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Las Vegas City Councilman wants to get rid of HOV lane restrictions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Ever since they opened, there’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the HOV lanes on U.S. 95 and I-15. The rules of the lanes are being enforced 24/7, and they have been for a few weeks now. However, Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony is working on getting rid of the restrictions.

“If it were up to me, I would do away with the HOV lanes and open them up to everybody,” Anthony said.

Anthony says he’s been getting several calls from his constituents asking for an end to constant HOV lane enforcement. So plans to introduce the resolution at Wednesday’s city council meeting.

“I think a compromise that a lot of people could live with, is if we go back to having these HOV lanes restricted to certain hours in the morning and certain hours in the afternoon,” Anthony said... Read More

Nevada’s incumbents took in more than $1.8 million dollars

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Nevada’s members of congress have been busy raising money, even though the 2020 election is still 15 months away.

The need to raise money in house of representatives never lets up, especially for candidates in competitive districts. In Nevada, that’s incumbents Susie Lee in the third district, and Steven Horsford in the fourth. Together, they represent $1.7 million dollars raised thus far for the 2019 and 2020 cycle.

Nevada’s incumbents took in more than $1.8 million dollars, with candidates in the two most competitive seats raising the most.

Politics Now co-host Steve Sebelius has the story... Read More

New UNLV facility, Fertitta Football Complex looks to take program to next level

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – 8 News Now continued its visits with former UNLV Rebel football standout Ickey Woods.

Woods known for the ever popular ‘Ickey Shuffle’ danced into the new UNLV Football Fertitta Complex to get a VIP tour of the facility. Joined by coach Tony Sanchez, the new state of the art facility is the key to opening new recruiting trails into Las Vegas and translate into more wins on the gridiron.

8 News Now Sports Director Chris Maathuis has the story. ... Read More

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died. He was 99.

Stevens’ influence was felt on issues including abortion rights, protecting consumers and placing limits on the death penalty. He led the high court’s decision to allow terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay to plead for their freedom in U.S. courts.

As a federal appeals court judge in Chicago, Stevens was considered a moderate when Republican President Gerald Ford nominated him. On the Supreme Court he became known as an independent thinker and a voice for ordinary people against powerful interests.

He retired in June 2010 at age 90, the second oldest justice in the court’s history... Read More

Village Council at Opportunity Village work to collect food for Catholic Charities

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Village Council at Opportunity Village is giving back to others in need.

For those who’ve never heard of the group, you need to know that the Village Council is a model of government at Opportunity Village. The members of the council are people with disabilities working to ensure participation in the delivery of programs and services that affect them.

The members of the Village Council have been working together to collecting food items to stock the Catholic Charities pantry. And on Friday they also volunteered to hand out the items colleted... Read More

UNLV welcomes future doctors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – UNLV’s School of Medicine welcomed its next group of future doctors Monday. Sixty students came together for the first time to be fitted for their white coats and meet their teachers.

Classes start this week. This is just the third class to join the medical school. Current students say it’s just the beginning for the university.

“It’s going to be cool to see the school get to the capacity it’s supposed to be at. Eventually we’ll have four classes rotating through. We’ll have 240 constantly on campus. We’re almost there, we’re almost full. It’s exciting to see that. We’re just seeing it grow and grow,” said Gregory Schreck, UNLV medical student.

Over the next few years, the goal is to grow the class sizes to 180 students.

The hope is that once students graduate, they choose to stay in Las Vegas and help bolster the local medical community... Read More

VIDEO: Earthquake caught on camera that monitors Devils Hole pupfish

DEATH VALLEY, Nev. – The 7.1 California earthquake that rattled the Las Vegas valley was also felt at Devils Hole in Death Valley. Dramatic images were captured on a camera.

The National Park Service shared video from its pupfish camera of the July 5 quake that struck around 8:20 p.m.

Devils Hole is home to the small pupfish which are considered the rarest fish in the world. The fish are only found at Devils Hole. They number fewer than 200.

The waves caused by the earthquake caused the water to raise and drop at least 10 to 15 feet. The fish were checked on Saturday morning and all appeared to be in good condition... Read More