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US Casinos Learned Some Useful Lessons From Pandemic
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US Casinos Learned Some Useful Lessons From Pandemic

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated PressATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The COVID pandemic forced most U.S. casinos to close for months, causing payrolls, revenue and earnings to tumble.But the forced shutdowns and highly regulated recoveries also taught the industry some useful lessons that will endure even after the pandemic is a distant memory, panelists at a major casino conference said Thursday.Speaking at the East Coast Gaming Congress, executives from several major regional gambling companies and one of the world's largest said the changes they were forced to make due to the pandemic had some benefits.“It forced us and gave us the ability to say to our guests that things that used to be viewed as an entitlement, maybe they don't need them as much as they thought they did,” said Jim Allen, cha...
Grand Canyon’s South Rim Phasing in More Water Restrictions
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Grand Canyon’s South Rim Phasing in More Water Restrictions

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin phasing into greater water restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline, park officials said Sunday.Officials added that the canyon’s North Rim will remain in current water conservation status.Until park staff repair the break and water in storage tanks reaches sustainable levels, officials say the park will remain in conservation mode.In addition to the new changes, all existing conservation measures remain in place for both the North and South rims.Under existing water restrictions, park staff and partners reportedly have been able to conserve water by using disposable dishes and utensils in restaurants, serving water by request only, adoptin...
Slain Las Vegas Reporter Spent Career Chasing Corruption
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Slain Las Vegas Reporter Spent Career Chasing Corruption

By KEN RITTER and JOHN SEEWER, Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — In four decades of writing about the Las Vegas underworld and government corruption, investigative reporter Jeff German took on plenty of powerful and dangerous people. The hard-bitten newsman was once punched by an organized crime associate and received veiled threats from mobsters.Nothing seemed to phase him as he doggedly went about his work.So German (GEHR’-man) characteristically didn't express concern when Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, a virtually unknown politician in charge of an obscure and small government office, took to Twitter last spring to angrily denounce the reporter.German, who worked for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, had written about bullying and favoritism in the public administrator'...
Why Elko County won’t be doing election audit | Government and Politics
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Why Elko County won’t be doing election audit | Government and Politics

ADELLA HARDING Elko Daily Correspondent ELKO – Elko County Commissioners cannot order a forensic audit of the primary election, according to a legal opinion that commissioners acknowledged while supporting the Elko County Clerk’s Office’s handling of elections.“I am 100% confident of Kris Jakeman and how she runs our elections,” said Commissioner Jon Karr.Commissioners on Aug. 3 agreed to check into a potential audit after hearing public concerns about election validity, accuracy of Dominion voting machines, and proposals to go to all paper balloting, but Chief Civil Deputy District Attorney Rand Greenburg found that “there is no statute or regulation that allows the board to run a forensic audit or to review an election.”He wrote in his Aug. 10 opi...
Arizona Woman Dies on Backpacking Trip in the Grand Canyon
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Arizona Woman Dies on Backpacking Trip in the Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman has died while backpacking in Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said Tuesday.Park officials said 59-year-old Delphine Martinez of Window Rock was found dead Sunday along the Thunder River Trail about one mile from the confluence of Tapeats Creek and the Colorado River.They said Martinez was on a multi-day backpacking trip.Hiking down the Thunder River Trail on Sunday in triple-digit heat, she reportedly became disoriented and later unconscious.Trip members attempted resuscitation efforts without success.Political CartoonsAn investigation into the death is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. T...