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Feds OK ‘mix-and-match’ approach for COVID-19 booster shots

BY: - October 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given a green light to Americans who want to receive a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by a different company than the one that produced the initial shot they received. The announcement Wednesday on allowing “mix-and-match” shots from different manufacturers will give more flexibility to state […]

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Kids age 5 to 11 next in line for vaccines as White House rolls out plans

BY: - October 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Smaller needles. Redesigned shipments to ease the storage needs in pediatricians’ offices. And enough vials of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate the 28 million U.S. children between ages 5 and 11. Those are among the plans announced by the White House on Wednesday as federal and state officials prepare for a regulatory decision to be […]

National parks nominee pledges to ramp up workforce, improve staff morale

BY: - October 19, 2021

President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the National Park Service told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday he would work to rebuild the agency’s workforce, which has shrunk even as park attendance hits new records. Charles F. Sams III, of Oregon, would be the first enrolled tribal member to lead the National Park Service. He is […]

Fiore hits right-wing notes in gubernatorial announcement 

BY: - October 19, 2021

Without mention of the FBI probe into her use of campaign contributions, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, backed by dozens of the people on whose behalf she says she’s fought, announced she’s jumped into the already crowded Nevada Republican gubernatorial primary.   “My name is Michele Fiore and I’m running for governor,” she said, then […]

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Johnson & Johnson booster shot recommended by FDA panel

BY: - October 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — A federal vaccine advisory panel on Friday endorsed a second dose of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, meaning millions more Americans are expected to soon join the line for booster shots. Anyone who received a J&J shot at least two months ago will be eligible for an additional dose, under the committee’s […]

FDA panel recommends booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - October 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans who received Moderna’s two-shot COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be eligible soon for booster shots, after a federal advisory panel on Thursday recommended a third dose for older and higher-risk adults as well as certain workers. The unanimous recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration vaccine panel came a few […]

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CCSD to continue providing free meals for students through 2025

BY: - October 12, 2021

Clark County School District on Thursday announced it will continue providing free meals to all of its students through the 2024-25 school year. CCSD is already offering free breakfast and lunch to all students this current school year, thanks to federal nutrition programs that were temporarily expanded by pandemic relief legislation. Thursday’s announcement essentially means […]

COMMENTARY

The shocking part about Gruden: It isn’t shocking

BY: - October 12, 2021

“Lips the size of micchelin tires.” “Faggot.” “Clueless anti football pussy.” Multiple startling Jon Grudenisms jump out from the coverage of the Raiders’ disgraced ex-coach. But a passage in Tuesday’s New York Times story breached a larger, more trenchant issue than the lewd and crude homophobia, sexism and racism of one white man: “Taken together, […]

Tribal leaders praise restoration of Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bears Ears monuments

BY: - October 9, 2021

Tribal leaders in the Southwest and across the country are ecstatic at the news that President Joe Biden signed proclamations fully restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments that were both cut into by the previous administration by nearly 2 million acres total. “The president’s protection of these three national monuments is among a […]

Kieckhefer, Togliatti appointed to Gaming Commission

BY: - October 8, 2021

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday appointed retired Clark County Judge Jennifer Togliatti as the first woman to chair the Nevada Gaming Commission. She’ll be joined on the commission by state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, a Republican, who announced Friday morning that he would be resigning from the state Senate.    Togliatti and Kieckhefer “are highly qualified appointments […]

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Sisolak hails effort to vaccinate economically and socially vulnerable

BY: - October 7, 2021

A state and federal endeavor that relied on community groups to pinpoint and encourage socially and economically vulnerable Las Vegans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination is being lauded by Gov. Steve Sisolak, who detailed the effort’s results at a news conference in Las Vegas on Thursday. In July, the state reached out to the Federal […]

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And poof … Blockchainsville is gone

BY: - October 7, 2021

A man who made a killing once in cybercurrency and who wanted to create his own government in rural Nevada because, hey, who doesn’t, has pulled the plug on his fantastic if never fully or clearly explained techy techy plan. “This concept has not gained enough traction from the State to warrant further debate,” Blockchains […]