LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas committee overseeing the millions of dollars donated after the mass shooting in October has expanded the scope of those that could make a claim on money, but thousands will remain ineligible to receive any cash under the final guidelines.
Scott Nielson, chairman of the Las Vegas Victims Fund Committee, says the fund has $22 million, but that the large number of those affected by the mass shooting makes it impossible to provide everyone with a cash payout.
“It is our desire to recognize and honor all of those whose lives have been forever altered as a result of the horrific events of 1 October and we recognize the incredible needs of those experiencing psychological trauma,” Nielson said in a statement Friday.
“The overwhelming number of victims prevents us from providing individual monetary payments to those suffering psychological trauma, though we are committed to identifying mental health services
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The TAKE with Rick Klein
This isn’t the week anyone thought it would be.
All eyes now turn to a tragedy and mourning in a small town in Texas, not the political dramas that were slated to mark the week and dominate headlines.
President Donald Trump, who hoped to make his mark on the other side of the world, must balance his actions abroad with responses to an unspeakable episode and its political fallout.
The same goes for his fellow Republicans, whose “thoughts and prayers” for those grieving in Texas may not be enough to keep the focus on taxes, even if Special Counsel Robert Mueller doesn’t bring any new action before a grand jury.
It goes for Democrats, too.
A year after a disappointment for the ages, and on the eve of the biggest electoral tests of the Trump era, the party is groaning
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