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  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:00 AM
    Good morning, and welcome to the Indy DC Download newsletter, a weekly look at what's going on in the nation's capitol as it relates to Nevada.
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    Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) pushed back on a House proposal to include a new hard rock mining royalty in the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social spending package. 
  • 4-H Youth Exhibit Items at the Tri-County Fair
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Imagination, creativity, and hard work paid off for 4-H’ers who entered in the Tri-County Fair as ribbons of mostly green, purple, blue, with only a few red were received. 
    Fourteen Pershing County 4-H youth with thirty-two entries participated in the exhibit held in Winnemucca Nevada on September fourth through the sixth.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
     Employment scams are on the rise in the turbulent job market created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Better Business Bureau (BBB) study finds. BBB warns job seekers to verify employment offers to avoid illegal jobs, identity theft and fake checks to which millions are exposed annually.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    An Idaho man who served more than four years in federal custody for his part in an armed 2014 standoff against federal agents near states' rights figure Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch is suing the U.S. government and prosecutors for damages.
    Todd Engel seeks $100 million in a civil rights and conspiracy complaint filed Sept. 7 in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, where a judge in January 2018 found flagrant prosecutorial misconduct and dismissed criminal charges against Bundy and more than a dozen other defendants, including Engel.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to authorize the creation of an employee COVID vaccine mandate for all higher education employees, barring existing religious and medical exemptions — a move that now clears the way for the chancellor to develop more specific guidelines for implementation by Dec. 1. 
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    September 17th filled my brain with such incredible information that it is perplexing to analyze it all and move to action. 
    With a lineup of amazing knowledge and talent, no one left without advanced awareness. The Boys and Girls Club provided the cafeteria with WiFi, Zoom connection, excellent microphones, and outstanding snacks and lunch. 
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    In celebration of America Recycles Day, Nevada’s K-12 students invited to participate in first-ever Nevada Recycles Poster Contest. 
    Be creative, have fun, win prizes – and help promote a clean and sustainable Nevada! 
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Remember last year when we had a toilet paper shortage?  Well, now we are seeing a shortage in the supply of glyphosate, which is usually way more abundant than water in the American West. 
    So, what’s causing the supply shortage? Analysts say it’s a perfect storm of pandemic slowdowns, shipping issues and increased demand from farmers, both nationally and internationally.  
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Noticeably absent from Nevada's colleges and universities as the fall semester gets underway: traditional remedial classes
    In their place is a so-called “corequisite model,” a relatively novel paradigm nationwide that was more recently developed and scaled across Nevada after regents voted to mandate a switch in the summer of 2019. 
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Even as the Legislative Building in Carson City remained closed to lobbyists for the majority of the 2021 session, counties, cities and local government agencies spent $2.8 million lobbying the Legislature this year, according to a report that also found local government lobbying expenditures hit their lowest total since 2005.
    The report, which was compiled by the state Department of Taxation in mid-July, is the product of a law requiring all local governments — from cities and counties to police departments and school districts — to disclose any expenditures above $6,000 on “activities designed to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation.” 
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