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Rim Fire Smoke Affects Local Air, Schools, Events and More

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Smoke filling northern Nevada skies from the Rim Fire near Yosemite has changed several weekend plans, after already leading the Washoe County School District to cancel Friday recess and outdoor athletic activities.

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Inyo County Resident Infected by Hantavirus

Posted: 08/20/2013 - A local resident of Inyo County was hospitalized with an illness that is highly suspect of being caused by hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS), according to Rick Johnson, a Public Health Officer for Inyo County.

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Nevada Board Okays More Funding for Mental Health

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A state board has endorsed pumping another $3 million into Nevada mental health services to increase bed capacity and reduce wait times for criminal defendants ordered to undergo evaluations.

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Coke to Defend Aspartame in New Ad

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda.

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Battle Over Flouridated Water Brewing Again?

Updated: 08/13/2013 - It's a public awareness campaign aimed at an audience that can't implement it without going to the polls--fluoridated water in the Truckee Meadows.

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Local Air is Moderate Because of Smoke From California Fire

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Air quality in northern Nevada is moderate Monday, according to health officials, based on heavy smoke blowing into the Truckee Meadows from a fire in Foresthill, CA. That means people with breathing problems should stay mostly inside and try not to exert themselves.

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CA Court Rules in School Insulin Case

Posted: 08/12/2013 - The California Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available.

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Casino Mogul Wynn Bets on Blindness Cure

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is donating $25 million to the University of Iowa to accelerate the search for cures to rare eye diseases such as the one that hampers his own vision.

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Swiss on Alert for Mosquito Blamed for Dengue

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Scientists in Switzerland are hunting for a species of mosquito capable of spreading the tropical disease dengue that may have crossed the Alps.

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Democratic Governors Nervous About Health Plan

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Democratic governors say they are nervous about getting the new federal health care law implemented on time. But they add they'll be better positioned in next year's elections than many of their Republican counterparts who have resisted the far-reaching and politically polarizing measure.

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Nationwide Recall of Frozen Chicken Meals

Updated: 08/01/2013 - A nationwide recall of frozen chicken meals is in effect due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Approximately 50,100 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled, due to a possible contamination of E.coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Bill Urges Schools to Stock Anti-Allergy Drug

Updated: 07/31/2013 - The House has passed a bill aimed at helping schools better prepare for severe, sometimes life-threatening, allergic reactions caused by eating peanuts or other food products.

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Carson City Added to List of Positive West Nile Tests

Updated: 07/31/2013 - Tuesday, the state veterinarian with the Nevada Department of Agriculture confirmed at least one positive test for West Nile Virus in a mosquito pool in Carson City, adding to recent cases in Washoe, Douglas and Lyon counties.

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