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LISTEN: Rep. Susie Lee, education experts discuss at-home teaching strategies during telephone town hall

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) U.S. Rep. Susie Lee joined education experts to answer the community’s questions about the best at-home teaching strategies during a telephone town hall Saturday.

The town hall started at 10:30 a.m. and lasted an hour.


The event was planned as Clark County School District (CCSD) parents are beginning to prepare for the start of the academic year on Aug. 24. CCSD Board of Trustees decided in July that students will start the school year with full-time digital learning.

The experts that joined Rep. Lee included: ... Read More

Second stimulus checks: Where things stand on $1,200 payments as August begins

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the GOP coronavirus aid plan this week which included a second round of stimulus checks. However, there hasn’t been much movement in Washington this week which means you’re no closer to receiving a new direct payment.

Members of the Trump Administration are meeting with Democratic leadership on Saturday. As of Friday night, both sides appeared far from reaching a deal on a wide-ranging relief package.

Principal negotiators — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — convened again Saturday in hopes of breaking a weeklong stalemate... Read More

LIVE: Astronauts preparing to leave ISS, splashdown set for Sunday afternoon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS/CNN) — SpaceX is set to bring two NASA astronauts home from a historic mission this weekend, weather permitting.

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the first astronauts to travel into orbit aboard a commercially developed spacecraft.

They’ve been on board the International Space Station (ISS) for two months, after launching in the SpaceX Crew Dragon from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30.

It was the first crewed mission to take off from U.S. soil in nearly a decade.

Their spacecraft is nicknamed “Endeavour.”

“For the most part we’ve had pretty good, uh, pretty good luck with, with Endeavor. As far as on-orbit testing is performed just like it did for launch, uh, and, uh, rendezvous. So we expect nothing different for the splashdown,” NASA Astronaut Doug Hurley said... Read More

Brees will stand for anthem, but respects those who kneel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue to stand for the American flag but respects and supports any form of peaceful demonstration — including kneeling during the national anthem — by those protesting social injustice and systemic racism.

“I’ll always stand for the flag because of what it means to me and to honor all those who have sacrificed, who have served and died for our country, and all those who have struggled to move this country forward,” Brees said Saturday in a conference call with media to discuss the onset of training camp.

“I acknowledge and respect anyone who chooses to kneel or any other form of peaceful protest to bring attention to social injustice and system racism that so many have endured and continue to endure in our country,” Brees continued, adding that he “always will support and advocate for Black an brown communities in the fight for social justice.”... Read More

Financially struggling zoos could be latest pandemic victims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet, venturing out to areas of their exhibits they usually avoid.

The bears and petting pigs miss the children, though, and are seeking more attention from zookeepers.

Some things, however, haven’t changed. The $55,000 in daily animal food costs have put the nearly 100-year-old zoo in a dire financial situation... Read More

Interstate 15 to undergo nightly lane, ramp closures August 2-14

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Drivers can expect nightly lane and ramp closures on Interstate 15 for the next few weeks.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is upgrading north and southbound Interstate 15 between St. Rose Parkway and Silverado Ranch Boulevard. Crews will be milling and placing new asphalt pavement along the interstate.

The following closures will run August 2-14:

Sunday Night—Monday Morning, August 2-August 3... Read More

Tracking the Tropics: Isaias downgrades to tropical storm, rain bands moving onshore in South Florida

TAMPA (WFLA) — Florida’s southeastern coast is already feeling the impacts of Isaias Saturday evening as it has weakened to a tropical storm.

Although the storm has weakened, the National Hurricane Center expects it to restrengthen to a hurricane overnight while it continues to approach the southeastern coast of Florida.

The storm is currently moving northwest at 9 miles per hour with 70 mph maximum winds.

Weather models still bring the center of Isaias close to Florida’s east coast, and a brief landfall remains possible before it curves north-northeast. A dangerous storm surge is possible along the Florida east coast from Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach.

A Hurricane Warning has been issued for parts of the east coast of Florida – from Boca Raton to the Volusia/Flagler County line... Read More