Carson City, Nevada - Mosquito season and West Nile virus (WNV) continues in Nevada.  Nevada usually sees WNV cases around mid-June through October.  Thus far this year, six human cases have been reported in Churchill County. Statewide, Nevada has seen a total of 10 cases in 2016. There have been human cases of WNV in Nevada every year since 2003. Case counts statewide having been as high as 124 reported in 2006 and as low as two in 2010.  Most of Nevada is experiencing severe to exceptional drought.  With fewer water sources, mosquitoes and animals are coming into closer contact as they are searching for water.  As Nevadans enjoy being outside, it is important to remember easy ways to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.  The best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities released three new Fact Sheets on the various ballot initiatives that voters will consider this November:

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my warmest wishes to the people of Macedonia as you observe the 25th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Maintaining a consistent routine, including a heart-healthy diet and regular exercise, is an important part of managing your cholesterol. But that doesn't mean breaking from your routine for travel has to be off-limits. With some planning and a positive mindset, you can keep up your healthy habits — whether you're traveling for business or pleasure. To manage your cholesterol when you're away from home, consider these tips:

Rochester, Minnesota - Bullying was once considered a childhood rite of passage. Today, however, bullying is recognized as a serious problem. To help your child handle bullying, learn to recognize it - and understand how to respond.

Washington, DC - Gary Numan sang, “Here in my car, I can only receive.” Well, those days are in the past. More and more vehicles are outfitted with the latest communications technologies like Bluetooth, GPS navigation, roadside assistance, streaming music, and web browsing. With mobile technologies in rental cars, consumers’ personal information can stay with the car long after the consumer has returned it. If you’re a car rental company, it’s important to think about protecting consumer privacy in connected rental cars.

Washington, DC - New recommendations that all U.S. donated blood be tested for Zika virus have been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The plan begins immediately in Florida, moves to southern-tier and border states within the next month, then the rest of the country has until November to comply.

Carson City, Nevada - The State of Nevada (acting through the Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (acting through the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)) today announced an agreement with Newmont Mining Corporation on a sagebrush ecosystem conservation program that will guide management of more than 1.5 million acres of habitat in Nevada.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Contact lenses are more versatile than ever before. Understand the pros and cons of common types of contact lenses — and the ground rules for preventing eye infections.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Two of the 19 defendants charged in the Nevada criminal case involving the armed standoff over Cliven Bundy’s trespassing cattle, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges before Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.