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LIVE: 'We have a deal': Biden, senators reach bipartisan agreement on infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that “we have a deal,” signaling a bipartisan agreement on a $953 billion infrastructure plan that would achieve his top legislative priority and validate his efforts to reach across the political aisle.

Biden made a surprise appearance in front of the cameras with members of the group of senators, Republicans and Democrats, after an agreement was reached Thursday. Details of the deal were scarce to start, but the pared-down plan, with $559 billion in new spending, has rare bipartisan backing and could open the door to the president’s more sweeping $4 trillion proposals later on.

The president said not everyone got what they wanted and that other White House priorities would be done separately in a congressional budget process known as reconciliation. ... Read More

Nearly 500 Nevada deaths connected to opioids in 2020; state assembling panel to address problem

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- After nearly 500 Nevada deaths blamed on opioids in 2020, the state is assembling a Substance Use Response Working Group.

The 484 deaths in 2020 represent a 40% increase in opioid related overdose deaths over 2019, increasing from 374 to 484. It's the highest number of opioid deaths on record in Nevada. The previous peak was 460 deaths in 2011.

The largest increase in overdose deaths was attributed to synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl, with 246 of the 484 overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids. While many people think of prescription painkillers as the root of the problem, law enforcement officials have warned that illegally manufactured pills have been a big problem.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford put out the call to experts who want to serve in the working group in a Thursday news release... Read More

Excalibur reopening buffet for brunches, Thursday through Monday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Excalibur buffet will reopen July 1 for weekday and weekend brunches. The buffet will operate Thursdays through Mondays, and remain closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Some other MGM Resorts properties have also reopened buffets, but so far, dinner buffets haven't reopened at MGM resorts.

The buffet will reopen at 8 a.m., Thursday, July 1, giving guests the option to choose from hot and cold stations. Selections include made-to-order omelets, rotisserie chicken, iced shellfish, smoked brisket, sushi, beef birria and a dessert station with bread pudding, crepes, donuts, cakes, frozen custard and more.

Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. with pricing as follows:... Read More

Dining options at Resorts World abundant ... and convenient -- LIST

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The biggest party of the past 15 months hits the Las Vegas Strip tonight when Resorts World Las Vegas opens.

Here’s a look at some of the incredible dining options in store.

One thing that really stands out in Resorts World is just how many food options are offered.

The food court spans nearly the entire length of the casino. It’s called Famous Foods and it has an Asian street vibe with 16 restaurants and one hidden speakeasy.

There are signature restaurants, casual eateries and several bars and lounges. Among the offerings:... Read More

NHP investigating fatal rollover crash at Horizon Drive on-ramp to I-11

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover crash on the Horizon Drive on-ramp to I-11. The ramp is currently closed to traffic.

#TrafficAlert Fatal rollover crash on US95 NB / Horizon Ridge on-ramp. Ramp is closed. Expect major delays and avoid the area. #DriveSafeNV #LivesAreOnLine #BuckleUp pic.twitter.com/6QKOckwUd8... Read More

Biden administration extends eviction moratorium for a month

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, extended the evictions moratorium until July 31. It had been scheduled to end June 30. The CDC said Thursday that “this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.”

The White House had acknowledged Wednesday that the emergency pandemic protection will have to end at some point. The trick is devising the right sort of off-ramp to make the transition without massive social upheaval.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the separate bans on evictions for renters and mortgage holders were “always intended to be temporary.”... Read More

Crash on US 95 southbound at Rancho caused traffic delays

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A crash on southbound U.S. 95 near Rancho caused traffic delays Thursday because lanes were blocked.

Crash causing delays on SB 95 at Rancho. Only two lanes getting through. @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/08gtANqNrh

— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) June 24, 2021... Read More