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Nevada Governor: Details for 2021 State of the State
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Nevada Governor: Details for 2021 State of the State

NV (STL.News) Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak released the final viewing details for the 2021 State of the State address The speech will begin at 6 p.m. and can be streamed on the Governor’s YouTube page here:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sisolak&page&utm_source=opensearch The State of the State follows Monday’s release of the Governor’s Executive Budget summary for the next biennium.  This budget reflects the reality the State is currently in.  The State of the State address represents where Nevada is going. Prior to the address, a pre-program to the State of the State will begin at 5:45 p.m. on the Governor’s YouTube page.  The pre-program was put together by State employees Andrew Bennett and Brad Horn. The elements of the pre-program include: Invocati...
Bureau of Land Management to Burn Piles in South Steptoe Valley, NV
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Bureau of Land Management to Burn Piles in South Steptoe Valley, NV

ELY, NV (STL.News) Weather permitting, the Bureau of Land Management Ely District this Wednesday through Friday, January 13-15, will burn slash piles of pinyon pine and juniper on public lands located near Monument and Sawmill canyons in south Steptoe Valley.  Monument Canyon is about 25 miles south of Ely and Sawmill Canyon is about seven miles south of Ely or three miles west of Comins Lake. The piles are remnants of tree-thinning treatments that reduced pinyon-juniper encroachment within the Steptoe Valley watershed.  The treatments are part of the multi-year South Steptoe Valley Watershed Restoration Project that restores watershed health and improves wildlife habitat and reduces the risk of a catastrophic wildfire. The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land locat...
Nevada Governor Sisolak makes salary donation to Nevada schools
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Nevada Governor Sisolak makes salary donation to Nevada schools

(STL.News) Friday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that he made his quarterly State salary donation of $27,218.98 to Nevada’s K-12 public schools, totaling more than $187,000 in contributions since taking office in January 2019.  After the disbursements are made, the Governor will have donated to more than 100 Title I elementary, middle, and high schools all across the state. The Governor continues to make good on his pre-election promise to donate his entire taxpayer-funded salary over the course of his four-year term to positively impact Nevada's public schools. "The First Lady and I are humbled by the opportunity to give back and help improve the lives and the educational opportunities for the children of this State," Governor Sisolak said.  “These are trying times for all...
Nevada: Bryan Robinson Charged With Covid-Relief Fraud
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Nevada: Bryan Robinson Charged With Covid-Relief Fraud

Nevada Man, Bryan Robinson Charged With Covid-Relief Fraud LAS VEGAS, NV (STL.News) A Nevada man was arraigned on December 18, 2020 for fraudulently obtaining approximately $1,662,170 from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich of the District of Nevada, Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI’s Las Vegas Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Tara Sullivan of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Special Agent in Charge Weston King of the Small Business Administration’s Office of the Inspector General (SBA-OIG) made the announcement. Bryan Robinson, 37, of Henderson, Nevada, is charged in an indictment in the District of Nevada, with two counts of wire ...
EPA Awards nearly $1.4 Million Grant to Improve, Protect Nevada’s Water Quality
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EPA Awards nearly $1.4 Million Grant to Improve, Protect Nevada’s Water Quality

Approval of Nevada’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan leverages local partnerships CARSON CITY, NV (STL.News) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) $1,395,000 to implement Nevada’s recently approved 2020-2024 Nonpoint Source State (NPS) Management Plan.  Nonpoint source pollution is caused by rainfall moving over the ground, leading to runoff which picks up natural and man-made pollutants as it flows. This EPA financial assistance will support NDEP’s efforts to: protect Nevada’s surface water from NPS pollution by supporting and advancing existing watershed management efforts; establishing new partnerships with agencies, environmental organizations, and other groups; planning, implementing and assessing NPS cont...
Nevada Governor honors Veterans Day through proclamation
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Nevada Governor honors Veterans Day through proclamation

Governor Sisolak honors Veterans Day through proclamation, video message to Veterans NV (STL.News) Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a proclamation naming tomorrow, November 11th as Veterans Day in honor of our Veterans that have served in our nation’s military. State offices will be closed for this official holiday. “On Veteran’s Day 2020, we are able to recognize and honor the men and women who have bravely served our country,” Gov. Sisolak said. “Although we can never fully repay the debt that we owe these courageous individuals, we can pause today and say thank them for defending our freedoms and answering the call to service during America’s times of need.  There is no doubt that the “Battle Born” State has been enriched by their sacrifices and service, and they are the pri...
Nevada AG announces Certificate of Innocence – Cathy Woods
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Nevada AG announces Certificate of Innocence – Cathy Woods

Nevada Attorney General announces Certificate of Innocence for Cathy Woods Following Wrongful Incarceration Carson City, NV (STL.News) Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford is pleased to announce that Cathy Woods, a/k/a Anita Carter, was granted a Certificate of Innocence and awarded $2,850,000.00 from the State of Nevada as compensation for the more than 32 years she spent in prison following her wrongful conviction.  Second Judicial District Court Judge Kathleen M. Drakulich entered stipulated orders on October 9, 2020, which AG Ford fully supported.  The City of Reno, The City of Shreveport, Louisiana and certain named individual defendants in a separate federal civil rights action also entered into a global settlement with Ms. Woods. On February 24, 1976, Michelle Mitchell was murdere...
Nevada Gov. Sisolak Directs to Create Reserve Proposals for FY21-23
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Nevada Gov. Sisolak Directs to Create Reserve Proposals for FY21-23

Governor Sisolak asks agencies to review budgets, create reserve proposals for FY21-23 NV (STL.News) Today, the Governor’s Finance Office announced that it has sent a memo to executive branch directors and agency heads this week directing all state agencies to prepare proposed budget reserves of 12 percent for each year of the upcoming 2021-2023 biennium. These reserve proposals are for budget planning purposes and will allow the Governor’s Finance Office to provide options for consideration during the development of the Governor’s recommended budget.  Numbers will continue to be examined over the coming weeks as the State receives updated revenue projections from Nevada's Economic Forum and the Executive Budget for the 2021-23 biennium is finalized in preparation for consideration during...
Nevada Governor Sisolak Announces Appointments of October
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Nevada Governor Sisolak Announces Appointments of October

NV (STL.News) Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced 73 appointments made to State of Nevada boards, commissions, and agencies during the month of October. The Governor has appointed hundreds of individuals since assuming office, and he encourages anyone who might be interested in serving Nevada and their community to review opportunities posted on the Governor’s WEBSITE, which is updated on an ongoing basis. NOTE: this is NOT the complete release. Visit https://gov.nv.gov/News/Press/2020/Governor_Sisolak_announces_appointments_for_the_month_of_October/ STL.News References Nevada Steve Sisolak Can also be viewed on USA News Today
Nevada Governor Sisolak announces new hires, staff promotion
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Nevada Governor Sisolak announces new hires, staff promotion

NV (STL.News) The Sisolak administration today announced two hires to the Governor’s staff. Madeline Burak has joined the team as Director of Community Outreach & Constituent Affairs, and the Governor has hired Vincent Nava to serve as Press Assistant. “I am thrilled to have Madeline and Vincent on our team,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak.  “Their years of experience in Nevada and diverse relationships across the state make them an asset to my administration, and I look forward to working with them on behalf of our State.” Most recently, Madeline Burak served as the Area Director for The American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Houston, Texas.  Prior to that, she served as Chief of Staff to City of Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve.  She was born and raised in Northern Nevada and earned her Ba...
Nevada: Methamphetamine Trafficker Daniel Decker Sentenced to Federal Prison
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Nevada: Methamphetamine Trafficker Daniel Decker Sentenced to Federal Prison

(STL.News) – A man who repeatedly drove pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest from a source in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019, was sentenced October 22, 2020, to more than 18 years in federal prison. Daniel Decker, age 39, from Kenosha, Wisconsin, received the prison term after a guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. In a plea agreement, Decker admitted he drove through Cedar County, Iowa, with approximately five pounds of ice methamphetamine with the intent to redistribute it.  At sentencing, evidence showed that Decker had transported approximately twenty pounds of ice methamphetamine from Las Vegas to the Midwest over the course of a couple of months. Decker was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Will...
Nevada Governor Sisolak Announced 50 Appointments
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Nevada Governor Sisolak Announced 50 Appointments

NV (STL.News) Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced 50 appointments made to State of Nevada boards, commissions, and agencies during the month of September. The Governor has appointed hundreds of individuals since assuming office, and he encourages anyone who might be interested in serving Nevada and their community to review opportunities posted on the Governor’s WEBSITE, which is updated on an ongoing basis. NOTE: this is NOT the complete release. CLICK to VIEW COMPLETE RELEASE  
Nevada Governor Sisolak proclaims October 7 as Energy Efficiency Day
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Nevada Governor Sisolak proclaims October 7 as Energy Efficiency Day

NV (STL.News) Today, Governor Steve Sisolak proclaimed October 7, 2020, as Energy Efficiency day in Nevada.  Through his recently announced Nevada Climate Initiative, energy efficiency has been identified as a necessary path for reducing our state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Promoting the implementation of energy efficiency measures across the state not only helps meet the states climate goals but also supports jobs and ensures the residents of Nevada have safe, healthy and comfortable homes and workplaces. “As we look forward to achieving our emission and carbon reduction goals, energy efficiency is critical.  It reduces energy demand and has a large role in the ensuring the safety and well-being of each and every Nevadan” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “I am aware that many communities, ...
SEC Charges Adam Rogas, Former CEO of Tech Co. With Raising $123 Million in Fraudulent Offerings
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SEC Charges Adam Rogas, Former CEO of Tech Co. With Raising $123 Million in Fraudulent Offerings

Washington DC (STL.News) The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed an emergency action against Adam Rogas, the former CEO of Las-Vegas-based NS8 Inc., which purports to provide fraud detection and prevention software to e-commerce merchants, seeking an asset freeze and charging Rogas with defrauding investors by falsely claiming millions of dollars in revenue. According to the SEC's complaint, from at least 2018 through June 2020, Rogas altered NS8's bank statements to show millions of dollars in payments from customers. Rogas allegedly sent the falsified bank statements and revenue figures on a monthly basis to NS8's finance department, which used them to prepare NS8's financial statements.  In at least two securities offerings, NS8 and Rogas allegedly provided investors and pro...
Nevada Gov. Sisolak proclaims the third week of September as Constitution Week in Nevada
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Nevada Gov. Sisolak proclaims the third week of September as Constitution Week in Nevada

NV (STL.News) Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak proclaimed the third week of September, starting September 17, 2020 and running through September 23, 2020 as Constitution Week in Nevada. This week-long declaration commemorates the drafting of the Constitution and honors the historical relevancy of the document as well as the contributions made by America’s Founding Fathers. “As we look back on this year and the unique challenges we’ve faced as a State and as a nation, it is a good time to remember the Constitution and the impact that its contents still has on us today,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “While we continue the fight for social justice and other much needed reforms, it is this document and the freedoms it provides us that will continue to guide us going forward.” September 1...
Nevada Gov. Sisolak & First Lady Kathy Sisolak Receive Annual Flu Shots
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Nevada Gov. Sisolak & First Lady Kathy Sisolak Receive Annual Flu Shots

Gov. Sisolak, First Lady of Nevada Kathy Sisolak receive annual flu shots, urge Nevadans to do the same NV (STL.News) Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady of Nevada Kathy Sisolak received their annual flu shots at the Southern Nevada Health District offices in Las Vegas. “As we continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, a flu shot is a powerful tool to help make sure we are all staying healthy,” Gov. Sisolak said. “We want to ensure our healthcare systems have enough personnel, equipment and capacity to treat all patients and by getting a flu shot, you are doing your part to help.  If all Nevadans get a flu shot, we can help keep thousands of patients out of the hospital this season, and that will be a critical help to our State and to our doctors and nurses who have been wor...
Las Vegas: Officers Involved in August 30, 2020 O.I.S. Identified as Michael Hennessey & Eric Wennerberg
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Las Vegas: Officers Involved in August 30, 2020 O.I.S. Identified as Michael Hennessey & Eric Wennerberg

Las Vegas, NV (STL.News) The officers involved in the August 30, 2020 officer involved shooting, which occurred in the 8900 block of Happy Stream Avenue are Officer Michael Hennessey and Officer Eric Wennerberg. Officer Hennessey is 30 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2016.  He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Northeast Area Command.  Officer Wennerberg is 36 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2018.  He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Summerlin Area Command. Both officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE