Presidential candidates join Nevada’s nuclear waste fight

Politics 05/03/19, 14:09

Nevada's long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted the state against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls is joining the early voting state's cause. Last year, Nevada's two senators were the only sponsors of ...

Update: Miss USA pageant cut to 15 contestants

Entertainment 05/02/19, 19:42

The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT):5:35 p.m.The field of 51 contestants at the Miss USA pageant has been cut to 15.FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage ...

UNLV received secret $25M gift from Vegas mogul Kerkorian

U.S. 05/01/19, 18:15

UNLV received a secret donation of $25 million from a Las Vegas casino builder and movie studio owner.The estate of Kirk Kerkorian anonymously donated the funds to the Nevada university's medical school following his death in 2015, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday.Kerkorian built the original MGM Grand Hotel and ...

Casino panel hopes record $35M Wynn fine serves as deterrent

U.S. 05/01/19, 15:05

Massachusetts regulators say the record $35.5 million in fines imposed on Wynn Resorts and its CEO are meant to serve as a deterrent as the state's casino industry takes shape.State Gaming Commission Chair Cathy Judd-Stein said Wednesday she's confident the panel struck the right balance in fining the company.Casino experts ...

Wynn Resorts fined $35M for misconduct allegations response

U.S. 04/30/19, 19:37

Gambling regulators in Massachusetts on Tuesday levied a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts but allowed the company to keep its state casino license and open its Boston-area resort as planned after executives failed to disclose years of allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn.The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ...

Energy Department says it will remove plutonium from Nevada

U.S. 04/30/19, 18:53

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pledging to expedite the removal of weapons-grade plutonium secretly hauled to Nevada last year as the state and Trump administration remain locked in a court battle about whether the shipment was legal. The Energy Department intends to start removing the highly radioactive material in 2021 ...

O’Rourke might halt new oil and gas drilling on federal land

2022 Campaign 04/25/19, 21:00

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Thursday he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change. The Democratic presidential hopeful told reporters while campaigning in Nevada on Thursday the nation needs to rethink how ...

Update: O’Rourke might halt new drilling on US lands

Texas 04/25/19, 19:01

The Latest on Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke campaigning in northern Nevada (all times local, PDT):5:00 p.m.Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke says he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change.The Democratic presidential ...

New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020

Sports 04/24/19, 11:54

New Jersey's governor says his state could be the top sports betting market in the nation as soon as next year.Speaking Wednesday at the Betting On Sports America conference, Democrat Phil Murphy predicted New Jersey's fast growing sports betting market could surpass that of Nevada by next year.In the 10 ...

Democrat says he’ll take Trump-like path to presidency

U.S. 04/24/19, 01:29

Democrat Andrew Yang understands he's unknown to much of America. But the political newcomer said he'll ride what seems like an improbable path to the White House just like President Donald Trump. Yang, an entrepreneur who is generating buzz with his signature proposal for universal basic income, is banking on a ...

Biologist study finds mercury in predator peregrine falcons

Science 04/21/19, 10:32

A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination.The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, state Department of Wildlife biologist Joe Barnes told the ...

Rural Nevada creating a virtual presidential campaign trail

Politics 04/19/19, 11:50

Democrat Kimi Cole is tired of excuses from presidential candidates who say it's too expensive and time-consuming to visit areas of rural Nevada like her town of Minden, population 3,400. To get there from Washington, D.C., however, would likely mean at least a seven-hour, multi-stop flight to Reno, followed by an ...

Reno’s 1872 time capsule includes California Gold Rush lore

California 04/16/19, 18:03

Artifacts recovered from an 1872 time capsule stashed in the cornerstone of a demolished Masonic lodge in Reno include silver dollars minted in Carson City and San Francisco, and a piece of wood from Sutter's Mill where the discovery of gold sparked the California Gold Rush. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, leaders ...

Gun control group targets Nevada sheriffs over new law

U.S. 04/16/19, 15:15

A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a "Second Amendment sanctuary" drive.The Brady advocacy group said it believes gun rights advocates improperly orchestrated resolutions by rural ...

Nevada moving closer to unveiling who gets to sell legal pot

U.S. 04/14/19, 10:48

Nevada faces complaints about secrecy in awarding licenses to sell marijuana in the state's booming legal marketplace, boiling over into lawsuits and legislation that appear poised to pry open the process.Several companies have sued the state tax department, arguing that no one knows for sure the criteria officials use to ...

Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016

Politics 04/13/19, 13:03

President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one better. As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it's exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, aiming to keep divided Democrats on ...

US agency reconsidering status of bistate sage grouse

California 04/12/19, 18:58

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is revising its plans to protect a type of imperiled game bird found only along the California-Nevada line after a federal judge struck down its earlier decision to rescind a proposal to list it as threatened. The agency announced late Thursday it will reopen the ...

Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Basketball 04/11/19, 20:39

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another.Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas.Alford is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference"There is no better coach than Steve Alford to continue the rise of Nevada basketball ...

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