Governor Brian Sandoval

Bree Zender

The Nevada Department of Agriculture decided last month to sell 3,000 wild horses in Northern Nevada to private owners. And now, wild horse advocates are calling upon Governor Brian Sandoval to reverse the decision.

Nevada State Employees Could See Raises For The First Time In Years

Jan 23, 2017
Jim Grant / Nevada Appeal

For the first time in years, Governor Brian Sandoval’s proposed budget includes actual raises for state employees. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Paul Boger

$8.1 billion. That’s what Republican Governor Brian Sandoval is asking lawmakers to spend in the upcoming budget. During his final State of the State address, Sandoval gave a laundry list of action items including increased funding for education, economic development and other pet projects. Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger has more.

Northern Nevada is watching the state senate races for districts 13 and 15. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to political analyst Fred Lokken to break down those races.

KUNR: I want to start with district 15. We’ve got Democrat Devon Reese, a Reno lawyer, running against Republican Heidi Gansert and Libertarian David Colborne. What do we know about these candidates?

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Nevada is receiving federal assistance to help complete a thorough review of the state’s juvenile justice system. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports that the goal is to gather important data that will help the state refine its practices.

Nevada beat out 17 other states to receive technical help from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization which will be conducting the review. 

Right now, juvenile arrests are down statewide and youth incarceration is at its lowest point in ten years.

Gov. Brian Sandoval and nearly two dozen experts gathered in Carson City on Tuesday to examine the prescription drug epidemic that’s sweeping Nevada. 

Last month, a Reno doctor and eight others were charged with running an alleged drug ring involving prescription painkillers like oxycodone. Gov. Sandoval says this incident shed new light on an existing problem.

Julia Ritchey

The Nevada primary wrapped up last night and several key races have been narrowed down. To breakdown the results, Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey joined Reno Gazette-Journal political reporter Seth Richardson in the studio. Listen to their conversation.

Embedded is a list of unofficial final results from Washoe County.

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Governor Brian Sandoval has cautiously agreed to put the Anaconda Copper Mine on the National Priority List, opening up federal funding for clean up efforts. Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick reports.

The cost to clean up the site is estimated at $31 million. By getting it on the EPA’s National Priority List, Governor Sandoval hopes that federal dollars can provide a solution.

Sandoval Declines Supreme Court Consideration

Feb 25, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Gov. Brian Sandoval is withdrawing his name from consideration for a Supreme Court nomination. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

Sandoval issued a brief statement earlier today saying he’s humbled by the mention but has informed the White House that he's not interested in the post right now. 

This comes a day after reports that President Obama’s team was vetting Sandoval as a possible candidate.

GOP leaders are refusing to consider any Supreme Court nomination until a new president takes office.

As the world continues reeling from the recent terror attacks in Paris, Governor Brian Sandoval is taking steps to focus on homeland security. One new development is Sandoval appointed Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison  to Nevada’s Homeland Security Commission. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray caught up with Hutchison on the phone to learn more.

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