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Politics Now: 4/11/2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The North Las Vegas mayor is making waves in the Nevada political scene. In this episode of Politics Now with host John Langeler, hear from Mayor John Lee on why he has decided to switch to the republican party.

And it is a year and a half away, but the 2022 governor's race is already heating up. Former Politics Now host and current Las Vegas Review-Journal editor Steve Sebelius stops by to talk about the candidates who could challenge Governor Sisolak for his seat.

Plus, we recap the past week in the Nevada Legislature and some of the most talked about bills in Carson City.

You can watch the full episode in the video above. ... Read More

Hideki Matsuyama wins the Masters to become first Japanese major champion

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama has made history as the first male golfer from Japan to win a major championship.

Matsuyama held on after knocking one in the water at the 15th, shooting a 1-over 73 to win the Masters by one stroke.

A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, Matsuyama took control of the tournament with a brilliant 65 on Saturday, doing his best work after a rain delay.

Xander Schauffele closed within two strokes after Matsuyama made bogey at No. 15. But Schauffele put one in the water at the 16th and took the first triple-bogey of his major championship career.

That cleared the way for Matsuyama to claim the green jacket. He made a bogey at No 18 but that was enough to hold off Masters rookie Will Zalatoris, who stamped himself as a future star with a 9-under 279.

Matsuyama was one shot better at 278... Read More

NEW: Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rises for straight week, now in line with WHO goal of 5%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After rising for a week, Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate is now back in line with the World Health Organization's goal of 5%, data shows.

It increased from 4.9% to 5.0% in the past 24 hours after climbing for the seventh consecutive day.

The increase on April 3 was the first time in nearly three months that the test positivity rate grew, as it had been falling since Jan. 13. It fell below the 5% WHO goal on March 20, 2021 for the first time since June 19, 2020.

After two days of “delayed electronic laboratory reports" that increased the number of COVID-19 cases in Nevada and Clark County, data appeared to stabilize in today's report.

Most of the state’s cases 320 confirmed virus cases came from Clark County, which had 271. Nevada’s total cases are now at 308,024. Clark County has a total of 238,008... Read More

Nevada GOP censures elections official who defended results

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s Republican Party voted to censure the secretary of state, accusing her of failing to fully investigate allegations of fraud in the 2020 election.

She says there was no fraud and that her own party is attacking her for refusing to put her "thumb on the scale of democracy.”

Barbara Cegavske, the only Republican statewide office holder in Nevada, said members of her party are disappointed with the election results and believe fraud occurred “despite a complete lack of evidence to support that belief.”

Cegavske has repeatedly defended the results that show now-President Joe Biden won the state as reliable and accurate despite attacks from former President Donald Trump and other Republicans... Read More

Suspect in west valley deadly hit-and-run appears in court

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The man accused of hitting and killing a 22-year-old woman in the west valley Saturday morning appeared in court for the first time on Sunday.

A judge released Richard Modolo, 69, and placed him on high-level electronic monitoring following the deadly crash that happened just before 8 a.m. near the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Charleston Boulevard.

Modolo was traveling eastbound in the far-right lane on West Charleston Boulevard in a 2003 Dodge Ram when a pedestrian attempted to cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk.

The 22-year-old woman was hit by Modolo's truck and later pronounced dead at the scene. He fled the scene, but was later located by detectives.

Modolo was ordered by the judge Sunday morning not to drive or get arrested again. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 19... Read More

Police: Motorcyclist dies after crashing into SUV near Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas police say a 19-year-old motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a car late Saturday night east of the Las Vegas Strip.

It happened just before midnight on Flamingo Road, east of Cambridge Street near Maryland Parkway.

Police say the motorcyclist was speeding east on Flamingo when it crashed into a Chevy Trailblazer exiting a private property.

The motorcyclist could not slow down or stop and crashed into the left side of the SUV, Metro's news release stated.

Medical personnel pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene of the crash. The driver remained on scene and did not show any signs of impairment.

The rider's death marks the 30th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction for 2021. ... Read More

North Las Vegas hosts drive-thru vaccination clinic; city officials say appointments available for upcoming week at CSN

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The City of North Las Vegas is ramping up its vaccination efforts. On Saturday, the first drive-thru vaccination clinic was held at the North Las Vegas City Hall.

More than 500 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were administered.

Local leaders say the clinic served both walk-ins and people with scheduled appointments to make things as convenient as possible.

“This is just another one of our efforts to reach the community. We want to make it as convenient as we can for folks to get their vaccine,” said Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown. “It makes me feel extremely good, it’s like that blanket of comfort once you have that shot and then you are able to do more with your families than you could before.”

 “It's an opportunity to get folks the vaccine that they want and that they need just to stay healthy,” added Joseph Calhoun, North Las Vegas Fire Chief... Read More