Attorney: Witness tampering in NV police sex case
RENO — An attorney for a woman suing a Nevada police department over a former officer’s conduct has asked a federal judge to stop what the lawyer says is witness tampering by the Reno city attorney’s office. Court papers filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court contend a deputy city attorney sent an e-mail to officers warning them against speaking about the civil lawsuit to attorney Scott Freeman, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported. Freeman r...
Ensign to hold town hall at UNR to discuss economy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. John Ensign, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, plans to host a public town hall meeting to address the fiscal and economic crisis. This is an opportunity for Ensign not only to share his concerns but also to hear from Nevadans about their concerns and their solutions. The town hall will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the third floor theater of the Joe Crowley Student at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Storms dump 4-9 feet of snow in Sierra Nevada
RENO — The latest in a string of powerful storms dropped heavy snow Friday in the Sierra Nevada and set up ski resorts for a busy Presidents Day weekend, but it also caused more traffic delays and school closures. The Alpine Meadows ski resort just north of Lake Tahoe reported up to 4 feet of new snow over a 24-hour period ending Friday morning, for a total of as much as 9 feet of snow since the storms began Monday. Most other Sierra resorts r...
Nevada counties describe budget woes
CARSON CITY — Nevada's budget woes have trickled down to make the upcoming year a wrenching one for cities and the state's 17 counties. Washoe County is projecting a $12 million drop in property tax revenue to its general fund in the fiscal year beginning July 1, and Clark County expects at least a $30 million drop, the third year of decline. Jeff Fontaine of the Nevada Association of Counties described the economic decline as "a perfect storm...
Man opens fire on girlfriend along Vegas freeway
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fight in a moving vehicle ended in gunfire after a man shot his female acquaintance and was then shot by officers on a bustling freeway near the Las Vegas Strip, police said. Las Vegas police Lt. Lewis Roberts said the alleged gunman and woman were in critical condition after the Thursday afternoon shooting near an exit on Interstate 15. The couple was riding in a red sports utility vehicle with two male friends when the gun...
Local Planned Parenthood administrators are worried about a proposed House bill that could strip the organization’s funding
Bill would repeal NV minimum wage law
CARSON CITY — Critics of Nevada’s minimum wage law argued Wednesday that the voter-approved mandate has had unintended consequences in the down economy and should be repealed, or at least re-opened for public debate. Senate Joint Resolution 2, introduced by Sen. Joe Hardy, R-Boulder City, is a constitutional amendment to repeal the law overwhelming adopted by voters in 2004 and 2006. That measure sets Nevada’s minimum wage at $1 above the fede...
Foot of snow at Tahoe; another storm on the way
RENO — A Sierra storm that dumped a foot of snow at Lake Tahoe is moving across western Nevada but forecasters say another one is on its way Thursday and Friday. A winter storm warning remained in effect until 10 p.m. at Tahoe, where most schools were canceled Wednesday. The Mount Rose ski resort reported 15 inches of new snow overnight. About 4 inches fell in Reno and up to 6 inches in the surrounding foothills. Chains or snow tires are requi...