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October 9, 2015

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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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State triples size of park near Ely
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
On the heels of a visit by Gov. Brian Sandoval, the state has acquired 2,980 acres of federal land surrounding Cave Lake State Park near Ely. The Nevada Division of State Parks said ...
Winning bidder for Interstate 15 expansion to be announced Monday
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
The state Transportation Department will announce Monday the contractor chosen to design and build Project Neon, the expansion of traffic-clogged Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. Three companies are in the running for ...
Court says man didn’t get fair trial in molestation case
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
A Las Vegas man, in prison since 2003 for molesting a 13-year old boy, didn’t get a fair trial, a federal appeals court has ruled. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ...
Court upholds $130 million judgment in Las Vegas telemarketing scam
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
A federal appeals court Monday upheld a $130.3 million judgment against a Las Vegas man and his companies accused of using telemarketing and other avenues to ...
Court rejects appeal of man in 2010 slaying
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Francisco Mata, convicted of fatally slitting the throat of a man and wounding another in the desert on ...
Court upholds murder conviction, life sentence
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
A reputed gang member who fatally stabbed a Las Vegas man 38 times in a dispute over a $10,000 debt has lost his bid for a new trial. The Nevada Supreme Court ...
Engineer named to state Transportation Board
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval has named professional engineer Emil “B.J.” Almberg of Ely to represent rural counties on ...
Court rejects man’s appeal in scheme targeting car dealers
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
A Bulgarian man has failed to get a new trial on his conviction related to swindling Las Vegas-area car dealers. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected ...
Police body cameras help prosecutors, improve officer conduct
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Body cameras worn by Metro Police officers are helping prosecutors get plea bargains and convictions and improving the conduct of officers, a Nevada Law Enforcement Summit was told today. The cameras have ...
Nevada DMV director stepping down
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Troy Dillard, director of the state Department of Motor Vehicles for the last three years, is retiring. Dillard, who has worked for the state ...
Employment Security Division computers back up and running
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
The state Employment Security Division finished updating its commuter system a day ahead of schedule. The division shut down its ...
Former Sandoval adviser named to Nevada Athletic Commission
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s former chief legal advisor has been named to the Nevada Athletic Commission, which regulates boxing and other sporting events. Michon Martin is general counsel and ...
Nevada hopes to sell renewable energy products to China
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and five other governors have signed an agreement with Chinese officials that he hopes will result in the sale of renewable energy products to China.
The Clean Energy and Economic Development Accord coincides with ...
Regulators levy $25,000 fine, revoke licenses of 3 community managers
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
State regulators have imposed a $25,000 fine on a company that manages 21 condominium communities in Las Vegas and revoked the licenses of three community managers.
The Nevada Commission for Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels ...
New leader of Taxicab Authority is chosen
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
Ron Grogan was named to the job Wednesday by Bruce Breslow, director of the state Department of Business and Industry ...
Drought forum ends with call for more collaboration and fewer lawsuits
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
The governor’s drought committee meets Monday to start making recommendations to get Nevada prepared to handle future droughts. The state has had dry winters for the past four years ...
Supreme Court rejects petition in 20-year-old murder case
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the petition of death row inmate Antonio L. Doyle, convicted of kidnapping, raping and strangling a woman to death in Las Vegas more than 20 years ago.
Doyle maintains ...
Man to get new trial in 2006 Las Vegas slaying
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
A man found guilty of robbing and shooting a pimp 19 times in Las Vegas in 2006 is going to get a new trial, according to Nevada Supreme Court records.
The court on Tuesday ...
Las Vegas’ unemployment rate falls to 7 percent in August
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation on Tuesday released the breakdown of counties' jobless rates, which found 73,400 jobless people in Southern Nevada ...
Southern Nevada will have access to enough water for decades, official says
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
Southern Nevada will continue its fight to pump millions of gallons a year from rural Nevada, said John Entsminger, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority ...
Court upholds death penalty in slaying of Las Vegas woman
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court today upheld the death penalty for Richard Haberstroh, convicted of abducting, sexually assaulting and strangling a Las Vegas woman.
Haberstroh argued the death penalty was ...
Nevada secretary of state undergoing cancer radiation treatment
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske says her treatment for breast cancer won’t impede her from performing her duties. She said she had surgery two weeks ago and ...
Nevada Assemblyman Randy Kirner won’t seek re-election
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
Three-term Republican Assemblyman Randy Kirner of Reno says he won’t run for re-election. Kirner, who came into office when ...
Court says pumping in Muddy River won’t harm endangered fish
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
A federal appeals court has ruled that test pumping in the Muddy River by the Southern Nevada Water Authority and others will not harm the endangered Moapa dace fish. The U.S. Court of Appeals today upheld ...
Sandoval: Feds lack land, water rights for Yucca Mountain
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval has notified federal authorities that the proposed high level nuclear dump at Yucca Mountain is unsuitable because the government doesn’t have ...
Nevada AG sides with School District in not renewing teachers’ contracts
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
The Nevada Attorney General’s Office has filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the Clark County School District’s decision to not renew the contracts of 15 teachers.
The brief, submitted ...
Nevada led nation in 1st-quarter private job growth
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
Nevada led the nation in the growth of private jobs during the first three months of the year. Gov. Brian Sandoval said today ...
Court won’t let man withdraw guilty plea in murder case
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Andre J. Hardiman to withdraw his guilty plea in the strangulation of his ex-wife in front of ...
Owner of rural Nevada casino to relinquish license
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
The owner of a rural Nevada casino has agreed to relinquish his state license after the Nevada Gaming Control Board outlined alleged problems with the rewards club and cash requirements.
Harold Holder, who formerly ...
Group seeking tax repeal wants change in courts
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
A group that wants to repeal Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $1.3 billion tax increase says a legal challenge to its initiative petition should be decided in federal court and not in the state District Court in Carson City.
The We Decide Coalition filed ...
State unemployment benefits computer going down for upgrades
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
The computer that handles unemployment benefits for more than 25,000 Nevadans will be out of service for a week for upgrades. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said today the system will ...
Freeway to be named for slain Nevada deputy
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015
The state Transportation Board agreed today to name the Carson City freeway after Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell, who was shot to death last month answering a domestic violence call.
State Transportation Director Rudy Malfabon said ...
Commerce tax plan sparks complaints and questions
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s new commerce tax is going to be “an administrative nightmare” for the state Department of Taxation to administer, a tax expert said today. Taxpayers, lobbyists and attorneys complained of ...
Public hearing set on Southwest Gas increase
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
The state Public Utilities Commission has set Sept. 15 to hear consumer feedback on proposed rate increases for Southwest Gas customers in Southern and Northern Nevada that would ...
Board approves $17.8 million for new Sahara Avenue DMV office
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
The state Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $17.8 million contract for construction of a new office for the Department of Motor Vehicles at its East Sahara Avenue site in Las Vegas. It is the busiest DMV office ...
Nevada to pay former state attorney $500,000 to continue Yucca Mountain fight
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
A former state attorney who led Nevada’s legal fight against a proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository will be paid $500,000 over the next two years to continue the battle.
The state Board of Examiners today approved ...
Nevada temporarily closing tourism office in China
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Nevada is temporarily closing its tourism office in China because of differences between the foreign contractor and the state, which is seeking a “strong sales and marketing approach.”
The state Board of Examiners today ...
Court upholds embezzlement conviction of Mesquite developer
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of Mesquite home-builder William Aubrey for ...
State Sen. Greg Brower won’t seek re-election
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
tate Sen. Greg Brower, R-Reno, said he won’t run for re-election, noting that it’s not easy to balance serving in the Legislature with ...
Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments in water fight
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
Las Vegas and rural Nevada have been battling since 1989 over efforts to pump millions of gallons of water a year to Southern Nevada. Another chapter played out before ...
Court to decide if lawmaker can pursue defamation case over campaign ad
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
An attorney for state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer of Reno asked the Nevada Supreme Court today to allow him to pursue a defamation suit against a Republican rival in the 2014 election campaign. Attorney Adam Hosmer-Henner told ...
Court says prisoner can pursue lawsuit over false teeth
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
A prison inmate is going to get a chance to prove state correction officials were negligent in failing to supply him with proper fitting false teeth for two years. The Nevada Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled ...
Marco Rubio says nation doesn’t need U.S. Education Department
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval says Sen. Marco Rubio is an “impressive guy,” but the governor isn’t ready to endorse any Republican candidate for president. Sandoval met privately with Rubio for ...
Suit filed to stop Nevada tax repeal effort
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
A group that supports Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $1.3 billion tax increase filed a lawsuit today to block efforts to repeal the law ...
Nevada Supreme Court to hear lawmaker’s defamation lawsuit
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Can a politician make a false statement about his opponent in an election campaign and then claim freedom of speech when hit with a defamation suit? The Nevada Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday ...
Longtime lawmaker chosen to lead Nevada anti-bullying office
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
An Arizona state senator will lead a new Nevada Department of Education office focusing on preventing bullying and cyberbullying, officials announced ...
State schools superintendent will take job in Sandoval’s office
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Dale Erquiaga accepted a nomination by Gov. Brian Sandoval to become a chief strategy officer for the state, a news release said. His post will be filled in the interim by Steve Canavero ...
Sandoval says construction on veterans home could be delayed until 2017
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval said construction of the Northern Nevada Veterans Home could be delayed until 2017 unless Congress approves money for the project in this year’s budget bill ...
Number of businesses enrolled in state unemployment system hits a record high
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the news combined with a drop in the number of initial jobless claims show that the economy is getting stronger ...
Environmental group says limit growth to save water
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
The president of an environmental group has suggested limits on growth to conserve the state’s limited water resources and preserve residents’ quality of life. Abby Johnson, president of the Great Basin Water Network, told ...

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