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.'”

USA Today: DOJ warns Nevada its plan to reopen discriminates against religious groups

USA Today: DOJ warns Nevada its plan to reopen discriminates against religious groups. “The Justice Department on Tuesday warned Nevada that its plan allowing certain businesses to gradually reopen amid coronavirus threats discriminates against religious organizations and places of worship. Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, who heads the department’s Civil Rights Division, told Gov. Steve Sisolak that his plan to let businesses, such as restaurants and hair and nail salons, to reopen, while banning religious gatherings of 10 or more people may violate constitutional rights for free expression.”

Jay Inslee: Inslee announces Colorado & Nevada will join Washington, Oregon & California in Western States Pact

Jay Inslee, Washington Governor: Inslee announces Colorado & Nevada will join Washington, Oregon & California in Western States Pact. “Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak are joining Washington, Oregon and California in the Western States Pact — a working group of Western state governors with a shared vision for modifying stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19.”