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5.5-magnitude earthquake near Searles Valley, California, felt in Southern Nevada

SEARLES VALLEY, Calif. (KLAS) — A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck approximately 11 miles south of Searles Valley, California, Wednesday night. The quake was felt in Southern Nevada, with the epicenter located about 123 miles from Las Vegas.

The quake was preliminarily rated a 5.1 by the US Geological Survey. It occurred around 6:32 p.m., with a 4.3 mile depth.

Several aftershocks have been reported, ranging from 2.6 to 3.2-magnitude.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said it has not received any reports of injuries or damage. ... Read More

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Early voting at 17% as June 9 primary election nears in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Early voting in Nevada’s June 9 primary election has brought 276,456 votes as of Tuesday, according to Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.

Overall, voter participation is at about 17%. The 2018 primary brought votes from 23% of registered voters. Primaries in 2006 and 2010 drew 30% participation.

A total of 1,829,050 ballots were mailed to Nevada voters this year. While almost all of the early voting has been by mail, 636 people have voted in person.

Nearly a quarter million ballots — about 14 percent — were returned by the US Post Office as undeliverable.

Early ballots have been divided evenly by party, with 43 percent from registered Democrats and 41 percent from registered Republicans. Another 16 percent have been from independents or people registered to other parties... Read More

Exclusive poll shows support for George Floyd protests, disapproval of Trump’s response

(NEXSTAR) – Despite support for the protests over George Floyd’s death and disapproval of President Trump’s response, a poll released Wednesday shows that a presidential election held today would be too close to call.

A Nexstar Media/Emerson College poll conducted this week found that 47.1% disapprove of the president’s response as protests continue nationwide and around the world, while 35.7% approve. ... Read More

WATCH LIVE: White House holds news conference for June 3

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The White House holds a news conference for June 3... Read More

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ACLU condemns county proposal to ban backpacks, bags at public protests

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The ACLU issued a statement Wednesday condemning Clark County Commissions proposal to ban backpacks, bags and luggage at public protests saying it will infringe on Nevadans’ to engage in protected First Amendment activities.

According to ACLU attorney Nikki Levy, “The temperature is going to hit triple digits today, and this proposal will limit demonstrators’ access to water, food, medications, and first aid supplies. Without access to these things, people may very well have to choose between their health and safety and exercising their right to protest.”

Commissioners are considering the ban at their emergency meeting this morning because of recent protests that have turned violent... Read More

CES will be in person in Las Vegas in 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, will be held in-person and digitally in Las Vegas in January 2021.

CES is one of the largest conventions in Las Vegas and draws people from all over the world to see the latest in electronic technology. Dates for CES 2021 have not been released yet.

According to several technology publications, the Consumer Technology Association, who is behind the show, says there will be new health policies in place that include regular cleaning and sanitizing. Aisles and seats are also expected to be placed in a manner that increases distance between people. The CTA is also looking into doing temperature checks and urging people to wear a mask.

CES 2020 drew around 170,000 attendees... Read More

NEW: 9 new COVID-19 related deaths reported in Clark County, number of statewide cases inching closer to 9K

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County saw an increase of nine new COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) latest report.

SNHD is now reporting a total of 6,923 confirmed cases and 355 deaths, according to its dashboard that updates daily. The county’s total number of cases increased by 78 in the last day.

Statewide, the number of COVID-19 related deaths increased by nine while cases jumped by 101. Currently, there are 429 deaths in Nevada and 8,931 confirmed cases. ... Read More