ABC7: Nevada seeing COVID-19 cases of one 1 per minute, 1 death per 2 hours

ABC7: Nevada seeing COVID-19 cases of one 1 per minute, 1 death per 2 hours. “The coronavirus is spreading so fast in Nevada that one person is diagnosed with it every minute and someone is dying from it every two hours, state health officials said Wednesday. Nearly half of the state’s 142,239 total cases since the start of the pandemic in March have occurred since September – fully one-fourth of those in the month of November and 10% in just the last seven days, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.”

Carson Now: Nevada launches influenza vaccination data dashboard

Carson Now: Nevada launches influenza vaccination data dashboard. “The dashboard was developed by the Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Analytics, and provides updates weekly on influenza vaccination coverage rates by county, age, and gender across the state throughout the 2020-2021 influenza season and compares rates to the two previous flu seasons.”

The Nevada Independent: More than 80 percent of inmates at Carson City prison test positive for COVID-19

The Nevada Independent: More than 80 percent of inmates at Carson City prison test positive for COVID-19. “Prison officials say 81 percent of the inmates at Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the worst outbreak to date in the state’s prison system. The Nevada Department of Corrections announced on Friday that 424 inmates have tested positive out of the 525 inmates in the facility. Twenty-five staff members have also tested positive.”

‘Stay at Home 2.0’: Sisolak warns ‘severe’ action if COVID-19 trends continue in Nevada (Fox 5 Las Vegas)

Fox 5 Las Vegas: ‘Stay at Home 2.0’: Sisolak warns ‘severe’ action if COVID-19 trends continue in Nevada. “Governor Steve Sisolak is warning Nevadans that COVID-19 mitigation measures will tighten if the state does not see improvements in cases, test positivity rates and hospitalizations…. Over the past two weeks, Nevada has had an average of 963 new cases per day with a 13.7% test positivity rate, and 898 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Tuesday.”

KVVU: Nevada Resilience Project launches website to provide resources for coping with COVID-19

KVVU: Nevada Resilience Project launches website to provide resources for coping with COVID-19. “The Nevada Resilience Project announced the launch of a new website Wednesday to help people manage the impacts of COVID-19. NRP was created to help build coping strategies for those experiencing stress or anxiety with COVID-19, the group said in a press release. The website… will list resources and information related to job loss, housing insecurity, isolation or healthcare challenges.”

CNN: Trump indoor rally site fined $3,000 for violating state coronavirus guidelines

CNN: Trump indoor rally site fined $3,000 for violating state coronavirus guidelines. “The Nevada company that hosted an indoor campaign rally for President Donald Trump attended by thousands of people will face a fine of $3,000 for violating state coronavirus guidelines banning large gatherings.”

AP: In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

AP: In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally. “Eager to project a sense of normalcy in imagery, Trump soaked up the raucous cheers inside a warehouse. Relatively few in the crowd wore masks, with one clear exception: Those in the stands directly behind Trump, whose images would end up on TV, were mandated to wear face coverings.”

Nevada Today: University Libraries launches 1000 Miles project

Nevada Today: University Libraries launches 1000 Miles project. “The University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno, in partnership with the Washoe County Library, is launching a new project, 1000 Miles of Desert and Mountains, this Thursday, Sept. 3. The 1000 Miles project brings to life the adventures of George and Josephine Scott who trekked 1,000 miles across Nevada in 1914 and recorded their experiences in daily diaries. Based on passages from the diaries, the project encompasses eight short learning videos, eight podcast style audio recordings and worksheets, along with the diaries which are available online in their entirety. The learning videos are suitable for students in grades 4 through 7, while the podcast recordings and online diaries are suitable for all ages.”

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: New tool to preserve historic resources from the African American Civil Rights journey in Nevada

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: New tool to preserve historic resources from the African American Civil Rights journey in Nevada. “Whether it is the site of the 1910 Johnson-Jeffries fight in Reno that established Nevada as a live-entertainment destination, or the Harrison House in Las Vegas where African-American performers stayed in the era of segregation, the State of Nevada is home to many iconic buildings and landmarks that have helped shape the story of the Civil Rights Movement in the Silver State. Beyond the most well-known locations, there are many that are yet to be discovered. Commissioned in 2019 and funded by the National Park Service, ‘The African American Civil Rights Experience in Nevada, 1900-1979’ cultural resource guide is now available to help identify significant historic events and locations throughout Nevada that played an integral role in the African American pursuit of civil rights.”

New Library Digital Collection: Consolidated Copper Photo Albums (University of Nevada, Reno)

University of Nevada, Reno: New Library Digital Collection: Consolidated Copper Photo Albums. “The University Libraries has recently added close to 1,000 images from the Nevada Consolidated Copper Records collection to its digital archive. These images date from the 1920s and 1930s and were digitized from 11 photo albums with cyanotype and black & white photographs. The Chief Engineer’s Office for the company captured these historic images, which depict mining operations, equipment, and progress from within the mining pits.”

Techdirt: Las Vegas Police Are Running Lots Of Low Quality Images Through Their Facial Recognition System

Techdirt: Las Vegas Police Are Running Lots Of Low Quality Images Through Their Facial Recognition System. “Even when facial recognition software works well, it still performs pretty poorly. When algorithms aren’t generating false positives, they’re acting on the biases programmed into them, making it far more likely for minorities to be misidentified by the software. The better the image quality, the better the search results. The use of a low-quality image pulled from a store security camera resulted in the arrest of the wrong person in Detroit, Michigan. The use of another image with the same software — one that didn’t show the distinctive arm tattoos of the non-perp hauled in by Detroit police — resulted in another bogus arrest by the same department.”

New Library Digital Collection: State Land Office Maps (Nevada Today)

Nevada Today: New Library Digital Collection: State Land Office Maps. “The University Libraries has recently added close to 3,000 plat maps from the State Land Office to the digital archive. These maps date from 1870 to 1988, with the bulk having been created before 1930. They feature the work of surveyors tasked with documenting land divisions in the state.”

8NewsNow: NDE launches digital learning website to help students with online education

8NewsNow (Nevada): NDE launches digital learning website to help students with online education. “The website, called the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative (NvDLC), features new tools and resources, such as curricular materials and instructional strategies, that will help students and educators.”

Nevada Today: Researchers work to preserve neon signs in Northern Nevada

Nevada Today: Researchers work to preserve neon signs in Northern Nevada. “As Northern Nevada cities grow, a loss of affordable housing is not the only impact the region faces. The area is losing its neon signs. ‘Many neon signs are at risk of demolition,’ Dr. Katherine Hepworth, associate professor of visual journalism at the Reynolds School of Journalism, said. ‘Others are being converted to LED lighting (most notably, the Reno arch), irreparably removing key elements of their historical significance.'”