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  • Nevada officials react warily to EPA's new ozone rule 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 10:51 am

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada leaders reacted cautiously this week to the Environmental Protection Agency's stricter new limits on smog-causing pollution, with Gov. Brian Sandoval saying the rule could punish the state for circumstances out of its control and environmental and manufacturing groups staking out opposite positions against it.

  • Late Las Vegas journalist Laura Myers named to Hall of Fame 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 11:22 pm

    SPARKS, Nevada - The late Laura Myers, a veteran journalist and humanitarian who most recently served as the lead political reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, was posthumously inducted into the Nevada Press Association's Hall of Fame on Friday.

  • Democrats block veterans funding bill as budget talks loom 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 4:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democrats on Thursday blocked the Senate from turning to a $78 billion spending measure for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military base construction. They and the White House argue that it's part of an overall GOP budget framework that shortchanges spending on other domestic programs.

  • Interim BLM Nevada director Ruhs will take post permanently 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:45 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - The interim Nevada director of the federal Bureau of Land Management is taking on the job permanently.

  • Ted Kennedy voices frustrations in newly released recordings 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:56 pm

    BOSTON - In newly released recordings, U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy expresses his frustration over the way a failed 2007 immigration bill was handled in the Senate and the secretive approach President Bill Clinton took on his failed universal health care proposal, which Kennedy called a "catastrophic mistake."

  • Flags ordered to half-staff to honor Nevada Rep. Jim Santini 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 12:42 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor the late, four-term Nevada Rep. Jim Santini.

  • College to get document trove from Sen. Harry Reid's career 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:33 pm

    RENO, Nevada - A Nevada college plans to accept more than 2,000 boxes of documents chronicling Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decades-long career in Washington.

  • Former Nevada Rep. Jim Santini dies at 78 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 7:01 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Former U.S. Rep. Jim Santini, who served four terms representing Nevada as a Democrat in the 1970s and 1980s, died Tuesday after being diagnosed with advanced-stage esophageal cancer. He was 78.

  • Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 5:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdown in eight days over the dispute - all against a tangled backdrop of presidential politics.

  • Reaction to grouse listing runs gamut in Nevada, key state 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 2:48 pm

    RENO, Nevada - Reaction to the government's decision to deny the greater sage grouse protection under the Endangered Species Act runs the gamut in Nevada, home to some of the best quality remaining habitat in the West and second only to Wyoming in terms of sheer numbers of the bird.

  • Dems accuse GOP of holding up nominee to head aid agency 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 11:56 am

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats accused Republicans Wednesday of blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. international aid agency amid the international migration crisis.

  • Debate resumes in Las Vegas about Nevada nuclear dump idea story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 1:13 am

    LAS VEGAS - The debate resumed Tuesday in Nevada about the possibility of radioactive contamination of the underground water supply from a proposed national nuclear waste repository in the desert near where nuclear weapons tests were conducted for decades.

  • Nevada chancellor Dan Klaich won't face disciplinary action 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 8:46 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada higher education leaders opted Thursday not to discipline Chancellor Dan Klaich over accusations that he whitewashed an outside consultant's report - a decision they arrived at after an investigator cleared Klaich of wrongdoing and top-ranking elected officials came to his defense.

  • Senate hopeful Cortez Masto announces support for Iran deal 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 8:51 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto has come out in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

  • Reid endorses Kihuen in 4-way Democratic House primary 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 11:09 am

    LAS VEGAS - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says he's endorsing Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen (KEE'-win) in his bid for Congress.