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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

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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

Hotels and casinos in southern Nevada employed about 164,400 people in 2018, accounting for 16.8% of the region's total employment. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Gambling is an impulse-control disorder on par with drugs or alcohol because it stimulates the brain's reward system and can be addictive. So, what happens when a nasty virus closes your home-away-from-home? COVID-19 has shuttered most Las Vegas casinos, which account for nearly 40%

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