT

A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO's "The Sopranos" has admitted plotting the death of an organized crime rival. Federal prosecutors say Charles Stango pleaded guilty Wednesday in Newark court to using a telephone to plan the murder.

WGU Nevada Announces - Women in Leadership' Scholarships

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:49:11 GMT

In an effort to make convenient and affordable education more accessible to women who wish to further their careers in business, IT, healthcare or teaching, the online, nonprofit university, WGU Nevada, recently launched its Women in Leadership Scholarship program.

Tesla jobs in Nevada only one-fifth of projected so far

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:27:16 GMT

The number of workers at Tesla's giant battery factory in northern Nevada has only reached about one-fifth the level the electric car company had projected would be in place by the end of this year. An analysis presented to state lawmakers before they approved a $1.3 billion tax inventive to lure Tesla to Nevada in September 2014 projected employment would reach 1,700 at the plant by the end of 2016.

Cancela, First Latina, Appointed to Nevada State Senate

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:28:43 GMT

Listen Live Welcome to KXNT News/Talk 840 AM KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM is dedicated to being the dominant information [...] CBS Sports Radio 1140 CBS Sports Radio 1140 and 107.5-3 FM HD3 7255 South Tenaya Way Suite 100 Las Vegas, NV 89113 Business Office: 702-889-7397 Business Fax: 702-889-7373 CONTACTS: Maureen Pulicella, [...] Cancela, First Latina, Appointed to Nevada State Senate The former political director of Nevada's largest labor union will become the first Latina to serve in the state Senate after Clark County commissioners selected her to fill the unexpired term of Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Ruben Kihuen.

US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:03:22 GMT

US driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% compared to the same period last year, lengthening a series of consecutive monthly increases that started in April 2014, according to preliminary new data released by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration . The new data, published in FHWA's latest " Traffic Volume Trends " report - a monthly estimate of US road travel - show that more than 265.5 billion miles were driven in September 2016 alone - a 2.4% increase over the previous September and a 0.4% increase compared with August 2016.

Rep.-elect Kihuen Goes Office Hunting

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:38:48 GMT

Massachusetts Rep. William Keating gives Rep.-elect Ruben Kihuen of Nevada a tour of his office on Thursday. The office used to be John F. Kennedy's when he was first elected to Congress.

Nevada leaders look to Oregon for insights on recreational marijuana

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:22:49 GMT

"I wish we would have taken some of the steps your state has taken; we'd be so much further along," Oregon State Sen. Ginny Burdick said to a group of Nevada lawmakers and business owners during a recent fact-finding tour of Portland's recreational marijuana industry. "Nevada really has been a model example of how this can be done fairly and precisely."

Self-driving guidelines picked apart

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:43:37 GMT

"NHTSA should have come out and, at the minimum, utilized their existing authority and put in minimum autonomous requirements. They're going to waste several more years trying to come up with minimum requirements," said Jude Hurin, administrator for the management services and programs division of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

Report examines how gun background check laws measure up in terms of suicide prevention

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:54:01 GMT

Richard Egan, suicide prevention training and outreach facilitator for Nevada's Department of Health and Human Services, discusses firearm suicides at his Las Vegas office Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas. Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @rookie__rae A poster is seen on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at the Department of Health and Human Services office in Las Vegas.

How Otto defied Nevada and scored a $680 million payout from Uber

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:22:05 GMT

It could be the plot of an Ocean's Eleven movie: A team of daring engineers heads to the wilds of Nevada to create a dazzling spectacle, defy officials, and walk off with a $680 million jackpot. In May of this year, Otto unveiled a video of an 18-wheeler thundering down a freeway with no one at the wheel.

Photo: Nevada State Senators Patricia Farley and Pat Spea

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:09:29 GMT

Nevada State Senators Patricia Farley and Pat Spearman speak during a meeting with Oregon's Liquor Control Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at the OLCC headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Pouches aim to take leftover prescription drugs out of valley homes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:41:39 GMT

Students of Roseman University's College of Pharmacy demonstrate how drug deactivation pouches work Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. The school was given 60,000 of the packages in an effort to counter opioid abuse in Southern Nevada.

Candid dialogue with no interruptions marks 60th Sun Youth Forum

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:53:37 GMT

Students break into discussion groups during the 60th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. In an era when teenagers and cellphones are seemingly inseparable - at least according to the narrative commonly propagated - a peculiar thing happened this week inside a Las Vegas Convention Center room.

UNLV gets grant to study high-speed rail issues

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:21:23 GMT

The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected UNLV to participate in a research consortium to examine the effective design, construction and maintenance of high-speed rail projects. The DOT will initially fund the consortium, which also includes the University of Delaware and Virginia Tech, with a $1.4 million grant.

'Motor voter' initiative will go before Legislature next year

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:28:24 GMT

An initiative petition that would automatically register motorists to vote unless they opt out will head to the Legislature next year after election officials in Nevada's 17 counties reported the results of the signature gathering effort on Thursday. More than 125,000 signatures were turned in last month to county clerks for verification and the petition needed only 55,234 valid signatures to be approved.