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Nevada will appear on national television in at least seven of its eight games this season, and two Wolf Pack games have shifted days as the Mountain West announced its national broadcast schedule with television partners CBS Sports and Fox Sports.

Nevada will open at home on Oct. 24 against Wyoming at 4 p.m. on CBS Sports.

The Wolf Pack will then travel to Las Vegas for the first collegiate football game in the new Allegiant Stadium as Nevada and UNLV will Battle for the Fremont Cannon on Nevada Day Weekend. That game will be televised by either Fox Sports 1 or Fox Sports 2.

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From the words of an Ojibwa man, it’s human to be addicted to all kinds of things, such as money, jobs—something.

But sometimes, those addictions can cause major issues and are in need of spiritual assistance, especially when it comes to domestic violence and drug abuse.

That insight comes from Ray Muckuk of Ontario, Canada, whom is walking across the United States with a group of 40 to help spread awareness, and educate the public about the dangers of substance abuse and domestic violence.

It’s otherwise known as “The Longest Walk.”

“We want to encourage everyone they can get through addictions, too,” he said. “I’m a recovering addict going on 10 years of sobriety. I went back to school, graduated, and now I’m giving back.”

American Indian activists and supporters have done these walks for the last 39 years. Each year, they pick a section of the country to travel

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World’s third-largest Joshua tree found in southern Nevada; conservationists push for protection

In a land of twisted limbs and giant Dr. Seuss-like branches reaching toward the sky, it stood out among the others.  



a cactus in a field: Nevada's largest Joshua tree has been measured in southern Clark County.


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Nevada’s largest Joshua tree has been measured in southern Clark County.

A group of conservationists were driving through a remote section of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in southern Nevada when someone in the car called out “Stop!”, said Alan O’Neill, one of the conservationists. “We were wondering what he wanted to stop for, and he said, ‘Look at that huge tree, it’s really a huge tree.’”

Standing before them was a 24-foot tall Joshua tree. It wasn’t the tallest they had ever seen, but its trunk was wide, and its branches stretched wider than the tree was high.

“We marveled at it, and I got to thinking this could be the largest one (Joshua tree) in the monument and possibly in the

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University of Nevada, Reno canceling in-person classes after Thanksgiving

University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval sent a University-wide message to students, faculty and staff Oct. 9, announcing additional coronavirus mitigation efforts concerning fall break and spring break.

“COVID-19 remains a significant challenge, not only for our institution but for our community, the state of Nevada and our country,” President Sandoval said. “I write today to share our plan forward, which is essential in order to safeguard the health of everyone associated with our University.”

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Nursing Homes in Nevada Told to Stop Using Rapid Coronavirus Tests

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The coronavirus tests kits are small and fast — they produce results in as a little as 15 minutes — and when they were first distributed to nursing homes around the country in August by the federal government, they were welcomed with open arms.

At last it seemed, there was a solution to the delays and equipment shortages that had stymied efforts to use laboratory-based tests to curb outbreaks.

But now Nevada has ordered its nursing facilities to immediately suspend the use of two of the rapid virus tests after their performance was found to be lacking, according to a directive issued by the state’s department of health.

The order was prompted by a spate of false-positive results, in which the tests

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Pence visit to Southern Nevada likely to cause traffic headaches

Southern Nevada residents should brace for a presidential size headache on area roads Thursday as Vice President Mike Pence is slated to visit Boulder City for a campaign rally.

The Make America Great Again rally is scheduled to begin at 1o a.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.) Thursday at the Boulder City Airport just outside of Las Vegas and will likely impact roads and airspace in the region.

The U.S. Secret Service doesn’t release travel plans ahead of visits by President Donald Trump or Pence, but the vice president is expected to land Thursday morning at McCarran International Airport and motorcade into Boulder City shortly thereafter ahead of the planned event.

“As a result, freeway stops made by the vice president’s motorcade will be done so with little prior notice,” said Tony Illia, Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman, in an email. “Any temporary traffic restrictions incurred will be made in

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tests negative for COVID-19

Gov. Steve Sisolak has tested negative for the coronavirus, according to his office. The following was sent to local media after it was revealed on Tuesday that one of his staffers has tested positive.

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced his COVID-19 test returned a negative result. The Governor was tested on Tuesday out of an abundance of caution after a member of his staff based in the Capitol Office in Carson City received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 after developing symptoms over this past weekend.

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The staffer has not had in-person contact with the Governor since mid-September. The Governor departed Northern Nevada on September 17, 2020 and has been working from Southern Nevada since that time. The Governor was scheduled to return to Carson City next week but travel is on hold for the

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Nevada Gov. Sisolak tests negative for COVID-19 after staffer tests positive

LAS VEGS (FOX5) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced his COVID-19 test returned a negative result on Wednesday.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak removes an outer face mask during a news conference at the Grant Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas Sept. 29, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun, pool)


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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak removes an outer face mask during a news conference at the Grant Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas Sept. 29, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun, pool)


The governor was tested on Tuesday after a member of his Carson City staff received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 after developing symptoms over the weekend.

According to state officials, the staffer has not had in-person contact with the governor since mid-September. Sisolak departed Northern Nevada on Sept. 17 and has been working from Southern Nevada since that time.The governor was scheduled to return to Carson City next week but travel is on hold for the time being, the Wednesday announcement said.

The Office has followed all public health procedures and protocols in response. The staffer has been

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Nevada governor negative for COVID-19 after staffer positive

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has tested negative for coronavirus in Las Vegas a day after a positive COVID-19 test came back for one of his staff members working at his office in the state Capitol in Carson City, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Sisolak has not had in-person contact with the staffer since mid-September but was tested on Tuesday “out of an abundance of caution,” communications director Meghin Delaney said in a statement.

The Democratic governor’s test returned a negative result, she said Wednesday.

Sisolak departed northern Nevada on Sept. 17 and has been working from Las Vegas since then, she said.

He had planned to return to Carson City next week “but travel is on hold for the time being,” Delaney said.

The unidentified staffer received a positive result Tuesday after developing symptoms over the weekend. The staffer was last in the Capitol office Friday,

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COVID-19 case confirmed in Nevada Gov. Sisolak’s office

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A member of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s staff based in the Capitol Office in Carson City has received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak removes an outer face mask during a news conference at the Grant Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas Sept. 29, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun, pool)


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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak removes an outer face mask during a news conference at the Grant Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas Sept. 29, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun, pool)


The governor’s office on Tuesday announced that the staffer had tested positive for COVID-19 after developing symptoms over the weekend. The staffer has been interviewed and the contact tracing effort is underway to ensure all close contacts are notified and informed of next steps in accordance with public health guidelines.

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The staffer has not had in-person contact with the Governor since mid-September. According to the governor’s office, Sisolak departed Northern Nevada on Sept. 17 and has been working from Southern Nevada since that time.

The Governor was scheduled

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