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Nevada's chief gambling regulator said she's been encouraged by input she's received from casino executives and workers as the state's Gaming Control Board considers rules addressing sexual harassment.  KUNR's Danna O'Connor has more.

Reno Attorney Karl Hall is refusing to recuse himself from defending the city against a lawsuit despite demands from the mayor that he step down.

Julia Ritchey

Reno City Council has hired a Las Vegas law firm to handle its investigation of City Manager Andrew Clinger, who's facing allegations of sexual harassment. 

Council approved a $50,000 contract Wednesday with the labor and employment firm Kamer Zucker and Abbott to advise its probe into alleged misconduct by Clinger.

That amount, however, does not include the use of a third-party investigator, who will be paid for separately by the city.

Greg Kamer, principal attorney at the firm, says hiring a separate investigator is ideal.

City Manager Takes Leave Amid New Probe

Aug 8, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger is placing himself on voluntary leave amid a sexual harassment probe.

In an email to staff on Monday, Clinger wrote he would take leave for 15 days to ensure city business can continue without "interruption or distraction."

He appointed Assistant City Manager Bill Thomas as acting manager in his absence.

His departure comes after City Council voted last week to appoint an outside law firm to investigate allegations of misconduct filed by three female employees.

Bob Conrad, This Is Reno

Reno City Council is appointing an independent counsel to review complaints of alleged misconduct by City Manager Andrew Clinger.

During a special meeting on Thursday, the council voted unanimously to hire an outside law firm to conduct an investigation.

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve is calling for a special meeting  of the City Council amid a sexual harassment investigation of City Manager Andrew Clinger.

In a statement emailed on Saturday, Schieve says she takes the allegations against Clinger "seriously" and wants them investigated thoroughly and promptly. She's calling for an independent counsel to investigate the claims. 

Three female employees have accused Clinger of sexual harassment, according to a complaint filed with the Nevada Attorney General over the handling of the case (embedded below).