Mobile home park residents urge lawmakers to stabilize rents: ‘We are in dire need’

BY: - March 28, 2023

For the last decade, Jeanneil Marzan paid $645 a month to rent a space for her manufactured home at Sierra Royal Mobile Park.  When the first rent increase of $40 came in September 2022, the Sparks resident found it reasonable even living on a fixed income.  Everything changed in December after a multi-billion dollar global […]


Help wanted: Women needed for U.S. chips manufacturing plan to succeed

BY: - March 28, 2023

Natalie Bell was thinking about a career in art after college when a welding class and a delivery of four pizzas changed her career trajectory.  “I was taking a delivery out to a construction site and I met an ironworker who I was taking the delivery to,” said Bell, who lives in Columbus, Ohio. “I […]

Bill to beef up childrens’ behavioral health services watered down 

BY: - March 28, 2023

Legislation designed to save the state money by providing front-end behavioral health care and reinvesting the savings in services for children is being watered down because of a lack of funding, according to Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, a Democrat from Northern Nevada and chair of the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services.   “This is the […]

$4.1m in unconstitutional DMV technology fee refunds remains uncollected by Nevadans

BY: - March 27, 2023

Only a third of the $6 million in unconstitutional technology fees collected by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has made it back into the wallets of residents and businesses, according to a recent report by the state agency. Nevadans have until June 30 to claim their refunds, after which the remaining money will be […]

Lombardo appointee adhering to ‘narrow view of economic development’ 

BY: - March 27, 2023

When Las Vegas insurance executive Tom Burns got a call from an advisor to then-Gov. Elect Joe Lombardo last year asking if he was interested in working in Lombardo’s administration, Burns said he was. But he didn’t want to be insurance commissioner, the role Lombardo initially chose for Burns, who spent three decades at Craigin […]

Reno-based geothermal developer set to sue Biden administration over toad’s endangered listing

BY: - March 25, 2023

A geothermal energy developer vowed to sue the Biden administration over its decision to list a rare Nevada toad as endangered. The endangered listing could potentially derail the company’s latest renewable energy project in Nevada. In a letter filed Wednesday, Reno-based Ormat Technologies Inc. announced their intention to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

Constitutional protection of reproductive rights needed in Nevada post-Roe, argues Senate leader

BY: - March 24, 2023

Citing the need for Nevada to be proactive against an emboldened anti-abortion rights movement nationwide, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro made the case Thursday for a constitutional amendment that establishes reproductive freedom as a right. Senate Joint Resolution 7, which she is sponsoring with 39 other Democrats, would grant through an amendment to the Nevada […]

Lombardo’s proposal targeting restorative justice policies scrutinized by lawmakers

BY: - March 24, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s proposal to roll back restorative justice policies, which were implemented to address the school-to-prison pipeline but received a shaky roll out due to the pandemic, was met with a bevy of questions and concerns from lawmakers Thursday. Lombardo, who made a rare legislative appearance in front of the Assembly Education Committee to […]

A pair of measures aim to tackle state’s behavioral health provider shortage

BY: - March 24, 2023

All of Nevada’s counties are federally designated mental health provider shortage areas. The state ranks last in the nation for mental health metrics like access to care and high prevalence of mental illness. And it ranks second in the Mountain West region with the lowest mental health workforce availability, with only one professional to every […]

Amid housing crisis, TRPA panel gives nod to luxury condo plan 

BY: - March 23, 2023

A committee of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is recommending approval of a luxury condo development championed by Washoe County for downtown Incline Village, where the county recently prohibited single family dwellings except “when they are part of a mixed-used development or when they are affordable housing units.” Residents who oppose the project, which advertises […]

How NV tribes are saving Lahontan cutthroat trout from extinction

BY: - March 23, 2023

Thousands of captive-raised specimens of the largest cutthroat trout species in North America are released into Pyramid Lake every year, but despite the trout’s size and might, they are also one of the most threatened.  Decades of overfishing, dam building, water diversion, and other human actions have set the Lahontan cutthroat trout up for unrelenting […]

What plaintiffs targeting abortion pill want might not even be possible

BY: - March 23, 2023

At the center of the federal anti-abortion lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the abortion drug mifepristone and the regimen that reportedly accounts for the majority of abortions in post-Roe America. That’s why the whole country is bracing itself for a ruling from a notoriously anti-abortion judge in Amarillo, Texas.  The attention […]