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ZUMBA DANCE FUNDRAISER FOR KIDS IN FOSTER CARE

Updated: 02/15/2011 - Hundreds of ZUMBA physical fitness dancers from local gyms are being asked to gather for a 2 hour dance celebration to raise money for a physical fitness health program benefiting kids in foster care. March 5, 2011 at the Neil Road Recreation Center in Reno.

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Connecting The Homeless

Updated: 01/25/2011 - The third annual Project Homeless Connect is estimated to have provided free services to more than 500 of our area’s homeless population.

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Welcome to KOLOCares

Updated: 02/14/2011 - An introduction to KOLO-TV's initiative to provide opportunities to the local non-profit community.

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Battling Heroin Addiction: Kelli Davis’ Story

Updated: 01/19/2011 - It’s a growing problem in a younger age group. According to Join Together Northern Nevada, in 2009, nearly 1 in 5 people arrested for heroin were teenagers. Kelli Davis started using drugs at a time when most teenagers are in the eighth or ninth grade. This is her story.

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Baby Boot Camp Designed to Help Moms

Updated: 01/11/2011 - They stretch, they lunge and they run, but they do it all with a stroller! It’s all part of the stroller- fitness-program, Baby Boot Camp, that’s geared toward new mothers.

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Teen Helping Single Mothers in Need

Updated: 12/27/2010 - A local teen is giving back to her community. She founded a program that’s geared to helping struggling moms.

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Food Bank Still Needs Your Help

Updated: 12/20/2010 - The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is urging people to donate food, since more than half the people it feeds are children.

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Christmas Turkey Shortage at Carson City Food Pantry

Posted: 12/16/2010 - Nearly 650 families have asked them for help this Christmas, but so far F.I.S.H food pantry in Carson City doesn’t have enough to meet a growing need. As they prepare to distribute those meals on Monday, Director of Friends In Service Helping, Jim Peckham, says they're still 200 turkeys short. “We, unfortunately, have run very shy on donations for turkeys.” he explains as he calls other local agencies looking for help.

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Veterans Helping Veterans

Posted: 12/17/2010 - A fledgling non-profit is focusing on giving back to those who have served our country. The Veteran Training Center helps veterans get back on their feet and take charge of their lives.

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Wells Fargo Hosts Mexican Consulate

Updated: 12/10/2010 - Drivers on Plumb Lane in Reno witnessed an usual sight outside Wells Fargo Bank throughout the day Friday.

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RPD K-9 "Tip-A-Dog" Fundraiser

Reno Police Department

Updated: 09/30/2010 - Support Reno Police Department's K-9 Unit by going out to eat. Chili’s Restaurant on N. McCarran is hosting a "Tip-a-Dog" fundraiser for the department starting Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

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First Day For Students At UNR's New Center

University of Nevada, Reno

Updated: 08/23/2010 - It’s the first day of classes at UNR. It’s also the first day every student on campus will get a chance to take classes at the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.

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Tahoe Pantry Shelves Bare

Updated: 08/20/2010 - As unemployment numbers rise, so does demand at area food pantries.

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Free Swimming in Sun Valley

Updated: 06/25/2010 - The Sun Valley Pool, which was built in 1981, has new solar panels, pumps and pipes thanks to a Community Development Block Grant through the state. Officials from Sun Valley GID and Washoe County have been working for more than a year to keep the pool open and up to code.

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Seniors Fear Loss of County Support

Updated: 05/11/2010 - Seniors living mostly on fixed incomes depend on meals, services and companionship found at Centers around Washoe County. However, budget struggles have meant tough cuts, reducing Washoe County Senior Services staff by nearly 20% since 2007.

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Schools Awarded for Dealing With Bullies

Updated: 04/09/2010 - Three Washoe County Schools received the “No More Bullies” award Friday. Double Diamond Elementary, Reed High and Pine Middle School got the awards for outstanding efforts to end bullying on campus. The honor comes with a check for more than $700 to fund anti-bullying education.

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$2.5 Million More in WCSD Cuts

Updated: 04/06/2010 - It’s the largest reduction ever for the Washoe County School District. Superintendent Heath Morrison announced a successful contract agreement with Central Services employees Monday. The agreement reduces spending by $2.5 million through cuts and reorganization of mid-level managers, administration and support positions.

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