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.
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.
More than three months after opening a makeshift homeless shelter at the Reno Events Center and as the pace of coronavirus spread in Nevada has accelerated, officials will vacate the venue by Aug. 3, replacing the facility's 375-bed capacity with existing shelter space and a temporary campground.
In Nevada’s second most-populated county, two seats on the five-person County Commission are up for grabs in races that will shape how Washoe County approaches planning and development decisions and navigates the fallout from a coronavirus pandemic that has devastated Nevada’s economy.
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.”
Long before contact tracing became the stuff of household conversations, it was a crucial but unassuming tool used by rank-and-file public health professionals to track down some of the most pernicious communicable diseases.
Fiore, joined by Mayor Carolyn Goodman, made the announcement Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at Las Vegas City Hall. The Mayor Pro Tempore position is a largely ceremonial position and the holder takes over the duties of the mayor in his or her absence.
The state’s top water regulator issued a ruling Monday that is likely to have a significant effect on any future development in a large area northeast of Las Vegas, including the construction of Coyote Springs, a proposed master-planned community.
The letter, shared Thursday morning, comes in response to comments made by Fiore at the Clark County Republican Party Convention last weekend. Several attendees recalled her open criticism of affirmative action and a statement about her “white ass” getting a job over someone else’s “black ass.”
Amid protests and calls for addressing violence and systemic racism against African-Americans in Nevada and across the country, the Clark County Republican Party said Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore made “racially charged remarks” at its convention over the weekend.
The three newly elected officials will all be on the Board of Supervisors, which operates much like a city council with the mayor as chairperson, and will vote on matters such as budget, strategic planning and growth management for the city-county that almost 56,000 people call home.
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.
Three of Douglas County’s five commission seats are up for grabs this cycle including a race that pits Danny Tarkanian, a recent Las Vegas transplant who has run and lost several high profile races, against Commissioner Dave Nelson.
The lawsuit, filed Monday by the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party in Clark County District Court, is asking a court to force the county to turn over any communications made by county election officials or county commissioners related to concessions struck between the state’s most populous county and Democratic groups, who filed an election-related lawsuit against the state in April.