Nevada

Aerial view of Reno, Nevada against snow-capped mountains in winter

Nevada Makes Historic Affordable Housing Investment

The state announced $500 million in grants to agencies and organizations building or preserving affordable housing in the state.

December 13, 2022 - Tahoe Daily Tribune

Rendering of Brightline West train passing through Southern California desert

L.A.-Las Vegas High Speed Rail Could Break Ground Next Year

The privately funded train would shuttle passengers between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in half the time it takes to drive and could take 3 million vehicles off the road.

December 4, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

City of Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas Begins Complete Streets Work

Stewart Avenue will undergo a makeover to make it safer and more accessible for pedestrians.

October 12, 2022 - 8 News Now

Colorado River

Department of the Interior Forced to Intervene on the Colorado River

More questions than answers on the Colorado River this week as the federal government failed to deliver on threats to force Southwest states to cut back on water use.

August 19, 2022 - High Country News

Fremont Street

Las Vegas To Launch Vision Zero Initiative

The city is calling for public input to develop strategies for reducing traffic deaths and making Las Vegas safer for all road users.

August 9, 2022 - KTNV

Aerial view of downtown Reno, Nevada

Reno Development Aims for ‘Baked-In’ Sustainability

The Midtown Garden Homes infill project brings light density and sustainable materials to a neighborhood predominantly populated with single-family homes.

August 4, 2022 - Architect Magazine

Dried-up marina at Lake Mead

Report Sounds the Alarm for Western Reservoirs

Without more immediate, long-term reductions in water demand, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the West’s most important reservoirs, face imminent collapse.

July 27, 2022 - Salt Lake Tribune

Early morning view of new neighborhoods and Route 215 from the top of Lone Mountain in Northwest Las Vegas.

Report: Nevada Housing Shortage Worst in the Nation

Nevada’s explosive growth is creating a severe housing shortage, with the state needing almost 80,000 affordable housing units to meet demand.

May 11, 2022 - Las Vegas Weekly

The Las Vegas Strip, pictured at night with lights and illuminated and Las Vegas Boulevard congested with cars.

NFL Draft Inspires Proposal to Block Cars From the Las Vegas Strip

The NFL draft shut down the Las Vegas Strip to car traffic. Some people liked the change so much that a new law proposes to permanently block cars from the street. Yes, you read that correctly.

May 4, 2022 - Fox 11 Los Angeles

Las Vegas Sprawl

Why Nevada Needs Sustainable, Smart Growth

Sprawling cities like Las Vegas must rein in unchecked growth and promote infill development and more sustainable transportation modes.

April 28, 2022 - The Nevada Independent

Rendering of proposed improvements on California Avenue, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Arts District To Receive Complete Streets Makeover

The city is promising a safer environment for pedestrians in the Las Vegas Arts District to comply with their complete streets goals.

April 14, 2022 - City of Las Vegas

Downtown Reno

Reno-Area Upzoning Stirs Concern Among Residents

A county plan to allow a zoning change that slightly increases allowable density in unincorporated parts of Washoe County is drawing criticism from locals.

March 3, 2022 - My News 4

Downtown Reno

Nevada Earmarks $300 Million For Affordable Housing

The state's housing division has approved a $300 million bonding authority aimed at supporting more affordable housing construction.

February 18, 2022 - Nevada Appeal

U.S. Department of the Interior

Navajo Leaders: Renewable Energy Transition Must Account for Equity

Native American leaders in the Southwest want to ensure their communities have a voice, and an opportunity for well-paying jobs, in renewable energy projects on Native land.

January 19, 2022 - High Country News

Downtown Reno

600 Demolished Housing Units and a Development Controversy in Downtown Reno

A developer with a pattern of tearing down affordable housing units in Reno is attracting negative public attention in Reno, Nevada.

January 17, 2022 - ProPublica

The Boring Company

Two Underwhelming Elon Musk Projects on Display at CES

Demonstrations at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas highlight the failures of Tesla's autonomous vehicles and the Boring Company's tunnels.

January 10, 2022 - Curbed

Water SUpply

States Agree to Drastic Water Cuts From Colorado River

In the throes of a historic megadrought, three Southwestern states will make deep reductions in their water usage to preserve diminishing resources.

December 28, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

A aerical view of primm, Nevada, where I-15 bisects large casinos and parking lots on a sunny day.

California, Nevada Agree on Makeshift I-15 Widening Near Las Vegas

A $12 million repaving and restriping project is intended to alleviate congestion at the state line between California and Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas.

December 8, 2021 - The Sun

Colorado River

New Drought Plan Would Mean Voluntary Cutbacks of Colorado River Water

California, Arizona, and Nevada are hammering out a plan to address the worsening drought along the Colorado River.

November 22, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Weathered stone slabs with the words Juvenile Court Entrance engraved into it.

Minor Defendants: Kids Are Being Named in Evictions

Absurd as it may sound, minor children are sometimes named in eviction filings. If a child’s name makes in onto official court records—especially if those records are public and online—the damage can be irreversible.

November 17, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

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