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The "well above-average" rain of the past three months in California has not brought any improvement to drought conditions in the state.
(AP) - Unemployment rates for Nevada's main metropolitan areas are up slightly, even though the overall state rate fell to a seven-year low.
(AP) - Nevada again ranked poorly in a national child welfare report, coming in dead last when it comes to education.
A new firefighting aircraft stationed in South Lake Tahoe gives crews another tool to battle wildfires in the region.
(AP) - More Nevadans than expected have enrolled in Medicaid after Gov. Brian Sandoval opted to expand eligibility, meaning the state will pay more than originally projected once the federal government starts scaling back its support.
(AP) - Tesla Motors is snapping up more land in northern Nevada as it continues to build its $5 billion gigafactory.
(AP) - Nevada's unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Wednesday that Nevada's jobless rate dropped to 6.9 percent in June.
(AP) - Nevada is about to move all its license-plate production out of the historic Carson City prison where it's been for nearly a century.
(AP) - Nevada officials including Gov. Brian Sandoval have approved more money to fend off a lawsuit that San Francisco filed over alleged psychiatric patient dumping.
Record summer heat has increased fire risk in California and the Western U.S. as drought conditions expand.
In the fourth year of drought in California, sales and use of "safe and sane" fireworks are restricted in some areas, allowed in others.
UPDATED: 6:45 p.m. - Containment has grown to 29 percent, and acreage burned to 17,622. Crews on the Washington Fire, three miles south of Markleeville, took advantage of light winds to increase containment.
UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire. As of late Thursday afternoon, containment stood at 15 percent. Crews remain focused on keeping the fire away from the community of Markleeville.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report released June 18 shows drought increased slightly in California and improved in Nevada.
(AP) - Nevada climate officials say that recent wet weather isn't significantly changing drought conditions throughout the state.
(AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law legislation creating millions of dollars in incentives to help combat Nevada's severe teacher shortage.
The latest update from government forecasters show the drought has expanded slightly in California despite rain in May.
Nevada lawmakers have wrapped up their legislative session for 2015. Insight gets a recap of the session from Las Vegas Sun's Kyle Roerink.
(AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law one of his key education initiatives aimed at cutting back school bullying. The Republican governor approved SB504 on Wednesday while surrounded by students at Carson Middle School.
(AP) - Nevada senators are reviving a bill that would dump Nevada's caucus system and replace it with a primary to choose presidential nominees.
(AP) - Bill language that would allow for ride-hailing companies such as Uber in Nevada is back after a similar proposal failed a Senate vote last month.
(AP) - A Nevada Assembly committee has passed a bill requiring laboratories to put dogs and cats up for adoption when they're done performing research on them.
There are just 38 days left in Nevada’s Legislative Session. A number of education-related bills remain on the agenda this session. They include new programs for low-income, disabled, gifted and talented students, and for English language learners.
Lawmakers in Nevada are considering a bill that would make square dancing the official state do-si-do. Supporters say the bill is a response to falling square dance participation.
After a record dry January in much of California, early February rains helped fill reservoirs but didn't add much to the Sierra Nevada snowpack.
The Nevada state health exchange is calling this year’s open enrollment a success, with nearly twice the number of enrollees in half the amount of time as last year.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor points to California's dwindling snowpack in its latest report.
Due to low snowpack levels in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the U.S. Forest Service is asking snowmobile users to ride in areas that have adequate snow coverage.
The warm, wet storm forecast for Northern California may not add significant snow to the Sierra Nevada snowpack due to above normal temperatures.
The University of Nevada, Reno needs 20 percent more resident housing than it has now.
The dry January has expanded the severity of drought in California and Nevada.
Transcript of Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's State of the State address, delivered Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in the Nevada Assembly Chambers.
Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Democratic leader of the Nevada Assembly, delivered the party's official response to Gov. Brian Sandoval's 2015 State of the State Address.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval took the oath of office for the second time Monday on the steps of the capitol. (Includes full transcript of inaugural address.)
(AP) - Nevada's demographer projects the state will have nearly 35,000 more residents in the year 2032 than it would have if it hadn't landed the Tesla Motors battery factory and another major business.
Smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County has prompted health advisories from air districts in Nevada and California.
During this week's Capitol Chat, Insight focuses in on the Nevada legislature.
(AP) - Nevada lawmakers approve incentives to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to state. UPDATED: 9:42 p.m.
The Nevada Assembly has passed the first of four bills being considered to benefit Tesla Motor Company as it proposes to build a battery factory east of Reno.
The Nevada Legislature is in special session to consider a package of tax credits and incentives intended to entice Tesla motor company to build a $5 billion battery factory east of Reno. UPDATED: 11 p.m.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking state legislators to approve tax breaks and other incentives worth up to $1.3 billion over 20 years to bring Tesla Motors' battery factory to the state.
Nearly 70,000 people are headed to the Nevada desert for the annual Burning Man festival, the largest event of its kind in the United States. UPDATE: 1 P.M.
Nevada is spending millions of dollars on a" mobile crisis center" to help kids in emergencies.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife has a new “family trap” for bears.
(AP) -- More Nevadans chose the "None of the above" option on their ballots over Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Goodman.
(AP) --Though turnout was light during Nevada's Primary Election, it was not the lowest in history. CapRadio has a roundup of results for state and Washoe County races.
Two have emerged from a crowded field of candidates in the race to be the next Reno mayor.
(AP) -- Nevada voters head to the polls in Tuesday's primary.
Congress has approved a $446 million flood project for the Reno area, but it's unclear where the funding for it will come from.
An anti-bullying video, that was shown at Sparks Middle School where a 12-year-old shooter went on a rampage, has been pulled by school district officials.
(AP) -- Anglers are being urged by Nevada State Department Wildlife officials to catch as many fish as they can at two reservoirs.
(AP) -- Police said they have ended their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deadly schoolyard shooting in Sparks, Nevada where a seventh-grader killed a teacher and wounded two classmates before taking his own life.
California Chrome, whose owners are from Yuba City and Wellington, Nev., has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 140th Kentucky Derby, with Hopportunity the second choice in the full field of 20 horses.
The City of Reno has a plan to pay off debt, nearly double it’s reserves and save jobs.
(AP) -- A proposed measure to legalize recreation marijuana in Nevada has been filed.
People who voted in a nationwide contest decided that the Downtown Reno Library has the coolest interior in the competition.
While many Americans who missed the window to buy health insurance this year will have to wait until November 15th if they reconsider, Nevadans will be able to buy coverage year round.
Boat inspection fees at Lake Tahoe are going up 30 percent this year as officials try to make up for a $100,000 shortfall.
Nevada insurance regulators are coming up with guidelines to make sure health insurance works for people – and they want your feedback.
Teachers, a student and business owners gathered on the steps of McKinley Park School in Downtown Reno to support the Education Initiative. It would impose a 2 percent tax on businesses that earn more than a million dollars a year.
Nevada is allowing an extra 60 days for people to sign up for coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange.
South Lake Tahoe’s City Manager says her number one priority is reducing the millions of dollars the city is spending on retiree healthcare and pensions.
(AP) -- Anyone who attempted to sign up for health insurance with Nevada's failed insurance exchange will have another 60 days to complete the process.
(AP) -- A Reno-based nonprofit organization plans to grow hops in Nevada's high desert climate.
(AP) -- The board overseeing Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange board has delayed a vote on whether to give people stuck in the system more time to complete enrollments.
UPDATE: In a 6-to-1 vote, City Council approved the proposed Catalyst Fund Reimbursement Agreement between the City of Reno, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and Garlock Printing.
Gambling with debit cards is now a reality in Nevada and will soon be in California.
The filing period for the race for Mayor in Reno officially opened Monday. More candidates than expected are already in the race.
(AP) -- Navy officials said Monday that a pilot was killed in a crash at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada.
The Lake Tahoe area has just recorded its wettest February in 14 years, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. But winter precipitation is still just above half of normal.
(AP) -- Officials with the Washoe County School District said newly required EpiPens have come in handy in two allergy incidents this month.
A ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court has excluded some well-known politicians from running for Mayor of Reno.
Drought conditions in northern Nevada are already having a dramatic impact on fish and fishery management. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is planning for less water in the Truckee River this summer and that means stocking fewer fish.
The federal government is putting some pieces in place so that people on public assistance can buy food at farmers' markets.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport hopes to increase the number of arriving flights with an incentive plan that would include more money from businesses.
One of Nevada’s largest employers has turned to students to provide technical support.
Human-bear conflicts on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe increased 110 percent last year over 2012. That’s according to a new report from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
(AP) -- State and wildlife officials are trying to determine why all the fish died in a Sparks marina -- a stocked fishery that has flourished since it was created east of Reno 14 years ago.
(AP) -- The "None of the above" option on Nevada statewide ballots will remain after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the national Republicans' challenge to it.
(AP) -- Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles officials say most of those applying for a driver authorization card have failed the written test.
There were long lines at some Nevada DMV offices yesterday -- and some even reached their daily driver testing limit.
(AP) -- Tens of thousands of Nevada immigrants living in the United States without legal permission will be able to get behind the wheel and travel the roads of the Silver State legally under a new law that takes effect with the new year.
An investigation has found that Nevada's primary hospital for mentally ill people has sent hundreds of patients out of Las Vegas on Greyhound buses in recent years.
A black bear was trapped early Thursday near Lakeridge Golf Course in Reno, making this the 39th bear the Nevada Department of Wildlife has handled since July 1.
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