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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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Committee releases $25 million for UNLV medical school building
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
UNLV President Len Jessup told a legislative committee today there are three to four potential prospects to donate $25 million or more to ...
Health exchange open enrollment starts Nov. 1
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Open enrollment for the Nevada State Health Insurance Exchange begins Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15. There will be a kickoff event from noon to 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the ...
Committee OKs almost $2 million for opioid program
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
A legislative committee today approved a request from Attorney General Adam Laxalt to spend nearly $2 million to fight the opioid problem facing Nevada.
The money comes from an unrelated $5.3 million settlement, and ...
Nevada unemployment rate holds steady at 4.9 percent in September
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Nevada’s unemployment rate held at 4.9 percent in September, the same as in August, the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today. The jobless rate is still higher than ...
Governor signs trade and education agreements with Poland
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
On a trade mission to Poland, Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed agreements on education and technological innovation, according to ...
Insurance program for low-income Nevadans facing cutbacks
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
The state exchange that helps 89,000 low income Nevadans obtain health insurance is being hit with federal cutback that could hurt the program ...
Southwest Gas cutting rates by more than $23 million
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Customers of Southwest Gas will see a reduction in their monthly bills averaging from 4 percent to 8 percent. The state Public Utilities Commission today approved a plan to ...
Inmate who walked away is back in custody
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
A prison inmate from Clark County didn’t enjoy much freedom after walking away from a conservation camp in Pioche.
Claude Laska was captured Tuesday, a day after ...
Board OKs $14.4 million for design of UNLV medical school building
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
The state Board of Examiners today approved a $14.4 million contract for design and construction administration for the UNLV medical school. The school’s ...
Nevada sending 200 inmates to private prison
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
The state Department of Corrections is going to send 200 of its most dangerous and disruptive inmates to a private prison in Arizona to ease ...
Governor says repealing commerce tax would devastate education
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval said today that Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s proposal to repeal the commerce tax would be devastating to education. He said it would hurt ...
Department of Transportation already planning for Raider stadium
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
The bonds haven’t been sold yet to finance construction of the Raiders football stadium, but the state Department of Transportation is already planning for ...
Inmate wins good-time credit ruling
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Jessica Williams, sentenced to prison for running over and killing six teenagers in Las Vegas, has won a legal battle that may help other prisoners reduce ...
Court rejects appeal in Las Vegas murder case
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court today rejected the petition of Donte Johnson, sentenced to death for the 1998 execution-style killing of four men at ...
Nevada governor urges Congress to fund children’s health program
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval today urged Congress to continue sending money to Nevada for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which serves ...
Opponents of water pipeline project testify at hearing
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Opponents of plans to pump millions of gallons of water from eastern Nevada to the Las Vegas said at a hearing today that the ...
Free admission to state parks Saturday
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Visitors won’t have to pay a fee Saturday to get into state parks, camp or launch a boat. Saturday is Public Lands Day in Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval today ...
Report: Nevada high school graduates stronger in English and reading than math
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
A national report shows 2017 Nevada high school graduating seniors strong in reading and ...
Hearing opens on proposed Nevada water pipeline
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
An attorney for the Southern Nevada Water Authority said at a hearing today its plan to pump water from rural areas would not ...
Hearing set on proposed Nevada water pipeline
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Another chapter begins Monday in a 28-year effort to pump millions of gallons of water a year from rural Nevada to Las Vegas.
The State Engineer’s Office will conduct hearings for ...
New Nevada GOP leader focuses on flipping 4 to 5 Assembly seats
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Three-term Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, elected as the House Republican minority leader, says a priority will be to focus on ousting four to ...
Task force to review progress combating opioid crisis
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval is calling together a task force to review efforts to combat the opioid crisis and ...
Sandoval seeks review of gaming, marijuana industry relationship
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval wants the state to take another look at the relationship between the gaming and legal marijuana industries in Nevada. He has issued an order for ...
Data provides insight into Nevada public schools
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Hispanics outnumber whites in Nevada public schools, and Clark County has a higher graduation rate than the state average. These are some of the statistics compiled by ...
State pays $750,000 settlement over death at veterans home
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
The state Board of Examiners today approved a $750,000 settlement with the family of a former Navy officer who died from an infection in ...
State board OKs bonds for DMV office, clean water programs
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
The state Board of Finance today approved selling bonds to help finance the new Department of Motor Vehicles headquarters in Reno and ...
Transportation Board OKs $841 million for highway projects
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
The state Transportation Board today approved $841 million in highway construction funds for fiscal 2018. Federal, state and local funding of $379.6 million is earmarked for ...
Court orders another hearing man in murder case
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Las Vegas man is entitled to another hearing to prove his first-degree murder conviction was illegal.
The court today found that Taniko C. Smith had filed ...
Nevada governor gets new legal counsel
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval has a new legal counsel. She is Kathryn Reynolds, the wife of Joseph Reynolds, who was a previous legal counsel to ...
Southwest Gas seeking rate increase
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
Southwest Gas Co. has applied to the state Public Utilities Commission to raise rates in Southern and Northern Nevada to recover the higher cost of fuel.
The company says it wants to ...
Nevada Housing Division gets new administrator
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
The state Housing Division, which provides affordable housing for low-income families, has a new administrator. He is Steve Aichroth, who previously was ...
Manendo sexual misconduct investigation costs Nevada $67,125
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
After the investigation was completed, Manendo tendered his resignation ...
More money allocated for processing rape evidence kits
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
A legislative committee today approved $1.3 million for the Las Vegas and Reno police departments to reduce a backlog in testing rape evidence kits.
In written testimony to the ...
Clark County jobless rate climbs to 5.4 percent in July
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
Construction work continued strong in Las Vegas in July, but the unemployment rate in Clark County climbed to ...
Governor to greet president in Reno
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval, who once said he could not support Donald Trump for president, will greet the president when he arrives in Reno on Wednesday to ...
Vice President Mike Pence to be in Nevada on Saturday
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
President Donald Trump will be in Reno on Wednesday to address the convention of the American Legion, and Vice President Mike Pence will ...
Public Utilities Commission begins hearings on solar rates
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
NV Energy says a bill passed by the 2017 Legislature may mean higher-than-necessary power bills for its customers. The concerns are expressed in prefiled testimony presented to ...
ACLU opposes use of drug combination in planned execution
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union says it opposes the state’s decision to use an untested combination of drugs in the planned Nov. 14 execution of ...
Peppermill casino in Reno leaving NV Energy
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
The Peppermill casino in Reno is the latest company in Nevada to leave NV Energy. The state Public Utilities Commission approved a stipulation this week to ...
Water clarity in Lake Tahoe improving
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
The water clarity in Lake Tahoe on the Nevada-California border is improving as the result of ...
Nevada getting $1.2 million in opioid abuse crisis
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Nevada is getting an additional $1.2 million in federal funds related to the ...
State OKs additional money for rehab of Strip pedestrian bridge
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Since 2013, the cost of rehabilitating the elevators and escalators on the Tropicana pedestrian bridge over the Las Vegas Strip has ...
State Capitol to open Saturdays for tourists
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
During the recession, the state Capitol was closed to tourists on weekends because of a lack of funding for security. Now, the Capitol will be opened on Saturdays for visitors to ...
Governor makes appointments to state Athletic, Tourism commissions
Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed a Las Vegas woman to the state Athletic Commission and named two former lieutenant governors to ...
Court: Company not liable for phone solicitations by contractor
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
A federal appeals court has ruled that a company could not be sued if independent contractors violated telemarketing laws in making calls to ...
Oregon group awarded contract to assess student reading skills
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
An Oregon company is getting a $1.7 million state contract to measure the reading skills of Nevada students in kindergarten through ...
Nevada plant will turn garbage into jet, diesel fuel
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
The state Board of Finance today approved issuing $140 million in bonds to help build a plant at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center that plans to ...
Bonds approved for senior apartments, charter school
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
The state Board of Finance today approved sale of $30 million in bonds to build a 272-unit apartment complex for seniors in Las Vegas. The project, Tenaya Senior Apartments, will start construction in ...
Court rejects appeal of man in gun case
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
A federal appeals court has denied the petition of a man who made an estimated $100,000 illegally buying guns in Henderson and shipping them ...
New leader named for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Gregory Lovato, an engineer, has been named to head the state Division of Environmental Protection, it was announced today. Lovato has been with the state agency since ...

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