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law argued Wednesday that the voter-approved mandate has had unintended consequences in the down economy and should be repealed, or at least re-opened for public debate.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...
Construction will soon commence on a new transmission line extending from Idaho to southern Nevada.
Bighorns’ Bruno rallies Reno residents’ support
The Reno Bighorns mascot, Bruno, is holding a rooftop rally at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The mission is to raise money for the Autism Coalition of Nevada (ACON). This is a nonprofit organization comprised of various autism advocacy organizations, agencies and professionals who serve Nevadans with autism spectrum disorder throughout the state.
Poll shows support for raising taxes
Support is at an "all-time high" to raise taxes to address Nevada's budget crisis, according to a new poll released Tuesday. But the same survey said 52 percent believe raising taxes or fees on businesses would harm attempts to diversify Nevada's economy and lead to more job losses, an argument championed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
School bill would punch hole in Nevada budget
Gov. Brian Sandoval swiftly denounced a bill Tuesday that would allow school districts to use bond reserve money to fund school improvements, saying it's a budget buster that would leave a gaping hole in his spending plan.
Nevada leaders meet with high-tech industry
CARSON CITY — Having a skilled worked force and a business friendly tax climate are both key to luring high tech industries to Nevada, a state ravaged by record unemployment, bankruptcies and foreclosures, industry executives said Monday. Representatives of high-tech industries met with Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders in a discussion described as “unprecedented.” The gathering around a conference table piled with fruit and finger f...