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Ecologists decry early closure of Las Vegas EPA laboratory

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Steve Marcus A view of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Executive Center Structure on the UNLV campus Wednesday, shown April 19, 2017.

Late-night TELEVISION hosts decry Las Vegas killings, gun laws

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Chris Pizzello/ AP In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel appears at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Late-night comics decried the Las Vegas mass shooting as a confoundingly repetitive American catastrophe, with Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah blasting politicians who oppose weapon control. They spoke up on Monday, Oct. 2, the day after the worst shooting in modern U.S. history.

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LOS ANGELES– Late-night comics decried the Las Vegas mass shooting as a confounding and repetitive American tragedy, with Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah blasting politicians who oppose weapon control.

“I do not know why our so-called leaders continue to allow this to happen,” Kimmel stated on his ABC program Monday, the day after the worst shooting in modern U.S. history declared at least 59 lives.

“Or maybe a much better concern– why do we continue to let them permit it to happen?” stated a psychological Kimmel, who noted that Las Vegas was his hometown.

He slammed Republican congressional leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, saying it was good they sent prayers to Las Vegas but “they ought to be hoping to God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this nation.”

Kimmel’s program ended on a different tone: Luke Combs, who ‘d carried out at the Las Vegas country music concert that night of the attack, sang “Utilized to You” to honor the shooting victims.

On Comedy Central, the South African-born Noah said he was puzzled by the number of mass shootings he’s seen in simply two years in America and buffooned present GOP legislation focused on loosening up weapon guidelines.

“Just to offer you a concept of how far America is from actual weapon control, today Congress is going to vote on deregulating gun silencers. Because I think Congress is believing gun violence is out of control: ‘How can we make it quieter?'” Noah said.

“To individuals of Las Vegas, I can not provide you thoughts and prayers. I can just state I’m sorry that we reside in a world where individuals would put a gun before your lives,” he stated.

CBS’ James Corden, a native of England, released his own courteous require gun control.

“Forgive me, because I’m just a foreigner here and a few of you might feel I have no place to state this, but how does each developed country do a better task at preventing these attacks?” he asked.

Stephen Colbert, who routinely targets President Donald Trump, took a different approach Monday.

Concurring with Trump’s labeling of the Las Vegas shooting as an act of “pure evil,” Colbert included, “So then, what are we going to do to combat pure evil? The response can’t be nothing.”

The CBS host challenged Trump to go his own way on gun control without heeding his political celebration’s stance.

“You wish to make America great again? Do something the last 2 presidents have not had the ability to do. Pass any sort of sensible gun control legislation, that the large bulk of Americans want,” Colbert stated.

On TBS, Conan O’Brien stated that when he began in late-night more than twenty years ago it was “virtually unusual” for hosts to need to address a mass shooting. But things have changed, he stated, a point that was driven house when his head author provided O’Brien’s previous remarks on other recent mass shootings to think about for Monday’s remarks on Las Vegas.

“When did this ended up being a routine? And exactly what does it state about us that it has?” O’Brien said.

Acknowledging that he’s “not the most political of our comics,” O’Brien stated he felt obliged to repeat what he stated about the 2016 club shooting in Orlando, Florida, in which 49 victims passed away.

“I do not believe it must be so simple for one demented individual to kill a lot of individuals so quickly. The noises of those automatic weapons last night are grotesquely out of location in a civilized society,” he stated.

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon told viewers that in the face “of catastrophes and acts of terror, we have to keep in mind that good still exists in this world. We’re here to captivate you this evening.” He then introduced Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler, who performed Dido’s “No Liberty” in honor of the shooting victims.

Valley leaders decry hate, require addition in wake of mayhem in Charlottesville

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class= “photograph” src =” /wp-content/uploads/2017/08/0820InterfaithVigil08_t653.JPG” alt= “Image”/ > Steve Marcus People hold manages throughout an interfaith Peace and Unity Vigil at the First AME Church in North Las Vegas Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. From left are Marla Letizia and Karin Sporm of Jewish Nevada, and Anti-Defamation League ( ADL) Nevada

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Interfaith Peace and Unity Vigil Release slideshow” They held lit candles and raised their hands together in prayer. Numerous faith

leaders, politicians and community members, many from different backgrounds and faiths, collected today at a historical North Las Vegas church to call for inclusion in response to recent acts of hate throughout the United States. “We ought to not be comfortable here today,”said U.S. Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, D-Las Vegas, initially African Methodist Episcopal Church in North Las Vegas.” We will never ever enable our nation to be taken off by hate and bigotry.”About 20 Southern Nevada religious leaders and politicians spoke at Sunday’s occasion, which was gone to by about 400. The message of unity and peace was

in response to recently’s events nationally, starting in Charlottesville, Virginia, when 32-year-old Heather Heyer was eliminated and 19 other anti-fascist protesters were hurt after Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly plowed his car into a crowd of the tranquil protestors throughout a white supremacist rally. While Charlottesville became a focal area of protests and riots following its city board’s choice to remove an enduring statue of Civil War period Confederate General Robert E. Lee at a main city park, organizers and guests at today’s peace event were determined to make sure Las Vegas doesn’t end up being a future sight of such occasions. Steve Marcus A woman distribute sticker labels prior to an interfaith Peace and Unity Vigil at the First AME Church in North Las Vegas Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. The Anti-Defamation League and First AME Church sponsored the event.”Las Vegas is, and always will be, no location for hate,”said Jolie Brislin,

the local Anti-Defamation League Director. Earlier this year, the valley was one of several areas across the country to succumb to a record-setting rash of anti-Semitic acts of hate, that included bomb hazards to Jewish recreation center and

Nazi graffiti, to name a few hazards following the election of President Donald Trump. While authorities found and charged an Israeli-American teen in March for managing the lion’s share of the 150 such bomb risks, the promotion sparked by the teenager’s actions and”extraordinary “risks on the Jewish community empowered the alt-right to hold occasions like recently’s in Charlottesville, the speakers at Sunday’s event stated.”Mr. Trump,

we are all bros and sisters,” stated Gard Jameson of the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada.”There is a charm in the variety of production.” The call to action, echoed by Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas Bishop Joseph Pepe, Rabbi Malcolm Cohen of Temple Sinai and Imam Hanafi Shakur of Mosque As-Sabur Mosque to name a few leaders, urged those in attendance to proactively combat hate

by vocalizing dissent and speaking up against racism and bigotry. Silence and neglect for such instances, whether on national scale like Charlottesville, or something as

small as a comment made in the house, “advantages the oppressor, not the victim.”Brislin, resisting tears while speaking at the modify, mentioned the deaths of Heyer in addition to Virginia state authorities Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Cannon fodder Berke M. M. Bates– who died when their helicopter, supervising the demonstrations, crashed– as those whose traditions will help the reason for addition and equality.”They offered so much to combat this kind of hate,”she said.”Now it’s our turn.”