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State reports 1,146 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

For the first time since Aug. 14, the daily reported tally of new coronavirus cases topped more than 1,000 throughout Nevada on Saturday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Add hints of autumn to decor

Warmer tones in the home help create an autumn mood. Living, dining and bedroom environments work for subtle touches.

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U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.

Many states released COVID vaccination plans, but not Nevada

California, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington have all made public their draft plans. A state official said Nevada’s plan — or parts of it — could be made public next week.

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Opioids can be dropped off Saturday at 4 locations

Unusued prescription medications can be dropped off safely and anonymously at several sites across the Las Vegas Valley as part of “Crush the Crisis.”

New mother part of local clinical trial

Kristen Louis was nine weeks pregnant at the time her breast cancer was diagnosed. After three lumpectomies that led eventually to a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, she is part of the NATALEE phase III clinical trial.

Surgery reduces risk of cancer for young mother

Because of her family history of cancer, Daisy Valencia took a genetic test. When it came back BRCA positive, Valencia knew her options. She had a double mastectomy, and after reconstructive breast surgery in December, she will have a hysterectomy.

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new film

The papal thumbs-up came midway through the film that delves into issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, and the people most affected by discrimination.

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