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New unemployment claims drop almost 10% in Nevada

Finalized data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 8,032 for the week ending Aug. 29, down 826 claims, or 9.3%, compared to last week’s total of 8,858 claims. This is the fewest initial claims filed since the week ending March 14.

Hunting, fishing expanded at wildlife refuges, hatcheries

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today the opening and expansion of more than over 850 hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 147 national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries, the largest expansion of such opportunities by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in history.

Grant aimed at retraining workers for manufacturing

Nevadans who have been laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic can be retrained at no cost to work in high-demand manufacturing careers with a federal grant from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

National Guard group honors several Nevadans

The state of Nevada and the Nevada National Guard received more honors than any other state or territory Saturday during the 142nd annual National Guard Association of the United States general conference.

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Lee chats with teachers, parents on Facebook Live

Democratic U.S. Rep. Susie Lee on Monday told a group of teachers and parents that federal funding is needed to ensure safety in the classrooms during a Facebook Live roundtable.

Death Valley hits 125, breaks all-time September heat record

On Saturday, the high at Death Valley National Park was 125 degrees, its all-time hottest temperature for September. The previous record was 123, set in 1996.

Closed Pahrump business turns to GoFundMe for aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated plenty of unpleasant statistics, but sometimes the numbers cloud the real suffering the virus has caused, whether it be physical or economic.

Addus closing facilities in Pahrump, Las Vegas

Addus Healthcare has informed the Nye and Clark county commissions of its intent to close facilities in Las Vegas and Pahrump this fall, a move which will result in 360 lost jobs.

Evictions in USDA housing halted through end of 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered a halt in residential evictions through Dec. 31 to tenants meeting certain criteria in USDA multifamily housing properties.

Two dead after semi-trucks collide

Two people are dead following an early morning two-vehicle collision Aug. 26 on U.S. Highway 95 just north of Beatty.

Speed limit changes on three Pahrump roads go into effect

It has taken nearly nine months to formalize the changes but the speed limit increases approved late last year for the three roadways surrounding Ian Deutch Memorial Park have finally became official, effective as of yesterday, Thursday, Sept 3.

Valley Electric rejects a plan for community center project

A proposal that at one point appeared to be a shoo-in, the plan put forward by Nye County for utilizing a promised $5 million donation toward a community center has now officially been rejected by Valley Electric Association.

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