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14070932_web1_IMGL3149.jpg Private ambulance service expands to Pahrump
A private ambulance service expanded to the Pahrump area in 2020.

California Lottery
No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, Aug. 8 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $13 million.

VICTOR JOECKS: King Sisolak anoints himself Nevada’s parent-in-chief
Gov. Steve Sisolak has bestowed kingly powers upon himself because he thinks the coronavirus requires acting like your parent.

Annual cannabis conference going virtual for three days
Cannabis Conference Virtual will bring the industry together for a special digital event, taking place Sept. 15, 22 and 29.

Scientists say rare buckwheat strain in danger of extinction
Tiehm’s buckwheat, a desert wildflower that grows in the small area of the Silver Peak Range in Esmeralda County and nowhere else in the world, is under threat from lithium mining, according to nearly 100 scientists who recently signed a letter urging Nevada officials to protect the rare species.

Nursing homes in Nevada show high positivity rates
Using data from Johns Hopkins University, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living compiled a state-by-state breakdown of the positive COVID-19 test rate and number of nursing homes in those states, as well as data on the current supply of personal protective equipment in those nursing homes.

NHP initiative aims to stop pedestrian fatalities
The Nevada Highway Patrol is joining forces with local law enforcement for a 12-day effort to stop pedestrian deaths.

New unemployment claims fall 25.4% across Nevada
Finalized data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation shows initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 13,727 for the week ending Aug. 1, down 4,663 claims or 25.4% compared to last week’s total of 18,390 claims. This is the first decline in weekly initial claims since the week ending June 20.

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