Gov. Steve Sisolak has written to Nevada passengers aboard a cruise ship quarantined in California for COVID-19 advising that they will soon be coming home.
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.
The total number of coronavirus cases in state remains at 4. Health officials say they have not found evidence of any local transmission of the illness.
Washoe County health officials Sunday announced the second Reno-area case of coronavirus infection, a man in his 30s.
Three family members found shot to death in their south Reno home on Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide were killed by the mother, who then turned the gun on herself, Reno police said Friday.
The University of Nevada, Reno, has suspended overseas travel by faculty, staff, students, guest speakers or visiting scholars to countries with severe coronavirus outbreaks.
Nearly $30 million in political contributions changed hands in Nevada last year among candidates, PACs, unions, corporations and other entities.
An undisclosed number of students at a Reno area school experiencing “flu-like symptoms” are being tested for the novel coronavirus.
Mining accounts directly for about 1 percent of the state workforce but is the state’s fifth-largest economic sector, representing 6 percent of the state economy.
In a state where gold mining dates to the 1830s, two major new deposits could keep the Silver State among the world’s gold-production leaders for decades to come.
The governor joined other top state Democrats Tuesday in calling for Nevada to retire party-run caucuses to chose a presidential candidate and switch to primaries.
State officials issued a health advisory late Friday urging people to avoid 20 more tainted marijuana products sold at locations across the state in a continuation of a probe of a Las Vegas marijuana testing lab.
The state’s top medical and infectious disease officials reaffirmed to a legislative committee Wednesday that Nevada has seen no cases of the new coronavirus from China to date.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led students in Reno and Las Vegas on a march to early voting caucus sites, saying big turnout is the key to winning the 2020 election. In Las Vegas, candidates campaigned on the final day of early voting.