- What do you do when the desert attacks?
- Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
- The spines on those succulents are just waiting to dive into your skin if you get too close, and the same caution should be exercised around snakes, scorpions and the occasional Gila monster. The desert is beautiful to visit, but you need to be prepared in case it attacks (hint: not all water worries have to do with dehydration).
- A Nevada woman’s death from a superbug is a ‘wake-up call’ for the continent
- Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
- Reno officials got a report on the “nightmare bacteria” one Thursday in late August. A Washoe County woman in her 70s had been admitted to a local hospital with a full-body response to an infection. It was carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, a bug resistant to all 26 federally approved antibiotics. The patient, whose identity has not been disclosed ...
- Virtual reality finds a cultural partner in Las Vegas
- Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
- You might think virtual reality is overhyped, poised to fade out and never penetrate the mainstream, but it’s gaining traction in commercial markets. Casino operators are discussing how to integrate headsets as a VR scene emerges in Las Vegas. And with three brick-and-mortar virtual reality arcades scheduled to launch this year, the technology might ...
- Regulators take ‘a first step’ toward restoring rooftop-solar rates
- Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
- One year after a controversial decision to slash credits for rooftop-solar customers in Nevada (and given a recent shake-up by Gov. Brian Sandoval), utility regulators wanted a course correction. Riffing on the Abraham Lincoln quote that “bad promises are better broken than kept,” they called 2016’s rate structure a “promise better left unkept.” The state’s Public Utilities Commission issued a unanimous decision ...
- California’s energy needs could boost Nevada
- Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
- As part of a final push for clean energy in the remaining weeks of the Obama administration, the Department of the Interior approved a 728-mile power line Dec. 13 that will move wind energy from Wyoming to Southern Nevada. That wind power, which the federal agency says is enough to supply 1.8 million homes, could then be sold to Western states, especially California. ...
- Caesars files paperwork to dump NV Energy
- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
- Caesars Entertainment is asking state regulators for approval to quit buying electricity from NV Energy. The gaming giant is the latest Nevada company to seek ...
- With report submitted to governor, Nevada could act on opioid abuse
- Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
- This fall, Gov. Brian Sandoval mobilized a summit of national experts to provide recommendations about how Nevada should address addiction to prescription painkillers and opioids. He has been active on the issue, signing the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, which expanded access to ...
- How should Nevada spend its share of $14.7B Volkswagen settlement?
- Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
- As the state readies to collect about $22.3 million, the focus could be on electric vehicles.
- PUC hearings on Nevada solar could restore net metering rates
- Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
- Nearly a year after state regulators decided to increase bills for rooftop solar customers, lawyers for NV Energy and the solar industry remain locked in a technical, often dull, argument about the quality of that new rate structure. In several daylong hearings this week, both sides came back to utility regulators with detailed analyses, dozens of witnesses and hundreds of pages of testimony. Neither side has drawn attention to ...
- Uber, Lyft expand Las Vegas service with cheaper carpool option
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
- Within a week of one another, on-demand transportation companies Lyft and Uber launched services that allow customers to carpool ...
Daniel moved to Las Vegas after graduating from USC. He has previously reported for The Sacramento Bee, The Los Angeles Times and KCRW as an intern. He served as a managing editor, news editor and staff writer for the Daily Trojan. He is from Los Angeles, Calif.
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