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  • NDOT to add additional traffic safety messages to electronic highway safety signs
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:00 AM
    With 187 fatalities on Nevada roads this year, the Nevada Department of Transportation is boosting existing traffic safety messaging on electronic highway signs with “Friday Focus” messages.
  • Cattle Report continues to show decreasing cattle inventory
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:00 AM
    The following is an article written by Dr. Kenny Burdine, Extension Professor, Livestock Marketing, University of Kentucky, and provides some good insight on what to expect from the cattle market for the rest of 2022.
  • Small arms training range planned for Nevada Guard after army approves new facility plan
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:00 AM
    The Nevada National Guard is expected to have a small arms training range built at the Hawthorne Army Depot by fiscal year 2025, Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen recently announced.
    The Democratic senator, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the U.S. Army will implement plans this year to construct an approved range at the sprawling military installation 70 miles south of Fallon.
  • Cannabis businesses frustrated by $111-per-hour bills for state regulator tasks
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:00 AM
    Steve Cantwell has been cultivating cannabis for the past seven years through Green Life Productions, his Pahrump-based farm, and had no problems with state regulators when Nevada’s health and taxation departments oversaw the industry.
    But that all changed when the Cannabis Compliance Board took over two years ago. At a recent routine visit, Cantwell said, the inspector raised a litany of concerns about the company’s organic growing methods, kicking off an ongoing tug-of-war that’s forced the company to pay nearly $30,000 for regulators to carry out their oversight duties.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District is asking for public comment on a proposal to increase the Hoover Wilderness permit fee for overnight trips on specific high-use trailheads. 
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed a detection of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in a horse at a facility in Clark County during routine testing. A quarantine has been issued for the facility and all horses on the premises will undergo testing to prevent potential spread of the disease. Horses that attended an event in Washoe County within the month of June 2022 are also encouraged to test.
    “We are working closely with local veterinarians and the facility to address the situation and prevent the potential spread of disease,” said NDA State Veterinarian Dr. Amy Mitchell.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 AM
    KLAS 8 News Now in Las Vegas and UNLV announced Monday they would jointly host debates for Nevada’s hotly-contested governor and U.S. Senate races — though it was not immediately clear if any of the four major campaigns have committed to attending those debates. 
    The first debate between the Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, is set for Oct. 18. The second, between Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, and her Republican opponent, former attorney general Adam Laxalt, is scheduled for Oct. 20. Both are set to take place at UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theater and will be aired statewide by KLAS and Univision. 
  • In shifting Nevada economy, manufacturing taking more prominent role
    Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 AM
    The manufacturing worker base grew to an all-time high of 5 percent of Nevada’s employment landscape, an increase that signals a shift in the local economy as the state has now exceeded the number of jobs it had pre-pandemic but also as the hospitality industry remains 33,000 jobs short of pre-COVID levels.
    Economists said it’s unclear whether hospitality-related employers are cutting costs and not hiring people back, or if workers left the industry voluntarily for other opportunities. 
  • Poll: Nevadans favor ranked-choice voting
    Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 AM
    A new poll released Wednesday from The Nevada Independent and OH Predictive Insights (OHPI) shows Nevada voters support a proposed ballot measure implementing open primaries and ranked choice voting by a 15-point margin — though nearly a third of voters say they neither support nor oppose the idea. 
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