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Fire District 6 to put levy lid lift on August primary ballot

March 26, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County Fire District 6’s Board of Fire Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution asking voters to consider a fire levy lid lift as part of the Aug. 4 primary election. Read story

Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

March 25, 2020, 10:03pm Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Biden calls for ‘meticulous oversight’ of congressional aid package

March 25, 2020, 4:39pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way,” but he said it requires “meticulous oversight” and isn’t all-encompassing. Read story

Joe Biden’s inner circle: No longer a boys club

March 25, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

Weeks before Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign, he released a social media video to address allegations from women who said his uninvited displays of affection had made them uncomfortable. Read story

Family: U.S. believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson has died in Iran

March 25, 2020, 4:05pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has concluded that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished more than a decade ago, has died while in the custody of Iran, his family said Wednesday. Read story

Coronavirus briefings are the new campaign rallies for Trump

March 25, 2020, 2:40pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has a new daily ritual now that the pandemic has put the kibosh on the signature campaign rallies that helped him get elected four years ago: the coronavirus briefing. Read story

Trump administration urged to free migrants as virus surges

March 25, 2020, 11:56am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the virus. Read story

$2 trillion virus rescue bill hits late snags in Senate

March 25, 2020, 11:33am Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders raced to unravel last-minute snags Wednesday and win passage of an unparalleled $2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Primary purgatory with no 12th Democratic debate on horizon

March 25, 2020, 9:59am Politics

ATLANTA — There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Sen. Cramer apologizes for offensive term about Pelosi

March 25, 2020, 9:49am Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer apologized Wednesday for a late-night tweet in which he used an offensive term to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read story