Nevada News

Nevada Issues First License for Recreational Cannabis Lounge in Las Vegas

Nevada regulators have issued the first license to operate a lounge where cannabis can be consumed recreationally, marking the first of what are expected to be dozens of such operations. The state Cannabis Compliance Board announced that the license was …

Nevada Jury Awards $130M to 5 People With Liver Damage After Drinking Bottled Water

A Nevada jury awarded about $130 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by five people who suffered liver damage after drinking bottled water marketed by a Las Vegas-based company before the product was recalled from store shelves in 2021. …

Las Vegas Casino Mogul Fined $10M to End Fight Over Claims of Workplace Sexual Misconduct

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has ended a yearslong legal fight with Nevada gambling regulators that started with claims of workplace sexual misconduct, agreeing to pay a $10 million fine and cut ties to the industry he helped shape in Las …

Nevada Puts March Winter Storm Costs at $10.6M

State emergency managers are projecting clean-up and repair costs of at least $10.6 million following severe winter storms that affected rural parts of Nevada in March. Nevada Division on Emergency Management spokeswoman Gail Powell said the amount is expected to …

Nevada Board Voting on $330M in Additional Tesla Tax Breaks

Tesla may receive over $300 million in tax abatements over the next two decades for a massive new expansion of its northern Nevada facility, the product of a 2014 deal for when the company first came to the area on …

Las Vegas Solar Site Arson Was Clean Energy Message, Man Says

A Colorado dentist accused of setting a fire that damaged a transformer at a solar power array outside Las Vegas last week told investigators he wanted to send a message supporting clean energy and denied his intention was sabotage, police …

Insurtech Joyn Adds Business Coverages in Five Western States

Insurance technology company Joyn Insurance Services Inc. announced that it will offer coverage in an additional five states for effective dates beginning June 1. The company is adding property, general liability, and excess lines of coverage in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, …

Citations for Driving 100 Mph-Plus Climbing in Nevada

The number of drivers ticketed in Nevada for putting the pedal to the metal in violation of speed limits continues to climb. Nevada Office of Traffic Safety data indicates over 5,100 citations were issued in 2021 to drivers going over …

Nevada Judge Says Gig Workers Must Get Pandemic Benefits

A state court judge held the Nevada unemployment office in contempt and gave it until the end of the month to comply with his July court order to resume paying pandemic relief benefits to almost 9,500 out-of-work gig workers and …

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Confirmed in Remote Corner of Nevada

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck a remote corner of Nevada early Friday, shaking the desert and a nearby town, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quake struck at 1:13 a.m. and was centered about 21 miles southeast of Mina, a …