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John L. Smith On Harry Reid's Legacy To Rural Nevada - And Casinos

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.

Family friend defends keeping McCarran statue in Washington

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.

Kraft would not like editorial line

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.

Creation of Tule Springs State Park will highlight prehistoric relics

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.

Free tax-filing assistance offered throughout Las Vegas Valley

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.

No Increased Public Heath Risk Associated with Mercury from Nevada Flooding

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.

Electric buses to test autonomous driving technology in Nevada

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.

Winter storm warning now in effect for western Nevada

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.

ESA controversy in Nevada reflects conflict of values

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.

Company emphasizing robotic processes to open Feb. 1 in Las Vegas

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.

Union leader on future of schools under DeVos: 'Thank God I live in Nevada'

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.

Sandoval Focuses On Workforce Development

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.

Economic development board approves Northern Nevada manufacturing training program

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.

Five from Nevada to attend inauguration; Amodei to be in Reno

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.

Rick Perry Kills Hopes That Yucca Mountain Will Store Nuclear Waste

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.

Grand old party

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.

Exit Reid

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.