NEVADA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NEVADA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 2 weeks’ work set on new damage to 1-15 in Nevada http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470587-68/damage-damaged-flooding-nevada.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470587-68/damage-damaged-flooding-nevada.html.csp">2 weeks’ work set on new damage to 1-15 in Nevada</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T22:55:48.978-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • A Nevada transportation official says it could take two weeks and cost up to $2 million to repair a section of Interstate 15 damaged by flooding in recent days south of the Virgin River resort town of Mesquite. State Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said Monday that one lane of the divided highway will remain open in each direction after flood damage Friday about 60 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas. The damage near Bunkerville isn’t far from a stretch of I-15 ne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584705872014-09-29T22:55:48.978-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T22:55:48.978-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470587@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:55:48 MDT After flood closed I-15, Utah detour needs big repairs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58458249-90/cedar-closed-detour-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58458249-90/cedar-closed-detour-highway.html.csp">After flood closed I-15, Utah detour needs big repairs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T22:26:23.759-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City • Nevada’s application for emergency federal funds to fix flood damage that closed Interstate 15 for a week earlier this month is about to include something unusual: a plea for $6 million to $7 million to fix a highway in neighboring Utah. Utah State Road 56 — between Cedar City and the Nevada line — became part of a 200-mile detour between Cedar City and Las Vegas when I-15 closed. The small highway usually carries just 500 vehicles a day and instead handled 25,000 — a 50-fold increa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58458249@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:26:23 MDT Editorial: The water that lies in Snake Valley should stay in Snake Valley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58451595-82/utah-valley-snake-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58451595-82/utah-valley-snake-gov.html.csp">Editorial: The water that lies in Snake Valley should stay in Snake Valley</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T20:12:38.372-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“This is a hell of a way to run a desert.” — Utah Gov. Scott Matheson, 1983 When Matheson uttered that exasperated witticism, he was referring to one of the few times in recorded history when Utah was suffering from the effects of too much water. Way too much. It was a rare season of torrential rains and floods that triggered landslides and turned State Street into a river. These days, and for the foreseeable future, Utah and the West are back to their normal hydrological status: a great b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58451595@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:12:38 MDT Study: Nevada withdrawals would hurt Snake Valley springs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58442329-78/groundwater-snake-valley-nevada.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58442329-78/groundwater-snake-valley-nevada.html.csp">Study: Nevada withdrawals would hurt Snake Valley springs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T11:00:52.441-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For years, Snake Valley ranchers and environmentalists have complained Las Vegas’ designs on rural groundwater would wreck their livelihoods and dry up fragile desert ecosystems in Utah’s West Desert. After years of groundwater monitoring and data analysis, new science is now confirming those fears — which are driven by the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) proposal to tap Snake Valley aquifers. The U.S. Geological Survey last week published conclusions that the proposed withdrawals will ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442329@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:52 MDT Refunds sent from alleged fraud by Utah-related telemarketers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433444-79/capital-ivy-utah-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433444-79/capital-ivy-utah-companies.html.csp">Refunds sent from alleged fraud by Utah-related telemarketers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T20:56:44.84-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 08:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Federal regulators have begun distributing $4.4 million in refund checks to consumers who bought Internet business “coaching” programs for up to $20,000 from Ivy Capital Inc., part of a series of interrelated companies tied to Utah and Nevada. The refunds come from a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Ivy Capital, which is registered in Nevada with offices in Utah and was part of a web of companies from both states that sold online products. The FTC sued Ivy Capital and 29 companies and t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433444@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:56:44 MDT First bills to bring Tesla to Nevada sail through http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402102-79/tesla-nevada-state-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402102-79/tesla-nevada-state-million.html.csp">First bills to bring Tesla to Nevada sail through</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T18:12:48.825-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 06:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carson City, Nev. • The first two bills designed to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory to Nevada sailed through the Assembly unanimously Thursday as one lawmaker called the project the biggest thing to hit the state since the Hoover Dam. Lawmakers were optimistic the entire package worth up to $1.3 billion in tax credits and other incentives would clear both of the chambers controlled by Democrats and land on Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s desk late Thursday or Frida...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584021022014-09-11T18:12:48.825-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T18:12:48.825-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402102@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:12:48 MDT Critics protest as lawmakers mull Tesla tax breaks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58399752-79/nevada-lawmakers-package-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58399752-79/nevada-lawmakers-package-tax.html.csp">Critics protest as lawmakers mull Tesla tax breaks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T18:35:02.262-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 06:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carson City, Nev. • Critics argued Nevada lawmakers were gambling with taxpayers’ money as they began negotiating in a special session Wednesday over whether to approve an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives aimed at bringing Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory to the state. Gov. Brian Sandoval urged legislators in the two Democrat-controlled houses to seize an “extraordinary opportunity” to land the electric car-maker’s “gigafactory” and tens of thousands of jobs he s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583997522014-09-10T18:35:02.262-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T18:35:02.262-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399752@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:35:02 MDT Nevada lawmakers considering $1.3B Tesla package http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398235-79/nevada-sandoval-tesla-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398235-79/nevada-sandoval-tesla-billion.html.csp">Nevada lawmakers considering $1.3B Tesla package</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T12:22:07.83-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 12:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors as part of “an extraordinary opportunity” to seal the deal for its $5 billion battery factory and tens of thousands of jobs he says are needed to recover from the worst economic crisis in state history. Majority Democrats in the Senate and Assembly intended to open the session Wednesday to begin work on the package th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583982352014-09-10T12:22:07.83-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T12:22:07.83-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398235@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:22:07 MDT Lawmakers poised to review $1.3B Tesla package http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58395198-79/tesla-nevada-governor-lawmakers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58395198-79/tesla-nevada-governor-lawmakers.html.csp">Lawmakers poised to review $1.3B Tesla package</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T19:04:02.369-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • Gov. Brian Sandoval was poised to call state lawmakers into a special session Wednesday to consider an extraordinary package of tax breaks and incentives worth up to $1.3 billion to seal a deal with Tesla Motors Inc. to build a $5 billion factory in Nevada to make batteries for electric cars. Sandoval told legislative leaders and others last week that the plant and its 6,500 workers would generate more than 20,000 construction and other related jobs and up to $100 billion for Nevada’s eco...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583951982014-09-09T19:04:02.369-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T19:04:02.369-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58395198@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:04:02 MDT Utah forecast: Storms close Zion, inundate roads, I-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58392330-78/tuesday-utah-weather-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58392330-78/tuesday-utah-weather-http.html.csp">Utah forecast: Storms close Zion, inundate roads, I-15</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:42:07.528-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Heavy rains made an unwelcome encore Tuesday, with especially heavy showers closing a stretch of Interstate 15 between St. George and Las Vegas, and temporarily closing the popular southwestern Utah tourist mecca of Zion National Park. Utah, Arizona and Nevada transportation officials said flooding and debris had initially forced closure of I-15 from the Southern Parkway Exit in St. George running southwest through the Arizona Strip and into Nevada. As of Tuesday, the Utah Department of Transp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58392330@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:42:07 MDT Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388224-68/court-marriage-gay-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388224-68/court-marriage-gay-state.html.csp">Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T10:16:40.435-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • For the first time since it declared California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to hear arguments over same-sex weddings in a political and legal climate that’s vastly different than when it overturned Proposition 8 in 2012. State and federal court judges have been striking down bans in more than a dozen states at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year. Now, three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583882242014-09-08T10:16:40.435-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T10:16:40.435-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388224@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:16:40 MDT At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388200-68/marriage-gay-hawaii-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388200-68/marriage-gay-hawaii-ban.html.csp">At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T07:57:02.588-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Judges have been striking down gay marriage bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year invalidated the core of a federal law that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman for determining federal benefits. Three more state bans are at issue Monday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers the marriage laws of Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. A total of 19 states — including Hawaii — and Washington D.C. now allow gay marriages. Here are ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583882002014-09-08T07:57:02.588-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T07:57:02.588-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388200@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:57:02 MDT Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage cases in court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58385006-68/court-marriage-gay-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58385006-68/court-marriage-gay-state.html.csp">Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage cases in court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T10:14:17.587-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The federal appeals court in San Francisco has already issued two significant gay rights rulings: In 2012, it struck down California’s same-sex wedding ban and this year it extended protections against discrimination to gay and lesbians. Now, three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — all appointed by Democrats and two of whom joined in the civil rights ruling this year — are set to hear arguments Monday on gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The hearings ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583850062014-09-07T10:14:17.587-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T10:14:17.587-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385006@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:14:17 MDT Nevada lawmakers prepare to scrutinize Tesla deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58379451-79/nevada-tesla-deal-incentives.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58379451-79/nevada-tesla-deal-incentives.html.csp">Nevada lawmakers prepare to scrutinize Tesla deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN GRIFFITH and MICHELLE RINDELS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:18:02.043-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says it’s too early to say whether a huge package of tax breaks and incentives needed to land Tesla Motors Inc.’s lithium battery factory will have smooth sailing at a special legislative session next week. The Las Vegas Democrat said Friday she and her colleagues need to scrutinize details of the legislation before voting on the incentives that could total $1.3 billion in costs over 20 years. The deal has prompted concerns from both conservativ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583794512014-09-05T16:18:02.043-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T16:18:02.043-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379451@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:18:02 MDT Tesla CEO: “Nevada is it;” $1.3B package offered http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58377931-79/nevada-jobs-musk-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58377931-79/nevada-jobs-musk-state.html.csp">Tesla CEO: “Nevada is it;” $1.3B package offered</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T11:37:09.456-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • The Biggest Little City in the World is about to get a new neighbor: the biggest lithium battery factory in the world that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval asserted will create more than 22,000 new jobs and pump $100 billion into the state’s economy over the next 20 years. Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk declared the Silver State the winner Thursday of a high-stakes battle with California and three other states for the $5 billion “gigafactory” he says they need — and need fast — to mass produce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583779312014-09-05T11:37:09.456-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T11:37:09.456-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377931@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:37:09 MDT Pac-12: Washington State should bounce back at Nevada http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58377653-89/nevada-state-washington-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58377653-89/nevada-state-washington-defense.html.csp">Pac-12: Washington State should bounce back at Nevada</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T08:03:02.366-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington State will try to finish stronger and play better defense Friday at Nevada in an 8:30 p.m. MDT kickoff, televised by ESPN. The Cougars blew a fourth-quarter lead in last week's 41-38 loss to Rutgers at Seattle, even while quarterback Connor Halliday passed for 532 yards. Nevada opened the season with a 28-19 victory over Southern Utah, although that score is somewhat deceiving. SUU scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Nevada posted 547 total yards, spit almost evenly between rushing ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377653@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:03:02 MDT Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375517-68/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375517-68/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp">Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 06:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside. This time, the rush will be in Nevada, which Tesla chose over four other states as the site for a $5 billion factory that the carmaker projects will crank out enough high-tech car batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade’s end. A state synonymous with gambling hit the jobs jackp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583755172014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T18:02:50.869-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375517@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:02:50 MDT Nevada plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373430-79/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373430-79/tesla-nevada-electric-factory.html.csp">Nevada plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 11:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno • To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside. This time, the rush will be in Nevada, which Tesla chose over four other states as the site for a $5 billion factory that the carmaker projects will crank out enough high-tech car batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade’s end. Nevada’s elected leaders still must deliver on the economi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583734302014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T11:59:58.042-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373430@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:59:58 MDT Letter: SUU caves in on Reid honor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358796-82/reid-suu-utah-harry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358796-82/reid-suu-utah-harry.html.csp">Letter: SUU caves in on Reid honor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T16:41:25.891-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is another sad commentary on de facto one-party rule in Utah that Southern Utah University has decided to remove Senator Harry Reid’s name from a building named in his honor. (“SUU drops Harry Reid’s name from building after protests,” August 29.) Sen. Reid is undeniably one of the most distinguished alumni ever to attend SUU, achieving the highest elected national office reached, not only by any of his fellow alumni, but by any member of his religious faith. By acquiescing to these politica...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358796@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:41:25 MDT AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370079-79/nevada-tesla-announcement-battery.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370079-79/nevada-tesla-announcement-battery.html.csp">AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T15:36:24.271-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 03:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • Tesla Motors has selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. A person with familiar with Tesla’s plans said Wednesday that Nevada beat out four other states which were vying for the project. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made, said work soon will resume on a site outside Reno. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office said only that the governor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583700792014-09-03T15:36:24.271-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T15:36:24.271-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370079@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:36:24 MDT