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Builders’ home sales down sharply from ‘21 levels

Many people can’t qualify for a mortgage, as they can’t afford the higher payments brought on by rising interest rates.

Fatal crashes in Nye County down 72% this year

Traffic deaths were down in most rural areas in the state, notably Nye County, where the five fatalities seen through August were 72 percent lower than the 18 deaths during the same time span last year. A sixth fatality earlier this month was not included in the latest data.

Nye’s 5.9% unemployment rate highest in Nevada

Nevada lost 600 jobs in August, marking the first time the number of the jobs in the state has gone down in a month since employment bottomed out in May 2020.

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Homebuilder confidence keeps falling as sales tumble

U.S. builder sentiment has declined every month this year, and the “housing recession shows no signs of abating,” a trade association reported.

Summer COVID-19 surge continues to recede

Nye County had 10 new cases in past week. Hospitalizations, cases and deaths decline, according to data released Wednesday, the same day the FDA authorized updated boosters aimed at preventing a winter surge.

State cites conflict of interest in Nye deputy investigation

State police won’t investigate Nye County deputies who failed to stop an intoxicated driver who killed three people. A county district attorney is continuing to push for a probe.

Man who caused triple-fatal DUI crash draws long prison term

Tyler Kennedy was sentenced Tuesday for up to 20 years for each of three counts of DUI causing death in a Nye County crash involving an Idaho family. Kennedy admitted to drug use.

 
UNLV study finds calls for gun control after mass shootings

A researcher with Brookings Mountain West at UNLV reviewed more than a million Tweets responding to the mass shooting in Buffalo, Uvalde and Highland Park. She sorted users based on self-reported political affiliations and examined their statements.

State gaming win has best May ever; $1.3B collected by casinos

Special events continued to propel visitors to Las Vegas gambling at record paces in May. A boxing title fight, Electric Daisy Carnival and two big concerts drew players.

 
Nevada gas prices jump to 2nd-highest in nation

Prices at the pump in the Silver State have failed to let up, sending Nevada into the No. 2 spot for highest gas prices in the country.

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