Nevada Sen. John Ensign announces resignation
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Sen. John Ensign announced Thursday he will resign amid an ethics investigation, insisting he's done nothing wrong but saying he could no longer subject his family and constituents to further investigation. Ensign said in a statement that he will send Vice President Joe Biden a letter Friday making the resignation official. "While I stand behind my firm belief that I have not violated any law, rule, or standard of condu...
Sierra Fire Protection District to conduct drill
RENO — Sierra Fire Protection District (SFPD) is holding an evacuation drill on April 30 for the areas of the Galena Forest Estates, St. James Village, Rolling Hills, Monteux, Arrowcreek and Rock Farm Road. This area has more than 3,700 residents off the Mt. Rose Highway and Joy Lake Road. At 9:30 a.m. the evacuation drill of the Mt. Rose area will start. The drill will have a reported wildland fire in the St. James Village area moving toward ...
Nevada GOP chairman enters House race
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada GOP Chairman Mark Amodei has entered the U.S. House race to replace Rep. Dean Heller. The former state senator told the Las Vegas Review-Journal Wednesday that he would seek the seat. He could not immediately be reached for comment. Republican National Committee representative Heidi Smith confirmed to The Associated Press that Amodei will make a formal announcement later this week. Amodei's entry marks the start of what...