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Goats Munch Fire Fuels

Updated: 07/03/2014 - Goats are being put to use clearing defensible space in a condo complex in Carson City.

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School Superintendent Speaks About Chief's Ouster

Updated: 07/02/2014 - For the first time since the firing of Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras on Friday, the man responsible, superintendent Pedro Martinez, is talking about his decision.

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Sage Grouse Advocates Request Fracking Halt

Posted: 07/02/2014 - A rural Nevada group is asking a federal judge to block the sale of oil and gas leases they say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and other development that poses a much greater threat to sage grouse and other wildlife than the U.S. government claims.

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Wild Horse Advocates Drop Refuge Lawsuit

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Wild horse advocates have dropped a lawsuit challenging roundups at a wildlife refuge on the Nevada-California line after federal officials severed ties with a contractor the critics claimed were allowing some mustangs that were gathered to be sold for slaughter.

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Reno Police Offer Chance to Turn in Fireworks

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Reno police want to remind everybody that all fireworks are illegal within city limits. Reno Municipal Code 16.02.030 covers the possession and use of fireworks and pyrotechnics within the city. If cited, a penalty of up to $500 can be imposed.

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Statewide Program Promotes Early Literacy

Posted: 07/01/2014 - The Washoe County School District is implementing a new program that aims to improve literacy and math skills for ELL students.

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Fire Restrictions Effective Through Western Nevada

Updated: 06/30/2014 - With temperatures on the rise, dry vegetation and a busy camping weekend ahead of us, several local agencies have put fire restrictions in effect throughout western Nevada.

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Washoe Schools Police Chief Let Go

Updated: 06/30/2014 - Former Washoe County School Police Chief Mike Mieras confirms to KOLO 8 News Now he was released from his duties Friday, June 27, 2014. He is not referring to what happened specifically as being "fired," but he says it happened suddenly.

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Western Nevada Fire Restrictions Expanding

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Tinder-dry vegetation, exceptional drought conditions, increasing daytime temperatures and several human-caused fires have prompted the BLM, Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Nevada Division of Forestry to announce new fire restrictions.

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