02/21/2017 09:42 PM
Lawmaker: Nuclear waste solution must include Yucca Mountain
WASHINGTON — Yucca Mountain continues to be considered by a Republican lawmaker on a key congressional panel to be part of a comprehensive solution to the continuing problem of storing nuclear waste generated by power plants.
02/21/2017 09:32 PM
Federal approval of VEA transmission line sale on hold
Valley Electric Association’s nearly $200 million sale of its high-voltage system to Chicago-based GridLiance Holdco will likely be delayed from its original closing date due to “political change in Washington, D.C.,” the cooperative announced last week.
02/21/2017 09:21 PM
Violent collision snarls traffic along Highway 160
At least two people were transported to Desert View Hospital following a two-vehicle collision at Bell Vista Avenue at Highway 160 just after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The initial investigation shows that a white Nissan compact collided with a maroon SUV. Both vehicles sustained substantial body damage from the impact. Southbound traffic on Highway 160 was diverted onto a side road. The injured individuals are expected to recover.
02/21/2017 08:34 PM
Recruiting, retaining staff in Southern Nevada VA’s big challenge
Peggy Kearns keeps the motto of the Department of Veterans Affairs, coined in 1865 by President Abraham Lincoln, front of mind as she works to ensure that military veterans in Southern Nevada receive prompt, quality medical attention: “Care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”
02/21/2017 08:10 PM
Officials approve off-premise sign amid concerns
The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for an off-premise advertising sign amid safety concerns from a group of residents in a nearby subdivision.
02/21/2017 08:06 PM
Lead BLM agent in Bundy case named in probe
Bureau of Land Management agent Dan Love, a central figure in the government’s case against rancher Cliven Bundy, has been identified as the target of a federal ethics probe in a letter two congressional lawmakers sent to the Office of the Inspector General.
02/16/2017 11:57 PM
Water looms as key issue for Nevada Legislature
CARSON CITY — State lawmakers got a crash course Tuesday on Nevada’s complicated water laws as they prepare to consider several bills dealing with the most precious resource in the driest state in the nation.
02/16/2017 11:55 PM
Nevada hearings begin on minimum wage fights
CARSON CITY — Business owners and low-wage workers jammed hearing rooms in both ends of the state Wednesday to face off over a bill to raise Nevada’s minimum wage.