- Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol.
- Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
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- On a day in which protests were expected at statehouses across the U.S., a lone woman in Carson City stood just outside of the Capitol complex Sunday afternoon, holding a single sign affixed to a small tree branch.
- The woman, who did not give her name, proved to be the only demonstrator Sunday in Nevada’s capital.
- Parler, the Henderson-based social media site that has been a home to the far right, has a message online for its supporters and “haters.”
- Apple followed the next day after giving the social media company 24 hours to address complaints that the platform was being used to plan further “illegal and dangerous activities.”
- “I think (getting hospitality workers vaccinated) is the first step to turning it all around,” said one Strip dealer, who was granted anonymity to protect her job at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
- In the state’s latest COVID-19 playbook, front-line casino and resort workers are in the fourth category of workers eligible for the vaccine through Nevada’s “frontline/essential workforce lane.”