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¿Usted habla español?

Updated: 10/03/2005 - While so much of the focus in our schools is to help Epanish speaking students learn English.... a local non-profit group is teaming up with several elementary schools to teach students, Spanish.

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"Opting Out"

Updated: 09/28/2005 - Military recruiters have access to a school's student directory under the No Child Left Behind act. But, some parents are "opting out" of the directory.

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Lost Tax Checks

Updated: 09/27/2005 - A truck wreck two weeks ago in the Bay Area could still haunt taxpayers in northern Nevada. A courier truck loaded with tax payments crashed on the San Mateo Bridge on September 11th, dumping an estimated 30,000 tax payments into the San Francisco Bay.

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No Teacher Layoffs Planned

Updated: 09/27/2005 - The Washoe County School District now has a plan to fill a $5.5 million gap in its budget, without cutting teachers.

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Street Vibrations Quiet

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Street Vibrations is in fact the sixth largest motorcycle gathering in the country. Sunday, thousands of bikers prepared to head home.

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Local Guardsmen Killed in Afganistan Identified

Updated: 09/26/2005 - The two men had served more than a decade in Company D, the 113th Aviation Unit of the Nevada Army National Guard based in Stead. They have been identified as 36-year-old Chief Warrant Officer John Flynn of Sparks and 35-year-old Sergeant Patrick Stewart of Fernley.

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Getting Ready For College

Updated: 09/25/2005 - College administrators and current students could not stress enough about the importance of getting started early.

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FRIDAY NIGHT SPORTS CARAVAN -

Updated: 09/01/2006 - Sit back and enjoy all the highlights of week five of northern Nevada high school football action with Josh Little and the NewsChannel 8 sports team.

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Counting Kids

Updated: 09/24/2005 - Washoe County did gain students this year, but not the estimated 13-hundred students. However, Carson City and Douglas County schools actually declined.

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Giant Expansion For Peppermill

Updated: 09/22/2005 - The Peppermill Hotel/Casino announced plans for a major expansion today, a $230 million project that will include a new hotel tower, convention center and parking garage.

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Reading To Succeed

Updated: 09/22/2005 - The Washoe County Education Foundation, made up of business leaders in the area, noticed a lack of basic reading skills in those applying for jobs at local companies. That's why they decided it was time to take a bigger responsibility in our schools to help our children read.

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Airport Cargo Thefts

Updated: 09/22/2005 - News Channel 8 has learned that the FBI and Reno-Tahoe Aiport Police are conducting a joint investigation into cargo thefts at the airport. FBI sources tell NewsChannel 8 that several ramp service workers at Reno/Tahoe International Airport are under suspicion after the recovery of stolen air cargo.

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School Budget Crisis

Updated: 09/22/2005 - Some teachers could lose their jobs because the Washoe County School District is facing a $6 million shortfall, because it overestimated the number of students that would enroll this year.

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Hurricane Jackpot

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Jackie Cramer would not tell us how much money she won in a Harrah's Jackpot, but she did say she could have bought a Porsche or help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Adopted Cities

Updated: 09/19/2005 - Sunday night was your last chance to be a part of a donation drive that will send trucks to our three "adopted" cities in the Gulf Coast that were hit by Hurricane Katrina.

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Flying High

Updated: 09/19/2005 - The 42nd Annual Reno National Championship Air Races came to an end Sunday.

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Nevada Wins 22-14!

Updated: 09/19/2005 - The University of Nevada Wolfpack football team beat state rival, The University of Las Vegas, at a packed home game.

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We the People

Updated: 09/19/2005 - Do you know what rights you have under the Bill of Rights? A new federal mandate is aimed at making sure your children can name and appreciate all of them.

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School Mercury Scare

Updated: 09/15/2005 - Officials evacuated Carson High School on Wednesday because of a mercury scare. Someone tampered with a blood pressure machine in the nurse’s office, which caused the spill.

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No Evacuees To Nevada?

Updated: 09/13/2005 - Plans to bring about 300 hurricane Katrina evacueesto Reno have been suspended. A spokesman for the Governor's office says the flights have been suspended indefinitely and there is no indication the state will be asked again to do this.

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Gas Prices and Charities

Updated: 09/12/2005 - If you are feeling the pressure of higher gas prices because of Hurricane Katrina...local charities are doing the same. As News Channel 8's James Steiner reports, many organizations have had to restrict pick-ups of donations because of rising fuel costs.

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Friday Sports Caravan - Week 3

Updated: 09/01/2006 - Sit back and enjoy video highlights of week 3 of northern Nevada high school football action, plus complete coverage of the Wolfpack home opener against Washington State.

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Dealing With Disaster

Updated: 09/12/2005 - According to the New York Times, there are more than 200,000 students who need to find a new classroom because of Hurricane Katrina.

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Getting Back to Normal

Updated: 09/12/2005 - It's hard to imagine what these people are going through after having their entire lives up-rooted.

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