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Understanding Ballot Questions 4 and 6

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There are five statewide ballot questions on the Nov. 3 election ballot. The questions would make changes to Nevada's constitution.

Question 4 and Question 6 would both take a state law and then enshrine it in the state constitution. By doing this, it would make it harder to repeal those laws later.

Here's the breakdown of Question 4:

Question 4 would add eleven voting rights and privileges currently known as the 'Voters Bill of Rights, which was passed in 2002. The voters bill of rights includes the following:... Read More

Metro Police investigate after body found near Las Vegas Blvd, Lamb

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police are investigating after a female's body was found near the intersection of Las Vegas boulevard and Lamb Boulevard.

Police do not believe foul play was involved at this time. The body was found up against wall in a business park.

Metro Police say they will provide more information within the next few hours.

This is a developing story.... Read More

Understanding Question 3 and how it affects the Nevada Board of Pardons

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There are five statewide ballot questions on the Nov. 3 election ballot. The questions would make changes to Nevada's constitution

Question 3 deals with the Nevada State Pardons Board and the power it has. So what does the pardons board do?

It does not erase a conviction, but it will restore certain rights to a pardoned felon, such as serving on a jury and gun ownership. Right now, the pardons board is made up of the governor, the attorney general, and the supreme court justices.

With Question 3, these things will happen:... Read More

Understanding Question 2 and the effects it could have on same-sex marriages

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- There are five statewide ballot questions on the Nov. 3 election ballot. The questions would make changes to Nevada's constitution.

Here's a breakdown of Question 2:

To get on the ballot Question 2 had to be passed by the legislature in 2017 and 2019. Question 2 would remove language from the Nevada constitution that says marriage is between a man and a woman.

Same sex marriage is already legal in Nevada, and the entire U.S. because of a decision made by the United States Supreme Court in 2015.

However, if Question 2 is passed, it would not change the verbiage of marriage at all.

Andre Wade with Silver State Equality says it is about removing unenforceable discriminatory language:

"So removing that language by voting Yes on Question 2 will uphold civil rights and uphold equality here in the state of Nevada that we know that we stand for," Wade said... Read More

Deadline moved up for PETS grant program; state adds $20 million in funds

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — On Wednesday, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the addition of more funding to the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program, which opened to applicants on Monday.

Officials say the program has received a huge response from small businesses and nonprofits, so far. Now, the state is moving up the application deadline to Thursday, October 22. ... Read More

Las Vegas Sands releases results for 3rd quarter report; weekend market seems to be surging

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Sands released its financial results for the third quarter Wednesday. Its properties include the Venetian and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, as well as properties in Singapore and Macao.

CEO Sheldon Adelson says the Las Vegas recovery is well underway, and that weekend occupancy at Sands local properties have been as high as 70%. While they say the weekend market is surging, mid-week is not.

Las Vegas Sands President Robert Goldstein says there are still some big challenges before conventions and large groups will return to the city. The biggest factor they point to is Governor Steve Sisolak's group and size restrictions... Read More

‘Strong Start Academy’ rolls out 2nd mobile classroom

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It is a head start on learning for 3 and 4-year-olds in the valley.

“Strong Start” revealed its second mobile pre-k bus — a half-day program offering affordable education for your little ones.

“So many people are in a low economic area and can't afford to get rides to school, or paid tuitions,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “These buses go into the neighborhoods so the parents can hopefully walk the child to the bus.”

Mayor Goodman says the goal is to have the kids reading by the time they start kindergarten.

If you're interested in the program, CLICK HERE... Read More