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  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The next regular monthly meeting of the Pershing County School Board is on Monday Oct. 19 at 5:15 p.m.
    Other school board business:
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The body of a well-known paraglider from New Zealand has been recovered from a mountainous site in a remote part of Nevada, a sheriff said Monday.
    Sheriff Jesse Watts said a passerby noticed a parachute last Wednesday and searchers on Friday reached the body of James ``Kiwi'' Johnston in the Fish Creek mountains of Eureka County.
    ``No foul play. Pure accident,`` said Watts, who also serves as Eureka County coroner. He said Johnston died of multiple injuries from a high-elevation fall.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    In keeping with the Administration’s goal of promoting American energy security, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a competitive geothermal lease sale on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. 
    The agency will offer 18 parcels for leases totaling 35,632.680 acres in Carson City, Churchill, Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing and Washoe counties in Nevada
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto wants members of the U.S. Senate to take a up-close look at Nevada’s mining industry, she said on Nevada Newsmakers.
    Cortez Masto, who sits on the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, told host Sam Shad that she is trying to get the top ranking Democratic senator on the committee to travel to Nevada for a closer look at one of the state’s leading industries.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    A federal district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign seeking to block Nevada’s expanded mail-in voting laws for the 2020 election over a lack of standing.
    The order, by Judge James Mahan, was filed late Friday and dismisses the lawsuit brought by the president’s re-election campaign over a new Nevada law that will send mail ballots to all active voters for the 2020 election, as well as several other changes to the election process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    Back in May, Mayor Ken Tedford of Fallon issued a simple challenge to Mayor Debra March of Henderson — whichever mayor’s community has the lowest participation in the census by the end of the count has to give the other mayor a key to the city. 
    The deadline for that challenge is rapidly approaching as the country nears the Sept. 30 date that marks the end of counting for the once a decade U.S. census. Although response rates throughout the state aren’t as high as officials hoped, the mayors’ moves in Fallon and Henderson may have made an impact as both of these cities have response rates higher than 70 percent, and Henderson is one of only five large cities in the U.S. to surpass 75 percent.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    A judge has ruled that Nevada lawmakers violated the state Constitution by approving extensions of more than $100 million in set-to-expire taxes at the end of the 2019 Legislature, ruling in favor of state Senate Republicans who filed the initial lawsuit more than 15 months ago.
    Carson City District Court Judge James Russell issued the ruling from the bench on Monday, saying that state lawmakers had violated the constitutional two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases in passing two bills during the last session that extended tax rates or fees that were set to expire. The two taxes included a higher payroll tax rate (expected to raise more than $98 million over the two-year budget) and a $1 per transaction “Technology Fee” for the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Twenty fall activities to get you through the season
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Fall Equinox just occurred on Sept. 21, which means a lineup of great fall activities. 
    Here’s a list to get our readers started with enjoying Autumn 2020.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Secretary of State (SOS) announced Sept. 22 that voters can track their ballots from the time it is mailed until the time it is counted. 
    The SOS said it has an agreement with BallotTrax, the nation’s largest provider of technology to track ballots, to provide the free tracking service.
    “Voters are used to buying something online and then tracking the package from the retail outlet to their doorstep,” said Wayne Thorley, deputy secretary of state for elections. “We can now offer this same service, and the peace of mind that comes with it, to voters who vote by mail.”
    The announcement Tuesday reminded voters they can also verify the status of their ballot by visiting the SOS’s registered voter services website.
    Under legislation passed earlier this summer, every active voter in Nevada will be mailed a ballot. 
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The State of Nevada has joined a federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s mandated changes to Title IX regulations.
    The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents has been working with the Nevada Attorney General’s office at the urging of student leaders, who contend the Title IX changes will discourage sexual assault and harassment victims from coming forward.
    The Office of Attorney General Aaron Ford filed a 134-page civil complaint on Friday, joining 17 states and the District of Columbia seeking a court injunction declaring the new rules unlawful. 
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