Carson City, Nevada - The Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program has received the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) grant.  The grant will begin in July and run through October 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - The Division of Public and Behavioral Health has made getting a medical marijuana card faster and easier for southern Nevada patients.  Beginning June 15, 2016, prospective cardholders can go to a state-certified dispensary for assistance with the process.  Specially trained dispensary staff will assist patients by reviewing applications to ensure they are properly and thoroughly filled out.  Patients must still get a recommendation from their physician.  Any MD or DO licensed in Nevada may recommend the medical use of marijuana for an approved condition.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Wren to the Nevada Tax Commission for a term ending October, 2019. Governor Sandoval also named current Commissioner James “Jim” DeVolld Chairman of the Board following the resignation of Commissioner Joan Lambert. Both appointments are effective as of Monday, May 23, 2016.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement after District Judge Eric Johnson upheld the constitutionality of Nevada’s sweeping school choice law creating the Education Savings Accounts program.

Elko, Nevada - Youth and staff from Elko’s Nevada Youth Training Center (NYTC) have completed 378 hours of community service this spring. The youth and staff participated in Elko’s annual “Take Pride in Your Community Cleanup, Greenup Recycle Event” in which they received recognition from the Mayor, Chris Johnson, and the City Council for their hard work at the most recent Elko City Council Meeting on May 10, 2016.  Three staff and 12 youth completed 7 ½ hours of work at the Elko County landfill on 04/23/16 in direct support of the city’s event.  The staff and youth all attended the meeting and received Certificates of Appreciation signed by the Mayor.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval has signed the attached Executive Order directing that all flags of the United States and State of Nevada be flown at half-staff today, May 5, 2016 from sunrise to sunset in honor of the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Carson City, Nevada - In March 2016, the Nevada Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program received a USDA grant to dramatically expand access to breastfeeding support in the state. The grant funds 24-hour access to video consultations with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) using the Pacify mobile application.

Fallon, Nevada - Naval Air Station Fallon wrapped up Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) with a tug-of-war and a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle pull, April 29.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Convicted drug traffickers and known street gang members are among the 87 foreign nationals arrested in the Reno and Las Vegas areas last week during an operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting at-large criminal aliens.

Reno, Nevada - A local doctor and eight other Reno-area residents, including a number of employees of an automobile dealership, have been arrested and charged with being part of a conspiracy to unlawfully distribute highly addictive prescription drugs, including oxycodone, to persons who did not have a medical necessity for them, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daniel Neill, and Nevada FBI Special Agent in Charge Laura A. Bucheit.