A fire broke out at a storage unit at Westgate Las Vegas about 3:30 p.m. Friday, forcing the pool deck to be evacuated, according to a hotel spokesman. (Chase Stevens and James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County School District schools begin classes on Monday, Aug. 24 and students need to be caught up on their immunizations. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Students begin moving into university-owned dorms at UNLV with staggered move-in dates and times this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
SEIU Local 1107 HCA health care workers delivered over 400 Assignment Despite Objection forms to the Nevada Division of Public Health in Las Vegas, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The employees are demanding for safer working conditions and more personal protective equipment. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
In May, the Nevada System of Higher Education announced colleges and universities could resume in-person classes this fall and on a limited basis for the summer, starting July 1. Only a handful of classes — typically, science labs and career/technical programs — were offered in-person this summer at Las Vegas Valley campuses. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Shade Tree’s CEO Linda Perez talks about the Cox Technology Center, renovated for social distance learning, in North Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement on Aug. 13 after Nevada’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1,000.
While a majority of CCSD schools are weeks away from reopening their doors, some private schools across the Las Vegas Valley are back in business. Almost five months after schools statewide shut down due to COVID-19, students returned for in-person class on Monday, with some changes. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A new COVID-19 testing site opening inside UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The testing operation is moving indoors from the UNLV Tropicana parking garage. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
The county program “School Daze” is designed for students between 5 and 12 years old and is set to include educational time, games, arts and crafts, sports and more. (Renee Summerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gov. Steve Sisolak named Elisa Cafferata acting director of Nevada’s Department of Training, Employment and Rehabilitation and announced Barbara Buckley as the leader of a rapid response team on unemployment insurance at a press briefing Thursday afternoon. (James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The state Republican Party asked people to protest against AB4, the state’s election reform bill on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2020, outside the Grant Sawyer State Office building in Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Restauranteurs asked the Clark County Commission to limit fees that third-party food delivery services can charge restaurants. The commission voted to temporarily limit fees. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday a long-term strategy for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada through a targeted approach. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Marina Philip, a 2020 Mass Media reporting fellow through the American Association for the Advancement of Science, breaks down hand sanitizers on the market. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Clark County School Board adjourned a special meeting Wednesday without considering whether to terminate Superintendent Jesus Jara’s contract. (James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gov. Steve Sisolak said bars in four counties, including Clark County, will remain closed to help fight COVID-19. (James Schaeffer / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents followed the unanimous recommendation of a search committee and hired Keith Whitfield from among four finalists on Thursday, July 23. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The special meeting next week is to evaluate the “character, misconduct or competence” of Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara and possibly vote on whether to terminate his contract. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
As local school districts finalize their plans to reopen this fall, distance learning seems to be the way to go. But Nevada Rise Academy is going the extra mile by adding child care assistance for working parents. (Renee Summeerour/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The lawyers for the family of Jorge Gomez, the man killed in a police altercation during a Black Lives Matter protest in June, address the media about the federal lawsuit they plan to file this week against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the officers involved. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The CCSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously on July 21 to approve a full-time return to distance learning. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said the state plans to return to a traditional, in-person election format for the Nov. 3 general election. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System delayed in reporting the incident to local police, a newly released federal investigation found. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Amateur herper Bob McKeever is part of a group that surveys nighttime reptile activity at Red Rock Canyon. (Mackenzie Behm/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dayau Hudson, a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program claimant who has yet to receive any payments, is happy with a judge’s order to pay unemployment benefits claims for some self-employed and independent workers. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Nevada families dissatisfied with the school options available to them this fall are turning instead to microschool options due to Covid-19.
LVMPD announced the arrest of a suspect in the “thrill killing” of a homeless man who was fatally shot last week.
Aaron Jones’ body was found under a blanket in a pile of rocks in a Las Vegas desert lot behind a motel in late April 2017. A grand jury indicted his father and stepmother. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Both Clark County and the state set records for reported COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period on Thursday. Nevada listed as being in a coronavirus “red zone” in a document prepared for the White House coronavirus task force.