Daily Update- August 19, 2020 Midweek News Roundup!

Articles of Interest

Barbara Buckley on progress of new ‘strike force’ trying to tackle backlogged unemployment claims (NV Indy)

Sparks Mayor Ron Smith dies of pancreatic cancer, new mayor to take office in September (NV Indy)

Heller: GOP secretary of state should be ‘standing on soapbox’ opposing controversial election law changes (NV Indy)

Wastewater surveys could be ‘canary in a coal mine,’ aid in early detection of increased spread of COVID-19 (NV Indy)

Clark County increases poll worker pay, says it has lined up only half the staff it needs for in-person voting (NV Indy)

Nevada attorney general joins lawsuit against Trump administration over postal service changes ahead of election (NV Indy)

Storey County Commission approves permit for medical incinerator at industrial park, despite concerns (NV Indy)

Suit alleges Vegas police violated constitutional rights in handcuffing, frisking all Black attendees at party, labeling it gang event (NV Indy)

Unemployment rate improves; jobs returned to the market for the third month straight in July, but at slower pace (8 News Now)

NV Energy asking customers to conserve electricity due to excessive heat, pandemic (KTNV)

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Hosts Virtual Roundtable with U.S. Postal Service Workers in Nevada

Cortez Masto Applauds More Than $3 Million in Emergency Funds for Coronavirus Response

Cortez Masto Joins Calls Demanding Answers from Postmaster General on Mail Service Delays

Rosen, Lee Participate in Roundtable Discussion on Investing in Child Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosen Holds Virtual Meeting with Nevada Restaurant Owners, Discusses Support for Small Businesses, Restaurant Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Support SNAP, Combat Food Insecurity During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amodei Secures $12 Million in Funding for the Remediation of UNR Radium-226 Contaminated Facility

Congressman Steven Horsford Fights Against Postal Service Delays and Wants to Hear Directly from Nevadans

Rep. Susie Lee, Colleagues Call on House Leadership to Pass Extension of Emergency Unemployment Benefits

Rep. Susie Lee Holds Press Conference at Local Post Office as USPS Faces Deliberate Delays Threatening Nevadans

Local Government and Agency Updates

AG- Continues Fight to Recognize Equal Rights Amendment as Part of US Constitution

Attorney General Ford Announces Sentencing of Owner of Las Vegas Medicaid Health Care Business

Attorney General Ford to File Lawsuit over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine Postal Service

New NDOC Initiatives, Improved Protocols Keep Public Safe

Nevada Department of Education Announces $50 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding Available

NV Energy Asks Customers to Conserve Power During Western Heat Wave

Sam Crano Appointed Utilities Hearing Officer; Don Lomoljo Named Staff Counsel

City Of Las Vegas Named LEED Gold Community And Recognized For Sustainability Achievements


Mayor Schieve, Artown and community partners debut new Reno song and video

Reno- City Council Selects Douglas Thornley as City Manager

Washoe- Top headlines from the Board of County Commissioners Meeting    

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