Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Patrick Cates as the Director of Administration, effective September 7, 2015. Cates currently serves as the Deputy Director at the Department of Wildlife.

Carson City, Nevada - Patients interested in applying for a medical marijuana card can do so by working directly with the Division of Public and Behavioral Health. It is as simple as getting a physician recommendation and filling out some forms at a total cost of just over $100.00.  According to Patient Registry Program Officer Kari Ward, roughly half of patient applicants needlessly pay up to $500 to consulting firms for this service.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement after meeting with President Barack Obama in Las Vegas.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement regarding the death of a Carson City Sheriff’s Office Deputy who was killed in the line of duty early this morning.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Governor Sandoval will hold a private meeting with President Barack Obama later this afternoon, at the Governor's request, primarily to discuss the potential listing of the greater sage-grouse as an endangered species. The meeting will take place following Governor Sandoval formally welcoming President Obama to Nevada at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval is pleased to announce the appointments of Superintendent David Jensen and student representative Anthony Martinez to the State Board of Education. Jensen will replace Lisa Noonan who was originally nominated by the Nevada Association of School Superintendents for a term ending January 1, 2016. Martinez, a high school senior, will serve as the student representative for a term ending May 31, 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has named Dr. Leon Ravin as the new statewide psychiatric medical director.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Sandoval is pleased to announce in partnership with Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, that Nevada has received $1.6 million in funding to support 290 AmeriCorps members serving in more than 60 nonprofits throughout the state.

Carson City, Nevada - The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has named Kirsten Coulombe as the new administrator for the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS).

Las Vegas, Nevada - With just a few days remaining before the green flag drops on Best In The Desert’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX, 333 race teams have signed up so far for the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States”. The impressive list of entries includes 39 Trick Trucks, 24 Open Class 1500 Cars, 50 UTVs, 39 Ironmen Motorcycles and Quads, and 24 Class 6100 Spec-Engine Trick Trucks.

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