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Nevada is a state in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 35th most populous, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where the state's three largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital is Carson City. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" due to the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War; "Sagebrush State", for the native eponymous plant; and "Sage hen State."


Nevada is largely desert and semiarid, with much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. Approximately 86% of the state's land is owned by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military.

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Gas prices at Nevada pumps have hit the $3 mark for the first time in 2 and a half years. AAA Nevada reports that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline statewide is exactly $3. That's 8 cents more than just a week ago and 34 cents higher than the national average of $2.66 per gallon.
On Tuesday, April 3, the Nevada Water Innovation Campus will host the Partnering for Impact - Nevada Water Forum at the Nugget Casino and Resort in Sparks, Nevada. The Nevada Water Innovation Campus has partnered with regional water resource agencies and utilities to develop innovative solutions ...

A slew of barriers block the expansion of affordable housing in Southern Nevada — rising rents, low inventory and private sources sitting untapped while thousands of people on wait lists for public and transitional housing. And a lack of coordination between different agencies and jurisdictions means ...
The Nevada Attorney General's office warned the public last month about notario scams that often target "unsuspecting individuals looking for immigration assistance or other legal issues." Jimenez-Muir says her investigations can result in warnings, civil penalties or criminal cases. She says a lot of her ...
The person tasked with enforcing a Nevada law intended as a crackdown on fraudulent attorneys has a growing caseload with about 100 active investigations. ... The Nevada Attorney General's office warned the public last month about notario scams that often target "unsuspecting individuals looking for ...
Researchers are working to put together a Nevada Gender Equity Index, which will look at what companies are doing to promote gender equality in the workplace. The Nevada Secretary of State's Office recently launched a voluntary survey that new business license applicants and those renewing their ...

According to WalletHub, Nevada ranks 5th for the most stressed states and 1st for family-related stress. Nevada was also 8th for stress related to health and safety, 19th for money-related stress and 29th for work-related stress. WalletHub also found that Nevada is tied for 3rd for the lowest credit score and ...
Gasoline prices in Nevada jumped 8 cents over the past week as oil refineries across the country do some “spring maintenance” by switching from the winter blend of fuel to a costlier summertime mixture, said AAA Nevada spokesman Michael Blasky. Growing demand, a stronger economy and higher oil ...
That's because Nevada should return nearly everybody from its Sweet 16 team AND it adds some key transfers in true Eric Musselman style. Of course Gonzaga is there as well. The Bulldogs will lose Johnathan Williams and Silas Melson, but if Rui Hachimura, Zach Norvell Jr., and Killian Tillie come back, ...
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – A father in Nevada crashed his daughter's marriage proposal with a homemade sign reading “SAY NO,” according to Buzzfeed. Allison Barron recently posted photos of the proposal to social media, which have now gone viral. The photos show Barron's boyfriend, Levi Bliss, ...
Gas prices at Nevada pumps have hit the $3 mark for the first time in 2.5 years. April 2 ... AAA Nevada reported Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline statewide is exactly $3. That's 8 ... The last time the average price of gas in Nevada reached $3 was September 2015.
It's the fourth year in a row Nevada has finished last statewide in that category. Meanwhile, the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors says the combined median price for an existing single-family home in Reno and Sparks reached $370,000 last month. That tops the previous record of $365,000 set in January 2006 during the ...
The Nevada softball team concluded its conference-opening series against Colorado State by splitting a pair of contests in the doubleheader on Saturday. After beginning the day with a come-from-behind 4-2 victory, the Wolf Pack (12-14, 1-2 MW) fell to the Rams (15-7, 2-1 MW) in the afternoon matchup by ...
West Torrance's softball team rolled a deuces wild Saturday, getting two matchups with top teams from Nevada in the Torrance National Tournament (TNT). The Warriors were victorious in both, with a 3-0 win over Nevada's Palo Verde High and a 4-3 win over Centennial High of Nevada to secure fifth place ...
Because of Nevada's unconventional starting lineup, which plays nearly the entire game, Cronin might have to shake up his lineups so there isn't a mismatch at center. Nevada starts Jordan Caroline (you guessed it, he's 6-foot-7), a quick, physical player whom Cronin said he tried to recruit to come to ...
Nevada's abundant sunshine, which often attracts businesses, will be one of the biggest challenges for a new bitcoin mining company setting up in Las Vegas. C4 Mining Co. plans to develop a bitcoin mining operation, saving costs by housing the machines used to mine bitcoin in shipping containers that ...
Henderson, Nevada (CNN) Kamala Harris, speaking to activists here disappointed that Democrats have been unable advance key immigration and gun control measures, urged them Saturday to focus their efforts on the midterm elections while brushing off questions about her own future ambitions.

About one in three Nevada motorists, or as many as 600,000 people, could face a 9 percent jump in auto insurance rates this summer when the state raises the basic required minimum levels of bodily injury and property damage coverage, officials said. The increase, effective July 1, could amount to about ...
Some policyholders could see jumps of more than $45 a month if they also maintain minimum coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists, according to a rate survey of seven unidentified companies provided to the Legislature by the Nevada Division of Insurance. Division spokeswoman Yeraldin ...
Former Nevada Rep. Cresent Hardy, right, takes the oath while filing to run for his old Congressional District 4 seat with Irene Jimenez-Muir at the Secretary of State Las Vegas office Monday, March 5, 2018. Hardy, a Republican from Bunkerville, won the seat in 2014 and held it for one term before being ...
Steve Sisolak entered the race Monday, when he submitted paperwork to the Nevada Secretary of State. Sisolak is expected to face a Democratic party primary challenge from Clark County Commission colleague Chris Giunchigliani (joon-kihl-ee-AHN'-ee). The campaign to replace term-limited Republican Gov.
FILE - In this June, 2015 file photo, free-roaming horses owned by the state of Nevada walk along the USA Parkway at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Nevada developer Lance Gilman has joined leaders of the American Wild Horse Campaign to announce new legal action challenging the state's plans to ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Influenza deaths in Nevada's Clark County have risen to 26 for the year so far. In statistics released by the Southern Nevada Health District, one person 65 years or older died in the week of March 2-8. That's the 15th person in that age group to die from the flu this year. Southern Nevada ...
After Bean, the longest serving inmate in the Nevada prison system is Kelly Cooper who has been incarcerated since April 1971 on multiple counts of a crime that no longer exists in Nevada statute — infamous crime against nature. That crime historically included offenses such as sodomy. No specifics ...
More than 300 people were killed on Nevada's highways last year. A vigil honored 59 of them Friday night. Several dozen friends and family members of those killed on Nevada's highways in 2017 gathered at the Nevada Highway Patrol's Southern Command headquarters on West Sunset Road to honor ...
Though the reasoning for the policy was solid, it still presents a problem for the millions of people who travel to Nevada to seeking to escape to adult fantasyland. Many of them know recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada, and they will see the dispensaries when they arrive. But where can they partake?
Nevada authorities say a chase has ended in Carson City with the death of a suspect following gunfire and a crash. Officials say the suspect's car hit a divider on U.S. 50 and spun off the highway Saturday after a Carson City deputy sheriff fired one shotgun round and state troopers set up tire-puncturing ...
The Nystrom Guest House served as a divorce boarding house during a time when divorce-seekers flocked to Nevada from around the U.S. because of its lax residency requirements. More than 32,000 divorces were granted in Washoe County from 1929 to 1939, a time when the county seat, Reno, had a ...
The AP analysis of the NRA Foundation's public tax records finds that those grants were part of a total of $798,500 in cash and materials given to Nevada organizations from 2010 through 2016, mostly through competitive grants meant to promote shooting sports. Four of the high schools are in the Washoe County School ...
A select group of 20 to 30 companies from Poland will compete next month to set up operations in Nevada. “We're looking for companies that fit well into the ecosystem that we have here and can succeed and stay here,” said Jared Van Wagoner, director of international trade with the Governor's Office of ...
Opioid-related deaths in Nevada have decreased slightly since 2010, but the number of fatal heroin overdoses has nearly tripled since then, according to state data presented Thursday. But that pattern appears to be changing as well, as heroin-related deaths remained unchanged between 2015 and 2016 ...
WASHINGTON — Nevada senators were at odds Thursday on a sweeping bank regulation bill that enjoys support among Republicans and moderate Democrats but is opposed by progressive lawmakers who say the legislation rolls back consumer protections to help big banks. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., ...
WASHINGTON — A Nevada nonprofit running the state's program to help homeowners struggling with mortgages violated its own policies and awarded contracts without competitive bids, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program said Thursday. The Nevada program was singled ...
NEVADA COUNTY, AR - The Nevada County Sheriff's Department along with the Prosecuting Attorneys Office conducted an Anti-Bullying class at the Nevada School last month. Chief Deputy Larry Miller, Investigator Robert Missey along with Prosecuting Attorney Christi McQueen instructed approximately ...
In addition to the Senate seat held by Dean Heller, all four of Nevada's congressional seats are up and at least two will have new occupants next year. Ruben Kihuen isn't seeking a second term in the House because of allegations of sexual misconduct and Jacky Rosen is running for Heller's seat.
Veterans, residents and dignitaries gathered at the Southern Nevada Memorial Cemetery on Saturday for the dedication of a memorial honoring those who served in the Korean War, including 37 Nevadans who lost their lives. The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors the service and sacrifice of those ...
For the second day in a row, Nevada's offense exploded as the team batted .407 (24-for-59) with three home runs, which resulted in a total of 26 runs scored. The Pack's pitching staff also performed well as junior Kali Sargent struck out a season-high nine batters against the Thunderbirds (1-14), while ...
Nevada gaming regulators plan to enact new regulations and standards to establish procedures and requirements that will help casino companies comply with existing federal and state workplace sexual harassment laws. State Gaming Control Board Chairwoman Becky Harris on Thursday issued a notice ...
But three months ago, the aspiring teacher proudly held a sign that read “Reproductive Freedom For All” as she marched among thousands of people in Nevada's Women's March. The event marked the height of a movement that put women in the spotlight and reinforced their role as a force to be reckoned ...
He also wants Sunrise Manor and Whitney better represented on boards for organizations like the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. A meeting about incorporation laws will take place at the Hollywood Recreation Center in Sunrise Manor at 2:30 p.m. ...
A Nevada teenager was arrested Wednesday for threatening to carry out a shooting at a high school, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The 19-year-old man called a school district office in Clark County, Nev. and made the threat. Officers are declining to say which school the male referenced in his ...
And if services addressing job training, substance abuse and mental health problems are paired with the shelters, tiny home communities could help Southern Nevada's approximately 1,400 homeless people waiting for transitional and permanent housing. “If you're newly homeless it's going to be about a ...
Heller's recent loyalty to Trump appears to have paid off: At a recent Republican National Committee gathering in Washington, Trump told members at a closed-door meeting that he intended to visit Nevada to campaign for Heller ahead of the June GOP primary. Tarkanian, the son of a legendary UNLV ...
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testifies before the House Judiciary committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Laxalt is opposing a background check initiative supported by gun control advocates on the Nov. 2017 ballot. Nevada state Attorney General and ...
(AP) — A winter storm dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow in just two hours in northern Nevada on Thursday, closing schools in Reno and triggering dozens of accidents on icy roads that forced the closure of parts of U.S. Interstate 80 for several hours on both the west and east ends of the state.
Background check supporters should blame Michael Bloomberg and Question 1 backers for the stalled initiative, said attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt. Laxalt also committed to opposing tax increases if elected. Laxalt made the comment while filming Nevada Politics ...
In about three months, the parking lot in the center of the Charleston campus of the College of Southern Nevada will be dug up to make way for something new. Students will soon have a central place to gather, grab food, meet with advisers and study for tests when a 29,000-square-foot student union is ...
The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Wednesday that the museum is working with Bureau of Land Management and agencies to keep the $3.5 million artwork featuring fluorescent boulders for a while longer. The rock sculptures by Italian artist Ugo Rondinone are scheduled to come down in May. Nevada Museum of Art ...
Nevada's top technology official, and one of a very few women to occupy the position at a state level, will be stepping down after nearly three years at the helm, she confirmed to Government Technology Feb.14. Shanna Rahming, who became interim chief information officer in April 2015 and was made CIO ...
The State of Nevada has a total of 82 death row inmates. Thirteen of those inmates are from Washoe County. Here's a look at past coverage: More: Las Vegas lawyers say Nevada execution plan worse than pet euthanasia. Related: A look at 16 last meal requests from Nevada's death-row inmates. Related: ...


 

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