Occupy and Nevada Day

On October 31, 1864 Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union, and the phrase “Battle Born” on the state flag reflects the state’s entry during the American Civil War. It has been celebrated officially since 1939.

Nevada Day is observed on the last Friday of October. Because it’s a state holiday, schools, libraries, some banks, and all state offices and institutions are closed. Utilities, the post office and garbage pickup will remain open.

That should make it all that much easier for Nevadans to support the Occupy Movement which is promoting that for one day, October 28, 2011, we shut the system down.

Other News:

Presidential Caucus Dates Change Again — The Nevada Democratic Party will hold its presidential caucus on January 21, 2012. The Republican Party will hold its caucus on February 4, 2012.

The End of the Iraq War is Finally Drawing to a Close —On Friday, President Obama has announced that ALL combat troops in Iraq will be withdrawn by year-end and the war will be over.  As we reflect on how we arrived here, it’s a time to honor the men and women who served in Iraq during the last eight years — and be proud of our president, who kept his commitment to bring this war to an end.

Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante-Adams To Be Honored — Congratulations to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante-Adams who will be honored this week at an Emerge America fete in San Francisco for being a “Trailblazer.” You go, girl!

Metro Offers Tips for Safe Trick or Treating — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is offering tips to parents to ensure a safe Halloween for young trick–or–treaters

Police say parents should help kids plan their route ahead of time, utilizing a tool on Metro’s website that identifies homes in your neighborhood which are occupied by known sexual predators. Police say these homes should be avoided. From Metro’s home page, click on the “sex offenders” tab on top of the page and click on “search for offenders in our area.”

Other suggestions include:

  • Go with your children on Halloween night.
  • Ensure your children stick to the route you’ve mapped out ahead of time.
  • Carry a cell phone with you in case help is needed.
  • Know where your children are at all times.
  • When kids walk up to a door, parents should be close enough to hear the conservations that transpire.

Have a great week everyone

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