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Protesters support immigrants, Black Lives Matter during march

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Protesters filled the streets of downtown Las Vegas for yet another night, calling for an end to injustice.

Saturday night’s protest focused on the treatment of immigrants in ICE custody.

Around 75 people marched through downtown Las Vegas, ending at the ICE office building. They're demanding justice for immigrants in ICE custody.

They're also showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Protesters held signs and chanted as they marched across the downtown area.

The demonstration was led by the Las Vegas Liberation.

Organizers say they want to bring awareness to the community about what they call the destructive actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, officers toward immigrants. This includes the mistreatment of women and the detainment of children.

But the protest also focused on Black Lives Matter... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Andrew Yang

Orko Manna interviews former Democratic Presidential candidate and Joe Biden surrogate, Andrew Yang. He asks about the importance of voting, why he is encouraging early voting, and efforts to reach out to the AAPI community and other communities of color in Southern Nevada. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Eric Trump

The I-Team's Vanessa Murphy interviewed Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, during his trip to Nevada for rallies in Pahrump and Las Vegas. Murphy asks about trying to win over Latino voters, the fines faced by the location that held a Donald Trump rally a few weeks ago for violating Covid-19 directives, and if any precautions will be taken at the Pahrump location. Eric Trump accuses Nevada's Governor Steve Sisolak of trying to shut down the Pahrump rally. Sisolak later responded to us and denied having any talked to anyone about the Pahrump rally. ... Read More

Nonprofit provides complimentary laundry services to valley residents in need

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The nonprofit "Current Initiatives" is helping some in Las Vegas this weekend with complimentary laundry services.

"Laundry Project" is a free day for families in the community that need to wash their clothes and cannot currently afford it. The project takes over a few Laundromats around the valley and provides soap, Ziploc bags, fabric softener, and even coloring books and crayons for families with kids.

All of the laundry fees are paid for. 

Organizers say a lot of families are choosing between buying groceries and washing their clothes right now... Read More

Gilcrease Orchard expands hours ahead of busy fall season

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Pumpkins have arrived at Gilcrease Orchard, and the Director told 8 News Now Saturday was the busiest day they've had all season.

Long lines formed along the pumpkin patch, as families socially distanced and took advantage of some fall festivities.

"We just thought it would be something fun to break up being stuck indoors with COVID, and get out and do something as a family outside and have a little fall fun,” said Deanna and Ryan Mear.

While pumpkins were the main attraction, many flocked to the rows of apples to pick their own produce. 

"That was like the main reason for us coming was to go pick apples from the orchard, so we all got tons of apples,” said Evan Lin.

Gilcrease Orchard is expanding its fall hours from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of October... Read More

Senator Ted Cruz holds roundtable discussion with retired law enforcement officers in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Texas Senator Ted Cruz was in town Saturday to hold a roundtable discussion with the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.

The association's members include retired metro officers, corrections officers and others.

They were joined by Dan Rodimer who's running for congress, as well as former State Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

All of them spoke about law and order and the current unrest that's been present throughout this year and the violence toward police.

“We have a right to speak but nobody has the right in injure another American. Nobody has the right to commit violence,” said Senator Cruz. “One of the consequences of this is that a lot of men and women in law enforcement have been demonized, attacked and vilified, and I have to say what's happened to law enforcement is wrong, it's grotesque, it's unfair and I want to tell you there are million and millions of Americans who are horrified by it.”... Read More

Donald Trump Jr. to campaign in Sparks on Wednesday

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. plans to stump for his father’s re-election in northern Nevada next week.

President Donald Trump’s campaign says his son plans an appearance in Sparks Wednesday at Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment.

The president drew large crowds in Nevada earlier this month during rallies in Las Vegas and rural Minden south of Carson City.

Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the key swing state in a tight race during the 2016 election. Trump Jr. campaigned for Nevada’s then-GOP Sen. Dean Heller in the final days of the 2018 election before Heller lost to Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen... Read More