Nevada News

$2M in Fire Damage at Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Cause Unknown

Fire officials said Monday they could not determine the cause of a fire that ripped through a 14th floor pool deck at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip and caused $2 million in damage. The Clark County Fire …

Uber, Lyft Apply For Nevada Operation Permits

Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft filed applications just before the weekend for permits to operate in Nevada, meaning they could be cleared to hit the roads within a month. Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend said the company submitted its application to …

Nevada Hit by More Than 5,000 Earthquakes in Past Year

Seismologists say a year-long swarm of earthquakes in northwest Nevada could be linked to volcanic activity. The University of Nevada’s Reno Nevada Seismological Laboratory announced this week that there have been 5,610 earthquakes in the swarm that started in July 2014 …

Regulations For Uber, Lyft Clear Another Nevada Hurdle

Nevada lawmakers gave preliminary approval Monday to regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, a move that puts the rules one hurdle away from being final. The 12-member Legislative Commission this week voted to greenlight the rules, which include …

Las Vegas-Area Water Park Sued Over Boy’s Injuries

The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was pulled from a wave pool at a Las Vegas-area water park have filed a lawsuit claiming that the boy now has severe neurological impairments. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Clark County District …

Coal Plant Owners in Las Vegas Area to Settle Lawsuit for $4.3M

Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas, Nev. have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. Some $1.5 million of …

Nevada School District to Settle Insurance Broker Suit for $1.65M

The Clark County School District in Nevada says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the public agency ended the broker’s contract prematurely. Business Benefits Inc. sued the district in May 2014 …

Nevada School District to Settle Insurance Broker Suit for $1.65M

The Clark County School District in Nevada says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the public agency ended the broker’s contract prematurely. The Las Vegas Sun reported at the time that …

Parks Named Acting Nevada Insurance Commissioner

Amy L. Parks has been appointed acting insurance commissioner of Nevada. Parks’ appointment follows the resignation of former Nevada Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper. Kipper’s reason for leaving office has not been explained. He announced his resignation effective July 2. …

Nevada Regulators Want to Fast-track Drafting of Uber rules

Nevada transportation regulators say they’ll seek to fast-track regulations for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Members of the Nevada Transportation Authority voted 2-1 on Thursday to petition Gov. Brian Sandoval for emergency status. Agency spokeswoman Teri Williams said Sandoval’s …