Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement Friday after receiving the recommendations from the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Costa Rica as you celebrate the 195th anniversary of your nation’s independence today.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners was honored with the 2016 Commission of the Year award at the annual Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) conference held in Cody, Wyoming.

New York - A Long Island, New York, medical doctor and the former Health Minister of Guyana, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to illegally distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive prescription pain medication.  The guilty plea follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) in New York, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Long Island Tactical Diversion Squad, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities released three new Fact Sheets on the various ballot initiatives that voters will consider this November:

Washington, DC - The American Red Cross remains on the ground, with volunteers across nearly half of the state of Louisiana helping the thousands of people who have lost everything they own in the devastating flooding last week. But the relief organization reports a significant gap in funds raised.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my warmest wishes to the people of Macedonia as you observe the 25th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

Washington, DC - Vice President Biden, Lithuanian President Grybauskaite, and Estonian President Ilves participated in a Baltic Summit hosted by Latvian President Vejonis in Riga today, on the 27th anniversary of the Baltic Way. 

Carson City, Nevada - The State of Nevada (acting through the Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (acting through the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)) today announced an agreement with Newmont Mining Corporation on a sagebrush ecosystem conservation program that will guide management of more than 1.5 million acres of habitat in Nevada.

Reston, Virginia - USGS recorded historic flooding in South Louisiana on its streamgage network, with 30 registering above flood stage over the course of several days. At least six streamgages set a peak of record, four of which have been in operation for more than 30 years. In addition, two streamgages showed a rise of 30 feet in two to three days.