Coronavirus Contextualized, 36th edition: Cases remain high as officials anticipate more growth from holiday gatherings
Indy Q+A: Reno ICU doctor retweeted with false claim by Trump shares experience treating critically ill COVID-19 patients
Indy Q+A: When can I expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Who is getting vaccinated now? Is it safe?
Nevada COVID-19 vaccination program cannot be used to share personal information with federal agencies
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
Las Vegas becomes third U.S. city with federally supported clinic offering COVID-19 antibody treatment
Court rules against petition to reopen brothels, which have been shut down for nearly 10 months
Lawmakers asking for essential legislative staff to be prioritized for COVID vaccines ahead of session
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
COVID-19 vaccinations make their way to school employees in some Nevada counties
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
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
Court rules in favor of Lyon County church, stops state from imposing further capacity limits on churches
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.