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State launches COVID-19 case data web page

By: - March 19, 2020

As of Thursday morning, 1,721 people in Nevada had been tested for COVID-19 (some more than once), 95 had tested positive, and one death in the state been reported. That’s according to a new case data page the state added its Nevada Health Response Center (NHRC) website. The feature reports the number of tests and […]

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Community resources in Southern Nevada for people affected by coronavirus

By: - March 17, 2020

Here are some of the ways state and local governments, non-profit organizations and businesses are trying to help people. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Financial Unemployment: Nevada has waived the work search requirement and the seven-day waiting period for people filing for unemployment. The unemployment insurance claim filing system is […]

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You say you want a revolution: Sanders wins, Biden a distant second

By: - February 22, 2020

Bernie Sanders easily won the Nevada caucuses Saturday. According to The Associated Press tallies as of Sunday morning, Sanders had won about 46 percent of delegates awarded in the caucus, to 20 percent for Biden. Pete Buttigieg is in third place with 15 perent, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 10 percent, Amy Klobuchar at 5 […]

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Culinary declines to endorse in Nevada caucus

By: - February 13, 2020

The Culinary Union will not endorse a candidate in Nevada’s Democratic presidential caucuses. The announcement came via Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Argüello-Kline during a press conference held Thursday afternoon, one day after the powerful Nevada union’s critique of Sen. Bernie Sanders garnered national attention, including some backlash. “We’re going to endorse our goals. That’s what we’re doing,” […]

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Paper ballots and processing hubs: NV Dems’ dole out some caucus details

By: - February 11, 2020

Early voters will use paper ballots. Beyond that, it gets a little more complicated, according to a memo sent out by the Nevada Democratic Party: Voters will check-in with volunteers using a PDF voter roll pre-loaded onto party-purchased iPads provided to site leads. If a voter is not registered as a Democrat or needs to […]

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After GOP (minus one) acquittal, NV senators wary of an unchecked Trump

By: - February 5, 2020

President Donald Trump has survived impeachment, but he didn’t emerge unscathed.  The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted Trump on charges that he abused his power by pressuring a foreign government to interfere in a U.S. presidential election and then obstructed a congressional investigation into his actions.  The vote was almost entirely partisan, with the exception […]

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2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff

By: - December 27, 2019

Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked a few stories (or commentaries in my case) they wanted to highlight. Maybe it was a story that had the most impact, or one they worked on most, or something that didn’t […]