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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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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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