NCAA: At Least 24 Schools Playing to Aid Disaster ReliefThe NCAA says at least two dozen Division I basketball programs are taking advantage of a waiver that allows teams to play an extra exhibition game if the proceeds go to disaster relief.
Salvation Army Encourages Money To Help Harvey VictimsThe Salvation Army of Southern Nevada is encouraging those that would like to help to make monetary donations to the cause rather than in kind donations such as water, food or other supplies.
Trump Declares Major Disaster for Nevada Flood VictimsPresident Donald Trump has declared a major disaster across much of northern Nevada trying to recover from a severe winter full of floods and mudslides.
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
Local Red Cross Helps Fire VictimsThe local chapter of The American Red Cross is assisting nearly 50 people left homeless in a Thursday night apartment fire.