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Douglas, Lyon, Storey counties flagged for risk of virus transmission

Nevada’s test positivity rate is once again dropping but, unlike late last week when just a couple of counties were flagged for elevated risk of transmission, five counties were back on that list Wednesday.

Summer Medicaid cuts restored by Nevada lawmakers

Lawmakers reviewing human resources budgets voted unanimously Wednesday to restore more than $300 million to the Medicaid budgets.

Lawmakers call for restoration of K-12 funding cut in governor’s budget

Several members of the money committees objected Tuesday to specific cuts to K-12 education funding in the governor’s recommended budget.

Nevada receives rules for spending coronavirus funding

Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday the state has received the federal guidance for how Nevada can spend the American Rescue Plan funding.

AG wants ability to probe practices of law enforcement agencies

Attorney General Aaron Ford on Friday asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to give his office the power to conduct “pattern and practice” investigations into the policies and conduct of law enforcement agencies in Nevada.

Memorial honors Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant slain by a motorist he stopped to help

Peace officers from nearly every agency in the state gathered at the capital Thursday to honor three who died this past year.

No opposition to bill making no-knock warrants much harder to get

Law enforcement joined community organizations, including the ACLU, on Thursday to support legislation making it more difficult for police to get no-knock warrants that allow them to break into a residence without warning.

Taxable sales up 2.8 percent in February compared to a year ago

Taxable sales increased 2.8 percent in February, finishing the month at $4.92 billion.

Sisolak: State able to add millions to budget due to handling of pandemic

Gov. Steve Sisolak says because of Nevada’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic Forum was able to add $586 million to the projected General Fund revenues for the coming two-year budget cycle.

Nevada lawmakers balk at overhead costs in funding teacher projects

Members of the money committees on Wednesday balked at the plan to put $8 million in federal COVID-19 funding into the Donor’s Choose Internet platform after being told that organization would get more than $1 million of the funding in overhead costs.

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