The advancing 58,000-acre Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe, which crossed into Nevada from California on Wednesday, prompted Douglas County officials and Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday to declare a state of emergency.
Based in Reno, Bill Dentzer covers government and politics and related state news out of the Review-Journal’s capital bureau in Carson City. He joined the RJ in October 2018 after similar assignments at the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and the Idaho Statesman in Boise. He earlier covered state and local government in his home state of New York, where he graduated from Hamilton College.
Plans for what would have been the largest solar installation in Nevada have been withdrawn by the sponsor, the Bureau of Land Management confirmed Thursday.
But the new state police union was rebuffed in its attempt to limit public and administrative review of body camera footage.
The survey of Nevada voters gave the governor better marks for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s economy and slightly lower marks on race relations.
A Douglas County town and regional Native American tribe have announced a “collaborative agreement” that will allow the sounding of the town’s one-time racist municipal siren, a signal since recast as a latter-day tribute to first responders.
Two-time Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo outlined his campaign platform in a sit-down interview with the Review-Journal, pledging not to raise taxes and to defend the Second Amendment.
Nevada has paid $175,000 to cover plaintiffs’ attorney fees in a lawsuit brought by a Dayton church last year that challenged an attendance limit on in-person worship services the state imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The state’s $2.7 billion share of American Rescue Plan funds to respond to COVID-19 pandemic impacts is officially in the bank following action Tuesday by a legislative committee.
More than half of all bills and resolutions introduced in the 2021 Legislature failed to pass. Here’s a few of them.
Lawmakers passed some 565 bills in the 2021 session, from expanding voting procedures and decriminalizing speeding tickets to banning certain types of weapons without serial numbers and raising taxes on the mining industry to fund education.
The 2021 Nevada Legislature’s signature heavy lift, a rewrite of taxes on the mining industry to channel more money to education, passed both houses on the last day of session Monday.
Lawmakers completed votes Sunday establishing publicly managed private health insurance options for lower-income individuals on the second-to-last day of the session.
A publicly-managed, privately-contracted lower-cost health care plan to help cut Nevada’s stubbornly high uninsured rate moved toward final approvals on Saturday.
Bills setting K-12 school funding, strengthening casino gun bans and helping laid off hospitality workers get their pre-pandemic jobs back were among measures moving a step closer to final passage Wednesday with action in the Senate and Assembly.