State briefly: Seniors again be eligible for property tax breaks

How to get a job at Tesla session set July 23 in Reno

People seeking a job at Tesla’s Gigafactory east of Reno area encouraged to sign up at one of the state’s Nevada JobConnect offices.

The pre-screening sessions will be held in Reno, Carson City and Fallon July 23 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as well as other locations around the state.

The Carson City JobConnect office is at 1929 N. Carson Street. The Reno location is at the Reno Town Mall at 4001 South Virginia Street and the Fallon location at 121 Industrial Way in Fallon.

Available jobs include material handler, product excellence inspector, skilled technicians and production associates.

All positions require a high school diploma or equivalent.

Seniors again be eligible for property tax breaks

The state has brought back its Senior Tax Rebate program.

Seniors who qualify can get up to $500 in a property tax rebate.

To qualify, seniors must be at least 65 as of June 2015. Officials said the senior’s spouse can be any age.

They must owned and lived in the home for at least a year and only own one property.

Household income cannot exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level. That’s $23,540 a year for singles and $31,860 for couples.

The rules say an applicant’s liquid assets cannot exceed $150,000.

Finally, if an applicant’s residence is assessed at $500,000 or more, a credit report will be pulled to verify that no mortgages exist on other properties.

The deadline to apply is September 30. Qualified applicants will receive their rebate checks by the end of the year.

The program is run by the state Division of Aging and Disability Services in Carson City.

Further details about the program are available at 775-687-1741, 687-1742 or 687-1743.

— Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

UNLV: Active shooter notification was accident

(AP) —UNLV says a false alert for a reported gunman on campus was accidentally triggered Wednesday afternoon as a campus police officer was testing the emergency notification system.

UNLV spokesman Tony Allen said texts and automated calls alerting 34,000 students and staff to a suspect with a firearm on campus was accidentally sent at 2:50 p.m.

An all-clear notification came four minutes later.

Allen said a campus police officer was showing another person the UNLV emergency notification system and conducting a periodic test when the gunman alert was accidentally triggered.

The campus was not evacuated and university operations were not affected.

The alert prompted Clark County fire and Las Vegas police to respond.

Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield said no evidence or indication of a shooter was found.


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