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Cegavske says tax hikes will stay on Nevada ballot

Cegavske maintains state law requires she include measures that propose raising taxes.

JoAnne Skelly: Scary bugs

I have occasionally found some scary-looking bugs inside the house, usually on screens. These are fairly large, fierce-looking creatures called leaffooted bugs with leaf-like bits on their hind legs. They can be ¾ to 1-inch in length, which you have to admit is daunting. They are strong fliers and when something that big flies near your face, it’s startling!

Local college student in end-stage kidney failure seeking transplant donor

Former Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center registered nurse Masha Zelenin is asking the community’s help for her son, 19, who is in need of a kidney transplant as soon as possible.

New SBA loan rules a ‘huge benefit for borrowers’

Like most small business owners, Tim and Katie Hall, owners of Silver Bear Swim School, wished they had the ability to buy a building they operate in rather than continue to pump out rent money.

Lyon County investigating human remains found in a burned car

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is investigating human remains found in a burned out car on Sunday morning. According to a press release, at 8:42 a.m. deputies responded to an area on Gallagher Pass in Smith Valley where they found a burned out car and the remains.

Interior released $348 million for Nevada projects

The Department of the Interior has released $348 million for 62 projects throughout Nevada and the Tahoe Basin. The projects range from habitat conservation, wildfire prevention, recreation improvements and sensitive land acquisition.

Hydropower decline adds strain to power grids in drought

After water levels at a California dam fell to historic lows this summer, the main hydropower plant it feeds was shut down. At the Hoover Dam in Nevada — one of the country's biggest hydropower generators — production is down by 25%. If extreme drought persists, federal officials say a dam in Arizona could stop producing electricity in coming years.

Overdose deaths up sharply in Nevada

State health officials say despite the availability of treatment programs, accidental drug overdose deaths continue to increase in Nevada.

First Nevada pot dispensary on Idaho line cleared to open

The first Nevada marijuana dispensary on the Idaho border has been cleared to open in the rural Elko County town of Jackpot.

Defendant gets new sentencing in DUI reckless driving conviction

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new sentencing hearing for a man convicted of reckless driving in a crash that left two dead.

National Federation of Republican Women recognizes Fernley Club for achievement

The National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the country.

Cortez Masto announces $1.4 million community policing grants

Funds will provide $1.25 million to the Nevada System of Higher Education to fund a regional de-escalation training center.

Justice awards Nevada $22 million for victims and public safety

The funding will help protect victim legal rights and get survivors on the road to recovery.

Nevada lawmakers plan for once-in-a-decade redistricting

Nevada lawmakers tasked with planning for the state's redistricting and reapportionment process convened for the first time on Thursday and designed a plan to seek public input and use mapping tools to redraw the state's political maps.

Nevada U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen defends abortion rights

Abortion opponents see an opportunity for the conservative-leaning high court to overturn Roe v. Wade.