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Tips for how to get your stimulus check as quick as possible

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Many Americans will be receiving $1,200 from the federal government following the passage of a $2.2 trillion dollar stimilus package to help as the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just last week, unemployment claims in the U.S. and Nevada soared as companies temporarily closed and employees were laid off.

Many are wondering how soon they might receive the money. The distribution of the checks is to begin in the next three weeks and the fastest way to get the money is through your bank account’s direct deposit.

The Internal Revenue Service is now urging people who have not filed, such as seniors, in the past two years, to submit a simple tax form... Read More

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Las Vegas to allow alcohol delivery for next 30 days

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The city of Las Vegas announced Wednesday that it will issue time-limited alcohol delivery permits to businesses that have existing alcohol and food service licenses. The permits would allow those businesses to deliver alcohol with a meal for the next 30 days.

According to a city news release, “The city has heard from business owners that this plan would be especially helpful, as their operations are being impacted due to closures/restrictions relating to the coronavirus.”

The city said the permits would be able to be renewed if the closures are extended and the businesses would only be able to sell the alcohol they are licensed to sell.

The city will waive the daily fee and only charge the processing fee of $100 per permit. This permit is separate from the curbside permit, which began to be offered by the city’s Business Licensing section March 26, 2020. ... Read More

Clark County expands sheltering and rehabilitation capacity in fight against COVID-19

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County and other officials updated the community about increasing the capacity for sheltering and rehabilitation in the face of a growing number of coronavirus cases across Southern Nevada as well as provide an update on the overall fight against the disease.

A news conference took place at 11 a.m. on April 1 at the amphitheater of the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway... Read More

LIVE NOW: What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

As hot spots flared around the United States in places like New Orleans, Detroit and Southern California, New York was the hardest hit of them all, with bodies loaded onto refrigerated morgue trucks by gurney and forklift outside overwhelmed hospitals. And the worst is yet to come.

Experts warned that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. even if social distancing guidelines are maintained. America now has more than 4,000 dead from the outbreak.

Here are some of AP’s top stories Wednesday on the world’s coronavirus pandemic.

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:... Read More

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Former Gov. Sandoval leaving MGM Resorts to pursue UNR President role

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — MGM Resorts International announced April 1 that former Governor and MGM Resorts President of Global Gaming Development Brian Sandoval will be leaving the company to pursue a new role as President of the University of Nevada, Reno.
 
MGM Resorts made the following statement regarding the departure of Gov. Sandoval:

“We are grateful to Governor Sandoval for all that he has accomplished in his time at MGM Resorts. He helped to advance our efforts in Japan, in jurisdictions where we were seeking expanded access, and areas where we pursued sports betting opportunities,” said Acting CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle.

“We wish him the very best in pursuit of this next opportunity and thank him for his commitment to MGM Resorts,” added Hornbuckle, CEO and President, MGM Resorts International.

Regarding his departure, Brian Sandoval commented:... Read More

Gov. Sisolak extends ‘Stay at Home’ directive until end of April

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Steve Sisolak has extended his “Stay at Home” directive for Nevadans until the end of April.

That means non-essential businesses, gaming, and schools will remained closed through April 30.

According to a news release from his office, “Today’s ‘Stay at Home’ directive strengthens the imperative that Nevadans must not leave their homes for nonessential activities in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Sisolak. “This directive builds on previous directives around school closures, social distancing, closure of non-essential businesses, and bans on public gatherings of 10 or more people by requiring you stay at home unless leaving is absolutely necessary.”

This extension mirrors the latest guidance from the federal government... Read More

SNHD UPDATE: 961 cases of COVID-19, 5 new deaths reported

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Southern Nevada Health District is reporting there are five new COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total to 28 and 961 positive cases in Southern Nevada. The health district updated its numbers Wednesday morning.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services website, which last updated Tuesday at 7 p.m. is showing 26 statewide deaths and 1,279 cases. Those numbers are subject to change as more COVID-19 cases/deaths are reported to the state from various Nevada counties.

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Governor Steve Sisolak will be holding a news conference today at 5 p.m. to discuss the latest steps the state is taking to stop the spread of COVID-19. 8 News Now will live stream that conference... Read More