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January 21, 2021

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  • Nevada National Guard to send troops to Biden's inauguration

    8 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada National Guard will send more than 200 troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20. The guard said in a statement Tuesday that the decision was ...

  • Nevada lawmaker resigns amid campaign finance investigation

    8 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada lawmaker resigned amid an investigation involving the use of campaign contributions that prompted law enforcement to raid his home in May. Las Vegas Assemblyman Alex Assefa tendered his resignation to Gov. Steve Sisolak ...

  • Rural Nevada GOP official's letter draws calls for FBI probe

    8 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s two U.S. senators have joined calls for an investigation of comments by the Republican Party chairman in rural Nye County that they warn could incite violence and insurrection against elected officials. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto ...

  • Trump, Pence and Reid react to death of Sheldon Adelson

    8 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson died Monday night at 87. Here are some reactions to his death: “Sheldon lived the true American dream. Sheldon was true to his family, his country, and all ...

  • Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87

    8 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, who rose from a modest start as the son of an immigrant taxi driver to become a billionaire Republican powerbroker with a casino empire and influence on international politics, has died. He was 87. ...

  • 5 CES Trends to Watch

    8 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas due to the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to ...

  • Elko homicide suspect in double shooting arrested in Sparks

    8 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A homicide suspect in a double shooting in Elko last week has been arrested in Sparks. Sparks police say federal agents from the U.S. Marshals Service, Reno police and Washoe County sheriff’s office joined in the ...

  • Leftover court bid to block Biden win in Nevada is dismissed

    8 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A leftover legal bid by a conservative former state lawmaker to block certification of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's win in Nevada has been dismissed. Joel Hansen, an attorney representing former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle and her ...

  • Nevada lawmaker resigns amid campaign finance investigation

    8 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada lawmaker resigned amid an investigation involving the use of campaign contributions that prompted law enforcement to raid his home in May. Las Vegas Assemblyman Alex Assefa tendered his resignation to Gov. Steve Sisolak ...

  • Raiders hire Gus Bradley as new defensive coordinator

    9 days ago

    (AP) The Las Vegas Raiders hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday with the task of turning around one of the league’s worst units. Coach Jon Gruden decided to bring on the experienced Bradley to fill the role Paul ...

  • 11 prescribed burns planned this week at Lake Tahoe

    9 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and its partners plan nearly a dozen prescribed fire operations around Lake Tahoe this week to help clear out underbrush that can fuel wildfires. The service says smoke may be visible from ...

  • New Allegiant flights from Jackson Hole to Reno, Las Vegas

    9 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allegiant Air has announced new non-stop air service between Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Reno and Las Vegas beginning in June. The new routes are among 21 the Las Vegas-based airline announced on Tuesday, including eight that ...

  • Majority of Douglas County Commission wants to slow growth

    9 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A majority of Douglas County commissioners are raising concerns about the impact of growth on local traffic and water supplies — and at least one wants to consider a moratorium on new building permits in the ...

  • Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

    9 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul, Republican mega-donor and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics, has died after a long ...

  • Nevada burglary suspect shot by police, in stable condition

    9 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A burglary suspect was shot by police during a foot pursuit in Henderson and is now in stable condition, authorities said. Henderson Police Capt. Kirk Moore told reporters after the shooting that detectives were conducting surveillance ...

  • Las Vegas Sands founder and CEO Adelson dies

    9 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has passed away at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma , the casino company announced Tuesday. At one point the ...

  • Nevada points finger at federal government for vaccine delay

    9 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Roughly two-thirds of the COVID-19 vaccines that Nevada has received from the federal government remain in vials. Only six states have administered less doses per capita than Nevada, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

  • The Latest: Nevada revises vaccination plan to step up shots

    9 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada is making changes to its distribution plan for coronavirus vaccines in an effort to get shots into residents’ arms more quickly. The state received its first vaccine shipment four weeks ago but has been struggling ...

  • Harry Reid: Democrats have no choice but to seek impeachment

    9 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says President Donald Trump's behavior gave House Democrats no choice but to move toward impeaching him a second time after the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol. “What he did ...

  • Raiders RB Josh Jacobs won't face DUI charge in Vegas crash

    9 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders player Josh Jacobs won't face a driving under the influence charge in his single-vehicle crash last week near McCarran International Airport, authorities said Monday. Blood test results showed Jacobs' blood-alcohol level did not ...

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