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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NV: Health

Nevada reduced its percentage of teens who were not in school and not working, from 15% in 2010 to 9% in 2018, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, but the data was collected prior to COVID-19. (nastya_gepp/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Child well-being in Nevada saw small improvements in a new report, but still ranks 46th overall compared with other states -- and that's without anticipated setbacks due to COVID-19. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book looks at economic, education, health and other iss

The wealth of America's billionaires increased by nearly 10% over just three weeks as the COVID-19 crisis took hold, according to the Institute for Policy Studies. (QuinceCreative/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- A former U.S. labor secretary says the $2 trillion CARES Act to address the coronavirus pandemic provided American workers with stimulus checks and extra unemployment payments, but those who benefited most were large corporations, banks and the wealthy. Robert Reich, who served under

Las Vegas casinos can open next week, but Nevada Gaming Control Board guidelines will limit capacity to 50% and require new cleaning and social-distancing policies. (Linda72/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Hospitality and gaming is the dominant industry in Las Vegas, but the frenzied environment tourists have come to expect will be altered when casinos reopen next week. There will be fewer people at the casinos and not as many things to do, with nightclubs still closed and reservat

In early May, the leader of the United Nations said 1 billion people living with disabilities around the world have been among the hardest-hit by COVID-19. (ncsl.org)

LAS VEGAS -- COVID-19 has bumped the U.S. unemployment rate to historic levels, but advocates for those living with disabilities say the success of working from home should encourage employers to recognize their broad skill set. Vince Loose, president and CEO at SourceAmerica, said in 2019, employ

The National Association of Counties is asking Congress for more direct, flexible funding to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, including an additional $75 billion for hospitals and healthcare providers. (nvdoctors.org)

LAS VEGAS -- The National Association of Counties has joined seven other organizations in praising the coronavirus financial relief approved by Congress, but the organizations also are requesting more aid for state and local governments, so they can maintain services as revenues plummet. Clark Cou

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day arrives amid stay-at-home orders, which could make it the perfect time for a backyard compost bin project. (Antranias/Pixabay)

RENO, Nev. -- Today marks the first time Earth Day has been celebrated virtually, and with many people still on "stay-at-home" orders, some environmental groups see a silver lining. Until the coronavirus pandemic upended normal life, Americans spent 40% to 50% of their food costs on eating out. Jo

A reduction in driving because of COVID-19 means AAA customers in Nevada will receive premium refunds totaling $100 million. (pixel2013/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- With so few cars on the road because of stay-at-home orders, customers of AAA in Nevada are scheduled to receive a 20% refund for two months of their auto premiums. The roadside assistance organization is joining the list of companies offering some rebates as a result of the pandemic.

Some research shows aerosols from vaping seem to harm pulmonary cells, making those who vape even more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 than smokers. (sarahjohnson1/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- It might seem obvious, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that smokers, including those who use e-cigarettes could experience more severe complications if they contract the new coronavirus. It's well known that smoking increases the risk for res

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