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Washoe Air "Unhealthy" to Start Tuesday

1 mins ago - People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

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TV Reporter Quits On Air to Promote Pot

Posted: 09/22/2014 - A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug.

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Truckee Residents Breathe Bad Air

Updated: 09/19/2014 - Over the last couple of days, Reno's air quality starts to deteriorate by late afternoon. But in Truckee, California, residents have been dealing with bad air for the last couple of days, all day.

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King Fire Smoke Impacts The Truckee Meadows

Updated: 09/17/2014 - The King Fire is having a major impact on our air quality. Washoe County Health Department says Tuesday afternoon our air quality was pushed into the unhealthy range. The same thing happened Wednesday.

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Haze Affecting Athletes

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Because of all the smoke our air quality has ranged from good, to moderate, to unhealthy Tuesday and it's affecting athletes. Some braved it out, but others in town had to cut practice short.

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REMSA Announces Outcomes in Wake of Federal Grant

Posted: 09/16/2014 - REMSA has announced preliminary outcomes of its Community Health Programs, an effort started in 2012 after REMSA was one of only 107 organizations in the United States to be awarded a round-one Health Care Innovation Award from the federal government.

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Some Consumers Risk Losing Health Law Tax Credits

Posted: 09/15/2014 - The Obama administration says some consumers risk losing financial aid for their health insurance premiums unless they clear up lingering questions about how much they make.

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Mosquito Spraying Continues in Washoe County Wednesday AM

West Nile Virus

Updated: 09/10/2014 - The Washoe County Health District Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program will be conducting its fifth and final scheduled mosquito abatement operation this year beginning at approximately 6AM Wednesday

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Atlanta Hospital Treating American Aid Worker With Ebola

Posted: 09/09/2014 - A doctor at an Atlanta hospital says it's a good sign that an aid worker with the Ebola virus was able to walk from an ambulance into the hospital today, after arriving in the Atlanta area aboard a specially-equipped plane.

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Stand Up to Cancer Telethon Raises $109M

Posted: 09/08/2014 - The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million.

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People and Pets Advised to Use Caution Around Virginia Lake

Updated: 09/06/2014 - The City of Reno has been notified by the Washoe County Health District that people and domestic animals should avoid all contact with the water of Virginia Lake until further notice. As KOLO 8 News Now has reported, the lake water is contaminated as a result of the algae bloom.

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NH Finds Old Forgotten Ricin in Lab

Posted: 09/05/2014 - The National Institutes of Health has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous pathogens in its search of laboratories for improperly stored hazardous materials.

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Burners May Be Exposed To West Nile

Updated: 09/03/2014 - KOLO 8 News Now has learned that nine mosquito traps near Gerlach have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

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Pine Middle School Recovering From Viral Illness

Updated: 09/02/2014 - Stomachs have settled down a bit at Pine Middle School after a virus swept through campus last week, sickening more than 100 students and faculty. Much was required to keep the infection from getting any worse.

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