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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Resort Association has filed to intervene and oppose a federal lawsuit seeking more time to collect petition signatures for an independent redistricting commission ballot question.
    The politically powerful trade association of the state’s largest casino resort companies filed to intervene in the lawsuit last week, along with a politically connected Las Vegas pastor who is actively suing over the ballot question’s language in state court.
    The motion to intervene doesn’t challenge the merits of the ballot question supported by Fair Maps Nevada, which seeks to adopt a constitutional amendment moving the responsibility for Nevada’s once-a-decade redistricting process from the Legislature to an independent, bipartisan commission.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    As the number of new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed each week continues to drop and retail stores and restaurants across Nevada gradually reopen their doors, so, too, are dentist’s offices beginning to welcome patients back for some non-emergency procedures.
    Unlike other businesses, dentist’s offices weren’t required to entirely shutter during the state’s stay-at-home order in March and April, but they were required to significantly limit the kind of procedures they performed. For instance, if a dentist had put a temporary crown on a patient’s tooth and the crown broke, the dentist could put on a new temporary crown; the dentist couldn’t, however, give the patient a permanent crown.
    That has now changed.
  • The Indy Explains: What’s happening with Nevada unemployment insurance? Nevada now has nation’s highest ‘insured unemployment’ rate
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    Mary “Aileen” Forman’s job as a blackjack dealer at the Aquarius casino in Laughlin was put on indefinite hold as soon as widespread casino shutdowns were announced last month.
    In an effort to help, her employer paid workers for an additional 40 hours during the shutdown. But the act of altruism introduced new complications as Forman and her co-workers struggled to understand how to classify the payment in Nevada’s online unemployment filing system. 
    Was it a paycheck? Severance? A grant? Would the state think she’s trying to scam the system if she said she was unemployed as soon as the shutdown began?
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed another executive order prohibiting many kinds of wage garnishment or writs of execution, including for federal stimulus checks, as a way to ensure financial stability for Nevadans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Sisolak announced the executive order on Friday, which indefinitely blocks court-ordered writs of wage garnishment or writs of execution: procedural legal actions to claim money or property stemming from a legal case. The order will not affect alimony, child support payments or monies owed to victims of crime, but does include federal stimulus checks.
    “During this period of economic uncertainty and hardship, this is not the time to create additional financial stress on Nevadans who are struggling to make ends meet,” Sisolak said in a statement. “This measure ensures that federal stimulus money intended to help Nevada’s families and individuals actually stays in their pockets.” 
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    Gerald Dixon has been selected as the new district manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s Elko District. His official start date was May 10.
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    A three-year-old girl was rescued from under a capsized boat on Lake Mead when more than a dozen members of a church group were thrown into the water by the extremely rough wind-generated waves during a Mother’s Day boat trip Sunday night.
    Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) game wardens responded to a report of an overturned vessel in Swallow Bay on the northwestern side of Lake Mead around 7:25 pm. When they arrived on the scene, they found the water littered with multiple men, women and children. Luckily, most of the victims were wearing life jackets.
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    In its first full week back since adjourning in late March as the coronavirus pandemic was surging, the Senate failed to override a veto of a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to wage war with Iran and approved three noncontroversial nominations.
    The House was out last week and is expected back next week. The House last met about two weeks ago when the chamber approved a $484 billion coronavirus relief package that included $321 billion for the Small Business Administration’s recently depleted Paycheck Protection Program.
    Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen were back in the nation’s capital for votes. But while they were in the Capitol complex and voted in person, as required under Senate rules, they attended hearings via videoconference from their offices.  
    According to their offices, they took precautions, followed guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Senate physician, practiced social distancing and wore masks in public spaces.
  • Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:00 AM
    Anyone who has brought home a new puppy or kitten understands the time and effort it takes to adjust in those initial few weeks. With so many Nevadans at home due to social distancing and self-isolation from COVID-19, we have more time than ever to devote to new furry additions. 
    But not everyone is getting what they pay for: Better Business Bureau warns that the pandemic has given the already pervasive pet scammers another screen to hide behind.
  • Lucid brings live music to your livingroom
    Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:00 AM
    Join the National Grassroots Broadcasting Network and Lucid for a live broadcast of Hellbound Glory. 
    The Lucid Virtual Concert Series is designed to bring live music to fans during these challenging times. Hellbound Glory will be broadcasted live from Carson City on Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m.
    Practicing social distancing while still enjoying a live concert is really a cutting edge concept.
    “Can’t wait to get back to playing live music for the fans, till then I’m happy to have this opportunity to livestream for all the people at home. Big thanks to Lucid for making it all possible,” said Leroy Virgil of Hellbound Glory.
    This is the fourth out of the five concerts in the Lucid Virtual Concert Series. Lucid’s newest location in Winnemucca was introduced with a benefit concert featuring Josh Hoyer from the Voice. 
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