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    Nevada Expects To Spend More On Medicaid Than Planned

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    (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.

  • Keith Srakocic / AP

    Nevada Unemployment Rate Drops Below 7 Percent

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    (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.

  • Eddie Sanderson Photography / AP / File

    Firefighters Continue To Make Progress On Washington Fire

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    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.

  • Richard Harvey

    Washington Fire Spreads Away From Markleeville

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    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.

  • Lance Iversen / AP

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Signs Broad Anti-Bullying Bill

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    (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.

  • Ky Plaskon / Capital Public Radio

    Square Dancing May Become Nevada's Official Dance

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    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.

  • Paul Sakuma / File / AP

    Tesla Factory Boosts Nevada Population Forecast

    Thursday, October 09, 2014

    (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.

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    Nevada Offers Tesla Up To $1.3B For Battery Plant

    Thursday, September 04, 2014

    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.

  • Morry Gash / AP

    California Chrome Made 5-2 Derby Favorite

    Thursday, May 01, 2014

    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.

  • Nevada Board Delays Vote On Special Enrollment

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    (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.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Drought Impacts Fish In Northern Nevada

    Friday, February 21, 2014

    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.

  • Scott Sonner / Associated Press

    Thousands Of Fish Dead In Sparks Marina

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    (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.

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