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Planet Hollywood announces reopening date

Planet Hollywood is back in business. It will be a limited reopening: Gaming floors will be open seven days a week, but the hotel will only accept weekend reservations.

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Paramedic who fought COVID-19 released from hospital - Video
A local paramedic who was hospitalized for four months with the coronavirus was released from a Henderson rehabilitation hospital on Friday.
Two COVID-19 cases reported by students at UNLV
Students on campus react to the news of two COVID-19 cases on campus. They believe more cases will pop up, but feel the school is doing everything it can to keep everyone safe.
Ahern Hotel sues Nevada, Las Vegas over COVID-19 directives - VIDEO
The Las Vegas hotel that was fined for violating COVID-19 directives after hosting an “Evangelicals for Trump” event is suing the state and the city. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Covid-19 Q&A
TITLE: COVID-19 Q&A Dr. Brian Labus, Epidemiologist with the UNLV School of Public Health and the governor's medical advisory team, and RJ Health reporter Mary Hynes cover the latest topics surrounding COVID-19 in Nevada. Topics this week: 1. CDC CHANGES COVID-19 TESTING RECOMMENDATIONS 2. NEW CONTACT TRACING APP, DOES IT CONFLICT WITH CDC NEW GUIDELINES? 3. NEVADA OFFICIALS TIGHT-LIPPED ABOUT WHERE COVID-19 SPREADS FASTEST.
Jesus Jara Discuss First Day of Distance Learning - Video
CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara discusses how the county is handled its first day of distance learning.
Funeral procession for Metro police officer - Video
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 19, for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Erik Lloyd, who died July 29 after contracting COVID-19. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
COVID-19 Q&A 8/19
Dr. Brian Labus, Epidemiologist with the UNLV School of Public Health and the governor's medical advisory team, and RJ Health reporter Mary Hynes cover the latest topics surrounding COVID-19 in Nevada. Topics this week: 1. COVID-19 NOW A MAJOR CAUSE OF DEATH IN NEVADA, MORE THAN FLU. 2. CURRENT COVID-19 RATES: DEATHS, TESTING, HOSPITALIZATIONS 3. CCSD BACK TO SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING: COVID-19 TRANSMISSION AT HOME  4. CCSD BACK TO SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING: IMMUNIZATIONS, FLU SHOT
Cutting insurance costs during COVID-19 - Video
Insurance agents can give tips on how to save money on auto, home and business insurance policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Carrie Roper/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Henderson changes course, won't use virus aid cash on lobby - VIDEO
Henderson Mayor Debra March said Tuesday that she directed the city manager not to use $2 million of coronavirus relief money to expand a City Hall entrance.
RJ OP/ED: Is your favorite Vegas restaurant dead? - Video
Three Las Vegas restaurateurs discuss a recent Review-Journal op-ed that said that "your favorite restaurant is dead, and your elected Nevada legislators pulled the plug."
UNLV students begin moving into on-campus dorms - Video
Students begin moving into university-owned dorms at UNLV with staggered move-in dates and times this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Health care workers demand safer working conditions - Video
SEIU Local 1107 HCA health care workers delivered over 400 Assignment Despite Objection forms to the Nevada Division of Public Health in Las Vegas, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The employees are demanding for safer working conditions and more personal protective equipment. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Summer college in-person classes offer insight into upcoming fall semester
In May, the Nevada System of Higher Education announced colleges and universities could resume in-person classes this fall and on a limited basis for the summer, starting July 1. Only a handful of classes — typically, science labs and career/technical programs — were offered in-person this summer at Las Vegas Valley campuses. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Social distance learning at The Shade Tree - Video
The Shade Tree's CEO Linda Perez talks about the Cox Technology Center, renovated for social distance learning, in North Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Smith Center to remain closed this year - Video
The Smith Center's CEO Myron Martin talks about the indefinite closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic, how the community can help during this time and what they hope to accomplish before reopening again in the future. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
This is the only Nevada county with no COVID-19 cases
Esmeralda is the only Nevada county to report no COVID-19 cases, a rarity in a state that has seen more than 58,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths. (Mackenzie Behm/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Henderson using virus relief money for City Hall project - VIDEO
The Henderson City Council voted to use $2 million of federal coronavirus relief money to pay for an expansion of a City Hall entrance.
Husband and father dies unexpectedly from COVID-19 - Video
Artor Nazzar was a healthy 42-year-old man before he contracted coronavirus. The father of three didn’t smoke or drink and exercised daily, said his wife Carissa Hernandez. The avid flamenco dancer died in July. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gov. Sisolak speaks on COVID deaths in Nevada - VIDEO
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement on Aug. 13 after Nevada’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1,000.
Coronavirus Becomes Major Cause Of Death In Nevada - Video
The coronavirus has claimed nearly 1,000 lives in Nevada, making it one of the leading causes of death in the state and is outpacing the flu and pneumonia combined.
WEEKLY COVID-19 8/12
Dr. Brian Labus, Epidemiologist with the UNLV School of Public Health and the governor's medical advisory team, and RJ Health reporter Mary Hynes cover the latest topics surrounding COVID-19 in Nevada. Topics this week: 1. WHAT ARE THE DAILY COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS TELLING US ABOUT THE OVERALL TREND IN NEVADA? 2. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN COVID-19 AND FLU CONVERGE? 3. COULD FLU SEASON NUMBERS IN CHILDREN FALL DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS?
UNLV Fall Sports Programs Postponed Due to Coronavirus - VIDEO
UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois, UNLV football coach Marcus Arroyo and student athlete Drew Tejchman spoke during a Tuesday news conference after the Mountain West announced Monday that all of their fall sports will be postponed until Spring 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CCSD employees, students test positive for COVID-19 - VIDEO
The Clark County School District said 101 employees and 22 students tested positive for COVID-19 from March through Aug. 7.
Private schools open doors to students in new school year - VIDEO
While a majority of CCSD schools are weeks away from reopening their doors, some private schools across the Las Vegas Valley are back in business. Almost five months after schools statewide shut down due to COVID-19, students returned for in-person class on Monday, with some changes. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Meet the Disney fan who started drawing chalk cartoons during quarantine - Video
Nicole Cox, 34, started chalk drawing Disney cartoons at public parks in Las Vegas as a new hobby during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mackenzie Behm/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Health district alleviates COVID-19 testing demands - Video
The Southern Nevada Health District is helping to alleviate COVID-19 testing demands by setting up smaller, pop-up neighborhood testing sites. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Neighborhood COVID-19 Testing Sites - Video
The Southern Nevada Health District is helping to alleviate COVID-19 testing demands buy setting up smaller, pop-up neighborhood testing sites. They are taking the weight off of the larger testing facilities, and providing more community based testing, especially in minority and senior communities hit hardest by the pandemic. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gruden on what the Raiders plan is if a coach gets coronavirus - VIDEO
During a Thursday media availability Raiders head coach Jon Gruden talks about what kind of contingency plans are in place in the event that one of team's coaches catches coronavirus. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Wells Fargo teams up with Three Square food bank - Video
Wells Fargo and Three Square food bank team up to help out those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. (Glenn Puit/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Coronavirus cases triple at Henderson nursing home - VIDEO
The number of residents with COVID-19 at Lake Mead Health & Rehabilitation in Henderson tripled overnight, according to state data. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sahara Las Vegas gets COVID-19 regulatory complaint - VIDEO
Sahara Las Vegas is the first property on the Las Vegas Strip — and the first in Southern Nevada — to receive a regulatory complaint related to coronavirus safety protocols. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
COVID-19 Q&A 8/5
Dr. Brian Labus, Epidemiologist with the UNLV School of Public Health and the governor's medical advisory team, and RJ Health reporter Mary Hynes cover the latest topics surrounding COVID-19 in Nevada. Topics this week: 1. LOCALIZED TESTING SITES; ALTERNATIVE TO LARGER SITES AND LACK OF APPOINTMENTS.2. LAS VEGAS ICU NURSE SHARES PERSONAL WAR STORIES FROM THE PANDEMIC 2. LAS VEGAS ICU NURSE SHARES PERSONAL WAR STORIES FROM THE PANDEMIC
Raiders QB Derek Carr explains why opting out wasn't an option for him - VIDEO
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr explains why opting out of the 2020 NFL season wasn't even a thought that crossed his mind during a news conference on Tuesday. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders games will be without fans in 2020 - VIDEO
Vegas Nation's Cassie Soto and Vinny Bonsignore discuss why there won't be fans at Allegiant Stadium in 2020 and what the next course of action may be for Raiders fans. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gruden says he wants to beat coronavirus "into the ground" - VIDEO
As Raiders Training Camp got underway amid the coronavirus pandemic, head coach Jon Gruden talked about how the virus has affected people he knows, the NFL, the Raiders and commented on those opting out of the season because of it. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
How Rookies Adjust to NFL is Different in a Coronavirus World - VIDEO
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and their number one pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, wide receiver Henry Ruggs, address how the coronavirus pandemic has affected rookies attempting to transition to the NFL. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud takes pride in executing on the ice - VIDEO
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud talks about getting support from his coaches, executing effectively on the ice, especially on the penalty kill. He also explains how he attempts to curb his love for ice cream ahead of the NHL playoffs. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas’ ghost kitchens could be future of restaurants - Video
Peter Klamka, CEO of Cordia Corporation, had already been working on Cordia’s Virtual Dining Brands division when the pandemic hit. Now his idea may be the future of restaurants. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Knights on leaving their families behind during playoffs
Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner and forward Jonathan Marchessault share their thoughts on leaving their families behind for the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Madame Tussauds Reopens on the Las Vegas Strip - Video
John Katsilometes visits Madame Tussauds Wax Museum at The Venetian as they reopen their doors for locals and tourists.
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It’Sugar candy shops files for bankruptcy

Candy store chain It’Sugar filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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