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'I am OK,' President Biden, sounding hoarse, says he has cold during White House jobs report

(The Hill) - President Biden on Friday said he has a cold after sounding hoarse and coughing during remarks on the November jobs report at the White House.

The president, in a raspy voice, said he has taken a test and that he doesn’t have COVID-19.

Instead, he has a cold, which he said was given to him by his grandson.

“I am OK. I have a test every day to see, a COVID test. I’ve been checking for all the strands. What I have is a 1 1/2-year-old grandson who had a cold, who likes to kiss his pop. And he’s been kissing ... anyway,” the president said when asked if he was OK. “But it’s just a cold.”... Read More

Our last mild weekend for a while

Yesterday's high clouds are moving on and that will leave us with a beautifully sunny sky for Friday. High pressure will stay in place over the Great Basin delivering extremely mild weather today and into the weekend. Highs will stay well above normal, although we are done setting records for now. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has some cooler changes next week and finally a shot at some much-needed rain... Read More

Preventing porch thieves from stealing your packages

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- While package thieves are a problem year-round, it ramps up around the holidays when more packages are being delivered.

A recent study estimates 210 million packages disappeared from porches nationwide over the past year. A study by CCTV Camera World found that almost two-thirds of people surveyed said they had a package stolen more than once.

One local home security company said it's not only the package thieves you have to worry about.

"One of the companies that is a delivery company, one of their drivers picked the bike up, put it in his truck and drove off. So, you never know. You never know. That’s why it’s always good to have cameras," said Jon Perry, president and co-founder, Sting Alarm.

It's also interesting to note that thieves have favorites when it comes to the packages they most often steal. Typically, Amazon packages are the first choice followed by packages from FedEx, USPS and UPS... Read More

What's Cool At School: 'Purple Star' schools

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) - A classroom-based “Thank You for your service”

Five more schools in the Silver State have been named “Purple Star” schools.

The Nevada Dept of Education says the designation is a sign that the school “supports the social and emotional wellbeing of military students” who have to adjust not only to new schools, but also the absence of a deployed parent.

The newest purple star schools are:

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas

Coronado High School

Mountain View Lutheran

Triggs Elementary

Watson Elementary

State Superintendent Jhone Ebert says “our military servicemembers and their families contribute to our communities in so many ways, and we look forward to identifying additional schools that excel in providing them with the support they need and deserve.”... Read More

Bloat banishing tea recipe for holiday overeating

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Overindulgence during the holidays can make one feel a bit bloated but there may be a remedy in your spice cabinet.

Health expert and best-selling author Amy Leigh Mercree is giving a few tips on how to banish bloat with a special tea. She says the tea is easy to make at home and will keep you feeling your best.

Here's the recipe:

Bloat Banishing Tea

  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (fresh or powdered)
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • Stevia to taste
    Add hot water and let steep 5 to 10 minutes or longer

"Fun fact for bloating, if you chew a few fennel seeds that will decrease bloating and when you’re making dishes that would perhaps cause bloating like cruciferous vegetables and things like that, if you use fennel as one of the seasonings, then you’ll decrease it as well,” Mercree said... Read More

Latte lover on your list? Check out these top coffee gift sets

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Which coffee gift sets are best?

For many of us, our morning ritual starts with a hot cup of coffee. In fact, 64% of Americans drink coffee every day. And while coffee shops are immensely popular, making your own coffee at home saves a significant amount of money and allows you to experiment with brewing techniques, roast levels and bean types to create a perfect aroma and taste. 

If you are looking for a unique gift for a friend that enjoys their daily brew, the Bean Box – World Coffee Tour includes 16 award-winning coffees from around the world. Each package comes with detailed tasting notes and brewing tips and contains enough coffee for three to six cups... Read More

Wynn Design & Development to lease new office space in Downtown Summerlin

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- New construction is taking place in Summerlin as the Howard Hughes Corporation announces that the Wynn Design and Development has signed a lease for new office space in Downtown Summerlin.

Wynn Design and Development is the creative arm of Wynn Resorts and will lease a 38,800 square foot area on the top floor at 1700 Pavillion.

Courtesy: Howard Hughes Corporation

The office space is located south of the Las Vegas Ballpark and is expected to be complete at the end of 2022.

1700 Pavilion -- is a new 10-story, Class - A office building under development in Downtown Summerlin. ... Read More