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Elementary students explore the moon through special presentation

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Wednesday, CCSD students at Bryan Elementary School had the opportunity to learn more about the moon. The district partnered with the Aldrin Family Foundation to bring ShareSpace Education Executive Director, Jim Christensen, to the school auditorium to give an interactive presentation to students... Read More

Health District announces decline in Hepatitis A cases amid outbreak

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s good news in the fight against Hepatitis A in Clark County. The Southern Nevada Health District has announced a decline in the number of reported cases in the past several weeks.

The Health District reports 99 cases have been associated with the outbreak in the valley, and more than 3,000 doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine have been administered. Now, the Health District is demobilizing the Incident Command System, which was first initiated to help facilitate the response to the outbreak.

We are pleased to announce that #hepatitisA cases are declining! Thanks to our wonderful partners and staff who helped with the response! The outbreak isn’t over – but we’re getting there! pic.twitter.com/w7OaoEadco... Read More

Sondland: ‘Everyone was in the loop’

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland testified that he personally worked to get Ukraine to publicly announce investigations that President Trump wanted.

“Was there a quid pro quo, as I testified previously with regards to the White House call and the White House meeting, the answer is yes,” Sondland said.

But he said he didn’t realize the company Burisma was tied to the Bidens. He also said he was not part of a shadow campaign to get Ukraine to cooperate with the president.

“Everyone was in the loop,” Sondland said.

Sondland said President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Former National Security Adviser John Bolton and White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney all went along with the plan.

Sondland told lawmakers he spoke to President Trump directly about the investigations. ... Read More

ICE trying to bypass California’s for-profit prison ban, lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) – Both of California’s Senators and nearly 20 members of the House delegation are taking aim at Immigration Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security saying in a letter that they have “serious concerns” about the way ICE is working with California’s for-profit prisons. 

“DHS is trying to circumvent the law,” Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA) said. 

In September, California banned new for-profit prison contracts with the law taking effect at the first of the year. 

But last month, Congressman Harder says ICE began requesting new multi-year bids from for-profit prison companies. 

“Inevitably we see a lack of oversight, we see abuses in the system. That’s what we’ve seen with these prisons in California,” Rep. Harder said. 

Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-CA) wants leaders at ICE and DHS to explain what they are doing. ... Read More

Knights fans line up to get the last VGK patch

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Wednesday’s rain didn’t keep Knights fans from getting out the door. The final patch was released this morning at local Smith’s stores. It was William Karlsson!

The five patches were sold out periodically over the last ten weeks, and they sold out fast each time a new one was released.

The people 8 News Now spoke with say they were in line a little after 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, and didn’t mind waiting an hour to be one of the first with the last VGK special edition patch... Read More

County commissioners approve zoning permits for new hotel, casino near Koval and Harmon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After sitting undeveloped for years, plans are in the works to build a new casino/hotel just east of the Las Vegas Strip. On Wednesday, Clark County Commissioners approved zoning permits for 60 acres in the area of Koval and Harmon.

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Developers are working on plans for a resort that would include high rise towers and a shopping center. Along with that, there are also plans to build an underground garage to accommodate parking at the planned resort. The garage is expected to be five levels... Read More

She can’t vote, but 2020 Democrats want her support anyway

LAS VEGAS (AP) – One of the most sought-after presidential endorsements in the key early voting state of Nevada is from a woman who cannot vote – a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist.

As Democrats jockey for support in Nevada, a meeting with Astrid Silva, who has become a public face of the “Dreamers,” has become a can’t-miss early stop.

Silva has had dinner with Kamala Harris, policy roundtables with Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden, and vegan tamales with Cory Booker. Just this week, after Pete Buttigieg saw she attended Supreme Court arguments on the program shielding her from deportation, he called to make sure she knew he was supportive of her cause.

Silva’s busy calendar highlights the power of Latino voters in Nevada, the third state in Democrats’ primary calendar... Read More