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Unlike cities, rural Nevada schools plan classroom lessons

Jul. 2, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Goldfield, a historic small mining town between Las Vegas and Reno, students and teachers are relatively unfazed by the idea of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Surrounding Esmeralda County has reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and schools Superintendent M. Neil...

FILE - In this April 12, 2020, file photo, a woman prays while wearing a face mask before speaking at an Easter drive-in service at the International Church of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas. Nevada's lawyers say the 50-person cap the state has placed on worship services due to the coronavirus doesn't infringe on constitutional protections of religious freedom because it doesn't target anyone's ideology or opinion.

Nevada defends church attendance cap in US appeals court

Jul. 1, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Nevada say the 50-person cap placed on worship services due to the coronavirus doesn’t infringe on constitutional protections of religious freedom because it doesn’t target anyone’s ideology or opinion. “The right to practice religion...

Rate of Nevada virus cases nearly triple from late May

Jul. 1, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that the rate of coronavirus cases reported each day in Nevada is nearly three times higher than a month ago. In the seven days leading up to Tuesday, reports of confirmed cases were growing about 3.9%, or 644 cases, every day. The rate at the end of May was 1.4%,...

Hawaiian Airlines to resume some flights to U.S. mainland

Jul. 1, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines will resume some flights between Honolulu and U.S. mainland cities next month, after halting them because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released Wednesday, the airline said it will soon offer daily nonstop service between Honolulu and Boston, New York, Las...

Nevada sets tentative date for special session July 8

Jul. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A special session of the state Legislature has been tentatively scheduled for July 8, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday. State lawmakers will return to address budget issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent business closures. The state funds a large...

Crews report progress in Las Vegas, Reno-area mountain fires

Jul. 1, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire officials reported progress Wednesday fighting separate wildfires in the mountains near Las Vegas and on the edge of Reno, where a home was destroyed and hundreds of evacuations were ordered last weekend. The number of firefighters battling a more than 4-square-mile...

Nevada-based company taking over 4 youth lockups in Arkansas

Jul. 1, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Nevada-based company took over all four Arkansas youth lockups as the state enters the second phase of overhauling its long-troubled juvenile justice system, which Gov. Hutchinson said he hopes can help keep more troubled children stay closer to home. Rite of Passage on Wednesday...

Notice of $20M lawsuit filed in Wyoming deputy shooting

Jul. 1, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The mother of a man shot to death by a sheriff's deputy has given formal notice she intends to file a $20 million wrongful-death lawsuit against a Wyoming county. Albany County commissioners acknowledged Tuesday receiving the notice filed by Debbie Hinkel. State law requires people to...

Vegas officer shot at protest heads to spinal cord center

Jul. 1, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A police officer who was shot in the head during a Las Vegas Strip protest of the death of George Floyd departed Wednesday for an out-of-state medical facility. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a procession of police and fire vehicles escorted an ambulance taking officer Shay Mikalonis...

Woman dead, man alive after Henderson murder-suicide attempt

Jun. 30, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — An apparent murder-suicide attempt has left a woman dead and a man clinging to life, Henderson police said Tuesday. Officers were called to a home around 3:30 p.m. on a report of two people dead. But police arrived on scene to discover a 66-year-old female dead and a 67-year-old man...