Wildfires have given parts of the West some of the worst air quality in the world

Aug 27, 2021
Even the East Coast has had air quality issues due to this summer's wildfire smoke.
The San Francisco skyline is only partially visible through smoky conditions in September 2020. Smoke from recent wildfires have caused Nevada and other parts of California to have unhealthy and hazardous air quality.
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Recreational pot is legal in 11 states, but laws protecting job seekers are still rare

Jan 2, 2020
Things are changing in Nevada, where a new law restricts employer drug tests.
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Sunshine seems a better business bet to Nevada than coal

Mar 20, 2017
Despite the Trump administration’s push for coal and other fossil energy, Nevada just went dramatically in the other way. On the day after it pulled the plug on a coal-fired power plant, it cut the ribbon on a new solar energy farm. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the J.S. Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. 
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Nevada’s a whole new economic ballgame for candidates

Aug 25, 2016
There's a tight race between Clinton and Trump in the state.

The newest tax haven for the wealthy could be right here in the U.S.

Apr 5, 2016
Nevada and Delaware rank high on the list of tax havens.
 Traffic passes by the famous sign welcoming motorists on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip November 11, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is in the background.  
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In sunny Nevada, a defeat for the solar industry

Feb 23, 2016
Nevada regulators undermined the financial advantage for home solar customers
 Solar City pulled out of Nevada after state regulators cut the price that utilities have to pay for surplus electricity generated by home solar installations. The price cut undid the home solar industry’s business model. This month solar customers and former employees protested outside the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.
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A snapshot of Nevada's economy ahead of GOP caucuses

Feb 23, 2016
Are Nevada voters better off now than four years ago? Yes and no.

Nevada makes rooftop solar less attractive

Jan 1, 2016
On the state's utility's urging, Nevada is raising a fee on solar owners and will pay much less for excess electricity they generate.