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August 1, 2015

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    Fernando Ortega with NRG Energy continues work on the worlds largest convention center rooftop solar array at the Mandalay Bay on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

    What Clinton’s renewable-energy proposal means for Nevada
    July 28, 2015
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton wants to install more than half a billion solar panels across the nation. As Nevada has seen, solar panels generate more than just electricity ...
  • This April 13, 2010, file photo shows a NASA Global Hawk robotic jet siting in a hangar at Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
    Governor’s office expects to get drone testing contract with NASA
    July 31, 2015
    NASA could soon be testing drones in Nevada airspace. As one of six designated drone test sites, the State of Nevada is in the process of securing a contract to host the agency while ...
  • Dana Metz, 64, of Sparks was at the head of the line at the window to be among the first in Nevada on Friday July 31, 2015, to legally purchase medical marijuana at the Silver State Relief dispensary in Sparks.
    First legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval
    July 31, 2015
    Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time at a dispensary in a strip mall near downtown Reno. About 75 people with medical marijuana cards ...
  • MGM Resorts hires former Nevada congressman to brand casino
    July 31, 2015
    Former Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford is helping MGM Resorts International make sure the casino company keeps its word to Prince George's County officials and ...
  • In this July 23, 2015, photo, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a brief stop at a campaign event in Laredo, Texas.
    New poll shows Donald Trump leading GOP field in Arizona
    July 30, 2015
    Real estate tycoon and television personality Donald Trump’s string of controversies haven’t hurt his standing with Arizona’s Republican voters, according to ...
  • GOP Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman seeks state Senate seat
    July 30, 2015
    Nevada Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman said she plans to run for the Las Vegas-area state Senate seat held by a fellow Republican. The freshman lawmaker confirmed Thursday that ...
  • Trevor Noah poses for a portrait at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program he will inherit from Jon Stewart.
    New ‘Daily Show’ host says tenor, not targets, will change
    July 29, 2015
    Outgoing host Jon Stewart is a middle-aged Jewish man from New Jersey, Noah said, while he's a 31-year-old half-black, half-white South African man who's spent about five years in America as he's pursued ...
  • Irene Bustamante Adams chosen as Democratic Assembly leader
    July 29, 2015
    Nevada Assembly Democrats have elected new leaders after their top-ranking lawmaker finished her final session. The caucus chose Las Vegas Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams as ...
  • Law enforcement discusses Islamic State threat in Las Vegas with interfaith group
    July 29, 2015
    Homegrown extremists influenced by the Islamic State remain a top security concern, law enforcement officials told community members ...
  • Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
    Harry Reid vows Democratic candidate in 3rd Congressional District race
    July 28, 2015
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says there's "not a chance" he'll leave Nevada's 3rd Congressional District race without a Democratic candidate. Reid told the Reno Gazette-Journal ...
  • Nevada conservatives join push to defund Planned Parenthood
    July 28, 2015
    Nevada conservatives are joining an effort to defund Planned Parenthood after the release of covert videos of agency officials. KSNV-TV reports several dozen people attended ...
  • Assemblyman Richard Carrillo found guilty of DUI
    July 27, 2015
    Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo was found guilty Monday of driving under the influence and possessing a firearm while intoxicated, but he won't have to serve jail time in the case. The Democratic lawmaker from Las Vegas was ...
  • Titus bill would safeguard animals in natural disasters
    July 27, 2015
    When natural disaster strikes, schools, hospitals and businesses have emergency plans to protect people and prevent the loss of life. But what about animals caught in the path of a tornado or flood? Congresswoman Dina Titus announced ...
  • Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton meets with a group of supporters Saturday, July 25, 2015, in the backyard of a Beaverdale, Iowa, home.
    Clinton confident about proper email handling
    July 26, 2015
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information.
  • Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley plays guitar at a bar Friday in the Beaverdale section of Des Moines, Iowa.
    Democrats woo activists in Des Moines
    July 25, 2015
    Four years ago, the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines organized big for President Barack Obama's re-election, building an uber-volunteer group skilled at phone-banking, door-knocking and boosting caucus and general election participation. The volunteers dubbed their leafy neighborhood Obamadale.
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