Nevada pioneers law to protect pot-using job-seekers

U.S. 06/12/19, 15:57

Nevada is set to pioneer a law to prevent job-seekers from being immediately rejected for work based on a positive marijuana test.Democratic Assembly members Dina Neal and Edgar Flores sponsored the measure that goes into effect in January.They said Wednesday it should keep workplace doors open for people who legally ...

Woman facing felony charges in Jeff Bezos protest in Vegas

U.S. 06/07/19, 13:43

Authorities in Las Vegas are filing felony charges against a 30-year-old California woman who was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on a conference stage while yelling about chicken farms.Court filings showed that Priya Sawhney is due before a judge Friday on false identification and burglary counts ...

Democratic candidates cyber chat with rural Nevada voters

2022 Campaign 06/01/19, 11:54

In California, Elizabeth Warren gazed into a laptop camera, resting her chin on her hand while recounting her working-class childhood for about 200 voters scattered hundreds of miles away across Nevada. In Minden, Nevada, about 40 Democrats watched on a small television as Warren delivered parts of her stump speech before ...

Bernie Sanders defends his support for Clinton in 2016

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:17

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday defended his efforts to support his party's presidential nominee in 2016 and said he would do the same in 2020 if he doesn't win the nomination himself.The Vermont senator was asked by a voter at a campaign event in a Las Vegas suburb ...

Aircraft crash near Indianapolis killed Nevada couple

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:08

A coroner has identified the Nevada couple killed when their aircraft crashed near Indianapolis.Hancock County Coroner David Stillinger said Thursday the May 22 crash killed 75-year-old Robert W. Holman Jr. and 61-year-old Robin Lynch Holman of Incline Village, Nevada.The twin-engine Cessna Citation 550 hat Robert Holman was piloting crashed shortly ...

MGM Resorts announces more job cuts, calls layoffs complete

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:40

Casino giant MGM Resorts International says it's completing planned layoffs with 779 job cuts, mostly in Las Vegas.CEO Jim Murren told employees the last affected workers would learn Thursday their positions were eliminated.Company spokeswoman Debra DeShong says the job cuts overwhelmingly affect managers.A total of 1,070 company employees lost jobs ...

As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

Business 05/29/19, 00:27

Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale?Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed.Brewers have always experimented, from the medieval Belgians who stirred sour cherries into ...

Weathered Winchester rifle found in Nevada park has new home

U.S. 05/26/19, 10:05

A 137-year-old rifle found five years ago leaning against a juniper tree in Great Basin National Park in Nevada is now part of an exhibit dedicated to the "Forgotten Winchester" at the park visitor center near the Utah border.The weathered Winchester Model 1873 is in a case designed to capture ...

Lake Tahoe’s famed water gets clearer after all-time low

Science 05/24/19, 13:43

The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line.A dinner plate-sized disc used to measure clarity was visible at an average depth of 70.9 ...

Asian-Americans fastest-growing group in Southern Nevada

World 05/24/19, 10:42

It's growing crowded inside the Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang in Las Vegas.What began in 2000 as a few dozen Vietnamese Catholics gathering at local homes on Sundays has flourished into a church with a growing campus and native-language Mass every day.Across three Sunday services, some 1,500 people ...

Officials direct $1.8M in weed fees for homeless services

Business 05/22/19, 13:58

Las Vegas-area officials will use nearly $1.8 million from marijuana business license fees to fund programs addressing homelessness.Clark County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to direct funding to HELP of Southern Nevada and to a rapid rehousing program.The Help organization will receive nearly $856,000 to add 76 beds at the Shannon ...

Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

U.S. 05/21/19, 18:56

Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.Democrats in the Assembly passed the bill in largely party-line vote on Tuesday, the same day protesters ...

Some in rural Nevada see benefits in nuclear repository plan

Enviroment 05/17/19, 13:22

Elected officials in rural Nye County say they support moving forward with a long-studied but mothballed national nuclear waste repository in Nevada, unlike their counterparts in urban Las Vegas, approximately 90 miles away. But the Las Vegas Sun reports that residents who live close to Yucca Mountain are split on whether ...

MGM Resorts reports ‘possible’ Vegas shooting settlement

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:32

Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history."The company believes it is reasonably possible that a settlement will be reached" by next May, ...

Jury deliberating fate of Nevada death row inmate

California 05/16/19, 15:22

A jury began deliberating Thursday whether to reorder the execution of a three-time murderer who's been on Nevada's death row for 34 years.Defense lawyers told the jury in Reno that 67-year-old Tracy Petrocelli should spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole after a U.S. ...

Late-season storm brings snow, rain to California

California 05/16/19, 12:56

Slopes of the Sierra Nevada sported fresh powder Thursday as a late-spring storm with a winter-like potency moved through California, adding to snowpack and rainfall accumulations that were already well above normal.Four hikers caught in the elements were rescued on the far north's Redwood Coast and two people trapped on ...

Lawsuit: Bus driver was sick, tired before fatal Utah crash

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:45

A Greyhound driver who authorities say fell asleep before the bus careened off a road in the Utah desert two years ago was tired, sick and should never have been behind the wheel, according to a new lawsuit over the crash that killed one person and injured 12 others.Bus driver ...

Supreme Court says 1 state can’t be sued in another’s courts

U.S. 05/13/19, 11:50

The Supreme Court decided Monday that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another, overruling a 40-year precedent and perhaps, foreshadowing an argument over the viability of other high court decisions.The outcome left one dissenting justice wondering "which cases the court will overrule next."The justices divided 5-4 ...

Booker plays up Vegas connection in crucial Nevada caucus

2022 Campaign 05/12/19, 11:27

As Democratic presidential hopefuls hit the ground to woo voters in the early voting state of Nevada, many are touting how closely their home states align with the fast-growing tourist mecca. Few, though, can say it's where they stop for mom's home cooking. Cory Booker rose to national fame as a ...

Pot businesses press for Nevada to redo licensing process

Business 05/08/19, 17:43

Two marijuana businesses that were turned down when Nevada awarded recreational dispensary licenses say the state improperly used a temporarily employment service to screen hundreds of applicants.The claim is contained in a court filing Monday in a lawsuit involving Las Vegas pot retailers Planet 13 and The Dispensary. They say ...

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