Reno, Nevada - A man who was found in possession of 6,000 images and 20 videos of child pornography, including child rape, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, lifetime supervised release, and ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution to various victims, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden, for the District of Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Financial empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE (HOPE) and Mutual of Omaha Bank announced plans to open the first HOPE Inside location in the state of Nevada. The location will be in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas, at the Mutual of Omaha Bank’s Corporate Circle branch.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Joseph “Joe” Hardy Jr. and Louis Eric Johnson to the Eighth Judicial District Court. Hardy and Johnson will fill the vacancies created by the appointment of Abbi Silver and Jerome “Jerry” Tao to the Nevada Court of Appeals. The selections were made following the interviews with the four finalists as recommended by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Robert Davidson to the Nevada Board of Regents. Davidson will fill the seat vacated by Nevada Controller Ron Knecht.

Carson City, Nevada - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Nevada a better place for children and families. “We need the public’s involvement to ensure our communities are equipped to help children and families thrive,” said Richard Whitley, Interim Director, DHHS. “Join us and learn how you can help.”

Carson City, Nevada - Nevada Assembly proclaimed March 2015 as Appreciate Nevada Nonprofits Month in a special ceremony in the Legislative Building.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell announced today the start of the Multi-State Poker Network (MSPN), which allows poker players from both states to begin competing against one another at the same virtual tables.

Reno, Nevada - The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) Nevada Area Council (NAC) announced the election of key volunteer leadership at its annual meeting on January 25, 2015. Council President Jeffery Whitaker and Council Commissioner Ron Thornton will lead the NAC executive committee for 2015-2017, including Thierry Barkley (Legal Counsel), Ed Ricks (VP Property/Real Estate), Dennis Lally (VP Programs), Jim Stewart (VP District Operations), Larry Tuntland (VP Finance), Wade Christenson (Treasurer), Jim Rogers (VP Marketing and Special Events), Colonel Dan R. Waters (Membership Chair), Danny Hunsaker (VP Training), and Sandy Rogers (VP Community Development). Scout Executive /CEO Keith Ashby continues his responsibility for the Council’s professional staff.

Carson City, Nevada - Today, Return to Freedom, the founding organization of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), signed a cooperative agreement with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) to humanely manage more than 1,500 horses in the Virginia Range, which encompasses more than 280,000 acres. This precedent-setting agreement launches the largest ever private-public partnership to manage wild horses while at the same time improving public safety and benefiting Nevada taxpayers.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today signed the Homeowner Protections Act of 2015, Assembly Bill 125, an act relating to construction defect litigation. The Legislature approved the bill on Friday, February 20 for signature and final authorization. The bill makes numerous changes to Chapter 40 of the Nevada Revised Statutes which governs legal actions pertaining to construction defects.