Peter Valencia

Born in suburban Utah, Peter is an ultra-curious writer and assignment editor. He has a passion for data-driven, investigative journalism while also carrying a keen eye for finding stories to showcase underrepresented communities.

EDC Las Vegas 2021 will take place in May, event organizers say

The Electric Daisy Carnival will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in May, according to Insomniac promoter Pasquale Rotella. In a social media update posted late Thursday, Rotella told fans to "book their flights, hotels and shuttles" for the originally scheduled dates of May 21-23. Details on safety protocols and the full lineup of performers were not released that night but were expected to be announced in the near future.

Could the world see 6 month summers and 2 month winters by 2100?

Could climate change and other external factors contribute to the changing of the world's four common seasons? One research paper recently published in the Geophysical Research Letters says so, and it could endanger our current agriculture and biological diversity. Researchers found that over a 50-year period, from 1952 to 2021, the length of summer in the Northern Hemisphere increased from 78 days to 95 days.

Gov. Sisolak highlights 'Economic Action Plan,' expects adding 165,000 permanent jobs

During the 2021 State of the State address, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced an economic action plan with five initiative aims to diversify and recover the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The governor said his administration will work to increase transmission, storage and distribution of clean energy as it aims to make the state home to the most accessible reserves in North America.

Did Floyd Mayweather buy Crystal Palace skating rink on Boulder Highway?

Rumors are swirling that esteemed professional promoter and ex-boxer Floyd Mayweather has purchased a multi-million dollar property on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas. But what property might a man of that magnitude purchase in Sin City? Turns out, if you follow him on Instagram, it may lead you to some hints. As the iconic Crystal Palace property went on sale at the end of last year to the tune of $4.5 million, we couldn't help but wonder who would purchase the 28,000 square-foot building.

Gov. Sisolak extends restrictions for 30 days, prioritizes vaccines to individuals 70+

The State of Nevada will stay under its current "statewide pause" for another 30 days, Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday while providing residents an update on mitigation and vaccination efforts. The governor cited prediction trends from the Department of Health and Human Services, which estimates the state won't see the full impact of holiday gatherings for another two weeks or longer.

Nevada Police Union denounces Capitol violence, says Nevada not ready for similar 'attack'

The Nevada Police Union denounced the violence at the U. S. Capitol earlier this week, adding that it calls for an investigation about how protesters were able to enter the building. The union statement began by stating that they stood with the "brave sisters and brothers of law enforcement who once again faced a chaotic and angry mob. " In Nevada, law enforcement agencies are not ready to handle a similar attack should one arise in the state the union stated.

Rep. Steven Horsford says articles of impeachment could be drafted this week

Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford has called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump just hours after riots broke out in Washington, DC. In an email from the House representative, he called the demonstrations and storming of the U. S. Capitol. as being done by "violent Pro-Trump extremists"As Congress reconvened to certify the electoral college for President-elect Joe Biden, Rep. Horsford said the president encouraged "insurrection" and inciting violence.

Nevada updates vaccination playbook, 'Tier 2' will prioritize those aged 75 and older

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak updated the state's response to immunize those higher at-risk serious illness from the novel coronavirus. The state's vaccination program "playbook" was updated to reflect that those aged 75 and older would be included in Tier 2, or what theCenters for Disease Control consider "Phase 1B. " Currently, Tier 2 includes frontline essential workers like education, childcare, public transportation and essential retail workers.
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