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How Can Cities Respond to the First Incident of an...

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:03:54 GMT

Though states appear unlikely to slow down the deployment of self-driving vehicles after one such car killed a pedestrian in Arizona, the incident has nonetheless raised questions about how government will handle the technology moving forward. From a risk perspective, cities and states who want to host testing programs should proceed with clear plans related to how the testing will unfold, and what to do when an accident occurs, according to Thom Rickert, vice president and emerging risks specialist for Trident Public Risk Solutions.

NHP Releases Details About Car Crash Involving Snow Plow

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:44:59 GMT

The Nevada Highway Patrol has released more details about last weekend's crash involving a car and a Nevada Department of Transportation snow plow on Highway 395 north near Parr Blvd. NHP says the driver of a Nissan Sentra was heading north when the driver lost control and hit the right rear of the snow plow, shortly after midnight.

NDOT's New 'Wrong Way Driver System' Installed in North Valleys

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:59:22 GMT

If you are driving through the North Valleys, you may have seen some construction on some of the off-ramps. These are the Nevada Department of Transportation's new wrong way driver alert systems, and they are designed to save lives.

Outage to Affect DMV Document Verification Has Been Postponed

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:17:37 GMT

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says an outage affecting immigrant document verification this weekend has been postponed until further notice. Customers who use the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements will be able to continue to utilize the service in the meantime.

Nevada Adds 6,600 Jobs in February; Unemployment Remains at 4.9%

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:44:29 GMT

The Silver State added 6,600 jobs over the month in February, according to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. It's the 67th straight month where Nevada's employment rate is higher than the U.S. as a whole.

Auto insurance: Nevada raises required minimum

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:15:37 GMT

Nevada Department of Transportation The higher limits are $25,000 in bodily injury per person, $50,000 in bodily injury per accident and $20,000 in property damage, the state said. The Nevada Division of Insurance has partnered with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Insurance Council to inform Nevada consumers of a new law, increasing the minimum vehicle liability insurance to be in compliance with the law and avoid paying penalties.

Loser to Heller urges new challenger to avoid her mistakes

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:06:08 GMT

The former congresswoman Sen. Dean Heller defeated in 2012 is urging Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen to avoid the same mistakes she made as Rosen bids to unseat the Nevada Republican in November. Shelley Berkley is a Las Vegas Democrat who served in Congress 14 years before losing the race to Heller six years ago.

Tuesday's traffic: Vehicle fire on Nevada at Southgate cleared

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:23:12 GMT

The outside left turn lane of southbound South Nevada at Southgate has reopened. The inside left turn lane is blocked.

EPA chief says regulation rollback benefits Nevada mining companies

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:00:12 GMT

The Environmental Protection Agency rolled back 22 regulations last year that saved $1 billion, including one that will benefit hard-rock mining companies that operate in states like Nevada, Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday. While Pruitt touted a reversal of many Obama-era regulations, conservation groups like the Environmental Defense Fund said the Trump administration's reduction in spending on EPA programs could negatively impact Nevada's economy and environment "for years to come."

Nevada developer Gilman urges governor to reverse horse plan

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:06:51 GMT

In this June, 2015 file photo, free-roaming horses owned by the state of Nevada walk along the USA Parkway at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Nevada developer Lance Gilman has joined leaders of the American Wild Horse Campaign to announce new legal action challenging the state's plans to transfer ownership of thousands of free-roaming horses to private owners, including some that currently graze at Gilman's industrial park east of Sparks where Tesla's giant battery factory is based near U.S. Interstate 80. less FILE - In this June, 2015 file photo, free-roaming horses owned by the state of Nevada walk along the USA Parkway at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

1 in 3 Nevada Motorists May See Rise in Auto Insurance Rates

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:22:15 GMT

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Democrats accuse Nevada's Hardy of misusing campaign funds

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:08:22 GMT

The 11 expenditures in question span Jan. 3 to Aug. 8 of last year, after Hardy had left office. The Republican lost his 2016 re-election bid to Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen.

Nev. man arrested in Ariz. for gun trafficking 49 mins ago

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:54:45 GMT

Arizona authorities have arrested a Nevada man who was found with five AK-47 assault rifles in his rented vehicle. The Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper reported discovering the weapons after stopping a sedan for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 near Marana.

1 in 3 Nevada motorists may see rise in auto insurance rates

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:19:08 GMT

About one in three Nevada motorists, or as many as 600,000 people, could face a 9 percent jump in auto insurance rates this summer when the state raises the basic required minimum levels of bodily injury and property damage coverage, officials said. The increase, effective July 1, could amount to about $10 more a month for average policyholders who have minimum bodily injury coverage of $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident, plus basic $10,000 per accident in property damage coverage, according to figures provided to state lawmakers when they approved the increase last year.

Americans won't stand for attacks on public lands

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:31:19 GMT

The attacks on our public lands are constant. But indigenous people are speaking louder than ever, and elected leaders are starting to listen.

Burning Man art is on its way to the Smithsonian in D.C.

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:41:10 GMT

Burning Man art is on its way to the Smithsonian in D.C. No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man will be at the Smithsonian from March 30 through Jan. 21, 2019. Check out this story on If you can't go to Burning Man, or don't want to, you can still see a lot of the art in Reno.

The longest serving inmates in Nevada prisons

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 11:41:05 GMT

Until Feb. 2, Raymond Wallace Shuman was in the Nevada prison system longer than any of the more than 13,000 other living inmates. He was originally imprisoned in June 1958 for murdering a truck driver in Mineral County.