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Elections | Local Government | State Government

AUDIO STORY: Breaking down Assembly Bill 4 and how vote by mail will work come November

AB4 was signed into law by Gov. Steve Sisolak during the second special session of 2020. The bill aims to continue the process of holding a primarily mail-in election come November, this time by mailing ballots to all active registered voters and providing more polling locations in the two urban counties than existed in June for the primary election.

Local Government | State Government

Sisolak allows bars in three rural counties to reopen; more ‘surgically’ focused COVID-19 control plan coming next week

July 27th, 2020 - 5:16pm
Updated July 27th, 2020 - 6:52pm
At a press conference Monday evening in Carson City, the governor said the following counties — Clark, Washoe, Elko and Nye — would continue to have their bars and pubs closed for the foreseeable future, while those in rural Lander, Lyon and Humboldt counties would be allowed to re-open. The directive is effective immediately.

Community | Coronavirus | Local Government

How we dealt with a pandemic – a century ago

June 29th, 2020 - 2:05am
When the city’s two newspapers went on sale Saturday morning, November 9, the Las Vegas Age told its readers: “The influenza situation has become more serious during the week. Twelve deaths have occurred since last week’s report and three cases are reported in a critical condition this morning.”

Local Government

Clark County Commission delays decision on protest backpack ban as local governments grapple with response to protests

The Clark County Commission pushed back a vote on a proposed ordinance that would have banned the use of backpacks, strollers and other luggage at public protests and demonstrations at an emergency meeting Wednesday, amid questions that such a ban may produce a chilling effect on free speech.

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