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  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 AM
    Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday that a special session of the Legislature is planned for July 8 to consider revisions to the devastated state budget.
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 AM
    The House passed a sweeping Democrat-drafted policing reform bill on a party-line vote last week after Senate Democrats blocked debate on a GOP policing proposal in hopes of forcing Republicans into talks on a compromise package. 
    The stalemate leaves the future of federal legislation on policing in limbo as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he does not plan to take up the House bill.
  • Thankful for the open space of Nevada
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    Living in rural Nevada affords us wide-open spaces, big vistas, and a relatively small population for all this space.  
    Having access to nature, in our yards, parks, and public lands is something we should not take for granted.  
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    As students return to school this fall, many of them will be starting the academic year with achievement levels lower than where they were at the beginning of summer break. This phenomenon – sometimes referred to as summer learning loss, summer setback, or summer slide. But new research suggests the likely impact of school closures due to school closures as a result of COVID-19  on the summer slide will exacerbate children’s short-term learning and long-term success. 
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    Great Basin Community College (GBC) in partnership with JOIN, Inc recently announced registration is open this week  for the BuildNV Core Workforce Training program for Construction.  
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced plans to adapt regulations that would require a larger percentage of cars sold in the state to be electric -- as a way to cut back on air pollution.
    Under Sisolak”s “Clean Cars Nevada” initiative, six-to-eight percent of vehicles that auto dealers offer for sale for the 2025 model year must be electric. It comes after a report released earlier this year by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection that showed the state’s transportation sector is expected to be the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions through 2030.
    “This is one of our first steps in taking more aggressive action on climate change in Nevada,” Brad Crowell, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said on Nevada Newsmakers Thursday.
  • Murals highlighting diversity going up on University of Nevada campus
    Monday, July 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    The University of Nevada, Reno campus is currently moving forward on the creation of a large-scale art mural project. The project consists of two thematically related murals, one located on the east-facing façade of Sierra Hall on Virginia Street at 10th Street, and one interior to campus located on the west-facing wall of the Ansari Business Building auditorium, between Ansari and the Pennington Student Achievement Center. Both murals are expected to be completed in July.
  • Monday, July 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Black Rock Field Office (BRFO) encourages public land users recreating in the Black Rock-High Rock Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA) to follow CDC guidance and current Governor Directives.
  • Nevada’s state museums set to reopen mid-June into July; new hours scheduled
    Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada’s state museums will open their doors later this month and in July, welcoming back visitors to experience the stories and artifacts of the Silver State.  
    “Nevada treasures such as Coin Press No. 1, which minted coins at the Carson City Mint in the late 19th century, to the old locomotives that helped build the Hoover Dam, can be found in Nevada’s state museums,” Myron Freedman, acting administrator for the Nevada Division of Museum and History, said. “With the museums reopening, these artifacts again can be enjoyed by the public.”
  • Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:00 AM
    Citing an uptick in the state’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced a new state mandate requiring individuals to wear a facial covering or mask while in public.
    Sisolak made the announcement on Wednesday during a press conference in Carson City, following in the footsteps of neighboring states such as Washington and California that have issued mandates requiring people to wear masks while out in public.
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