Nevada News

Database in Nevada Aims to Accurately Depict Opioid Crisis

Officials say a new state database will help paint a better picture of the opioid crisis in Nevada, as existing data shows opioid-related deaths dropped in 2016 even though hospitalizations and prescription rates rose. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that …

Las Vegas Pot Testing Lab’s License Suspended by State

Officials confirmed a Las Vegas marijuana testing laboratory has been suspended. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Department of Taxation spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein says the department on Aug. 24 suspended the license of G3 Labs LLC. Klapstein says the Nevada …

New Bridge Design Tested by Nevada Quake Lab Following Mexico Quake

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab this week tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the …

Nevada Issuing Marijuana Distribution Licenses to Non-Liquor Wholesalers

Nevada marijuana regulators have decided to start issuing pot distribution licenses to businesses other than liquor wholesalers to keep up with overwhelming demand since legal recreational sales began July 1. The Nevada Department of Taxation voted to open up the …

Air Guard Tankers Being Activated to Combat Western Wildfires

Air National Guard C-130s from Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado that are equipped to battle fires have been activated to fight wildfires in the Western U.S. The three large aircraft will be stationed in Fresno, Calif. Currently, the activation is scheduled …

Asbestos Removal At Nevada Site to Cost $53K

A small city in northern Nevada is moving forward with the demolition of its old police station. The Elko Daily Free Press reported the Elko City Council is considering awarding a $53,000 bid to a company to remove asbestos from …

Nevada Expected to See Jobs, Population Growth

Jobs are growing in Nevada, and more people are coming to fill them, according to the state demographer. State demographer Jeff Hardcastle said Nevada’s recovery was slow compared with the rest of the country, The Nevada Appeal reported. “Nevada has …

Nevada Sports Bar Settles Part of Overtime Suit With $375K Payout

Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill has agreed to pay $375,000 in back wages to settle part of a class-action lawsuit with 15 cooks who accused the oldest sports bar chain in northern Nevada of denying them overtime pay in violation …

Uber Debuts Its Food Delivery Service in Sin City

Uber drivers are now take-out delivery drivers too in Las Vegas, Nev. The ridesharing company has launched its UberEATS food delivery service in the Las Vegas area. Users can now use the app to order food from local restaurants at …

2 Minor Quakes Hit Northern Nevada: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed two magnitude 3.1 earthquakes recently shook the Reno, Nev. area. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, says the epicenter was about 3.7 miles north-northeast of Galena High School. The USGS says …