Las Vegas, Nevada - We are assigning Trikes/ Bikes and Volunteer stations for Veteran's Day 2016, November 11th, 10am Downtown Las Vegas.  If you are a Veteran and would like to be included or know someone whom might be interested.  I would like to have at least one meeting to go over the logistics of how the Day will run.  We have marching spots, Trike slots, Banner carriers, Vehicle spots, and equipment logistic slots available.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Increases in summer airline travel could be an indicator of things to come for flying during the holiday season.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he had accepted the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Task Force recommendations for distribution of the $10 million approved in the Governor’s executive budget during the 2015 legislative session. Within four years, this funding is expected to create 304 new GME positions across Nevada which will help ensure more of Nevada’s medical students will remain in the Silver State to practice medicine.

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $7 million in grants for projects designed to expand wood products and wood energy markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risks. These grants are available through the U.S. Forest Service's Wood Innovations Program.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Over-the-counter cold remedies aren't off-limits if you have high blood pressure, but it's important to make careful choices.

Washington, DC - Understanding the hazards of space weather on crewed and robotic missions is vital to informing plans for NASA’s Journey to Mars and other missions into our solar system, and beyond. Veteran NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld and solar experts will discuss that and more during a panel discussion at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, October 25.

Las Vegas, Nevada - United States Attorney Daniel G. Bogden announced that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Carla Higginbotham will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 8, 2016, general elections.  AUSA Higginbotham has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District of Nevada, and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.

Washington, DC - National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with a group of governors representing states in Nigeria’s north and middle belt to discuss issues of strategic significance to the United States and Nigeria.  They discussed the importance of strong and inclusive governance as the region works to confront security threats, including from Boko Haram now known as ISIL's West Africa Province and from clashes among ethnic, religious, and other groups in Nigeria.  

Las Vegas, Nevada - Tobacco Prevention and Control Program of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and associated partners are pleased to announce the 2016 PRIDE Festival in Las Vegas will be smoke-free. In addition to traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping products will not be allowed at the festival.

Washington, DC - U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, October 24–29. This will be Under Secretary Shannon’s first visit to Central Asia. Under Secretary Shannon will commemorate each state’s 25 year anniversary of independence and highlight the strong and growing partnerships between the Central Asian states and the U.S. government through Secretary Kerry’s C5+1 initiative, a platform for discussion and joint regional action on issues of common interest.