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100K Shoe Challenge

Updated: 03/29/2011 - If you have any shoes that aren’t getting much wear in your closet, consider donating them to a great cause. The non-profit, Think Kindness is challenging people to collect 100,000 pairs of shoes in a little more than two weeks.

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At Least One Dead in 6.8 Earthquake in Myanmar

Updated: 03/24/2011 - A powerful earthquake struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, killing one woman and shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. No tsunami was generated.

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Religion to Vanish from Some Democracies

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Organized religion will all but vanish from nine Western-style democracies in the future. That's according to a group of mathematicians who analyzed census data over the past century.

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School Closures

Updated: 03/24/2011 - Click here for the latest school closings and delays.

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Power Lines Up In Progress At Japan Nuclear Plant

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Workers reconnected power lines to all six reactor units at Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear plant Tuesday, its operator said, marking a significant step in bringing the overheated complex under control.

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Nevada Commission Discusses Lack Of Mining Audits

Posted: 03/22/2011 - The Nevada Department of Taxation is reassigning staff to create a specialized mining audit team and notifying mineral companies to expect field audits, agency officials said Monday.

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School Delays & Closures

School Closings WOWT

Updated: 03/21/2011 - For a full list of school delays and closures on Monday, March 21st, please click blow.

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The Aftermath: A Japanese Family’s First Hand Account

Updated: 03/18/2011 - A week after the earthquake rocked Japan, we’re getting a first hand account from a family who still lives in the country. KOLO 8 News Now’s Mariana Jacob spent Friday morning talking to the Kanazawa family.

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Go Green & Grow Greens

Updated: 03/17/2011 - In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day we’re celebrating all things GREEN! Here we are taking a look at the trend of growing your own vegetables as a way to stay healthy and save on your grocery bills.

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2011 Saint Patrick's Day Events List

Updated: 03/17/2011 - If you are looking for something to do on Saint Patrick's Day this year, here is a list of things going on in and around town.

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New-Home Construction Plunges In February

Updated: 03/16/2011 - Builders broke ground last month on the fewest homes in nearly two years, a reflection of declines in home prices and diminished demand that has made it difficult for them to compete.

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'Blood Money' Frees CIA Contractor In Pakistan

Updated: 03/16/2011 - An American CIA contractor detained on suspicion of murder was released on Wednesday after families of the two Pakistanis he killed were given "blood money" and the case was dropped, Pakistani officials said.

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School District Helps Struggling Families

Updated: 03/15/2011 - It’s a program that helps families hit hard by a tough economy. The Washoe County School District’s Family Resource Centers help people struggling in our area with necessities such as food and health care.

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Radiation Level Soars After Japan Nuke Plant Fire

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly tsunami.

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Stocks Set To Fall As Japan Crisis Worsens

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Stocks are headed for a sharply lower opening Tuesday, and bond prices are rising, as the nuclear crisis in Japan intensifies following a deadly earthquake and tsunami.

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Family Friendly Fun: Dragons and Dinos

Posted: 03/11/2011 - It’s a family friendly exhibit that houses pterodactyls and dragons all under one roof! The Dragons and Dinos exhibit is going on right now at the Wilbur D. May Museum.

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Tsunami Barrels Toward Hawaii, US Western Coast

Updated: 03/11/2011 - A tsunami spawned by a massive earthquake in Japan raced across the Pacific Ocean early Friday, pushing tourists to the upper levels of high-rise hotels in Hawaii and threatening to swamp low-lying areas of the U.S. western coast.

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Blagojevich Asks To Cancel Retrial

Posted: 03/09/2011 - The impeached former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, asked a judge on Wednesday to cancel his retrial and promptly sentence him on the sole conviction from his first trial, arguing that money woes prevent him from mounting an ample defense.

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UN Probe Opened Into Torture By Gadhafi Forces

Posted: 03/09/2011 - A U.N. special investigator said Wednesday officials are investigating allegations that Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi's forces have abducted, tortured and executed opponents.

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