Las Vegas, Nevada - The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge is pleased to recognize Las Vegas Sands Corporation for energy-efficiency upgrades made throughout their properties including The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo and Convention Center. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Las Vegas Sands Corporation set a goal to reduce energy use across its hotels by 20% in 10 years. From 2011 to 2016, Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reduced energy consumption by 17%, saving more than 500 million kBtu.

Carson City, Nevada - The Division of Public Behavioral Health has been investigating a cyber-attack on its Medical Marijuana Program database.  On December 28, 2016, the Nevada State Medical Marijuana Program became aware that application information about individuals with medical marijuana agent cards, such as employees and owners of medical marijuana establishments, has been disclosed.  The information includes social security numbers and dates of birth.  At this time, private patient information is considered to be secure.

Paris, France - Remarks at the French Grand Legion of Honor Ceremony With French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 3,446 checks totaling more than $830,000 to people who lost money to Centro Natural Corp and Sumore LLC, a telemarketing scheme whose operators were banned from debt collection and telemarketing under a settlement with the FTC.

Washington, DC - Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Bruce Wharton will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 11–12, to lead the U.S. Delegation attending the 4th High Level Dialogue with the African Union Commission, which will take place on December 12.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement after President-elect Donald J. Trump's victory tonight.

Washington, DC - In this week’s address, President Obama discussed Open Enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace, which began November 1. The deadline to sign up for coverage beginning on January 1 is this Thursday, December 15, and the final deadline to sign up for 2017 coverage is January 31.

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.

Washington, DC - Vice President Joe Biden: "Any minute spent with John Glenn was a blessing. Because for all his heroism that history will remember—in war, in space, in public life—you felt something deeper. You felt his capacity to love—the country he inspired, the people of Ohio he served. And most especially, love for his Annie, a hero in her own right, and together, they forged a true partnership that bore the weight of fame and responsibility with the humility and sense of duty that defined them as the greatest of America’s greatest generation.

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