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Lavender and Honey Festival Comes to Sparks

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:32:52 GMT

The festival set up in downtown Sparks showcased honey from local producers, art tables, food, music, yoga, and even beer from Great Basin Brewing Company. The event is the result of a collaboration between two local woman.

Miss Nevada Andrea Martinez sets sights on criminal justice career

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:15:32 GMT

Miss Nevada 2016 Bailey Gumm crowns Miss Nevada 2017 Andrea Martinez at the 2017 Miss Nevada at Tropicana on June 16. It takes a little detective work to fully understand 23-year-old Andrea Martinez because our newly crowned Miss Nevada she is no ordinary pageant queen. There are no dreams of Hollywood stardom as a TV host or movie actress.

Poetry collection features voices of 95 poets from Clark County

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:40:07 GMT

Poet Bruce Isaacson during a book release party at the Winchester Cultural Center on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas. The new poetry anthology, Clark: Poetry from Clark County Nevada features poems by local poets.

Account for nuke waste

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:48:47 GMT

Pete Vavricka conducts an underground train April 13, 2006, from the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Faced with unfavorable economic conditions rooted in competition from natural gas, many utilities with nuclear power plants have raised the prospect of closing dozens of them over the next several years.

New Laws to Change Energy in Nevada

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:36:59 GMT

The future of Nevada's energy system was one of the major issues of the 2017 legislative session, and lawmakers passed a whole slew of changes. There were more than a dozen clean energy bills when the session started.

New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller says he opposes it

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:12:21 GMT

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:59:58 GMT

Nevada regulators reaffirmed Friday that they intend to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1, despite a court order that threatens to scuttle the plan. The licensees could include as many as 25 medical dispensaries in the Las Vegas area and four others in Reno that already have medical retail licenses and local business licenses, "as long as the inventory they sell as retail meets the packaging and labeling requirements in the emergency regulation we will have adopted Monday," state Department of Taxation spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein said.

Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:59:57 GMT

Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada told reporters on Friday that he will not vote for Senate Republican leadership's healthcare bill as it stands now. "It's not the answer, it's simply not the answer," Heller said.

SilverSummit Healthplan Launches Medicaid Plan in Nevada and Introduces New Executive Leadership Team

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:59:56 GMT

LAS VEGAS/RENO - SilverSummit Healthplan announced new healthcare services to Nevada Medicaid and Nevada Check Up members in Clark and Washoe counties beginning July 1, 2017.

Gov. Sandoval's 2017 veto count is 2nd-highest in Nevada history

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:36:35 GMT

Gov. Brian Sandoval has vetoed 41 bills this year, a number topped only by the 48 issued in 2009 by Gov. Jim Gibbons. The Las Vegas Sun reports that despite the vetoes and a Democratic majority in both houses of the Legislature, the Republican Sandoval has also signed more than 600 measures into law.

Tectonic Shift Affecting Enforcement of Noncompetition Agreements...

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:12:18 GMT

Nevada noncompetition law has historically had few seismic shifts, which changed in 2016 when the Nevada Supreme Court issued its opinion in Golden Road Motor Inn, Inc. v. Islam , 376 P.3d 151 .

Kasich: I have 'deep concerns' about Senate health plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:55:27 GMT

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expressing "deep concerns" about the Senate GOP's healthcare plan, as governors across the country grapple with potential changes to ObamaCare's expansion of Medicaid. "I have deep concerns with the details of the U.S. Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness, and chronic health problems and have no where else to turn," Kasich said in a statement.

Correction: OJ Simpson-Parole-Things To Know story

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:01:29 GMT

Simpson has a July 20 parole h... . FILE - In this May 15, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson returns to the witness stand to testify after a break during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas.

Nevada gaming regulators continue to weigh marijuana policies

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:58:58 GMT

Marijuana plants grow in Medicine Man, a family owned dispensary in Denver Colorado, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.

Henderson Launching Search For New Chief Of Police

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:49:44 GMT

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Left Foot Forward

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:27:29 GMT

Nevada had a chance to lead the nation in health care access last week, but it was not to be. Gov. Brian Sandoval's veto of the Legislature's "Medicaid-for-all" bill disappointed progressives across the country who have longed for a public option for health insurance since the formative days of the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. 95 lanes to shift for 'Big Squeeze' work

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:18:46 GMT

Traffic flows smoothly on the first morning of The Big Squeeze lane closures related to Project Neon, a $1 billion 3.7-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 from the U.S. 95 interchange to Sahara Avenue on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Drivers on northbound U.S. 95 will be shifted to the outside lanes between Rancho Drive and the Spaghetti Bowl through mid-September, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.