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Neil Young ‘NOT ok’ with Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — Singer Neil Young says he is not okay with the Trump campaign using his music.

He is criticizing the playing of his song’s at the President’s Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore.

“Rockin’ in a Free World” and “Like a Hurricane” are audible in videos from the event.

On Twitter, Young says that’s “NOT ok” with him. He adds that he stands with the Lakota Sioux.

This is NOT ok with me… https://t.co/Q9j9NRPMhi

— Neil Young Archives (@NeilYoungNYA) July 4, 2020

The area where Mount Rushmore is carved is sacred to them. And, records show the Sioux have a historical claim to the land.

Young, who’s Canadian, says he became a U.S. citizen this year just so he could vote against President Trump... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports third-highest increase in COVID-19 cases, more than 10K tests conducted statewide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada broke its record for the third highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases as more than 10,000 tests were conducted across the state on Friday.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting 857 new COVID-19 cases and two new COVID-19-related deaths across the state. This is the third-highest single-day increase in cases for Nevada, according to DHHS data.

There are now 21,575 confirmed cases and 530 deaths in the state... Read More

RTC: Crash closes intersection at Valley View and Desert Inn

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The intersection of Valley View Boulevard at Desert Inn Road is closed due to a crash, according to RTC.

The agency sent out little information about the crash in a tweet Saturday morning. 8 News Now has reached out to Metro Police for more details.

The crash was reported just after 9 a.m. Saturday.

RTC is asking motorists to use a different route and to expect delays while traveling in the area.

#FASTALERT 04-Jul-2020 09:07 am,
Crash on Valley View Blvd NB at Desert Inn Rd,
Intersection Closed,
Use other routes,
Expect delays

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) July 4, 2020

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.... Read More

Trump signs extension of COVID-relief fund for businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus.

The legislation extends the June 30 deadline for applying for the program to Aug. 8. Lawmakers created the program in March and have modified it twice since, adding money on one occasion and more recently permitting more flexible use of the funding despite some grumbling among GOP conservatives.

About $130 billion of $660 billion approved for the program remains eligible for businesses to seek direct federal subsidies for payroll and other costs such as rent, though demand for the Paycheck Protection Program has pretty much dried up in recent weeks... Read More

WATCH: Summerlin Patriotic Parade goes virtual to celebrate the Fourth of July


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For the first time ever, the annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade celebrating the Fourth of July is going virtual this year.

It will be streamed Saturday morning, July 4, at 9 a.m.

8 News Now’s Brian Loftus and Sherry Swensk, and Las Vegas Now’s Mercedes Martinez and JC Fernandez will be hosting the event.

The parade will feature music, user-generated videos and pictures from local families.

Organizers say keeping traditions like these going is a great way to stay connected in the face of this pandemic.

“We want to make sure the entire community feels connected. That was incredibly important to us, to not just literally connect virtually on the ‘patrioticparade.com’ but with the performances, with the people that you’re seeing,” Troy Gallo with the Summerlin Patriotic Parade said... Read More

WB Lake Mead Blvd closed at US 95 due to crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Officials are on the scene of a crash on westbound Lake Mead Boulevard near US 95. The westbound lanes of Lake Mead are currently closed.

Officials have not said if there are any injuries resulting from the crash.

#FASTALERT Update 03-Jul-2020 09:49 pm,
Crash on Lake Mead Blvd WB over US-95 Ramps,
Street all lanes blocked,
Expect delays

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) July 4, 2020

This is a developing story. ... Read More

Tourists share safety observations while visiting the Las Vegas strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thousands of tourists flocked to Las Vegas to celebrate Fourth of July Friday, but many wonder whether they are following state mask mandates and proper COVID-19 precautions. 

“It’s actually pretty nice, we enjoy it,” Eric Wade, who was visiting Las Vegas from California said.

The tourists who spoke with 8 News Now had blended reactions. Some said they are confident in casinos enforcing the statewide mask mandate. 

“I’ve seen everybody really complying so far,” Wade added of those on the strip. “Everybody is kind of keeping their distance as best as they can.”

“They make you put it on,” Amy Brannon said of masks in casinos. “And there are guys going around going like this (gesturing to masks) if you don’t have them on.”

However, others don’t believe actions by employees are enough, as they told 8 News Now they still don’t believe some are following the rules. ... Read More