Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:09:32 GMT
But another major change also occurred when U.S. Senator Harry retired after more than three decades of service in the Senate and a lifetime in public life.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:52:10 GMT
A Nevada man who was a teenager when he saw U.S. Sen. Pat McCarran die from a heart attack after a 1954 speech is speaking out against a push by three U.S. House members to remove his statute from the U.S. Capitol because of his racist reputation. He was 14 when he sat with his mother to hear the senator speak at the Civic Center in Hawthorne, where he collapsed and died age 78 moments after speaking.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:35:35 GMT
It is unfortunate that the Sun's gun background-check editorial refers to "NRA Kool-Aid." A third of those who died at Jonestown were minors, and it is believed that most others who died were forced to drink the poison or were unwitting victims.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:24:10 GMT
UNLV Geology Professor Stephen Rowland talks at Tule Springs State Park on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, where 20,000 year old animal fossils were found in 2011, in Las Vegas. @bizutesfaye The Walker River State Recreation Area will add more than 12,000 acres to NevadaO3 state parks with land donated from the Walker Basin Restoration Program.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:02:13 GMT
ECDC African Community Center: 4534 W. Hacienda Ave., 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 14. Call 702-836-3324. Alexander Library: 1755 W. Alexander Road, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 15. Call 702-633-2880 College of Southern Nevada: 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 20. Walk-ins are welcome.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:21:07 GMT
Water quality samples taken after the January 2017 major flood event have been analyzed by an independent lab and the results were provided to state and federal regulatory agencies for their review and analysis on January 19. To clarify, the SouthEast Connector is not a mercury cleanup project. Soil containing mercury surrounds the project.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:08:17 GMT
The Reno-Gazette Journal reports that Regional Transportation Commission electric buses will be equipped with technology to collect data on pedestrians, bikers, vehicles and traffic lights. Commission Director of Public Transportation and Operations David Jickling said the possibility of autonomous buses is the goal of developing safety features in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno and others.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:57:47 GMT
National Weather Service meteorologists say another winter storm warning was in effect Sunday until 4 a.m. Monday for the greater Reno, Carson City and Minden area including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville and Virginia City. Heavy snow is expected to impact western Nevada with 14 to 18 inches south through the Carson Valley and 1 to 2 feet in foothill areas including Virginia City.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:12:41 GMT
Shannon Churchwell, who supports the Education Savings Account program, talks with her sons Rashan, 8, left, and Randon, 5, at her home in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. @chitosephoto Randy Benson, who supports the Education Savings Account program, watches his sons Rashan, 8, left, and Randon, 5, at his home in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:23:45 GMT
Steve Hill, executive director with the Governor's Office of Economic Development, speaks with Gov. Brian Sandoval in Carson City via teleconference during a board meeting at the Governor's Office of Economic Development to discuss tax incentives for Hyperloop Technologies at the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas Friday, March 25, 2016. Hyperloop One recently announced that it will make North Las Vegas its permanent site for testing and developing their products.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:53:28 GMT
Jacky Rosen, Democratic candidate for Congress, and Ruben Murillo Jr., president of the Nevada State Education Association, participate in an Education roundtable discussion at Nevada State College in Henderson Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The dismay came as Murillo, the president of the Nevada State Education Association, watched the Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:52:13 GMT
During Governor Brian Sandoval's final State of the State Address, he outlined a plan to develop a stronger workforce. Since 2011, Nevada has recruited 204 companies that have created 38,000 jobs.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:40:05 GMT
The Governor's Office of Economic Development board approved a new training program Thursday that will give workers with no manufacturing experience in Northern Nevada the skills they need to become part of the advanced manufacturing workforce. Truckee Meadows Community College, Panasonic Energy Corporation of North America and the Hamilton Company worked together to develop the program.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:25:40 GMT
Five of Nevada's six congressional representatives are set to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., while Republican Rep. Mark Amodei plans to watch with friends and constituents in Reno. Amodei spokeswoman Logan Ramsey said Thursday the congressman's decision to host a watch party on Friday in Nevada shouldn't be interpreted as a comment about Trump's incoming administration.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:50:19 GMT
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Energy, meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry won't store nuclear waste in states where it's unpopular if he's confirmed as energy secretary.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:03:58 GMT
Nevada Republicans are facing the difficulties of following the lead of their president-designate in a state that voted against him. Nevada's Democratic Assembly speaker has replied to a congressional leader's inquiry on how to deal with federal/state relations with a list of complaints about Trump's policies.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:38:29 GMT
A section of this article cut for space, on the damage to Reid's personal reputation during his years in D.C., can be found on our Newsview blog. In December 1935, the Nevada Colorado River Commission reported to Gov. Richard Kirman that if the state built transmission lines to supply power to western and northern Nevada, the cost of electricity to consumers would be reduced.