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The Radon Risk in Nevada: Higher Than Average

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:08:31 GMT

An aggressive non-smoking related lung cancer is killing more than 20,000 Americans every year. The main cause is an odorless, colorless gas called radon, and it's a health threat in northern Nevada.

Nevada Issues Autonomous Driver's License to Quadriplegic Man

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:17 GMT

Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison presented an autonomous vehicle restricted driver license Sept.

Reno considers Burning Man art installation in empty lots

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:25:17 GMT

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the city council will decide whether to enter into a lease agreement to install the art at lots currently hosting dirt and sidewalks after two motels were demolished earlier this month. Six sculptures have been recommended for the project and Reno could lease up to 15. The installation would be handled by ARTECH and the Northern Nevada Urban Development and Management Company would also help insure the project.

Crime and safety news from around the valley, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:44:03 GMT

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell smiles during the Emergency Preparedness Kit Cook-Off Sept. 15, in which the county won first place.

Clinton's campaign radio spots feature Republican voters who plan to vote for her

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:24:08 GMT

Hillary Clinton's campaign released two radio spots in Nevada on Wednesday, featuring Republican voters who plan to vote for her instead of GOP rival Donald Trump.

Fitch Rates Nevada's $47 MM Go Bonds 'Aa+'; Outlook Stable

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:07:51 GMT

Debt service is supported by a statewide property tax levy that is subject to both constitutional and statutory limitations. State law further provides that if property tax revenues are insufficient to pay GO debt service, moneys are to be borrowed from the general fund and repaid from future property tax revenues to the extent other moneys are not available.

Gun background checks group ad aims at Nevada Hispanics

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:00:51 GMT

A new Nevadans for Background Checks ad is hoping to gather support for Question 1 among the state's Hispanic voters. The Spanish-language ad features two retired Metropolitan Police Department employees, former Deputy Chief Al Salinas and Detective Jose Montoya, saying they support the initiative, which proposes to expand firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers.

Northern Nevada Miner Dies After Fall

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:43:05 GMT

The Elko Daily Free Press reports 60-year-old Richard Duff fell off a piece of heavy equipment on Sept. 15 and hit his head, neck and shoulders.

Southern Nevada Strong Summit Gathers More Than 130 Community Leaders

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:10:46 GMT

Senator Scott Hammond, keynote speaker Charles Montgomery, RTC General Manager Tina Quigley and Senator Mark Manendo at the Southern Nevada Strong summit on Sept. 26. Much of the Las Vegas metropolitan region's development over the next 20 years hinges on the implementation of the Southern Nevada Strong regional plan, whose stakeholders include a wide array of partners poised to make differences in the community.

Carson City Marine honored with Veteran of the Month

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:51:34 GMT

The Nevada Veteran's Coalition Honor Guard accepts their award for Veteran Supporter of the Month at the Governor's Mansion Tuesday morning. A Carson City veteran was honored Tuesday morning for his service to the community as the Nevada Veteran of the Month.

To win, Trump must tell hard truths about economy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:39:41 GMT

Donald Trump entered Monday night's presidential debate with all the momentum. He is up by 5 points nationally in the latest Rasmussen poll, up by 2 points with Bloomberg and up 4 points with USC/LA Times.

Tonight in L.V.: Sommelier Smackdown, Bucket List Challenge, Nervo, Gregg Austin, Serpentine Fire

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:40:06 GMT

Wolfgang Puck, David Robins and Eric Klein host Sip & Savor benefiting Keep Memory Alive at Spago on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

Common Core test scores en route to Nevada students

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:26:44 GMT

Families and public schools in Nevada this week finally should receive the scores of new Common Core tests that more than 200,000 third- through eighth-grade students completed last spring. In August, the state attorney general's office found a vendor in breach of its nearly $51.5 million contract to administer the litany of standardized tests used in Nevada when it failed to deliver test score reports in a "timely" manner to the Nevada Department of Education.

Nevada mining in the spotlight at MINExpo convention

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:09:47 GMT

People walk during MINExpo International at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Autonomous October: Two Chances to Ask Questions of the Experts

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:42:42 GMT

The buzz around autonomous vehicles grows louder with each passing month, and we're devoting two significant events to this complex subject in October. And in both cases, we're inviting your questions to be put to our experts simply by e-mailing them to .

Tonight in L.V.: 'Solo Strips' at 'Absinthe' tent, Dash...

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:08:50 GMT

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is predicted to draw 100 million TV viewers, while MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL , with the Atlanta Falcons at the New Orleans Saints on ESPN , will probably grab its lowest ratings of the season. After 90 minutes of the political version of WWE and the analysis in the spin rooms that follows, you will need to get off the couch and out of the house: Let your hair down at midnight: 14 male and female entertainers go nearly naked at the sixth-annual SOLO STRIPS under the ABSINTHE tent at Caesars Palace to raise funds for Aid for AIDS of Nevada and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS .

The 7 most notable things about the first presidential debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:09:24 GMT

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak at the same time during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.