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  • Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) is requesting those employers who will close before the end of March to submit their first quarter 2020 Employer’s Contributions and Wage Reports as soon as possible. 
    Employers can utilize online services for filing and making payment.
  • Governor bans gatherings of 10+ people
    Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    Governor Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive banning gatherings of 10 or more people in public spaces including parks, social clubs, libraries and parking lots. It is the latest in a series of orders forcing “aggressive social distancing” to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    While many Nevadans have adhered to social distancing practices to stem the spread of COVID-19, some are ignoring warnings, he said in a Facebook Live briefing on March 24.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The affected documents include all types of driver’s licenses and ID cards, vehicle registrations and movement permits, DMV business licenses and Motor Carrier credentials. 
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for grants to help increase access to education, training and health care resources in rural communities.
    USDA is making $71.7 million in grants available under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program. 
    This program helps rural communities use telecommunications-based audio and video equipment to connect teachers, students, medical providers and rural residents with each other and the world.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is closing offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The federal government has suspended some rules for the trucking industry to keep up with the demand for foods and services brought on by the corona-virus outbreak, a leading trucking executive said on Nevada Newsmakers.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus climbs and all non-essential business grinds to a halt in Nevada, health care providers across the state are continuing to prepare for a massive influx of critically ill patients.
    Providers, in interviews with The Nevada Independent this week, said they are already seeing an uptick in emergency room and urgent care visits, though those facilities have yet to be overwhelmed as they have been in Washington state and Italy. The most significant challenges at this point, they said, are the shortage of testing resources and personal protective equipment, as well as a surge of minorly ill patients seeking to be tested for coronavirus.
  • Nevada officials, native community members grapple with high rate of missing and murdered indigenous women
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    An indigenous woman lies flat on the ground, immobile.
    As a drum slowly crescendos, she tries to rise, struggling against an invisible weight pinning her to the ground. But then the sound of the drumbeat fills the space, and she moves with graceful strength, embracing the music and losing herself in the dance until she is fully upright, fist in the air.
    “I end with my fist in the air for all the women who aren’t with us or who need to feel their strength, as I’m trying to feel mine,” Fawn Douglas told The Nevada Independent as she described a dance she choreographed titled “Rise of the Deer Woman.” 
  • LCSD students and staff adjust to closures
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    The spring-like weather before school was suspended had everyone out enjoying the sunshine at the elementary. We even had students cleaning up the playground on their own will. In addition, Lander County School District employees handed out free breakfasts and lunches last week.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. 
    “More than a quarter of producers are beginning farmers,” said USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky. “We need to support the next generation of agricultural producers who we will soon rely upon to grow our nation’s food and fiber.”
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