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Have you seen this young man?

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old runaway juvenile.

Jacob Lee Robinson ran away from home in Carson City earlier this month.  The boy has ties to Minden and the Indian Hills areas of Douglas County. His whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Jacob is 17 years old, is a white male, 5’06”,  120 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He is not associated with any vehicles. Jacob has been entered into the National Database as a runaway juvenile.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch (775) 887-2008, Detective Erin McMahon (775) 283-7858, Lieutenant Daniel Gonzales (775)283-7850, or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.

Refer to case number 2020-3080.

Giving free “escape” rides for victims of domestic and sexual assault…

Aaron Ford
NV Attorney General

Attorney General Ford Partners With Uber to Help Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced a partnership with Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) to offer free rides to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Around the State, there are reports of increases in domestic and sexual violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this partnership, free rides will be directed to local shelters throughout the State to help provide transportation services to victims in need.

“During this unprecedented time, we’re seeing a greater incidence of domestic and sexual violence-related calls,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “Nevada is home to many vulnerable populations, and I’m hopeful that providing these free rides through Uber will demonstrate our commitment to these communities. It is essential that we continue to band together to support our survivors of domestic and sexual violence.”

“We are honored to work with AG Ford to provide free rides for survivors of domestic and sexual violence,” added Piper Overstreet-White, Public Policy Manager for Uber. We’re extremely grateful for the critical lifeline that these organizations provide for our community, and we want to do our small part to help survivors access life-saving services during this unprecedented time of need.”

Thus far, Uber is providing the following services to local service providers:

Advocates to End Domestic Violence in Carson City, receiving 250 rides;

Domestic Violence Resource Center in Washoe County, receiving 200 rides;

SafeNest in Las Vegas, receiving 1,500 rides; and

Tu Casa Latina in Reno, receiving 250 rides.

Conviction records to be removed among those who were convicted of minor marijuana possession prior to 2016

Governor Steve Sisolak
Offering pardons for possessing small amounts of marijuana prior to 2016, the year marijuana was legalized in Nevada.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is asking the Nevada Board of Pardons to pardon thousands of people who were convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana prior to 2016 – basically marijuana for use by people who just wanted to smoke it – not be a dealer.  Recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Nevada in 2016.

In signing his request, Governor Sisolak said “The people of Nevada have decided that possession of small amounts of marijuana is not a crime.  If approved, this resolution will clear the records of people who wear the stigma of a conviction for actions that have now been decriminalized.”

The Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners include the Governor, the Justices of the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General. The Board can reverse prior convictions with sufficient grounds, which obviously apply to the fact that marijuana was legalized in Nevada back in 2016. 

The Pardons Board’s agenda description: 

“The State Board of Pardons Commissioners (Board) will consider commuting sentences, granting pardons and restoring the civil rights of the applicants listed on this agenda. The Board may take action to commute or modify the sentence of a prisoner, grant a full and unconditional pardon .. , grant a conditional pardon .. •, deny a request, or take no action on a request. The Pardons Board may restore the right to bear arms to an applicant even if the applicant has not specifically requested such action.”

The Pardons Board will meet June 17th, 9am.

The meeting will be held June 17 at 9 a.m. The meeting agenda can be viewed here.  If you’d like to watch the meeting via the internet, go to  www.PardonsNV.gov.

Governor Sisolak whips out big blade to cut state spending in light of effects of Covid-19

Gov. Steve Sisolak
Wielding a swift and sharp budget cutting knife…into next year.

Governor Steve Sisolak says the Covid-19 pandemic has forced state budget cuts in many departments – cuts that will likely be extended into next year.  Spending reductions so far are estimated to be over $800 million dollars.  Governor Sisolak says he’s trying to soften the blow to education funding, public health and public safety while doing what can be done to get laid-off workers back on the job.

Governor Sisolak is like so many other governors around the U.S. – he’s hoping for the development of more advanced treatment for the Covid-19 virus along with the pursuit of a vaccine.  It’s reported that over 150 individual research labs around the world are working feverishly to develop various versions of what they hope will be effective vaccines.  The initial highly-touted treatment drug Remdesivir seems to work somewhat among Covid-19 victims but in clinical trials it didn’t perform as well as the medical community thought it would.  They’re now trying to pair up Remdesivir with other anti-viral drugs in hoping to come up with a winning drug cocktail.

It appears Lori Bagwell will become CC’s first lady mayor…

Preliminary results from Tuesday’s Nevada primary election. Official results are expected around June 19. 

If the Carson City votes hold, current Carson City Supervisor Lori Bagwell will become Carson City’s first lady mayor in that she received over half the votes cast in that race. No other candidates even came close.  Same for Lisa Schuette, candidate for Supervisor Ward 4 as she also won over 50% of the vote with her challengers way behind.

However, the Supervisor Ward 2 race will have to be decided in November because the two top candidates failed to win over 50% of the vote.  Therefore Maurice White will face Stacie Wilke-McCulloch in November for Ward 2.

Voter turnout was rather anemic, tallying up less than a third of registered voters actually voting.  In uncontested races for School Trustee District 2 it was Laurel Crossman getting 100% of the vote.  School Trustee District 5 it was Michael Walker also with 100% of the vote.

Update on Nevada Schools…

GOVERNOR SISOLAK SIGNS DIRECTIVE ALLOWING K-12 SCHOOL FACILITIES TO RE-OPEN FOR SUMMER LEARNING AND ACTIVITIES

 

Gov. Steve Sisolak

CARSON CITY Nev.Tuesday, Governor Steve Sisolak signed a directive allowing local school districts, charter schools, and private schools to immediately reopen for summer learning and activities while implementing the Phase 2 protocols designed to keep students, staff, families, and communities safe.

The directive and accompanying guidance come just in time for summer school but cover a wide range of topics. The guidance provides support for districts and schools to make local decisions regarding re-opening facilities, offering in-person instruction, and hosting meetings and events under the proper social distancing protocols. Districts and schools may offer summer learning opportunities through distance education, in-person instruction, or a combination of both. In the interest of the health and safety of local communities, districts and schools may continue to keep school facilities closed to students, staff, parents, guardians, and/or the public at their discretion.

“For the last three months, our students, families and educators demonstrated tremendous flexibility and resiliency when asked to stay at home and switch to distance learning to flatten the COVID-19 infection rate curve. I know this hasn’t been easy, but I’m proud Nevadans took this seriously,” Gov. Sisolak said. “This directive will allow schools to return to a sense of normalcy while keeping the health and safety of students and staff at the forefront.”

The Directive requires districts, charter schools, and private schools to develop plans for reopening school facilities for the 2020-2021 school year based on Nevada’s Path Forward: A Framework for a Safe, Efficient, and Equitable Return to School Buildings or Framework. It also requires districts and schools to communicate their locally developed plans to their school community, including parents and staff. Districts and schools must present their plans to their governing body for approval in a public meeting at least 20 days before the first day of the 2020-2021 school year.

“The guidance released today provides districts and schools with the flexibility to make decisions about summer learning and activities based on their local circumstances,” said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “As always, our top priority is the safety and health of students, staff, and communities. Districts and schools will continue to work with local public health officials to make determinations regarding re-opening and work with their staff, parents, students and community in adopting these plans.”

In addition to the Summer Learning and Activity Guidance and school reopening Framework, the Nevada Interscholastic Athletics Association is also providing guidance regarding athletics practices and contests. This guidance is in in alignment with guidelines provided by Nevada’s Local Empowerment Advisory Panel and the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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