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GOED project will connect tech firms to grant programs

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has expanded a program statewide through Nevada’s two universities to help technology entrepreneurs earn federal grant funding to support early-stage development of their businesses or innovations.

Sisolak taps Gibson for Gaming Control Board

Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced the appointment of J. Brin Gibson to the Gaming Control Board and designated him to serve as the new chair and executive director. Gibson will fill a vacancy left after the departure of Sandra Douglass Morgan and took over as of Nov. 18.

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Red Cross offers tips for safe holiday season

Thanksgiving promises to be different this year from any other, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to include important safety ingredients as part of holiday activities.

Ford pleased by judge’s rejection of election motion

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford on Friday released a statement after Clark County District Judge Gloria Sturman denied a request for an emergency injunction that would have prevented Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske from certifying the results of the general election.

Ceremonies welcome new Nevada Guard commanders

Change of command ceremonies in Las Vegas and Reno in November marked the start of new leadership positions for two top officers in the Nevada Army Guard.

BLM seeks public comment on oil and gas lease sales

A Decision of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy for the March 2021 oil and gas lease sale of six parcels in the Battle Mountain District was posted Thursday, initiating a 30-day public comment period ending Dec. 19.

Solar power growing in the Nye County area

Several new solar projects are in the planning stage for the area near Pahrump Valley.

Regional Goodwill names new directors

Goodwill of Southern Nevada has announced the addition of Bonita Fahy as the new director of career services and Liza Golikova as the new director of development.

MARK FUNKE: Pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for Nevada dentists

From bars and restaurants to gyms and theaters, we’ve all seen how this ongoing pandemic is wreaking havoc on all kinds of businesses in Nevada. Although most people don’t realize it, this list of hard-hit businesses also includes dental offices.

Quest contract will boost testing for veterans, NDOC

The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health recently secured and launched a $10 million contract with Quest Diagnostics for COVID-19 testing through the end of the year to support ongoing efforts at the Nevada Department of Corrections and state veterans’ homes.

AAA projects steep decline in Thanksgiving traveling

Thanksgiving will be on the lighter side when it comes to the typical number of travelers on the roads and at airports. According to AAA Travel, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including health concerns and high unemployment, are affecting Americans’ decisions to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nursing homes see record number of COVID cases

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living released a report on Nov. 17 showing new COVID cases in nursing homes in the U.S. have reached a record number of weekly new cases, surpassing previous peaks since the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services started tracking cases in nursing homes.