A new bill, filed by the state Senate’s first Latina, seeks to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation in Nevada. State Senator Yvanna Cancela’s bill would limit the Silver State’s cooperation with immigrations and customs enforcement agents as they ramp up efforts to increase deportations. If passed, state, local and campus police would not participate in any immigration round-ups without a warrant. Critics say the bill endangers Nevadans and makes it a sanctuary state. Cancela says it’s a pre-emptive measure against President Trump’s actions, which she says have inspired fear and hatred around the country.
Archives for February 2017
You’ve done what you were supposed to do–all the water we’ve been conserving and all rain we’ve gotten may be good news for the drought–but it’s bad news for your wallet. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Truckee Meadows Water Authority is seeking a rate hike. Hikes would increase 6 percent of the next two years for all customers. There’s a public hearing on the rate hike request next month.
Somebody has burglarized as many as 9 businesess in Reno and Sparks over the past few days. Reno police say they are building a suspect profile, and they believe these burglaries are connected. Most of them were in South Reno, but there was one in Northwest Reno and one in Sparks. The burglars hit businesses in the Southwest Pavilion Shopping center on South Virginia Street, and at Winners Crossing shopping center. Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to call Secret Witness.
If you ever get the urge to check out the Miracle Mile, it’s about to get a lot easier for you. United Airlines is going to start offering non-stop flights from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Chicago starting on June 8th. The non-stop service to O’Hare will be for the summer months only. They plan to wrap it up September 5th.
A man had to go to the hospital after being beaten by robbers in Sparks last night. It happened around 10:15 pm in the 16-hundred block of A Street. Police say two strangers approached the victim and beat him with an object,then took his property. The victim was rushed to Reknown. Police believe the suspects had been inside Baldini’s Casino just before the robbery. Anyone who can help police identify the robbers is asked to call Secret Witness.
You could see skiing still come 4th of July–that’s how much snow the Lake Tahoe area has gotten. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the non-stop snow will fill Reno’s water reservoirs for years to come. Even if drought conditions reoccur, Reno’s federal water master says water from Tahoe will spill into the Truckee River for years. This has been the wettest year on record for both Reno and Tahoe
More winter weather is descending upon us. Storey County schools opened two hours late. Chain controls are in effect across the state line along I-80 from Truckee to Baxter. They’re also in place along most mountainous roads and passes in Nevada.
Despite an expected federal crackdown on states that have legalized recreational pot, Nevada will push forward with its program. The state Department of Taxation says it’s working to develop regulations around the drug and hope to have it for sale, or recreational use, by July. Nevada voters approved the ballot measure in the General Election.
A man was hit by a car last night in Reno. It happened on Stead Boulevard just before 7 pm. Reno Police say the 30 year old man was in a crosswalk when he was struck. He was rushed to the hospital.
A life saving mission last night at Mt. Rose for Washoe County Search and Rescue crews. The Sheriff’s Office got a call just before 6 pm from a couple in their late 60s . The two had been snowshoeing near the Incline Creek drainage area when they got caught in blizzard-like conditions. They stayed where they were, and were rescued about 8 pm by Search and Rescue. Neither of them was injured.