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THOMAS KNAPP: Concern Troll is Concerned, Elbe Day Edition

U.S. president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement commemorating the 75th anniversary of “Elbe Day” — the day, presaging the end of World War II in Europe, when Russian and U.S. troops met near the German towns of Strehla and Torgau.

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TIM BURKE: Road trip during pandemic was eye-opening ordeal

The COVID-19 pandemic and the governor’s order to self-quarantine change almost everything about our normal daily decision-making process.

Whither the Precautionary Principle?

The precautionary principle, per Wikipedia, is “a strategy for approaching issues of potential harm when extensive scientific knowledge on the matter is lacking. It emphasizes caution, pausing and review before leaping into new innovations that may prove disastrous.”

STEVE SEBELIUS: Stay home now, but plan for tomorrow

Gov. Steve Sisolak has good reasons for his stay-home orders, but we should also plan for a day when the coronavirus danger has passed.

All rural residents need to participate in the census

The 2020 U.S. census count is underway. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories. Each home will have received an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire – online, by phone, or by mail -between March 12-20. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the due dates for the census have changed. The original deadline to respond during the self-response phase was from March 12, 2020, to July 31, 2020. The final due date is now October 31, 2020.

How will small businesses survive the COVID-19 apocalypse?

Many small business owners in Nevada face either shutting down or relying on federal government programs to survive the governor’s order to close “nonessential businesses” until April 30th.

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