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DETR director Heather Korbulic leaving job due to threats

Heather Korbulic, the veteran state administrator tapped in late April to lead Nevada’s overwhelmed unemployment program at the height of COVID-19 pandemic, will leave the agency “due to threats to her personal safety.”

Experts say Nevada still in ‘first wave’ of coronavirus cases

When asked about the record numbers of new cases of the coronavirus in Clark County and Nevada, some national and local health authorities agreed on a few key points.

Gaming Commission approves guidelines for casino reopening

Regulators unanimously passed policies for both nonrestricted licensees — Strip, downtown and locals properties — and restricted licensees — those with 15 or fewer slot machines.

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Sisolak tells ABC he plans to extend Nevada’s stay-at-home order

Nevada’s stay-at-home order, which was set to expire Friday, will be extended, Gov. Steve Sisolak said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.

New website will help older Nevadans deal with coronavirus

The state Aging and Disability Services Division has set up a new website to help senior Nevadans and their caregivers find resources in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic.

House passes $2.2T coronavirus relief package

The vote came after lawmakers were forced to scramble back to the Capitol when a lone Republican bucked GOP leaders and threatened to force a roll call vote.

 
Trump asks Americans to follow new guidelines to slow virus’ spread

President Trump asked Americans to follow new guidelines to fight the COVID-19 outbreak for the next 15 days and suggested the U.S. may be dealing with the virus until “July or August.”

 
Clark County man is Nevada’s 1st coronavirus death

The Southern Nevada Health District on Monday also reported 19 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 35, and raised the risk of contracting the virus to “moderate.”

Nevada lawmaker introduces bill to expand unemployment benefits

Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., has introduced legislation aimed at providing additional funding for states should unemployment rise due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 
Nevada AG warns of coronavirus-related scams, fake cures

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford is warning the public to be wary of scammers preying on the fears surrounding the coronavirus outbreak to exploit consumers.