Nevada News

Uber Eyes Both Nevada and California Sides of Lake Tahoe Before 2016

Uber plans to bring ridesharing to either side of Lake Tahoe before the end of the year. A recent agreement with Nevada allowed the company to launch simultaneously on the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe, the Reno Gazette-Journal …

Rideshare Operators Don’t Have to Provide Driver Names in Vegas

Ridesharing companies in Las Vegas, Nev. such as Uber and Lyft won’t have to hand over lists of their drivers to Clark County commissioners after all. Commissioners voted this week to approve its business licensing ordinance without language requiring the companies …

Suit Accuses Nevada Special Education Teacher of Abusing 2 Children

Two families are suing a Reno, Nev. area school district, a teacher and a principal for what their lawsuit says was abuse at a school for children with disabilities. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported the lawsuit filed in Reno’s U.S. District …

Nevada Issues Health Guidelines Following Cryotherapy Spa Death

Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures, a treatment that experts say has been growing in popularity but is largely unregulated and …

County in Nevada Reconsidering Uber, Lyft Driver Registry Rule

Clark County, Nev. commissioners plan to reconsider a controversial ordinance requiring companies such as Uber and Lyft to hand over a list of their drivers every month. Commissioner Steve Sisolak requested Wednesday that the new rule be considered at the …

Nevada State Senator Condemns Clark County Fee for Rideshare Companies

Republican state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson is calling for an investigation into whether Clark County’s new fees for Uber and Lyft drivers are legal. Roberson issued a strongly worded statement this week, saying the county commission’s decision earlier that …

County in Nevada Approves $25 Fee for Rideshare Drivers

The Clark County Commission in Nevada has approved a $25-a-year county-level licensing fee for drivers with ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. County spokesman Erik Pappa said commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the fee, which will also apply to …

Storm Damage Estimated at $500K in Northeast Nevada City

Elko County officials say the city of Carlin suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in storm damage from the high winds and snow that blew through Nevada last week. The town on Interstate 80 about 12 miles west of Elko was …

Nevada Will Add 7 Employees to Oversee Rideshare Companies

The Nevada agency that regulates taxis is preparing to ramp up its staffing now that Uber and Lyft are on the road. Lawmakers are set to review a Nevada Transportation Authority request on Wednesday to add seven new full-time staff …

U.S. Senator from Nevada Suing Exercise Band Maker over Eye Injury

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is suing a company that makes and markets a flexible exercise band that he says slipped from his hand, causing him to fall and suffer eye, face and rib injuries on New Year’s Day. A lawsuit …