Nevada revisits legalizing physician-assisted suicide

Health 02/25/19, 20:23

Nevada lawmakers are once again considering legislation to allow terminal patients to kill themselves with medication prescribed by a doctor.Republican lawmakers raised questions over patient safeguards and patient competency and coercion, among other specifics in the Democrat-backed legislation. The measure heard in a Senate committee on Monday would make Nevada ...

Strong winds, snowy weather hit West Coast

U.S. 02/25/19, 19:24

A fierce winter storm packing winds in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) and predicted to bring as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow to the Sierra Nevada barreled into the West Coast on Monday, toppling trucks, triggering power outages and temporarily closing the major highway near Reno. Up ...

Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

Politics 02/23/19, 19:32

Democrat Sherrod Brown is bringing his pro-worker message to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what's considered Nevada's most powerful labor union. The U.S. senator from Ohio is eyeing a run for the White House in 2020 and said Saturday that if he runs, he'll be the most pro-union ...

Winter storm brings record snowfall to parts of Arizona

U.S. 02/22/19, 01:12

A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts.The Clark County School District in southern Nevada, the nation's fifth-largest, is canceling classes Friday because of the weather. In ...

San Diego State stuns Caroline, No. 6 Nevada 65-57

Sports 02/21/19, 01:25

Jeremy Hemsley and Devin Watson scored 15 points apiece for San Diego State, which shut down Jordan Caroline and stunned cold-shooting No. 6 Nevada 65-57 Wednesday night, beating the Wolf Pack for the third straight time.Jalen McDaniels added 10 points for SDSU (17-9, 9-4 Mountain West), which won for the ...

Tomatoes, tilapia farmed in circle-of-life Nevada greenhouse

Business 02/18/19, 18:41

In a sprawling greenhouse in the northern Nevada desert, tilapia and tomatoes are being farmed in a circle-of-life partnership.The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Dayton Valley Aquaponics uses a supermarket-sized building on land where cattle used to graze to grow tomatoes using fish waste nutrients while leaving cleansed water to recycle ...

Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop

Politics 02/17/19, 20:50

Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago. The Massachusetts senator spoke ...

Warren returns to Nevada, heart of 2008 economic crisis

Politics 02/16/19, 11:19

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who made her name as a consumer advocate following the 2008 financial crisis, will make her first appearance Sunday as a presidential candidate in Las Vegas, the boom-and-bust town that made Nevada the epicenter of the country's foreclosure crisis. The Massachusetts senator is trying to distinguish herself from ...

Update: Arias accused of misconduct in Reno in 1998

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:47

The Latest on accusations of sexual misconduct against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias (all times local):1 p.m.The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the sixth woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual ...

Double duty: Senators juggle presidential bids and day jobs

Politics 02/13/19, 17:40

Fresh off jumping into the 2020 presidential race, Sen. Elizabeth Warren had plans to meet voters in Las Vegas. The only problem: a government shutdown roiling Washington. The Massachusetts Democrat had to decide whether to keep her plans in a critical early voting state or stay in Washington in case her ...

New storm brings more rain and snow to the West

U.S. 02/13/19, 16:51

More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars.The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of moisture stretching across the Pacific Ocean ...

Nevada woman is the 6th to accuse Arias of sexual misconduct

America 02/13/19, 16:12

The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the latest woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.Carina Black said in an interview this week that Arias boxed her against a wall inside an ...

Police: Torn letters key to 1986 killing of boy in Nevada

U.S. 02/11/19, 22:54

Piecing together torn-up jailhouse letters found in dormant files involving the 1986 disappearance of a 3-year-old boy in Nevada yielded a possible confession that led to the arrest of his mother in Florida on a murder warrant, authorities said Monday.North Las Vegas Police Chief Pamela Ojeda said the key to ...

Fire chief wants changes in wake of Las Vegas mass shooting

U.S. 02/09/19, 12:18

A Las Vegas-area fire chief who warned lawmakers months before a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival that Nevada should bolster its emergency management planning says he wants to bypass state lawmakers to get changes made.Six months before the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that ...

Japanese Startups Showcased Innovative Technologies That Empower Consumers to Solve Societal Challenges at CES 2019

Tech 02/05/19, 12:31

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2019--CES 2019, recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8-11, represented the first time the Government of Japan showcased its innovative startups and their groundbreaking solutions to a global technology audience of more than 188,000 people. This featured Japan’s recent change in business innovation environment; more ...

Update: Less money bet on Super Bowl at Nevada casinos

Sports 02/04/19, 19:36

The Latest on legal betting action on Super Bowl 53 (all times local):4 p.m.Regulators say gamblers in Nevada bet less money on the Super Bowl this year.Unaudited tallies released Monday by state gambling regulators show people wagered roughly $145.94 million on the big game at Nevada's 200 sportsbooks. That's about ...

Vegas artist sues Ariana Grande over ‘God is a Woman’ image

Entertainment 02/04/19, 18:53

A Las Vegas artist is suing pop music star Ariana Grande, alleging federal copyright infringement over an image of a woman in a candle flame in the pop star's widely-viewed "God is a Woman" music video.Representatives for Grande did not immediately respond Monday to messages about the lawsuit filed Thursday ...

Fans bet on Super Bowl in multiple states for the first time

Sports 02/03/19, 21:21

Football fans are betting legally on the Super Bowl from states other than Nevada for the first time this year.Sunday's big game is the first major sporting event for sportsbooks in a handful of states that opened after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on sports betting last ...

Update: Blizzard, avalanche warnings for California

California 02/03/19, 17:37

The Latest on the winter storm hitting California (all times local):12 p.m.A forecast of more snow and intense winds in the Sierra Nevada mountains has prompted authorities to issue blizzard and avalanche warnings and say that conditions could become "life-threatening."In this photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain shows a winter storm ...

More snow, winds prompt warnings in California mountains

U.S. 02/03/19, 16:42

A forecast of more intense snowfall and powerful winds in the Sierra Nevada has prompted authorities to issue blizzard and avalanche warnings on Sunday and say that conditions in the mountains could become "life-threatening."A winter storm sweeping across California and Nevada has dumped as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) ...

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