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  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    The ECMC Foundation this week awarded a $750,000 grant to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) that will be used to assist NSHE’s seven degree-granting institutions in the implementation of corequisite math and English to full scale.
    Historically, far too many NSHE students have entered into below college level math and English remedial courses that have created additional costs for students and delayed graduation. Recognizing both NSHE institutional data and growing national research supporting reform in remediation, the NSHE Board of Regents adopted a policy that eliminates traditional remediation pathways. 
  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. FSA is also leveraging commercial document storage and e-signature solutions to enable producers to work with local service center staff to complete their applications from home.
  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    The back-to-school shopping list is larger than normal this year.
    As educators tackle the gargantuan task of how to reopen schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not just a matter of separating desks, rerouting traffic flow and figuring out transportation plans.
    They need soap, hand sanitizer, face masks and more — all in mega quantities.
  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:00 AM
    Humboldt General Hospital has updated its visitation policies and safety measures to continue to protect patients, visitors and healthcare workers. 
    Friends and family can now visit a loved one when hospitalized, which medical and hospital staff agree can be an important part of the recovery process.
  • Fire season looks to be above normal
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Predictive Services at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) issued their National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for July through October.
  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:00 AM
    Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nev., joined by two other Democratic senators, are urging Amtrak not to reduce service in rural areas.
  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:00 AM
    Laws implementing a wide range of criminal justice reforms, establishing a state board responsible for regulating marijuana and creating a payday loan database took effect last week, more than a year after the 2019 legislative session ended.
    Another bill, which will raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2024, technically took effect on July 1, 2019, though the first wage increase kicks in on Wednesday.
    Other bills that take effect Wednesday aim to reduce workplace violence in hospitals and psychiatric hospitals, establish new provisions regarding the regulation and labeling of hemp products and raise the GPA requirement for the Millennium Scholarship.
    Here’s a rundown of some of those laws and more.
  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:00 AM
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order in June that will overhaul the government’s hiring practices so that a job applicant’s skills will be given priority over a college degree.
    “This will ensure that we’re able to hire based on talent and expand our universe to qualified candidates and ensure a more equitable hiring process,” Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and senior advisor, told reporters on Friday.
    Ivanka Trump is co-chair of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which was created in 2018 and tasked with recommending ways to improve job training. The president signed the order during the board’s meeting June 26.
  • Friday, July 10, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office has completed a Preliminary environmental assessment (EA) titled Targeted Grazing of Annual Grasses in the Great Basin Ecoregions in Nevada. The public comment period closes July 9, 2020. 
  • Friday, July 10, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada’s mail-in June primary was one of the highest-turnout primary elections in state history, with more than 490,000 ballots cast and voters in some parts of the state waiting upwards of eight hours for a chance to vote.
    Of those ballots, more than 10,000 could not be counted.
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