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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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Nevada gets $999,000 grant for prison recidivism program
Friday, March 23, 2018
The Nevada Department of Corrections says it has received a $999,000 federal grant to continue a program aimed at ...
Court upholds conviction in Las Vegas slaying
Friday, March 23, 2018
A Las Vegas killer serving a life term without parole for shooting a homeless man and firing shots at police officers has lost ...
Subcommittee OKs consumer protection recommendations for open electric market
Friday, March 23, 2018
A government subcommittee has approved recommendations to protect consumers if voters approve a constitutional amendment to ...
Second meeting of drug task force set
Friday, March 23, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval has set April 18 to review the progress of his task force to combat opioid abuse. On average, one person dies each day in Nevada from an ...
Nevada jobless rate remains steady in February
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Nevada’s unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent in February, the same as the previous month. But the state rate was ...
Governor’s former press secretary joins lobbying firm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Mari St. Martin, former press secretary for Gov. Brian Sandoval, has joined ...
Sandoval applauds Trump plan to combat opioid abuse
Monday, March 19, 2018
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval today praised President Donald Trump on his plans to combat ...
Sandoval orders task force to study school safety
Monday, March 19, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed an executive order today creating a school safety task force, and he wants its recommendations before Aug. 1. The group will include ...
Renovation of Grant Sawyer State Office Building to finish this summer
Friday, March 16, 2018
Rehab work is nearing completion on the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas. The Nevada Board of Examiners was briefed this ...
Nevada population up 1.1 percent in 2017
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Nevada’s population grew to an estimated 2,986,700 in 2017, an increase of 1.1 percent from the previous year, according to ...
School safety discussed at law enforcement summit
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
A state education official said schools “are some of the safest places in the community” but schools and law enforcement need to ...
Sandoval, school superintendents agree to create school safety group
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval convened superintendents from 15 out of 17 counties on Monday, with the group agreeing unanimously that the state should ...
NV Energy seeks rate reduction as result of tax savings
Monday, March 12, 2018
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission has set a special meeting for March 22 to approve the applications from NV Energy to ...
Final bond issued for Project Neon interstate improvements
Monday, March 12, 2018
The state Transportation Board has approved the sale of a $140 million bond to finance the final work on Project Neon to widen Interstate 15 in Las Vegas from Sahara Avenue to the Spaghetti Bowl. Robert Nellis, assistant director on the ...
Filing for political races stars Monday
Friday, March 2, 2018
Candidates can start filing for political races starting Monday, though many have already announced ...
Snow closes state offices in Northern Nevada
Friday, March 2, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered state offices in Northern Nevada closed today because of heavy snow. Roads were open in Carson City, but motorists were ...
Nevada taxable sales up 2.3 percent in December
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Nevada taxable sales reached $5.5 billion in December, a gain of 2.3 percent from December 2016 and the ...
NV Energy says tax cut should lower consumer energy prices
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
NV Energy says recently approved corporate tax cuts will mean lower rates for more than 1 million electric customers in Southern and Northern Nevada. NV Energy has applied to the state ...
Two new career programs approved for schools
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
The state Board of Education has approved two new career development programs to help students prepare for the workforce.
The board said it has received a $2 million grant from JP Morgan Chase to ...
Inmate dies at prison medical facility in Northern Nevada
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
A prisoner sentenced for sexual assault of a minor died at the medical facility at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City, the state ...
Sandoval heads for National Governors Association conference
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval heads for Washington, D.C., on Thursday to attend a meeting of the National Governors Association. He is ...
Inmate found dead at prison north of Las Vegas
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
An inmate serving time for robbery in Clark County was found dead Monday in his cell at the ...
Henderson casino agrees to $4,000 fine over employee registration
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
The Nevada Gaming Control Board says the Skyline casino in Henderson has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine for failing to register at least ...
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 ...

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