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'Hope Cove': Local woman founds nonprofit to help valley families in need

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- As families across the valley struggle to stay afloat, many Southern Nevadans are stepping up to help. One of those people is a local woman who turned her living room full of donations into a charity.

"It's probably the single most fulfilling thing outside of my own motherhood that I've ever done," shared Tami Dukie, founder and CEO of Hope Cove.

She founded the nonprofit in May after seeing so many families struggle to feed and care for their babies.

"A teenage momma had her little baby with her, and her baby was wearing, hand to God, paper towel wrapped in cling wrap for a diaper," recounted Dukie. "I cried for 20 minutes after she left."

Initially, she used her living room as a central location to collect donations from across the valley. What started as a few boxes soon stacked to the ceiling. ... Read More

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I-Team: A look at COVID-19 in valley nursing homes

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There have been COVID-19 outbreaks inside some nursing homes in the valley. While some have had zero cases, others have seen a significant number.

More than a third of nursing home residents have contracted COVID, and about a fifth of staff members have, as well, according to data from the state.

Most have recovered, but in Clark County alone, 224 nursing home residents and five staff members have died from the virus.

The I-Team examined the numbers for every nursing home in Clark County.

The Heights of Summerlin has seen a total of 167 cases among both patients and staff, and at least 30 patients have died from the virus. More than 60% of their resident population contracted COVID-19.

Delmar Gardens in Henderson has had 133 confirmed cases. Twenty-eight patients and one staff member died from the virus. ... Read More

I-Team: 'It was our home,' bulldozers clear homeless camp featuring donated huts

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Dozens of people who lived in donated huts at a homeless encampment next to I-15 were met with bulldozers and police early Monday morning, the I-Team has learned.

The Nevada Department of Transportation owns the plot of land off Lake Mead near Losee. While the land is in North Las Vegas, part of it is also monitored by the City of Las Vegas.

Kady Johnson, who lived in the camp, said she woke up Monday to police telling her to leave.

“Wake up! This is the North Las Vegas Police Department,” Johnson said she heard officers yell around 6 a.m. “You need to pack up your stuff. You need to get up.”

What made the encampment unique was its 26 donated insulated huts from the group New Leaf Building Community. While Johnson slept in a tent and not a hut, she used the building as storage.

“I lost a lot of my clothes, my stuff, the food we had gathered up,” she shared... Read More

Kauai reverts to 14-day self-quarantine for travelers

KAUAI, Hawaii (KLAS) -- The Island of Kauai has reverted back to the 14-day self-quarantine requirement for travelers, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. This change will go into effect on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

While the State of Hawaii operates via its pre-travel testing program, travelers to the Garden Island must quarantine, regardless of their COVID-19 test results.

Traveling to Kauai? Effective Wednesday, Dec. 2, everyone arriving on the Garden Island will be subject to the state's 14-day mandatory quarantine regardless of test results. For more information, visit https://t.co/6niqjVmSty@KauaiDiscovery pic.twitter.com/6djt9hQC7V... Read More

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Nevada releases sweeping 'State Climate Strategy' to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A year in the making, Nevada released its "State Climate Strategy" Tuesday, launching a website to communicate a "roadmap for state and local policymakers."

A stated goal of the strategy: Reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 -- in stages, by reaching goals of reducing emissions by 28 percent by 2025 and 45 percent by 2030.

READ: Nevada's Climate Strategy

“It’s a new era for climate action in Nevada,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said. “The effects of climate change can be seen and felt in every corner of Nevada, impacting our collective public health, threatening our natural landscapes and limited water resources, and challenging the vibrancy of our communities and economy... Read More

COVID-19 cases at Denver's International Airport's Air Traffic Control grounds, delays, cancels flights to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Flights from Las Vegas to Denver were delayed or canceled Tuesday afternoon due to a COVID-19 scare at a section of the airport in Denver. According to the FAA, COVID showed up in Denver's International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower, forcing a ground stop. 

Ground stop that has since been lifted caused flights to be delayed for three hours. 

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During a ground stop, planes bound for Denver are held at their origins until the ground stop is lifted. According to our sister station, KDVR, reported that at 3:30 p.m. MST, DIA transitioned to a ground delay.

The ground delay was lifted shortly after 6 p.m. MST... Read More

CCSD cancels 2020-21 high school winter sports season

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District has canceled the 2020-21 high school winter sports season one. The district confirmed its decision in a statement to 8 News Now Tuesday evening, saying:

The District will not participate in any season one winter sports, which include bowling, basketball, wrestling, and flag football for the 2020-2021 school year. As a reminder, all schools are to remain closed for athletic purposes.

Clark County School District

According to the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA), CCSD's athletics and activities office officially notified NIAA's office of the decision today. That decision excludes Moapa Valley High School, as it is reportedly the only CCSD school operating on an in-person learning model. ... Read More