The state’s COVID task force has voted to allow bars and taverns to reopen in Las Vegas and Clark County.
Based in Reno, Bill Dentzer covers government and politics and related state news out of the Review-Journal’s capital bureau in Carson City. He joined the RJ in October 2018 after similar assignments at the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and the Idaho Statesman in Boise. He earlier covered state and local government in his home state of New York, where he graduated from Hamilton College.
Gov. Steve Sisolak said he was “disappointed that Douglas County chose to allow the venue to host the event and go against the directives” and the county’s federal coronavirus pandemic aid allotment was being reviewed.
President Donald Trump fired up thousands of supporters at an outdoor event at an airport in Minden on Saturday night with an ad-libbed mix of bravado, insults, grievance-airing and record-touting aimed at rallying supporters to the polls in what could be a critical state for him in November.
Bars in Washoe and Nye counties will reopen next week, but bars in Clark County will remain closed, the state’s COVID-19 task force ruled Thursday.
Mandatory bar closures in four Nevada counties will remain in effect for another two weeks following action by the state’s COVID mitigation task force Thursday.
Some Nevada counties reported details on localized outbreaks as the COVID task force voted to keep Elko County’s bars and other establishments closed for another two weeks.
Nevada will receive $1.2 million as part of an $85 million settlement over defective airbags between carmaker Honda and 48 states, Attorney General Aaron Ford announced Tuesday.
Gov. Steve Sisolak rejected a request by the Republican secretary of state for emergency powers to oversee the newly authorized third-party collection of election ballots.
Workers trying to get unemployment benefits from an overwhelmed state system turned to sometimes angry emails when they were unable to get their claims resolved quickly.
Two of eight Nevada counties previously flagged for elevated risk of COVID-19 spread have been downgraded following a review of data and mitigation plans with state officials.
The judge deciding a legal challenge by Clark County bar owners seeking to reverse Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order closing their businesses to fight the spread of COVID-19 promised a quick ruling Thursday after a 90-minute hearing.
Gov. Steve Sisolak named a new acting director of DETR and announced the leader of a rapid response team on unemployment insurance at a press briefing Thursday afternoon.