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EARTHQUAKE: Are you prepared?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thursday is International ShakeOut Day and it’s a reminder for people to be prepared. After all, Nevada is one of the most seismically active states.

Schools, office buildings, and various organizations will practice how to drop, cover, and hold on. It’s a drill that could save your life. According to ShakeOut.org, more than 580,000 Nevadans are taking part in this year’s drill. One misconception is that doorways are a safe place to stand during a quake. Instead, you should take cover under a table.

Nevada experiences tens of thousands of micro-earthquakes every year, but occasionally there are larger quakes. Since 1920, there have been eight quakes registering 6 or higher in magnitude. Most of quakes have occurred in Northern Nevada... Read More

New mid-rise opens near UNLV, more development coming

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An eight-story mid-rise across from UNLV is now open and it’s called “The You.”

It has 10 businesses, including a coffee shop on the first floor, and university offices on other floors, including UNLV Police headquarters. Floors 4 through 8 house 125 fully furnished luxury studio apartments.

Developers are leasing space to a whole range of residents, not just students.

The project is bringing more vertical development to Maryland Parkway which has been recently upgraded. It’s part of the ongoing efforts to spruce up the area.

“My goal when I took on the project was to change the way developers and people experience Maryland Parkway. We’ve had very limited development on Maryland Parkway in this corridor of UNLV over the last 30 years and my goal was to go vertical with an urban use,” said Frank Marretti, founder and owner, G2 Capital Development. ... Read More

Reports show incumbent Nevada Democrats with large cash lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) – New campaign fundraising reports show Republicans are gearing up to try to win back two congressional seats in Nevada, but they’ve got a long way to go to match the money that incumbent Democrats have amassed.

Federal election fundraising reports show Democratic Rep. Susie Lee in Nevada’s 3rd District raised about $490,000 in the last the months and has more than $1 million on hand, a year out from her re-election.

Her $1.08 million on hand is more than double her two biggest Republican challengers combined.

Democrat Steven Horsford in Nevada’s 4th District raised about $300,000 over the last quarter and started October with about three-quarters of a million on hand.

There’s at least seven Republicans vying to take him on in 2020 but none of them were able to raise or bank half of Horsford’s third-quarter haul... Read More

Guilty plea in Nevada theft of trailer, hundreds of guns

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A 29-year-old ex-felon has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 200 firearms and ammunition from a truck and trailer parked at a Las Vegas-area casino in July 2018.

Federal prosecutors say Samual Lane Donesing of Las Vegas reversed his earlier not guilty plea and pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count each of possession of stolen firearms and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.

Authorities say the weapons stolen outside Fiesta Henderson belonged to a licensed firearms dealer attending a gun show.

Donesing faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count at his sentencing set for Jan. 16, 2020. His prior convictions include forgery, vehicle theft and grand larceny.

A co-defendant, Jaemillah Eagans, has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 27 on a federal firearm theft charge... Read More

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues. He was 68.

Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district , which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs.

As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations of the president’s governmental dealings, including probes in 2019 relating to the president’s family members serving in the White House... Read More

In case you missed it: Responses from Democratic candidates

(WWLP) – Twelve Democratic presidential candidates were on the big stage Wednesday night to discuss hot-button issues including the current president’s impeachment inquiry, gun violence, and workplace treatment. 

The debate was held at the Rike Center at Otterbein University in Ohio. 

In case you missed the debate, 22News is Working for You with some of the responses from candidates that stood out the most. ... Read More

Doctor sounds off on Impossible Burgers: ‘They’re not healthy’

(WOOD) — By now you’ve likely seen the ads. Impossible Burgers, all the burger
with zero the beef.

National chains like Burger King, Qdoba and even McDonald’s are starting to provide a variety of meatless options of classic menu items, but are they any better for you than their meaty counterparts?

Dr. Krisit Artz,
Medical Director of Lifestyle Medicine & Virtual Health at Spectrum says
the answer is no.

“People hear that
they’re a plant-based alternatives to meat products, so they think they may be
healthier, but in fact when you look at the ingredient list, they’re typically
high in saturated fat, high in sodium, and they’re really just a processed
food,” Artz said. “They don’t have the health halo that people think they
should have.”... Read More