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Anti-Waste Panel Outlines Proposals

Posted: 08/21/2008 - A panel formed by Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons to reduce government waste has come up with a tentative list of suggestions, including some consolidation of state agency duties and closure of a Washington, D.C., lobbying office.

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Ban on Cell Phones in Sports Books Lifted

Posted: 08/21/2008 - A decade-old ban on use of cell phones and other electronic devices inside Nevada sports books was lifted for one year on Thursday by the state Gaming Commission.

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Nevada Regents Request Increased Spending

Posted: 08/21/2008 - The Nevada Board of Regents has approved a budget request that asks for increases to higher education funding, rather than the 14 percent cut the governor has sought.

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Nevada PUC Taking a Look at Rented Solar Panels

Updated: 08/21/2008 - Nevada utility regulators are going to study whether homeowners, small businesses and schools can rent, rather than buy, solar panels to generate electricity.

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Drug Agents Seize 3,000 Pot Plants

Updated: 08/21/2008 - A Nevada pot farmer is out an estimated one million dollars, after drug agents cut down a three-thousand plant marijuana farm. Detectives say the drugs most likely would have been distributed on our streets, maybe even to our children.

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U.N.R. Police Sergeant Charged

Updated: 08/21/2008 - A police sergeant at the University of Nevada, Reno who has accused the department chief of misconduct now faces criminal charges for allegedly registering his pickup in Idaho to avoid higher in-state fees.

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Body Recovered From Lahontan

Updated: 08/21/2008 - An investigation is under way into the discovery of a body in a car submerged in the Lahontan Reservoir west of Fallon.

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Jobless claims fall for second straight week

Updated: 08/21/2008 - The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, the second straight drop from a six-year high, according to government data released Thursday.

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Insurance Commissioner Serves Longest Term

Updated: 08/21/2008 - Nevada insurance commissioner serves 13-years in office. The longest in Nevada history, yet most residents don't know what she does.

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Bear Poacher Wanted in Tahoe

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Wildlife investigators are looking for a poacher tonight, suspected of stealing bear body parts from a 250-pound piece of roadkill. It happened early Tuesday morning on highway 89, just a few miles south of Truckee.

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Report: Nevada Pension Fund OK

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Nevada's 140,000-member government pension system lost money on its investments last fiscal year, but performed better than most public retirement systems, the system's investment counselor says.

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Nevada Officials Cut Some Welfare Benefits, Retain Others

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Nevada welfare officials, facing shrinking funds and growing caseloads, adopted one benefit-limiting plan but sidelined others after being urged by advocates for the poor to avoid steps that could hurt children.

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Washoe County Wants Construction Firm to Pay Costs 2007

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The Washoe County Commission wants a construction company to pay a $1 million fire-fighting bill for a blaze that started by sparks from grinding equipment and burned 2,700 acres in the hills west of Reno last summer.

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Minor Plane Crash

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Rescue crews are on the scene of what appears to be a minor plane crash incident at Reno-Stead Airport. Officials at the scene a reporting that the pilot of the single-engine aircraft was not injured. The report of the crash or crash landing came in around 1:15 p.m. There is no word on what caused the mishap.

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Court Hears Petition Appeals

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The state Supreme Court was urged Wednesday to overturn a lower court judge and let Nevadans vote in November on three ballot proposals backed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. owner Sheldon Adelson.

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