Berkley to seek US Senate seat representing Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rep. Shelley Berkley, a seven-term Democrat from Las Vegas, said Thursday she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by embattled Nevada Republican John Ensign. Berkley wasted no time taking jabs at her likely GOP opponent Dean Heller while emphasizing the state's need for jobs. Berkley and Heller, a northern Nevada congressman, each easily won re-election in November. They've been considered the favorites to replace ...
FAA tries to quell sleeping controller controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Publicly fuming, the FAA chief collected Thursday the resignation of the head of the U.S. air traffic system, doubled controller staffing at more than two dozen airports and ordered a sweeping review of the entire system that ensures planes fly safely, as the government sought to reassure the public that air travel is safe despite at least four instances of controllers sleeping on the job. But present and former controllers t...
National Tattoo Association members gather in Sparks to share talents, raise awareness of the art form
Nevada lawmakers shake up budget process
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Legislative leaders Monday announced they will take the most contentious budgets to the Senate and Assembly floors in a decision they say will move the process from behind closed doors into the public arena. Lawmakers not on the Assembly Ways and Means or Senate Finance committees will also receive full reports on smaller budgets that will still be approved at the committee or subcommittee level. Senate Majority Leader...