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Weekend Watch

Updated: 09/18/2009 - Here's a look at all the fun events happening around the Truckee Meadows this weekend.

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WCSD Community Survey

Updated: 09/01/2009 - Many students in Washoe County headed back to the classroom Monday. At the same time, the district’s new Superintendent, Dr. Heath Morrison scurried around the county attempting to make contact with as many students, parents and teachers as possible.

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Legendary Grand Opening Celebration

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The Legends at Sparks Marina is holding it's "Legendary Grand Opening" starting this weekend. Events are free and open to the public.

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Nominate a Great Kid!

Updated: 07/21/2009 - KOLO 8 News Now celebrates young people making an impact on the community. The weekly news segment "Kids You Should Know" follows individuals under the age 18 who are doing amazing things. They are leaders in their schools, pioneers of neighborhood projects, mentors, leaders and friends.

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Aces Helping Reno Economy During Downturn

Updated: 07/14/2009 - The Reno Aces are now officially halfway through the first season in their new ballpark. So far, despite a struggling economy many small businesses in the downtown corridor say they are seeing an increase in foot traffic on game days.

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Dog Killed on Golf Course

Updated: 05/12/2009 - A Black Labrador Retriever Mix was shot and killed at Lakeridge Golf Course Monday morning. The golf course adopted 4-year-old Woody from the Humane Society to help chase geese off the property.

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Crash Victims Identified

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The Douglas County Sheriff's office has identified some of the victims from a small plane crash in Gardnerville Saturday. The identities of the pilot and one male victim have been withheld until family members can be contacted.

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Douglas High Swimmer Remembered By Friends

Updated: 04/25/2009 - Molly Lahlum died early Thursday morning after collapsing during a swim meet April 7th. After more than a week on a ventilator, the Douglas High Student looked to be making improvements. She seemed responsive and no longer needed the machine. In an unexpected turn, she slipped away early Thursday morning around 3:00 AM. On the family's web page her father wrote, "She went very peacefully, and it was not traumatic for her at all." Her mother was by her side.

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Financial Crimes on the Rise

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Identity theft is on the rise in our area according to a consumer advisory warning issued by Nevada Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto. She says Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. There are services available to help protect your identity, if you’re willing to pay. However, Washoe County Financial Crimes Detectives say there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Reno Family Loses Everything in Fire

Updated: 03/21/2009 - It started as a quiet morning for one Reno family on Cordone Ave., as they settled in to enjoy a March Madness match-up Friday. Things changed suddenly when they noticed flames racing along the back patio and creeping into their house. "All the sudden my son said I can hear something snapping and crack,” described Shirley Lucas, who lived in the house. “We looked out at the back, and it was on fire just completely. It was going right up the wall."

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Memorial Fund Helps Kids With Dental Needs

Updated: 03/08/2009 - When finances are tight many families make sacrifices to get by. Thanks to the generosity of local dentists though hundreds of kids will get the care they need even if their families can't afford it.

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Free Electronics Recycling in Reno

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Tossing out old electronics is dangerous. Many contain toxic materials such as lead, mercury and arsenic. If you take those items to the dump you will pay an environmental impact fee. If you got a new TV or computer this holiday and you’re wondering what to do with the one you already had, an upcoming event in Reno may help.

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Highest Unemployment Rate for Nevada in 24 Years

Updated: 12/20/2008 - Nevada's unemployment rate jumped to 8 percent for the month of November. That's the highest it has been since February 1984. It’s also higher than the national average of 6.7 percent. According to the State Department of Employment 111,700 Nevadans are without work this holiday season, and those numbers are expected to grow in the New Year.

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Nominate a "Kid You Should Know"

Posted: 11/03/2008 - KOLO 8 News is looking for kids who are making a difference in their community. Each month we feature an outstanding person under the age of 18.

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Home Sales up in September Nationwide

Posted: 10/27/2008 - An abundance of available homes is leading to some great deals for local buyers. According to national statistics, median-home-prices are down more than nine percent from last year.

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Local Family Gets a Little Green

Updated: 10/18/2008 - This year the economy has been especially hard on Nevada's construction industry. Despite tough times of their own, the Nevada Contractors Board and the Nevada Landscapers association have teamed up to help struggling families in the Silver State.

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Family Shelter and Resource Center Grand Opening

Posted: 09/26/2008 - After several years of planning and construction, the doors are finally opening on Reno’s Community Assistance Center. Now homeless and less fortunate individuals in the area can find all the services they need under one roof.

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Natchez Elementary Unveils Solar Power Project

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Students and community members around Nachez Elementary School in Wadsworth celebrated a welcome new addition with barbeque, and their special guest - the sun. Thanks to Black Rock Solar these students are now harnessing the suns’ energy.

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Fresh Fish in the Truckee

Posted: 03/19/2008 - It's officially spring and fishing season is underway here in Nevada. While most of us are looking to pull the slippery little guys out of the water, the state's department of wildlife was at the Truckee River Wednesday dumping them in the waterway.

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Growing Number of Elderly Face Hunger

Posted: 12/13/2007 - Food Bank of Northern Nevada, receives enough funding from the Federal Government, to feed just over two-thousand people per year. Unfortunately there are more than 12,000 hungry seniors, who rely on the generosity of the community to bridge the gap in our community.

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