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September 27, 2016

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Cy Ryan

Carson City Bureau Chief

Cy has been a reporter at the state capitol in Carson City for a half-century. He has reported on nine governors. He has worked for the Sun 21 years.

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Court orders hearing on new evidence for death row inmate
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new hearing for death row inmate Charles Robins to present new evidence that he did not kill an 11-month-old girl in Las Vegas in 1988.
The court said Robbins has evidence from ...
Erquiaga leaving governor’s staff to join dropout prevention group
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
Dale Erquiaga has resigned as chief strategy officer to Gov. Brian Sandoval, the third top job he has held in the administration. Erquiaga has been named president and ...
Board names new head of Nevada health insurance exchange
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
A veteran state employee has been named head of Nevada’s 88,000-member health insurance exchange.
The board of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange on ...
Governor: ‘Sense of urgency’ to decide on stadium session
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval said he doesn’t know if he will call a special session of the Legislature to consider public financing for a $1.9 billion football stadium in Las Vegas, but he’s feeling pressure to decide. He said there is ...
Unemployment in Las Vegas area falls to 6 percent in August
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
Unemployment in the Las Vegas area dropped to 6 percent in August.
The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported ...
Lawmaker pitches alternative plan for public stadium
Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, is pitching an alternative plan to build a 65,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas that would be publicly owned and paid for by ...
Room tax hike proposed for school construction
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, is proposing increasing the room tax in Clark County by 2 percent for school construction. He submitted his bill request Sept. 9. It might conflict with a recommendation ...
Head of Nevada health exchange leaving for new job
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
Bruce Gilbert, head of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange for two years, has resigned to take a health systems job in Ohio. The directors of the exchange will ...
Nevada unemployment claims hit a 10-year low
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
After three months of rising unemployment, Nevada’s jobless rate dropped to 6.3 percent in August, with an estimated 90,100 people out of work. The July unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, with 92,800 jobless, according to ...
First attorney applies to fill Nevada Supreme Court vacancy
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
A 68-year-old attorney from the Gardnerville-Carson City area is there first person to apply to succeed retired Justice Nancy Saitta on the Nevada Supreme Court. Michael King Powell has worked ...
Anti-bullying chief becomes head of state aging and disability agency
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
Edward Ableser, appointed last year as the head of Nevada’s new program to stop bullying in public schools, has been named administrator of ...
Las Vegas woman who was stabbed can continue suit against
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Las Vegas woman can continue her $10 million lawsuit against, the dating service that connected her with a man who stabbed her 10 times. Nevada law requires …
Clark County's taxable sales up 10.1 percent year over year in June
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
Clark County businesses produced $3.6 billion in taxable sales in June — 10.1 percent higher than in the same month a year ago, according to the state Department of …
Complaint: Man got $5,000 from craps table with no paper trail
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has filed a complaint against the Golden Gate, accusing ownership of the downtown Las Vegas casino of directing a $5,000 payout to ...
Henderson doctor loses license over bogus oxycodone prescriptions
Monday, Aug. 22, 2016
The state Board of Medical Examiners has revoked Henderson physician Simmon Wilcox’s license after his conviction in Utah for writing 600 false prescriptions for oxycodone, a …
Former District Court Judge Mike Griffin dies at 72
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
Retired District Court Judge Mike Griffin of Carson City has died at a Reno hospital at the age of 72. Griffin served 28 years on the bench and retired in 2007. He had been ill for several years and ...
Nevada unemployment creeps up to 6.5 percent in July
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
The unemployment rate in Nevada inched up to 6.5 percent in July from the previous month, the third consecutive month ...
Court rejects appeal in death of 2-year-old boy
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
A Las Vegas man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old boy has lost an appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.
Michael A. Lee was sentenced to ...
Heller indicates he may vote for ‘none of these candidates’
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada declined to say today whether he would support GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and indicated he may mark “none of these candidates” on his November election ballot. “I’m not voting for Hillary Clinton,” he said at ...
Green Party presidential candidate denied spot on Nevada ballot
Friday, Aug. 12, 2016
Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee for president, was speaking at a forum today in Las Vegas about the same time the party learned it lost an appeal to get her name on ...
Sandoval against expanded gun background check measure
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval doesn’t think a ballot initiative expanding gun background checks to include private sales will keep firearms ...
State OKs $44.5 million for low-income, senior housing
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
The state Board of Finance today approved issuing $44.5 million in bonds for low-cost housing in Clark County for seniors and ...
Sandoval still not sure if he will vote for Trump
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
With less than 100 days left before the November election, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has still not decided if he will vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” said Sandoval, a ...
Court rejects Henderson man’s appeal in bank fraud case
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
A Henderson man convicted in a bank fraud case involving millions of dollars has lost an appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court rejected the ...
Nevada makes trade agreement with Australian state
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016
An agreement has been signed between Nevada and an Australian state to promote trade and development of ...
Nevada lawmakers propose more than 200 bills
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
The 2017 Legislature is still six months off, but requests for proposed bills are already piling up. So far, there have been 219 requests for ...
Court rejects appeal of man who forged Adelson's signature
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
A federal appeals court has rejected the petition of a wire fraud offender who used phony documents including claims he had financial ties to Las Vegas Sands chief Sheldon Adelson ...
At Pence rally in Carson City, mother of service member booed over Khan question
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
Mike Pence — Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate — quieted a Carson City campaign rally crowd that booed a woman Monday who had asked how he can tolerate what she said was ...
Court says union’s Bat Signal-like protest message not trespassing
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
The Nevada Court of Appeals has ruled a Las Vegas labor union was not trespassing when it shined a light with a protest message on the wall of an upscale ...
Courts says Parole Board overstepped its authority
Friday, July 29, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled the state overstepped its authority in setting conditions for sex offenders on ...
Taxable sales in Nevada up 1.6 percent in May
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Taxable sales in Nevada, one indicator of the economy, inched up 1.6 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago, but there were ...
Nevada Supreme Court rejects appeals of two death-row prisoners
Monday, July 25, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has denied the appeals of two Las Vegas men on death row for 20 years or more.
An appeal ...
Teen sentenced to life in prison gets parole
Monday, July 25, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled a juvenile sentenced to consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole could be paroled after serving 20 years.
Juan M. Castillo was convicted ...
Supreme Court reverses $70 million judgment in Las Vegas Sands case
Monday, July 25, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has reversed a $70 million judgment against Las Vegas Sands Corp. in connection with its efforts to ...
Legal opinion: State investigations of doctors not public
Friday, July 22, 2016
An investigative committee of the state Board of Medical Examiners is exempt from Nevada’s open meeting law, according to ...
Head of Department of Conservation and Natural Resources retiring
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Leo Drozdoff, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is retiring after more than ...
Governor attending memorial for firefighters
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval is attending a memorial service in Winnemucca today for two firefighters killed when their fire truck overturned July 10.
The governor ordered state flags ...
Supreme Court rejects petition over state Catalyst Fund
Friday, July 15, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has declined to consider a lawsuit by a Las Vegas man challenging the state’s Catalyst Fund, which provides incentives for companies ...
Audit: Nevada prisons comply with federal anti-rape law
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The state Department of Corrections says a federal audit show Nevada’s prison system complies with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Federal standards require training employees, open ...
Small businesses report record number of employees
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
mall businesses in Nevada reported a record 596,000 workers in the last three months of 2015, surpassing numbers before the recession. It was the second consecutive quarter of ...
Electric rates to decrease slightly in Southern Nevada
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The state Public Utilities Commission has approved a slight decrease in electric rates in Southern Nevada to account for ...
Court says court marshal has immunity in lawsuit
Thursday, July 7, 2016
A federal appeals court has granted qualified immunity to a court marshal in a lawsuit alleging he used excessive force in removing ...
Pahrump entitled to free county legal services, attorney general says
Thursday, July 7, 2016
The state Attorney General’s Office says the Nye County District Attorney’s Office must provide legal services to ...
Nevada prisons ending segregation of HIV-positive inmates
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, the Nevada prison system will no longer apply segregation policies that deny inmates with ...
Court rejects death row inmate’s 28th appeal
Monday, June 27, 2016
Rodney Emil, who has been on death row since 1988 for a Las Vegas killing, has lost his 28th appeal to overturn his conviction. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on ...
Sandoval says he has never smoked pot, opposes recreational use
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval said he has never smoked marijuana and is against making recreational use legal in Nevada, citing concerns about its impact on young people. Sandoval said that as a former federal judge, he saw how marijuana use led young people to ...
Unemployment in Las Vegas area edges up in May
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The jobless rate in the Las Vegas was 6.4 percent in May, but there was a strong gain in employment in the leisure and ...
Deadline nears for initiative signatures to end NV Energy’s monopoly
Monday, June 20, 2016
Nevadans will soon know if they will have a chance to end NV Energy's monopoly and to restore lower rates for rooftop solar energy customers ...
State’s top court hearing in school voucher case is postponed
Saturday, June 18, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has reset oral arguments for July 29 in Las Vegas on the appeal involving the validity of the school voucher law ...
Subcommittee recommends end of Taxicab Authority
Thursday, June 16, 2016
A legislative subcommittee has recommended the elimination of the Nevada Taxicab Authority, which regulates the industry in Clark County. The Sunset Subcommittee of the Legislative Commission today ...

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