Carson City, Nevada - Suicide Prevention Week for 2016 is set for September 5th through 11th. Nevada ranks 5th in the nation in its rate of suicide deaths.

Boulder City, Nevada - Cottonwood Cove Road remains closed east of Searchlight, Nevada, due to recent storm damage. 

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities released its First Fact sheet on the various ballot initiatives that voters will consider this November. This Fact Sheet discusses the Medical Patient Tax Relief Act, which is an initiative to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide sales and use tax exemptions for individuals requiring certain medical, oxygen delivery and mobility-enhancing equipment. Currently, the state exempts prosthetic devices from sales and use tax, and the proposed amendment would expand exemptions to include items such as: oxygen tanks and concentrators, ventilators, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, nebulizers, drug infusion devices, feeding pumps, infant apnea monitors, hospital beds, bath and shower aids, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches.

Reno, Nevada - This week, The American Trucking Associations is set to welcome more than 400 of the trucking industry's top professional truck drivers to Indianapolis for the 79th annual "Super Bowl of Safety," the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Championships.

Carson City, Nevada - Nevada Volunteers, the Governor's Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Governor's Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 7 categories: Northern Nevada Individual; Southern Nevada Individual; Rural Nevada Individual; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; Volunteer Program Serving Veterans and Volunteer Manager.  Finalists will be invited to the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on September 29, 2016 at Bally’s Las Vegas where the winner for each category will be announced.

Carson City, Nevada - The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) Administrator, Kelly Wooldridge, will join with legislators, judges, commissioners, and other dignitaries at the official One Hundred Year Anniversary Celebration of Nevada Youth Training Center (NYTC).

Las Vegas, Nevada - After holding public hearings and accepting thousands of comments and letters from interested parties on both sides of the controversy surrounding the proposed racecourse through sections of the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, the BLM granted full approval to go ahead with the race last Friday, August 12.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities will host a public forum for candidates seeking positions on Nevada’s education boards: the Clark County School District Board of Trustees, the Nevada State Board of Education, and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education. 

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval is pleased to announce in partnership with Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, that Nevada has received $2.2 million in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. This funding will support 321 AmeriCorps members serving across the state.

Carson City, Nevada - August is Child Support Awareness Month recognizing the critical role child support plays in children’s lives and applauding those parents who provide financial support to their children.  Established through proclamation by former President Bill Clinton, August 2016 celebrates the 41st anniversary of the national child support program and the 21st anniversary of National Child Support Awareness Month.