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February 17, 2018

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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 rejects false imprisonment claim by Las Vegas man
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
A Las Vegas man who spent more than four years in prison for a robbery he did not commit has lost his lawsuit against Metro Police and a ...
State board approves money to renovate Capitol
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
The state Board of Examiners today approved a contract to renovate the state Capitol. The board also approved a contract to develop an exhibit at the Capitol recognizing the ...
State worker to challenge boss in election
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
A certified public accountant is planning to challenge her boss in the next election. Catherine Byrne of Carson City today announced plans to ...
Nevada taxable sales up 5.2 percent in October
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Taxable sales in Nevada, one indicator of the economy, rose by 5.2 percent in October, with strong sales of ...
Governor names new head of Nevada Department of Taxation
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Bill Anderson, the chief economist for the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, has been named director of the Nevada Department of Taxation. Gov. Brian Sandoval said Anderson is ...
Unemployment falls in every Nevada county in 2017
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
The unemployment rate in every Nevada county declined in 2017 as the state added 43,801 jobs. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today that ...
Two more seeking seat on state Supreme Court
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Nevada Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Tao and Las Vegas attorney Alan Lefebvre have joined the race to succeed ...
Pedal the rails in Boulder City
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
A new pedal-powered rail tour opened this week at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City. Rail Explorers, a private business, is offering specially designed, pedal-powered two- and four-seat vehicles that ...
Kacey KC is Nevada’s first female state forester
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Kacey KC has become the first female state forester and ...
Court upholds conviction in mortgage fraud case
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
A federal appeals court has rejected the plea of a Las Vegas man to overturn his conviction in ...
Man loses appeal in killing of wife, wounding of judge
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of Darren Mack, convicted of killing his ...
Lyon County judge files for state Supreme Court seat
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
District Court Judge Leon Aberasturi of Lyon County has filed to run for one of the soon-to-be-vacant seats on ...
Valentine named to state transportation board
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Virginia Valentine, president of the Nevada Resort Association, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Nevada Transportation Department by Gov. Brian Sandoval. She is the first woman to ...
Judge rejects proposed petition to ban sanctuary cities
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
A District Court judge ruled today that a proposed petition to ban the establishment of so-called sanctuary cities in Nevada was ...
Court restricts suits over certain payday loan defaults
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court has stopped payday loan companies from filing lawsuits to collect outstanding debts in certain cases. The court, in a 6-1 decision Tuesday, held that ...
Court rules Wynn can go after $800,000 gambling marker
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
The Nevada Court of Appeals has ruled in a split decision that the Wynn Las Vegas can go after an unpaid $800,000 gambling marker from ...
NV Energy bills could be going down
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017
NV Energy customers could be getting a belated Christmas gift, with a proposal to lower electricity rates in Southern Nevada. The state Public Utilities Commission will meet Friday on a proposed order to ...
Court throws out Las Vegas man’s $389 million judgment in tax case
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017
Acting at the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Nevada Supreme Court tossed out a $389 million judgment for Gilbert Hyatt of Las Vegas, who sued the ...
Health officials outline new law to combat opioid abuse
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
A law to prevent the over-prescribing of opioids to patients goes into effect Jan. 1. Dr. Dan Burkhead of a pain center in Las Vegas says doctors “writing prescriptions month after month” must now ...
State Supreme Court agrees to expedite hearing execution case
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court has agreed to give expedited consideration to whether a paralytic drug may be used in the execution of ...
Court upholds man’s conviction in fatal drive-by shooting
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
The Nevada Court of Appeals has upheld the voluntary manslaughter conviction of Terrence K. Bowser in a ...
State engineer: No new water wells in Pahrump area
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
State Engineer Jacob King says water resources in the Pahrump Artesian Basin are severely limited and ...
Nevada unemployment rate holds steady at 5 percent
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Unemployment in Nevada remained at 5 percent in November, the same as the previous month, but there were increases in ...
Judge appointed to fill District Court vacancy in Reno
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval today named Egan Walker as a District Court judge in Reno to replace ...
Defense wants expirations on lethal injection drugs ignored
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
The Federal Public Defender’s Office and defense attorney Thomas Ericsson say the Nevada Supreme Court should not consider arguments about ...
Nevada leads the nation in private-sector job growth
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval says Nevada led the nation in private-sector job growth for the first six months of the year.
In a news release today, Sandoval said ...
Nevada’s highest courts seeing more cases
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
The number of cases continues to increase at the Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court issued its annual report today that 2,785 appeals made to the ...
Board approves $7 million for victims of Las Vegas shooting
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
The state Board of Examiners today approved releasing $6.8 million for victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas to cover such costs as medical bills, funeral expenses, counseling and ...
Nevada Supreme Court rules in dispute over wages
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court has opened the door for workers to bring suit if they believe they have been underpaid. The court ruled that the state labor commissioner does not have the exclusive power to ...
Board OKs $2.7 million for testing in sexual assault cases
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
The state Board of Examiners today approved $2.7 million for Metro Police to relieve a backlog in testing sexual assault kits. Attorney General Adam Laxalt said the money will be used to hire ...
Tom Skancke exits transportation board, to leave Southern Nevada
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Tom Skancke completed his final meeting on the state Transportation Board Monday, saying he is moving to Southern California for another job ...
AARP urges consumer protection in competitive energy market
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
If Nevadans vote next year to allow competition in supplying electricity, the state must ensure consumers are protected, the AARP says. The organization, which claims 337,000 members in Nevada, said there ...
Nevada taxable sales up 4 percent in September
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Taxable sales, one indicator of the economy, rose by 4 percent in September compared to the same month last year, with good growth in the furniture, bar and restaurant businesses.
The Nevada Department of Taxation reported today that ...
Top Nevada court rejects appeal of man who fatally shot son
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court Monday rejected the appeal of Jerry Pough Sr. who was sentenced to life with parole for the 2009 fatal shooting of his son in an apparent argument in a car in Las Vegas ...
AAA in Carson City to offer DMV services
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Motorists have long voiced complaints about long waits to conduct business with the state Department of Motor Vehicles in Carson City. AAA is launching a pilot program Monday to ...
Nevada Highway Patrol gets new chief
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
John O’Rourke, who has worked in the state Department of Public Safety since 1995, has been named chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol. O’Rourke has been acting chief since the retirement of ...
Assemblywoman Amber Joiner won’t seek re-election
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
Assemblywoman Amber Joiner, a two-term Democrat from Reno, has decided not to run for re-election next year. “I will serve out the remainder of ...
Commission reviewing inequities in sentencing criminals
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
A commission started a review today on inequities in sentencing of criminals in Nevada. The 25-member Commission on the Administration of Justice, created by the 2017 Legislature, includes ...
Court rejects appeal in Las Vegas slaying case
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court today rejected the appeal of Lesean T. Collins, convicted in the slaying of a drug dealer whose body was found in the desert in ...
Nevada unemployment rate inches up to 5 percent in October
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Unemployment in Nevada inched up to 5 percent in October from 4.9 percent the previous month, the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today.
“Job levels were at a record high, the ...
Report says Nevada could see rise in alcohol, drug and suicide deaths
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Nevada ranked 11th in the nation in alcohol and drug deaths and suicides in 2015, according to a national study by a nonprofit organization ...
DMV braces for ‘Black Monday’ rush after Thanksgiving
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says the Monday after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the agency that registers autos and grants driver’s licenses. The day has been dubbed “Black Monday,” and the ...
Nevada unemployment inches up to 5 percent in October
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Unemployment in Nevada inched up to 5 percent in October from the previous month, the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today. The unemployment rate in ...
State spending $2.2 million to compile data on juvenile offenders
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
The state is hiring a California firm to develop a uniform data system to track juvenile offenders to determine such things as whether they commit later offenses and ...
Court overturns man’s death sentence, orders new hearing
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court has admitted it made a mistake in a previous decision and ruled that a Las Vegas man convicted in a 1990 slaying is not eligible for ...
Nevada death row inmate placed on suicide watch
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Scott Raymond Dozier, who wants to be executed for a Las Vegas murder, has threatened to kill himself if the state does not carry out his death sentence, Gov. Brian Sandoval said today.
Sandoval said Dozier has ...
Board approves $64 million road project in Clark County
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
The state Transportation Board today approved a $64.6 million project to widen and improve U.S. 95, build an interchange and ...
Death penalty again appealed for Las Vegas killer
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Three separate juries have sentenced Randolph Moore to death for the 1984 killing of an elderly couple at their home in Las Vegas over part of an inheritance.
The case has bounced back and forth between the Nevada Supreme Court and ...
Court asked to decide status of Clark County deputy marshals
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court was asked today to decide whether the deputy marshals and bailiffs were employees of the District Court in Clark County or employees of the county.
At issue is an appeal by the Clark County Deputy Marshals Association, which ...
Las Vegas businessman loses gun appeal
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
A Las Vegas businessman, convicted some 20 years ago of a securities and tax violation, has lost an appeal challenging a law that bars ex-felons from getting ...

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