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Staff report

Bringing you the major news dominating the world right now and some fun niche news for conversation starters as you break bread with friend or family.

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Quick Hits:

  • Trump signs four executive orders… you’ll hear plenty about this throughout the week, no details yet about overall stimulus checks
  • A magnitude 5.1 earthquake along North Carolina’s border with Virginia on Sunday… strongest to rock the region since a magnitude 5.2 quake in 1916
  • 12,000+ crew members are still on cruise ships in US waters months after shutdowns
  • Mulan premieres on Disney+ Sept. 4th for $30 (in addition to $6.99 monthly subscription)
  • Global spending on cloud services hit a record $35B in the 2nd quarter, surging 30% as companies shifted biz apps online for WFH.
  • Samsung unveils its 5G Galaxy Note 20 phone at a lowered price tag of $1K
  • Perseids meteor shower is set to peak this week (Tues/Wed best for our region)

Local News:

  • Minden protests conclude with no vandalism or injuries
  • All campfires in NV banned
  • City Council SLT and other filing deadlines
  • NLT town hall for small business on Thursday
  • Bats test positive for rabbles in Douglas Co.

Fact Check:
Trump: “Children are virtually immune from this disease.” False. 97,000 children test positive in the last two weeks of July

National Relaxation Day: Sat. Aug. 15th

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