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Coronavirus Contextualized, 36th edition: Cases remain high as officials anticipate more growth from holiday gatherings

January 15th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 36th installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Indy Q+A: Reno ICU doctor retweeted with false claim by Trump shares experience treating critically ill COVID-19 patients

January 14th, 2021 - 2:00am
As a critical care doctor, Dr. Jacob Keeperman is accustomed to life in the ICU, the sedated patients, the constant beeping, the suction and air delivery sounds. What he isn’t used to is seeing so few of his patients making it out of the ICU alive.


Indy Q+A: When can I expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Who is getting vaccinated now? Is it safe?

January 13th, 2021 - 2:00am
The COVID-19 vaccine is here in Nevada. However, with only a small number of doses initially available, not all Nevadans are yet eligible to receive the vaccine.

Nevada COVID-19 vaccination program cannot be used to share personal information with federal agencies

A man's arm is cleaned before receiving a vaccination.
January 12th, 2021 - 2:24pm
The Governor’s Office for New Americans (ONA) released a statement on Tuesday saying that Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccination program cannot share personal information with federal agencies. The statement came in response to growing concerns in Nevada, notably among the undocumented immigrant community, over privacy protections provided by the program.

Nevada to prioritize elderly, essential workforce concurrently under new COVID vaccination rollout plan

Sisolak speaks during press conference
January 11th, 2021 - 5:31pm
Nevada is moving to a new COVID-19 vaccination strategy that will allow the state to distribute doses to essential workers and priority segments of the population in tandem.

Las Vegas becomes third U.S. city with federally supported clinic offering COVID-19 antibody treatment

January 8th, 2021 - 4:33pm
The treatment, which consists of a single infusion through IV in the arm, has been shown to decrease hospitalization rates in people at higher risk for severe disease and complications from COVID-19 from 15 percent to 4 percent, officials say.

Court rules against petition to reopen brothels, which have been shut down for nearly 10 months

January 8th, 2021 - 3:26pm
In a setback for efforts to open the doors to Nevada brothels, a Lyon County judge denied Bunny Ranch sex worker Alice Little’s petition in her lawsuit against Gov. Steve Sisolak’s closure order.

Lawmakers asking for essential legislative staff to be prioritized for COVID vaccines ahead of session

State Senator Yvanna Cancella getting her temperature taken as she arrives at the Legislature
January 8th, 2021 - 10:35am
In a joint statement on Friday, legislative Democratic leaders (Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson) said they are focusing “first and foremost” on protecting staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, the Legislature’s nonpartisan agency that provides fiscal, research, legal and other services to state lawmakers.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 35th edition: Vaccinations continue at slow pace as cases again climb

January 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 35th installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

COVID-19 vaccinations make their way to school employees in some Nevada counties

January 7th, 2021 - 2:00am
Several rural counties across Nevada have started offering the COVID-19 vaccine to school employees, spurring hope among educators amid the pandemic.

PHOTOS: A tumultuous year captured through the lens of a camera

December 30th, 2020 - 2:00am
Our photographers — Jeff Scheid, Daniel Clark and David Calvert — documented a world that would have been difficult, if not impossible, to predict on New Year's Day a year ago. The year started with a heavy political presence in Nevada ahead of the presidential caucus, then veered into a pandemic-induced shutdown by mid-March.

For organizers serving immigrant community, pandemic means a pivot back to the basics

December 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
The pandemic has brought all new challenges. Although Make The Road Nevada is still fighting for its policy goals, it has sharpened its focus to meeting more basic and immediate needs — making sure people have food and shelter at a time when many immigrants are left out of government aid packages.

Nurse reflects on juggling work and family life amid the pandemic

December 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
The labor and delivery unit in a Las Vegas hospital where Yarleny Roa-Dugan works as a nurse is a lot quieter these days. No more joyous family gatherings celebrating the debut of a new life. Instead, pregnant women shuffle in with one person by their side — maybe a husband, boyfriend, mother or friend.

Music teacher finds new ways to engage students during distance learning

December 21st, 2020 - 2:00am
Tyler Swick doesn’t consider himself a news junkie in any sense. He doesn’t watch much television, subscribe to a newspaper or regularly read news online. The way he looks at it, there’s a “real treasure” in not paying attention to the doom and gloom that often makes headlines.

Faces of COVID: Nevadans share stories of life, love and loss in the time of coronavirus

December 20th, 2020 - 2:00am
Since March, nearly 200,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and, of those, more than 2,600 have died. These are the stories of 10 of those Nevadans.

Lawmakers rush to approve spending on $207 million in federal coronavirus funds before money reverts back to feds

December 18th, 2020 - 4:49pm
During a Friday meeting of the Interim Finance Committee, a body composed of legislators that make budget and fiscal decisions when the Legislature is not in session, lawmakers signed off on the plan recommended by Gov. Steve Sisolak’s budget office to allocate remaining federal dollars largely to salaries and equipment costs that have played a role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 34th edition: Case, test positivity growth may be plateauing, though too early to tell

December 18th, 2020 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 34th installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Court rules in favor of Lyon County church, stops state from imposing further capacity limits on churches

Sisolak speaks during press conference
December 15th, 2020 - 1:16pm
The plaintiff, Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, argued that the directive violated the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause, which grants freedom of religion and religious practice, because communal gathering of members under one roof “is central to [its] expression of [its] faith in Jesus Christ." It also argued that churches were treated unfairly compared to some secular gatherings, including casinos, restaurants, bars and protests.

Las Vegas hospital administers Nevada’s first batch of COVID vaccines

December 14th, 2020 - 2:58pm
University Medical Center became the first hospital in Nevada to administer the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, marking a major turning point in the fight against a disease that has stricken more than 189,000 Nevadans and killed more than 2,500.

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