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Parents, students and teachers gather for ‘Return to the Classroom’ rally

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Students, teachers and parents came together Saturday afternoon to make their voices heard outside Somerset Academy. The group held a rally to urge local and state leaders to update guidelines to allow for in-person learning during the upcoming school year.

The group argues that students will learn better in the classroom and that students will struggle to follow along or pay attention if they are participating strictly from home. They are also concerned about finding supervision for their children while they participate in distance learning.

As of 7:30 p.m., about 50 people were gathered for the “Return to the Classroom” rally... Read More

Politics Now: 8/1/2020

This week on Politics Now, host John Langeler digs into the Race for President here in Nevada. He interviews top Trump surrogate and Chairman of the NV Republican Party Michael McDonald, and Senior Nevada Advisor to the Biden Campaign, State Senator Yvanna Cancela. In Congressional District 3, we learn the now-wife of Republican candidate Dan Rodimer called police on him twice in 2018, and Democratic Congresswoman Susie Lee responds to her husband receiving a government Paycheck Protection Program loan. Also CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara gets to keep his job after a bitter school board meeting, and the I-Team’s Vanessa Murphy digs into the allegations of fraud in the state’s Unemployment system. ... Read More

Nevada Assembly passes AB3; police reform bill now goes to the Senate

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Holding police officers more accountable — that’s the goal of new legislation, just passed Saturday night by the Nevada Assembly.

The bill, brought up during the state legislature’s second Special Session this summer, includes several changes, including limiting the use of chokeholds.

In a bipartisan vote Saturday night, the Nevada Assembly passed AB3 — the police reform bill.

It limits the use of chokeholds and requires more intervention and reporting when it comes to use of force incidents... Read More

Local nonprofit offers assistance as moratorium on evictions and foreclosures comes to an end

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In one month, the moratorium on residential evictions and foreclosures will be lifted. Now, a local nonprofit is stepping in to offer homeowners a helping hand during this time. 

Nevada Help Group is offering homeowners some assistance as they navigate the foreclosure process. The nonprofit says the number of foreclosures statewide could double, if not triple, once the moratorium is lifted.”

“The folks that misunderstood what it meant to take a forbearance on their payments and then all of a sudden they get several payments that accelerate it,” said Clinten O’Neal with Nevada Help Group. “If they couldn’t make one month, what does it look like to make several?”

Nevada Help Group is preparing for the build-up of potential foreclosures due to the economic fallout from COVID-19. 

“Its going to fall on the little guy, the middle class hard worker that’s trying to pay for their home,” O’Neal said... Read More

Celebrate ‘National Mustard Day’ with mustard beer

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — One brewer is celebrating Saturday’s “National Mustard Day” by adding the spicy condiment to its beer.

That’s right, Oskar Blues has teamed up with French’s Mustard to offer “mustard beer.”

It’s available at two of the brewer’s taprooms in Colorado and one in North Carolina. Interested consumers can also buy a six-pack for $19.99 on craftshack.com.

National Mustard Day was created by the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin in 1991... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald

Politics Now host John Langeler interviews Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald about the race for president. McDonald answers questions about President Donald Trump taking different sides on DACA and other immigration issues, why he thinks Trump is the “law and order” candidate, campaigning in the age of COVID-19 without huge rallies, what kind of criminal justice or police reforms Trump would be in favor of, and why he thinks the Nevada Republicans have their biggest ground game in history ready to go. ... Read More

Police: 1 killed, 1 injured in shooting at southeast valley party

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say one man died and another was injured in a shooting at a house party early Saturday morning.

Metro officers responded to the shooting around 3:30 a.m. at a residence in the 5700 block of Ruby Creek Drive, which is near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

When police arrived, they found a man in the doorway of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

LVMPD says the residence was rented out for a party. The investigation indicates that as party attendees left the event around 3:15 a.m., an exchange of gunfire occurred outside of the residence and the victim was struck.

Metro detectives later learned that a second man who attended the event had transported himself to UMC with a gunshot wound. According to police, he is currently stable. ... Read More