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3 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

Overseas trips cut for Nevada agriculture officials

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee refused Wednesday to allow the state Department of Agriculture to use part of its savings to join the Governor's Office on Economic Development on overseas trade missions.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Nevada Government

7 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Joey Chestnut wins 8th Sparks Nugget rib title

Joey Chestnut, the world-record holder at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest in New York, has extended his stranglehold on the eating championship at Nevada's Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off as well.


11 hrs ago | Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada gaming revenue up slightly in July

Nevada gaming revenue increased less than 1 percent in July, ending fears the market might be off after a June in which the state's casino industry reported its largest monthly spike of the year.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Clark County, NV, North Las Vegas, NV

14 hrs ago |

Therea s blame to go around

According to Nevada's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dale Erquiaga, "The truth is even worse than the statistics would have you believe."


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

18 hrs ago | Politico

Will Harry Reid run?

Forty years ago, a relatively unknown youngster had fought his way to a slight advantage over Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nevada Government, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Kansas lands in middle of best-worst states for workplace gender equality

There is an equal ratio of women and men who earn minimum wage in Kansas. It is one the few states in which women do not make up the majority of minimum wage workers, according to a WalletHub analysis of 2014's Best and Worst States for Women's Equality.


Related Topix: New York, Nevada Government, Utah Government, Utah


Nevada Sales Tax up 4.7 Percent from Last Year

Nevada's taxable sales rose 4.7 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago, led by an 8 percent gain in Clark County and a 7.3 percent increase in Washoe County.


Related Topix: Clark County, NV, Washoe County, NV, Storey County, NV


Fire Restrictions to be Lifted September 2nd

The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Office, the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest , U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service , Bureau of Indian Affairs , and the Nevada Division of Forestry announce the lifting of fire restrictions that have been in place since May 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Governor's office announces drone donation for education

As such, one of the first steps of this collaboration is DJI's donation of various Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platforms to the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems to help further develop the education pipeline for the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry in Nevada.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Nevada Government

Las Vegas Review Journal

K-12 success hinges on collaboration of business community, educators

The state of Nevada is facing an education crisis. Anyone who has lived in this state for any length of time knows this.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Graham Leader

New York meat truck driver charged in stinky spill

State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill.


Related Topix: New York, Burning Man, Arts, Nevada Government

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert.


Related Topix: Burning Man, Arts, Nevada Government, Texas

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Nevada prison inmate dies in apparent suicide

Van Hook, 40, was unresponsive when found in his cell, and the prison staff failed to resuscitate him, according to a press release from the Nevada Department of Corrections.


Related Topix: Nevada Government


Nevada activists protest Missouri police shooting

Theresa Navarro, chairwoman of Progressive Leadership of Nevada, passes through security with Nevada leaders of the NAACP at the U.S. attorney's office in Reno, Nev., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, to deliver a letter calling for the firing of the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown in Missouri and urging Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a ... (more)


Related Topix: Nevada Government

Cybercast News Service

Sen. Harry Reid Apologizes for Saying the 'Wrong Thing' About Asians

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has apologized for his comments on Asians that were "in extremely poor taste," he later admitted.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nevada Government

RGT Online

Inside Gaming: Titus's bill would repeal handle tax

CG Technology CEO Lee Amaitis wanted to know the whereabouts of about $9 million that Nevada sportsbook operators paid to the federal government last year through a tax on all sports wagers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Dina Titus, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nevada Government

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Coalition aims to toughen up gun laws in Nevada

Sue Meuschke is the executive director of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, which coordinates the efforts of 15 domestic violence organizations that serve all 17 Nevada counties.


Related Topix: Nevada Government, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Guns, Criminal Defense Law

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Reno Gazette-Journal

Two sides debate margins tax

Two sides debate margins tax Healthy Communities Coalition hosts debate as part of August meeting.


Related Topix: Lyon County, NV, Storey County, NV, Sparks, NV

The Las Vegas Sun

Regents' OK is 'huge step' toward UNLV getting a medical school

The fate of UNLV's proposed medical school will now rest in the hands of Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Legislature.


Related Topix: US Governors, Brian Sandoval, University of Nevada-Reno


Oh Jeez: Harry Reid Told Some Asian Jokes | Matt Vespa

Sen. Harry Reid is continuing his odd habit of providing racial commentaries. It seems that Asians were the next demographic on his list, where his speech to the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce included some awkward jokes about Asian-Americans [emphasis mine]: I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Asian-American, Nevada Government, Brian Sandoval, US Governors


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