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Nevada Legislature passes bill to mail all voters ballots amid pandemic

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Legislature has passed a bill that would add the state to a growing list of states that will mail all active voters ballots in the November 2020 election amid the coronavirus pandemic.

After the state’s decision to limit the number of polling places in the June primary led to voters standing in line for hours, Assembly Bill 4 passed Sunday requires counties open additional polling places.

Gov. Steve Sisolak is expected to sign it into law. The Democratic-controlled Legislature passed the bill on a party-line vote, with Republicans dismayed with provisions that changed laws governing ballot collection.

Speaker Frierson and Majority Leader Cannizzaro issued the following statement on the passage of Assembly Bill 4:... Read More

Bishop Gorman releases reopening plan, includes two options for students to return to school

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Bishop Gorman Catholic High School (BGHS) has released its COVID-19 reopening plan for the upcoming school year and it includes two options for families to choose between for their educational needs.

In a letter to parents sent Thursday, BGHS administrators laid out the following options:

  • Option 1: On-Campus – full-time in-person instruction five days a week with social distancing and safety measures in place.
  • Option 2: Distance Learning – full-time online instruction with portions of classes being live streamed for students to participate from home.

The letter states that the tuition for both options is the same and each will be a semester-long commitment through December 18, 2020... Read More

NEW: Nevada exceeds 50K COVID-19 cases as more than 1K reported in 24-hour period

*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day. 

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With the addition of more than 1,100 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, Nevada exceeded 50,000 cases Sunday, according to new numbers released by the state.

No new deaths were reported in the state or Clark County on Saturday. This could be due to a delay in death reporting.

Data released Sunday notes 1,131 new COVID-19 cases in Nevada and 980 in Clark County.

Over the course of the past three to four weeks, recent COVID-19 data shows Nevada is continuing to set records for cases, testing, hospitalizations, ICU patients and ventilator usage. Scroll to read to full COVID-19 report for Saturday, August 1.... Read More

EDC Las Vegas 2020 officially postponed to May 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas has officially been postponed to next year, according to Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella.

Rotella, creator of the company that produces the largest electronic dance music festival every year, posted about the popular festival’s postponement on Instagram Sunday.

EDC Las Vegas 2020 was originally postponed to October of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is now scheduled to take place May 21-23, 2021.

The 2020 passes for the event, including Camp EDC and shuttles, will be honored for the new 2021 dates and will automatically transfer over, according to Rotella. ... Read More

Family gatherings linked to COVID-19 spikes nationwide, numbers show

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — Is it safe to fire up the grill this summer with the family in the backyard?

According to national trends, unless you’re gathering with family from your own household, the answer is no.

Family gatherings and nationwide spikes

Just days ago, a Dallas man who threw a party under the belief that COVID-19 was a Democratic hoax said he regretted the decision after one family member died and 13 others tested positive.

“I cannot help but feel responsible for convincing our families it was safe to have a get-together,” Green told NBC News in a phone interview. “There’s a lot of things that I would have done differently.”... Read More

LIVE: Tracking SpaceX Crew Dragon’s splashdown near Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — WKRG News 5 is covering the historical SpaceX Return in the Gulf Coast Sunday.

Crews are in position to capture this memorable event near Pensacola. The splashdown is scheduled around 1:40 PM.

WKRG News 5 will share this moment on WKRG.com as well as its Facebook page. Additionally, special LIVE coverage will be on air.

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WATCH: NASA’s SpaceX crew splashdown

PENSACOLA, Fl. (WLNS) – After 62 days in space, approximately 1,024 orbits around our planet and four spacewalks, Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley landed back on Earth safely Sunday afternoon.

SpaceX Crew Dragon splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 11:48 a.m. PST.

This marks the U.S.’ first water landing in 45 years, with the last one happening in 1975.

The astronauts rode the SpaceX Dragon capsule back to Earth less than 24 hours after departing the ISS... Read More