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1 hr ago | Reno Gazette-Journal

Tests that don't count confuses school board trustees

Tests that don't count confuses school board trustees on rgj.com: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/education/report-card/2014/04/22/tests-that-dont-count-confuses-school-board-trustees/8039699/ A recent state decision that current eighth and ninth graders won't have to pass new exams to graduate high school is confusing to some members of the Washoe ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KTVN Reno

Distracted Driving Special Enforcement Issues High Number of Citations

From the Department of Public Safety: The Nevada Highway Patrol led a combined agency joining forces special enforcement detail that targeted distracted drivers.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

KTVN Reno

Washoe County Sheriff's Office to Hold Crime Lab Open House

If you've ever wanted to go behind the scenes at a crime lab you're in luck. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is holding an open house at its forensics lab on Thursday, April 24th.

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KTVN Reno

"Strong Start Nevada" Education Campaign Kicks Off

School superintendent Pedro Martinez is hoping to keep the momentum going on Washoe County's rising graduation rate.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Daily Sparks Tribune

Idle Free

Tribune photo/Garrett Valenzuela Salma Valadez, a leader in Sparks High's environmental Club, hangs a sign, designating the school as an idle-free zone, spreading the message of reducing carbon emissions and promoting student health.

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Related Topix: Sparks, NV, Spanish Springs, NV

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KTVN Reno

Head-on Collision Sends 8 to the Hospital

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office closed a section of Highland Ranch Parkway in Sun Valley, to investigate a head-on collision.

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Related Topix: Sun Valley, NV

KTVN Reno

Political Signs are Subject to Several Regulations

Campaign signs are blooming like daffodils right now. They are in every direction, for every office you can imagine.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

KOLO-TV Reno

Woman Arrested In NV On Voter Fraud

Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in Nevada elections.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Inmates cook their way into rehabilitation

Several Washoe County inmates are finding the "right recipe" in turning their lives around and becoming useful members of society.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Behind the scenes of local dispatch centers

Although a majority of the Washoe County Dispatch's calls are not technically considered an emergency, according to one supervisor, it's an emergency to someone.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

NewsReview.com

Left Foot Forward

It was in the days before Caller ID when I picked up the phone and was stunned to hear Joe Dini's voice on the other end.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Woman arrested for Nevada voter fraud

Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in two elections.

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KTVN Reno

Tube With Silver Looking Metal Causes Middle School Evacuation

Washoe County School Police says an unlabeled tube that contained the metal gallium caused authorities to briefly evacuate Billinghurst Middle School Friday morning.

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KTVN Reno

Erase Library Fines With Food Donations This Spring

Back by popular demandfor four weeks this April get rid of those overdue fines by helping those in need! Until April 28, patrons can bring cans or boxes of food to the library in lieu of fines to help feed the hungry.

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Related Topix: Incline-Village, NV

KRNV-TV Reno

High volume of drugs recovered for head shops on Washoe County

Almost $400,000 worth of items were seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency after raiding a Reno and Sparks smoke shop.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Reno, NV, Sparks, NV

NewsReview.com

Shea s got drive

When Teresa Aquila was in the fourth grade, her teacher gave her a piece of paper and told her to write down what she wanted to be when she grew up.

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Related Topix: Sparks, NV

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KTVN Reno

Students Tour Engineering School at University of Nevada

The engineering school at the University of Nevada pulled out all the stops Thursday to show local teenagers how cool a degree in science can be.

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Reno Gazette-Journal

Gaming Control Board wants no part in investigating people who wanta

Gaming Control Board wants no part in investigating people who want to get into Nevada's medical marijuana business on rgj.com: http://on.rgj.com/QikyTY As we watch the medical marijuana industry getting set up with zoning and ordinances in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County, I've noticed an underlying concern.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Sparks, NV, Las Vegas, NV

KTVN Reno

Washoe County to Give Free Strobe Smoke Alarms to Hard of Hearing Residents

The Washoe County School District in conjunction with Washoe County's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District are teaming up to help protect residents who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Related Topix: Fire, Reno, NV

KOLO-TV Reno

Reno City Council Takes Action on Several Topics

The Council unanimously approved to adopt the Downtown Special Assessment District expansion.

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