Gov. Sandoval Discusses States as ‘Laboratories’ to Drive the Engines of Innovation

As an early embracer of autonomous vehicle testing, Nevada’s governor shares what his state has learned being “being at the ground floor” to foster new transportation technologies.

Route Fifty Live From CES in Las Vegas for the National Governors Association’s Transportation Innovation Summit

Join us on Wednesday for a special digital event focused on transportation technology, including a Route Fifty interview with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

States Hope Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Will Lead to Revenue Windfall

The high court might end a “failed statutory regime” that Nevada currently enjoys.

Where Buying Marijuana Is Legal, But There’s Nowhere to Smoke It

Although some lawmakers have tried, no state legislature has yet carved out rules for cannabis lounges, cafes or tasting rooms.

Shannon Rahming, Nevada State CIO, On New Tech and Supporting First Responders

From purchasing and cybersecurity to critical communications for emergency response, Rahming and Nevada are pushing state IT forward on a number of fronts.

The Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

A gunman opened fire during a country-music show at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 200 more.

A Bird’s-Eye View of a Bad Wildfire Season in the West

So far this year, fires have burned 5.2 million acres of land. And it’s only going to get worse.

Southern Nevada Has a Plan to Predict the Likelihood of Traffic Incidents 2 Hours Early

“We’re coming to the point where we’re going to have smart cars on dumb roads,” WayCare's CEO said.

Las Vegas Begins Its Smart City Push

Starting with sensors at 10 intersections, Nevada’s largest city plans to grow out its IoT infrastructure and data-gathering operation to encompass its entirety by 2025.

Will the Supreme Court Deliver a Windfall of Tax Revenue for State Governments?

Justices on the high court plan to examine the federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada.

Trump’s Federal Land-Use Regulatory Battle Targets Obama’s Sage Grouse Rules

“They might as well form a shotgun posse to kill off the species directly,” according to a Center for Biological Diversity activist.

Nevada Lawmakers Approve ‘Medicaid for All’ Plan

In direct response to talk of Medicaid cuts from Washington D.C., lawmakers in Carson City approved a bill that would give every single Nevada resident access to a public health insurance option.

A Big Obstacle in Making the Future NFL Stadium Work in Las Vegas

Can “soft and spoiled” Raiders fans in Nevada change their expectations about parking?

Nevada Fights the Latest Attempt to Give It the Nation’s Nuclear Waste

A Congressional hearing on a bill to revive the Yucca Mountain facility pits Nevadans against everyone else.

Nevada Chief Attorney’s Special Exemption Questioned; Fla. Prison Guards May See Pay Hike

Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Puerto Rico’s fiscal lockbox; higher suicide rates for paramedics; and N.Y. community colleges not keen on governor’s free-tuition plan.

Nevada Judge Dismisses Trump Request for Poll Worker Names in Early-Voting Dispute

Las Vegas-area elections officials let early voters already in line cast their ballots after deadline, to the Republican campaign’s frustration.

The Next Fight to Expand Voting Has Already Begun

Before the 2016 race ends, advocates for automatic registration are already eyeing new efforts in Illinois, Nevada, and elsewhere.

5 States Eye Recreational Marijuana

Election Day 2016 could be the point of no return for legalized pot.

One County’s Complicated Quest for a New ZIP Code

In Nevada, sales tax is calculated by postal code. But that creates a tax-collection problem when they span multiple jurisdictions. Will USPS help fix Storey County's predicament?