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UPDATE: EDC still planned for May, founder says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Electric Daisy Carnival is still slated to happen May 21-23, according to founder Pasquale Rotella. He posted the update to Instagram Thursday evening:

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Rotella says they are working with local and state officials "to make the show as safe as possible." He notes additional details on safety protocols and the show's lineup will be released soon.

A state official said earlier the proposal for EDC's May festival was rejected because it failed to comply with requirements related to capacity and social distancing. ... Read More

Democratic leaders in Nevada pitch in at North Las Vegas food bank

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada's politicians are highlighting families that have gone without food during the pandemic.  

On Thursday, several prominent democrats gathered at the Macedonia Baptist Church in North Las Vegas for a food bank.  

Food insecurity has risen during the pandemic. 

Senator Jacky Rosen says seeing neighbors help each other lifts spirits. 

“We are so lucky that our faith-based community, our churches, our mosques, our small businesses, everybody is pitching in to help their neighbors and friends, and in this time of incredible hardship for people,” Sen. Rosen said. 

Nevada's congressional delegation has been holding events around the valley all week. They are trying to get support for the new coronavirus relief bill.  ... Read More

'Absinthe' celebrates 10 years of entertaining Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Self-described as the No. 1 greatest show in Las Vegas history, "Absinthe" is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Las Vegas Weekly's Brock Radke talks the show and its history in the video above. ... Read More

8 on Your Side: The future of higher education post-pandemic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The pandemic has had a profound effect on higher education. 8 News Now caught up with Ryan Lufkin of Canvas, the leading technology used by thousands of colleges and universities in remote learning, to get his insight on what's to come for students and teachers post-pandemic.

He says the days of the large-scale lecture halls, with 300+ students, are numbered.

"The days of those very, very large courses in person are done. I think we are going to see a lot more fully online courses for those large courses," said Lufkin. "Schools will focus on smaller courses and things like that, because if we are going to bring people together, it should be in smaller groups. It should be in ways that they can engage better." ... Read More

Police: Homeless man kills girlfriend during fight at abandoned house

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is in custody for allegedly killing his girlfriend Thursday morning.

Metro Police originally responded to the call of a woman unresponsive in the backyard of an abandoned house in the 400 block of Harrison Avenue, near I-15.

The woman was later pronounced dead by medical personnel at the scene.

After an investigation, police say it was determined the victim had been in an argument with her boyfriend — 47-year-old Armondo Washington. They say Washington battered his girlfriend with a blunt object during the argument.

Washington was taken into custody at the scene and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of open murder... Read More

WATCH LIVE: Sahara Las Vegas reveals new details about renovation project

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Sahara Las Vegas is getting ready to announce the latest details on its massive renovation project. 

This is all part of the Sahara Las Vegas' massive 150-million dollar transformation, which has been going on since 2019. 

We will get the newest update from the property at 7 p.m., but many of the upgrades have already been made. 

The property announced its rebranding from the SLS, back to the Sahara Las Vegas, in June of 2019. 

Since then, crews have been working hard on all the changes. 

The full renovation and expansion of the resort's 50,000 square foot casino is completed, and that includes a new poker room. 

Work has also wrapped up on new hotel lobby amentities, such as a grab-and-go-eatery and a cocktail bar. 

Guest rooms in two of the towers have been updated. ... Read More

Raise your voice! Karaoke, open mic events to resume under new guidance

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) -- Is karaoke one of your favorite hobbies or things to do on the weekend? Good news! Nevada Health Response has released new guidance that would allow for the resumption of karaoke singing and open mic events.

This comes after Gov. Steve Sisolak's medical advisory team issued new recommendations after the review and evaluation of current restrictions.

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In order for these activities to begin, the following mitigation measures must be put into place:... Read More