Tahoe Talk: SpaceX launch Wednesday; Ban on Brazil travelers

Up-to-date, daily info on news that is happening around Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. Notes from today’s discussion include:

Global News:

  • C19 Global Totals: 5.6M cases, 348K deceased – WHO issues warning of “immediate second peak”
  • Day traders and stock brokers are back on the floor of NYSE Tuesday
  • SpaceX launch Wednesday at 10:33 a.m. to take two Americans to ISS – 40% chance of launch due to bad weather, catastrophic failure = 1/270 possibility
  • New ban on travelers from Brazil will take effect later today – second highest case load in the world and some officials estimate it’s 10x higher than the published number
  • HISTORIC: UC colleges will no longer require students to submit SAT or ACT test scores as part of its admissions process, voted unanimously Thursday in a historic decision likely to have national ripple effects. Instead, the nine campuses plan to develop by 2025 a new standardized test for California residents
  • National Paper Airplane Day

Local News:

  • NV Gov. Sisolak expected to make big announcement today – June 4 target date to open casinos
  • Lime scooters may (or may not) return to Tahoe this summer
  • Record setting high temps around the region
  • Brand new 68 unit affordable housing project breaking ground this week – opening Spring 2021
  • Whittell High School announced as top public school in state of Nevada – 96% graduation rate

Listen to today’s discussion here.

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