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Judge extends signature-gathering deadline for proposed redistricting commission ballot question

May 29th, 2020 - 3:48pm
In an order released on Friday, federal District Court Judge Miranda Du partially granted the request of Fair Maps Nevada to extend the deadline to collect signatures for the petition, which needs to garner 97,598 signatures by June 24 to make it on to the ballot. Attorneys for the group previously said it had collected around 10,000 signatures before Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered nonessential business shutdowns and other social distancing directives in mid-March.

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Coronavirus | Economy & Business

Long-awaited payments have begun for claimants through unemployment program for gig workers

May 29th, 2020 - 2:00am
One of the applicants who did receive payment was Frank Seaver, a self-employed sports writer from Las Vegas who has been out of work since the pandemic largely shut down sports. He said 11 weeks of back benefits through PUA were deposited in his account on Wednesday morning, after he got a notification a day before that the payment had been approved.

Coronavirus | Real Estate

On IndyMatters podcast, Attorney General Aaron Ford on Nevada’s eviction moratorium, which will continue through June 30

May 28th, 2020 - 3:58pm
With June approaching and Sisolak announcing a move into a broader “Phase 2” business and societal reopening effective Friday, questions are percolating about whether the moratorium may be extended, and if not, how people in a state with 28.2 percent unemployment can make several months of rent or mortgage payments that suddenly come due.

Coronavirus | IndyBlog

Sisolak's COVID-19 test comes back negative

May 27th, 2020 - 6:59pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 test came back negative. He was tested Tuesday after learning that an employee at the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation in Carson City tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus | Criminal Justice | Election 2020

Judge again blocks conservative group’s effort to stop mail-only primary election

May 27th, 2020 - 6:27pm
In an order released Wednesday evening, Judge Miranda Du denied the amended request by Texas-based True the Vote and several Nevada voters to block the state’s election plan over fears of voter fraud, as well as because of an agreement between Democratic groups and Clark County election officials to mail ballots to inactive voters.

Coronavirus | Legislature

2021 special session needed for redistricting after COVID-19 related delays in census activity

May 27th, 2020 - 4:21pm
Attorneys for the Legislative Counsel Bureau told lawmakers on an interim redistricting commission on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic, and subsequent delays in scheduled 2020 census activities, meant that the state would not receive demographic data needed for the redistricting process until after the end of the 120-day legislative session in 2021.



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