Reid: End DUI phone app use
Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid sent a letter asking Google, Blackberry and Apple to stop offering phone applications that tell users where DUI checkpoints are taking place, saying the apps allow people to drive drunk.
Crews in Calif. work to open roads, repair damage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews along California's Central Coast worked Friday to reopen a highway through the Big Sur area and repair damage from a flood that forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, as the region got a respite from a powerful storm that brought heavy wind and rain. Residents in the 45-unit Pacific Cove Mobile Home Park in Santa Cruz County were ordered to evacuate on Thursday when a failed drainage pipe tore a roughly 15-by-1...
Economist: Nev. can gain millions with online poker
An economist says ailing Nevada stands to gain millions in tax revenue if it regulates and develops the multibillion-dollar online poker industry, but detractors — including some of the most powerful Las Vegas casinos — called the bill on the table premature and said it could chew away at brick-and-mortar businesses.
Ex-aide to Sen. Ensign indicted in lobbying case
Nevada Sen. John Ensign’s former administrative assistant, whose wife had an affair with the senator, was indicted Thursday for allegedly lobbying Ensign and his staff in violation of federal conflict of interest laws. Douglas Hampton is charged in connection with lobbying he did on behalf of a Las Vegas airline company and an energy company.
Debate heats up over HAN
Hot August Nights organizers want support from the city of Reno, but some city council members worry about losing their investment if the event is moved out of northern Nevada.
Man sentenced to life in rape case
A 17-time felon and admitted rapist was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 100 years on Wednesday for the sexual assault and robbing of a Sparks woman in March 2010.
NATO ships patrol sea as Gadafi forces roll back
BENGHAZI, Libya — NATO ships patrolled off Libya’s coast Wednesday as airstrikes, missiles and energized rebels forced Moammar Gadhafi’s tanks to roll back from two key western cities, including one that was the hometown of army officers who tried to overthrow him in 1993. Libya’s opposition took haphazard steps to form a government in the east, as they and the U.S.-led force protecting them girded for prolonged and costly fighting. Despite di...
Consolidation proceeds between Reno, Washoe
Consolidating business permitting and licensing practices has now been added to a growing list of shared-service initiatives being sought by the governments of Reno and Washoe County in order to improve efficiency and cut costs in a time of record budget deficits.