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Jan. 17, 2022

2:52 p.m.

Clark County struggles to fill vacancies at public pools
Clark County struggles to fill vacancies at public pools
Clark County is struggling to fill vacancies at public swimming pools around Las Vegas. A shortage of lifeguards has meant shorter operating hours and delays in ...

Sunday

Jan. 16, 2022

2 a.m.

Republican talking points dominate answers in survey of Nevada gubernatorial hopefuls
Republican talking points dominate answers in survey of Nevada gubernatorial hopefuls
The field of eight possible candidates lining up for the right to challenge Gov. Steve Sisolak in November’s midterm elections first have to go through each other in the June primary. (And first they have to officially file in March.)

2 a.m.

Photo: A woman tests herself for COVID-19 using a self-te
Las Vegas virologist bemoans viral videos misusing at-home COVID tests
A social media trend of putting at-home COVID-19 tests under tap water to trigger a positive result spreads false information, wastes scarce tests and needs to stop, says one Las Vegas virologist.

2 a.m.

Where is Mr. Smith when we need him?
Where I Stand:
The latest example of how our democracy is not functioning properly is not coming from the Republicans for a change. No, the GOP has made it clear to all that participating in this democracy is antithetical to its cult-like, anarchistic tendencies so it has focused its efforts in a more dangerous direction.

Saturday

Jan. 15, 2022

9:39 p.m.

Photo: Raiders alumni Teyo Johnson assists referee Gerald
Raiders alumni, Raiderettes drop in on Bonanza-Shadow Ridge flag football tilt
The girls high school flag football game on Thursday between Bonanza and host Shadow Ridge had some special visitors: The Raiders.

2 a.m.

Nevada casinos data: Jobs lost, revenues down amid pandemic
Nevada casinos data: Jobs lost, revenues down amid pandemic
The economic effect of the coronavirus pandemic emerged in stark numbers in an annual report showing a decrease in employees at Nevada’s biggest casinos and anemic revenues during the 12 months that followed ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Vegas Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer watches du
Two years in, DeBoer finding success leading Vegas, but Stanley Cup goal remains
T wo years ago, Las Vegans woke up to the news that Pete DeBoer was the new coach of the Vegas Golden Knights. Given a contentious history between the coach and this city’s NHL franchise ...

Friday

Jan. 14, 2022

4:08 p.m.

Nevada regents vote to support university vaccine mandate
Nevada regents vote to support university vaccine mandate
Nevada's Board of Regents voted 9-4 on Friday to direct Chancellor Melody Rose to send a letter to state lawmakers, health officials and ...

2:49 p.m.

Thousands of Nevadans share in student loan abuse settlement
Thousands of Nevadans will share in a big settlement 39 state attorneys general negotiated with a major student loan collecting company accused of abusive ...

1:54 p.m.

CCSD altering some school start, end times because of bus driver shortage
CCSD altering some school start, end times because of bus driver shortage
Start and end times at over half the public schools in Clark County will be altered next school year to help keep buses running on time amid a driver shortage, officials said. At most ...

12:48 p.m.

Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home
Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home
The federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders on Wednesday as the White House looks to address nationwide ...

8:36 a.m.

School District implementing COVID test-to-stay plan
Starting Wednesday, some Clark County School District students and staff who are exposed to the coronavirus will have to consistently test negative to stay at school or work. There’s a catch, though ...

2 a.m.

Nevada water advocates dispute BLM’s assessment of Utah water pipeline plan
Nevada water advocates dispute BLM’s assessment of Utah water pipeline plan
A federal agency’s preliminary determination that a proposed water pipeline in southwest Utah would have minimal effects on Nevada has some water ...

Thursday

Jan. 13, 2022

4:09 p.m.

Photo: Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) wa
Golden Knights’ Mark Stone, Alex Pietraneglo named to All-Star team; Pete DeBoer to coach
The NHL All-Star Game in Las Vegas next month will have plenty of local flair. Golden Knights captain Mark Stone and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo were named to the Pacific Division All-Star team on Thursday, joining Pete DeBoer, who will coach the team. Forward ...

2:57 p.m.

Nevada to distribute over 500,000 at-home COVID test kits
Nevada to distribute over 500,000 at-home COVID test kits
Nevada is getting over 500,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to distribute to residents, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced today. Paid for by federal COVID relief funding, the ...

2:03 p.m.

Pedestrian hit, killed by Henderson Police SUV
Pedestrian hit, killed by Henderson Police SUV
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Henderson Police SUV on Wednesday while crossing Boulder Highway, according to Metro Police. The 40-year-old Las Vegas woman ...

11:01 a.m.

Photo: In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, file photo, Stewart
Seditious conspiracy: 11 Oath Keepers charged in Jan. 6 riot
Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the violent attack on ...

10:46 a.m.

Photo: A rock formation is seen Nov. 12, 2021, in the Spi
Titus proposes national monument around Spirit Mountain
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., is introducing legislation that would turn 450,000 acres of land in Southern Nevada into a national monument. The proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument would protect ...

9:41 a.m.

Photo: Henry Ruggs, former Raiders wide receiver, accused
Judge reverses ruling on medical records in Ruggs fatal crash case
Prosecutors are entitled to medical records belonging to the girlfriend of ex-Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs, who is facing ...

8:08 a.m.

Police: Officers shoot man who opened fire on them
Police: Officers shoot man who opened fire on them
Officers shot a man Tuesday night who opened fire on them after a female flagged them down for help, according to Metro Police. The man, whose name was not ...

Wednesday

Jan. 12, 2022

3:47 p.m.

School District says no plan to return to remote learning
School District says no plan to return to remote learning
Clark County School District leadership stressed that the upcoming “pause” in instruction is a temporary pivot in response to the extreme staffing shortages fueled by ...

2:41 p.m.

Photo: Erick Harper speaks during a news conference after
New UNLV athletic director vows to put fans in seats
Longtime UNLV athletics administrator Erick Harper sees the empty seats on game day. It’s his job to bring supporters back to campus. Formally introduced today as the school’s athletic director, Harper announced measures he hopes will improve UNLV’s brand and standing with ...

1:25 p.m.

Las Vegas hospitals struggle with staffing amid latest surge
Las Vegas hospitals struggle with staffing amid latest surge
Staffing levels at Las Vegas-area hospitals remain in the worst “crisis” category for the second week in a row as Nevada’s COVID-19 positivity test rate ...

12:34 p.m.

U.S. acknowledges shipping Idaho radioactive waste to Nevada
U.S. acknowledges shipping Idaho radioactive waste to Nevada
The federal government acknowledged it has been shipping mixed radioactive waste from a nuclear cleanup site in Idaho to Nevada and New Mexico for ...

12:13 p.m.

High school games scrubbed during COVID break won’t be rescheduled
High school games scrubbed during COVID break won’t be rescheduled
High school sporting events scheduled during the Clark County School District’s five-day COVID pause will be ruled a no contest and not be ...