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1 hr ago | KTVN Reno

WCSD Wrapping Up Summer Maintenance Projects

The school year begins, in Washoe County, a week from Monday. That means the school district is wrapping up its end-of-summer maintenance projects.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

2 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

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Medical marijuana dispensaries are coming to the Silver State soon, and many potential business owners who want to grow and sell medical marijuana have been waiting for the upcoming application process.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Reno, NV, Sparks, NV

6 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Sun Valley couple arrested for child abuse, neglect

A Sun Valley couple was arrested on charges of child neglect Wednesday morning after officials arrived on scene to find the house unfit living conditions.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Sun Valley, NV

7 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Nevada taxable sales up 8 percent in May

Eleven of Nevada's 17 counties saw taxable sales decline in May, but the two largest offset that with double-digit increases - 12.7 percent in Clark County and 11.7 percent in Washoe County, the department said Wednesday.

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9 hrs ago | Tahoe Daily Tribune

Reno gun theft suspects arrested after wild chase ends at Floriston

Two people suspected of the Monday night burglary of a Reno sporting goods store in which several guns were taken are in Nevada County jail, awaiting extradition to Nevada after their arrest Tuesday night near Floriston.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Prison

13 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Ask Joe: Background checks causing delay in teacher hiring?

From the Ask Joe file one of our viewers has a question about a possible backlog when it comes to getting teachers hired in Washoe County.

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17 hrs ago | Tahoe Daily Tribune

IVGID primary loser wants on Nov. ballot after election snafu

After a mailing error prevented residents with a Crystal Bay zip code from receiving sample primary ballots in May, Frank Wright says it's only fair the original seven IVGID candidates get to run in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Sandoval proud of his wife after she lashed out at school board

Pedro Martinez, the deputy superintendent of the Clark County School District, participates in a roundtable discussion with the Las Vegas Sun in Las Vegas Thursday, August 25, 2011.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, US Governors, Brian Sandoval

KRNV-TV Reno

West 4th Street gets facelift

The Regional Transportation Commission is continuing its Pavement Preservation Program throughout Washoe County.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune

Fire chief: Person flown to hospital after nearly drowning in Tahoe

Emergency crews apparently saved the life of a person who nearly drowned Wednesday afternoon near Sand Harbor State Park on Lake Tahoe's east shore.

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KOLO-TV Reno

The Cost Of A Trustee Recall

Washoe County School Board Trustees were scolded repeatedly yesterday at their monthly meeting by residents upset with their move just one week ago.

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KOLO-TV Reno

How to Maintain Your Lawn During a Drought

It's obvious that the cure for a dry lawn is water, but during a drought, it's even harder to get.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Ask Joe Follow-up: How much do school board members make?

Ruth Stacy wrote in asking if trustees get paid, and if so, how much do they make? : On Monday, Joe was told by the school district that trustees are paid according to state statute, and that they earn $750 per month, plus $650 in paid benefits.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Volunteers Needed For the 2014-2015 School Year

Volunteers are needed in several different areas for the 2014-2015 school year in Washoe County.

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The Las Vegas Sun

Calif. man dies in apparent drowning in Lake Tahoe

Authorities say a 42-year-old Southern California man has died in an apparent drowning at Sand Harbor State Park at Lake Tahoe.

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STN Online

Swat Demonstration at STN Expo a Success

Sunday at STN EXPO, attendees had the opportunity to watch a live demonstration with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and SWAT deputies about responses to high-risk situations involving school buses, such as hijacking incidents.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Nevada gaming win up 14 percent in June; down again at Tahoe

Nevada casinos finished the fiscal year with a strong 14.4 percent increase in win in June - a total of $906.9 million.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Victim dies after drowning at Sand Harbor

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- One person has died from drowning in Lake Tahoe. According to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, the victim was near the boat launch at Sand Harbor, just south of Incline Village.

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Related Topix: Incline-Village, NV

KRNV-TV Reno

Reno mayor Bob Cashell speaks on Martinez's release

More people are starting to speak out regarding the sudden dismissal of Washoe County School Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV, Education Etc.

KTVN Reno

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Business leaders involved with the Committee on Excellence in Education for the Washoe County School District are meeting to discuss the situation between school district trustees and their superintendent.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

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