Tag Archives: Nevada

Four States Get “Red Flag” Warnings On Wildfires

ABC News reports: In the west, very dry and blustery conditions continue to spread the Bighorn Fire near Tucson, Arizona, where evacuations have been issued. The Bighorn Fire is only 10% contained and is more than 6,000 acres. A brush fire also broke out just east of San Diego, where evacuation orders were in effect. Red flag warnings have now …

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NEVADA: Right Wing Group Sues To Stop Vote-By-Mail

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Nevada plaintiffs backed by a conservative voting-watch group are trying again to block the state’s all vote-by-mail June 9 primary, arguing that mail-only balloting is no longer necessary to limit the risk of COVID-19 spreading among voters. The True the Vote group’s revised complaint seeking an injunction also argues that Clark County’s procedures for distributing …

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6.4 Magnitude Quake Rattles Nevada And California

KTLA reports: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in a remote part of western Nevada early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit at 4:04 a.m. about 130 miles southeast of Reno and 60 miles east of Mono Lake — about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno. A USGS map shows the location …

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Las Vegas Mayor Cites “Desert Heat” In Call To Reopen

“Although, it has not been clearly determined as to the effect that extreme warmth will have on the virus, it is assumed that it will deter its ferocity. Our hot summer coupled with our unique economy compel us to be at the forefront of America’s ‘reopening.’ We are certainly looking forward to having our desert heat provide that substantiation. “Las …

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Las Vegas Mayor: Open Now And Let The Competition Destroy The Businesses That Have The Disease [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has made news of late for calling Nevada’s coronavirus shutdown “total insanity,” but following a Tuesday cable news interview, it’s Goodman’s sanity that should be questioned. The Independent mayor made wild health assertions while making her case for a reopening of Vegas during an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur, saying, “What I …

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Burning Man 2020 Canceled, Virtual Event Planned

Billboard Magazine reports: Burning Man organizers announced Friday night (April 10) that they will not move forward with the 2020 event, due to the coronavirus pandemic. “After much listening, discussion, and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision not to build Black Rock City in 2020,” the statement, posted to the Burning Man Project website, reads in part. “Given …

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NEVADA: Primary To Be Conducted Entirely By Mail

CNN reports: The Nevada primary scheduled for June 9 will go ahead as scheduled, but will be conducted only with absentee ballots, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske [photo] announced Tuesday evening. This decision does not affect the results of Nevada’s presidential caucus that took place in February. The state said all active registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in …

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Las Vegas Strip Club Offers Drive-Through Shows

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: One Las Vegas strip club is staying open amid a 30-day shutdown recommended by Gov. Steve Sisolak and taking social distancing to another level by offering drive-through strip shows. Little Darlings strip club will begin offering drive-through strip shows for those who want to indulge in some adult entertainment, but do not want to enter …

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Many Las Vegas Casinos, Hotels To Temporarily Close

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: MGM Resorts International announced Sunday it is temporarily suspending operations at all Las Vegas properties “until further notice” effective Tuesday. Casino operations are set to close Monday, followed by hotel operations. The company will not be taking reservations prior to May 1. The Las Vegas-based company operates the Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, …

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Nevada Final Tally: Sanders Picks Up 24 Delegates

Bloomberg News reports: Bernie Sanders picked up 24 delegates from Nevada, doubling his total haul in the Democratic presidential primary from the three early-state contests held so far. With a first-place win in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, the Vermont senator now has 45 delegates, while former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has 25 and former Vice President Joe Biden has …

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Biden Projected To Finish Second Place In NV Caucus

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden will finish second in the Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses, NBC News projected Sunday night, and will likely earn seven national convention delegates. The second-place finish, added to the endorsement of South Carolina’s top Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn — which will come Wednesday, NBC News has learned — will give Biden momentum heading …

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Still No Final Results In Nevada Democratic Caucus

The New York Times reports: It took four hours on Saturday afternoon to count just 4 percent of the results from the Nevada caucuses. That didn’t stop The Associated Press from calling the state for Senator Bernie Sanders, but it did cause a lot of confusion — and continued to do so late into the night — about why counting …

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Buttigieg Camp Alleges Nevada Early Vote Miscount

The Nevada Independent reports: Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign, in a letter sent to the Nevada State Democratic Party just before midnight on Sunday, is alleging numerous errors in how early vote totals were folded into the Caucus Day process. The campaign is asking the party to provide early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct, correct any …

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Trump Congratulates “Crazy Bernie” On Nevada Win

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump congratulated Bernie Sanders on his apparent victory in the Nevada caucus, but still couldn’t help but insult him while mocking the other 2020 Democratic candidates and implying that there exists a conspiracy to keep Sanders from winning. In a Saturday evening tweet, not long after Fox News called the Nevada caucus for Sanders, Trump noted …

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Bernie Sanders Projected As Nevada Caucus Winner

Mother Jones reports: Bernie Sanders has won Nevada’s Saturday caucuses, notching another victory on his quest to secure the Democratic nomination. His campaign counted on a massive field organization to turn out early voters, especially among Latinos, but it appears he also won most of the key day-of caucus sites. While the complete outcome is not yet available, Nevada’s caucuses …

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Nevada Democratic Caucuses Results: Open Thread

Vox reports: The Nevada caucuses — the third contest in the Democratic nomination process — are happening Saturday, with caucus locations opening at 10 am Pacific and the actual caucuses scheduled to begin at 12 pm Pacific (or 3 pm Eastern). Sen. Bernie Sanders is widely viewed as the favorite to win the caucuses, but with polling being difficult and …

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Dems Hire Massive Call Center To Handle NV Caucus

NBC News reports: Nervous about another fiasco like Iowa’s, Democrats here and nationally are going to extra lengths to try to avoid a breakdown in the caucus process that could delay results on Saturday. Nevada Democrats have hired a professional call center with 200 paid operators and dedicated reporting lines to help intake results from caucus sites around the state, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Las Vegas Hosts Ninth Democratic Debate

The Insider reports: Thanks to a rule change by the Democratic National Committee, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will take to the debate stage for the first time in the 2020 primary cycle. The Las Vegas debate will be hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Noticias Telemundo in partnership with the Nevada Independent and will take place at …

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NEVADA: New “Persist” Super PAC Airs Pro-Warren Ads

The New York Times reports: Supporters of Senator Elizabeth Warren have formed a last-minute super PAC to boost her candidacy in Nevada and are plunging $1 million into television and other ads in the race’s final days, despite the Massachusetts senator’s previous outspoken opposition to such groups. The group, which calls itself the Persist PAC, filed paperwork with the Federal …

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Politico: Rivals Fears Sanders Is Becoming Unstoppable

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders is becoming harder to stop. Nevada is where his opponents are starting to realize it. Advisers to three rival campaigns privately conceded over the weekend that the best anyone else could hope for here is second or third. Some of them gape at the crowd sizes at Sanders’ events — like the swarm of supporters who …

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