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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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Water Taxi at Lake Tahoe Considered

Posted: 04/03/2010 - TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) - A former San Francisco lawyer is seeking government approval for a pilot program for a public water taxi at Lake Tahoe.

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Bahrke Medals on Reno-Made Skis

Updated: 02/16/2010 - Women's mogul skier Shannon Bahrke of Tahoe City is taking home the Bronze Medal from the Vancouver Olympics. With her win, another Olympic dream is realized. During her race, Bahrke wore Moment Skis, which are hand-made here in Reno.

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Douglas County Drug Roundup

Updated: 01/29/2010 - Douglas County Sheriff’s officers are hoping to protect teens from prescription medication by holding a community wide drug roundup. They are teaming up with local pharmacies to collect and safely dispose of the pills. Pet medications, needles, and prescription liquids will also be accepted at collection sites.

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Parking Officer Gives Chase, Calls for Backup

Updated: 01/12/2010 - The actions of a Reno Parking Enforcement Officer are under review, after a road rage incident escalates into a standoff in a Northwest neighborhood. The off-duty city employee was angered during an encounter with another driver. Driving an unmarked personal vehicle, he chased the other driver to a home on Nicholette Drive.

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The Fight Against Christmas Commercialism

Updated: 12/21/2009 - Each year as retailers gear up for the holidays, the usual rhetoric begins. Churches and activists cry out against Christmas commercialism and in support of the deeper meaning of the holiday. In this struggling economy, the idea is starting to take hold.

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Suicide Attempts Increasing in Washoe County

Updated: 12/19/2009 - Loss of life is a growing consequence of our down economy. 40 people in Washoe County took their own lives last year. While the complete data is not yet available, experts say we will likely see double that number of suicide deaths in 2009.

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Local Children Living With Hunger

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Imagine going an entire weekend without a meal. It’s a reality for a growing number of kids in our community. Many of these children have unstable living situations, staying with friends, in motels, or even on the street. At school, they qualify for free and reduced meal programs. When class gets out on Friday afternoon they know they many not eat again until Monday morning.

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Supernanny Casting in Reno

Posted: 12/07/2009 - The hit ABC show Supernanny is holding an open casting call in Reno.

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School Closures

Updated: 12/07/2009 - There are a number of school closures for Monday, December 7th.

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Pat Shows Off Anne's Thanksgiving Trifle

Updated: 11/27/2009 - Pat Hambright took a moment Thursday morning to show off Anne's Thanksgiving trifle. If you're interested in the recipe, here it is!

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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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