• Largest Nev. casinos earn $1.6B during fiscal year 2017

    Largest Nev. casinos earn $1.6B during fiscal year 2017

    By Regina Garcia Cano, AP Nevada’s largest casinos turned a profit for the second fiscal year in a row and finally broke the revenue record set in 2007 before the recession affected the operators’ books, according to a state report released Friday. The largest casinos in the state reported income of $1.6 billion from total […]

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  • Bay Area pedestrian killed in Incline Village

    Bay Area pedestrian killed in Incline Village

    A Berkeley woman crossing the street in Incline Village on Jan. 12 died after being struck by a vehicle. Roza Mostava, 78, was in a crosswalk crossing Village Boulevard at Lakeshore Boulevard at 5:37pm when she was hit.   The driver of the vehicle immediately stopped and rendered aid. It does not appear drugs and/or […]

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  • ‘Trying it is believing,’ Sandoval says of self-driving vehicles

    ‘Trying it is believing,’ Sandoval says of self-driving vehicles

    By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Sun Touting the success of the autonomous shuttle operating in downtown Las Vegas, Gov. Brian Sandoval says the future is now in Nevada. Sandoval spoke Friday to more than 20 governors during the National Governors Association’s Transportation Innovation Summit at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson. The driverless […]

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  • What would a pot shutdown look like in Nev?

    What would a pot shutdown look like in Nev?

    By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wasn’t joking when he said he believed marijuana use in the U.S. “should be minimized.” On Jan. 4, the Department of Justice head rescinded Obama-era guidelines — most notably the Cole and Wilkinson memorandums — that provided marijuana-legal states an opportunity to operate their […]

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  • Impact of new tax law on education in Nevada

    Impact of new tax law on education in Nevada

    By Amelia Pak-Harvey, Las Vegas Review-Journal  Two hundred and fifty dollars. That figure – the amount that teachers can deduct from their taxes for classroom expenses – drew lots of attention in late 2017 when one of two dueling federal tax bills threatened to eliminate it. Ultimately the tax bill signed into law by President […]

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  • California legal pot to test supply pipeline

    California legal pot to test supply pipeline

    By Michael R. Blood, AP Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state’s legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway — at a retail shop. But out of view of those day-to-day sales, the state is ushering in a sprawling, untested system to move pot from place to place that […]

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  • Cold, snowy conditions predicted for this week

    Cold, snowy conditions predicted for this week

    The lake level may finally be kissed with measurable snow after weeks of Mother Nature flirting with winter. The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter storm watch for the greater Lake Tahoe area for the 24-hour period starting Thursday afternoon. The snow level is expected to drop to 4,500 feet, where up […]

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  • Judge Glasson to retain seat in Stateline

    Judge Glasson to retain seat in Stateline

    Tahoe Township Justice of the Peace Richard Glasson will be serving a fourth six-year term. First elected in 2000, Glasson has not faced an opponent in the three elections since then. Jan. 12 was the final day to file for the seat. The other Douglas County judgeship is being contested because Justice of the Peace […]

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  • Calif. climate fight gets harder soon

    Calif. climate fight gets harder soon

    By Julie Cart, CalMatters By most measures, California has earned the right to brag about how much it has cleaned up its environmental act. The air in much of smog-shrouded Southern California has been scrubbed. A passenger car for sale here today is 99 percent cleaner than one on offer in the early 1970s. The […]

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  • Hidden homelessness among high school students

    Hidden homelessness among high school students

    By Stacey Havlik, The Conversation One in 30. That’s what a new first-of-its-kind study found was the number of students ages 13 to 17 who have experienced homelessness in the past year. The figure represents about 700,000 young people nationwide. When a student is homeless in high school, it can cause high levels of stress […]

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