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Hundreds gather in Downtown Las Vegas to protest war in Ethiopia

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Downtown Las Vegas Wednesday evening, rallying against the ongoing war and genocide in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Tigray Call to Action Protest Las Vegas (Courtesy: Jerusalem Girmay)

Advocates are calling on the United States and the international community to step in and take action.

Organizers of this event say many lives have been lost in recent months, and millions are still in need of food and shelter while thousands more flee to neighboring communities.

Tigray Call to Action Protest Las Vegas (Courtesy: Jerusalem Girmay)... Read More

City of Las Vegas, Paiute Tribe reach agreement on northwest expansion

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As the City of Las Vegas continues to grow in the northwest, it is closing in on the Las Vegas Paiute tribal lands.

The city is working closely with the tribe on an agreement that will protect reservation lands, while still allowing the city limits to expand.

An inter-governmental agreement was approved between Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Paiute Council at a city council meeting on April 7.

Some of the bullet points include:... Read More

Knights clinch playoff spot; beat Sharks 5-2 for 8th straight win

This post will be updated throughout the game

FIRST PERIOD: Sharks goal Timo Meier (9) (Tip-in shot), Assist: Joel Kellman (1). SHARKS 1, KNIGHTS 0.

Jonathan Marchessault (12) (Wrist shot), Assists: William Karlsson (20) and Alec Martinez (19). KNIGHTS 1, SHARKS 1 after one period. Shots on goal: Knights 19, Sharks 8.

SECOND PERIOD: Sharks goal Tomas Hertl (14) (Slap shot), Assists: Patrick Marleau (5) and Erik Karlsson. SHARKS 2, KNIGHTS 1 midway through period.

Knights power play goal Mark Stone (18) (Wrap shot), Assists: Max Pacioretty (24) and Shea Theodore (31). KNIGHTS 2, SHARKS 2 late in period. ... Read More

'The Next Everest': A story of resilience in the face of deadly adversity

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Through the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have faced personal challenges. Overcoming them can be taxing, and it requires resilience.

Someone well-qualified to talk about resilience is Jim Davidson.

The mountain climber summited Mount Everest in 2017, two years after he was nearly killed in an earthquake on the Himalayan peak. His story is one of survival in tough circumstances... Read More

Grass rebate program hits milestone, there's still time to cash in

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Water is precious and can't be taken for granted in the desert. We're in the midst of a drought and Lake Mead levels continue to drop to threatening new lows.

A federal water shortage could be declared for the Southwest which would include Nevada.

Wasting water is a huge mistake and non-native grassy lawns have been targeted as the greatest source of water-waste in Southern Nevada. However, if you're willing to part with your grass, you could earn some cash.

When it comes to water usage in the Las Vegas valley, more is used outdoors to keep lawns lush and plants blooming than is used indoors for showers, laundry and such.

The agency that manages the water supply says it's a waste of the community's most critical resource as we try to avoid a thirsty future... Read More

Locals react to Clark County's COVID mitigation plan, some for and against eased restrictions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A day after Clark County leaders approved a local COVID-19 mitigation plan, locals shared their thoughts on the changes with 8 News Now Wednesday. 

While some said they are for the proposal to ease restrictions, others believe it's still too soon.

"Given the rate of success," local Michael Allen said. "I don't think that we have to worry too much."

"It seems like it might be a little bit early to drop restrictions," David Chen said.

The proposal, which was approved Tuesday, would make changes like increasing capacity rates from 50% to 80%, decreasing social distancing regulations from six feet to three feet and increasing the number of patrons at a restaurant table from six to 12. 

The mitigation plan would also remove all social distancing and capacity guidelines once 60% of the population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. ... Read More

Vegas Strong Resiliency Center reminds Route 91 victims of resources available during National Crime Victims' Rights Week

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — April 18-24 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is reminding victims of the Route 91 shooting that help is always available through the resources they provide.

For 40 years, National Crime Victims' Rights Week's goal has been to raise awareness of crime victims' rights and services, according to its website.

NCVRW falls under the Office for Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice.

"Victims of crime should know they have rights," said Melissa Moreno, a legal victim advocate at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. "They should know that there are agencies that are dedicated to supporting them, and a lot of the agencies work together so that we can provide the best services for them, especially when it comes to working with victims of trauma."... Read More