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Assembly Puts Moratorium on Math Proficiency Tests

Education

Updated: 02/07/2005 - A Nevada Assembly panel voted Thursday to impose a moratorium on a requirement that high school seniors pass a math proficiency test to graduate, with backers of the move saying it doesn't "dumb down" standards.

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Bush Opens Re-Election Bid for Second Term

Updated: 05/16/2003 - President Bush launched his re-election bid Friday, formally filing papers to seek a second term with his postwar popularity soaring despite a sluggish economy.

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Fire Officials Campaigning to Raise Wildfire Protection Awareness

Wildfire the 2003 Season

Updated: 05/16/2003 - Weather forecasters are predicting an above normal fire threat for the upcoming wildfire season. The Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters have launched a new radio and print campaign this week in an effort to teach people how better to protect their homes from wildfires.

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Students Compete for Scholarships in Auto Repair Contest

Updated: 05/16/2003 - What do ten broken cars and 20 teen-agers have in common? According to AAA and Ford Motor Company, it's thousands of dollars in scholarships for the students who won this year's auto repair championship.

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Drug Test-fixing Products Put to the Test

Updated: 05/15/2003 - Is it a scam, or do certain products help drug users pass drug tests? In part two of our two-part series on beating drug tests, we'll look at how well these products work.

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The Buyer Beware When Trying To Mask Drug Use

Updated: 05/15/2003 - Today in part-two of her series, Vicky Nguyen shows us the results of testing products which promise to mask drug use and also talk to a substance abuse counselor about drug testing.

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Getting Out The Word To Be Firewise

Updated: 05/15/2003 - The Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched a new radio and print campaign this week in an effort to teach people how to better protect their homes from wildfires.

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Burning Man Organizers May Challenge Permit Ruling

Updated: 05/15/2003 - Organizers of the annual Burning Man festival said they'll go to court if necessary for permission to use 200 acres they own near the Black Rock Desert as a permanent staging area.

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Fernley Man Held In Child Abduction & Assault

Updated: 05/15/2003 - A man described as a transient was being held on suspicion of abducting a brother and sister from their front yard and sexually assaulting the 6-year-old girl, authorities said.

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Highway Patrol Mistake May Put You At Risk

Updated: 05/15/2003 - The Nevada Highway Patrol may have made a $15 million mistake. That's because the new radio system it's been using hasn't been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.

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Passing Drug Tests Is Ultimate Test for Products

Updated: 05/15/2003 - Today in part one of a series, I look at those companies which make and distribute products which claim to help you pass a drug test, such as is given by employers throoughout the Truckee Meadows.

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Whitewater Excitment Building on the Trukee

City of Reno, Nevada

Updated: 05/15/2003 - In celebration of National Tourism Week, the Nevada Commission on Tourism is showing off plans to build a whitewater adventure park on the Truckee River.

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Donate Your Quarters to Help Fight Cancer

Updated: 05/15/2003 - This year KOLO News Channel Eight is a proud sponsor of the Relay for Life here in Reno. The 12-hour relay helps raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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Burning Man Permit Denied by County

Burning Man

Updated: 05/15/2003 - Washoe County commissioners have reversed planning commission approval of a permanent staging area near Gerlach sought by organizers of the Burning Man Festival.

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Embattled Charter School Given Deadline

Updated: 02/07/2005 - Washoe County School District trustees who tried unsuccessfully to shut down a Sparks charter school last year say the school still is not complying with state law.

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Two Local Sites Make Endangered List

Reno, Nevada

Updated: 05/13/2003 - A nonprofit group associated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation says 11 Nevada historical places are in danger of being lost to development.

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