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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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After 16 Years In Prison, Man Takes Plea Deal For Release

Posted: 07/02/2014 - A judge has set free a Carlin man who served 17 years in prison for the killing of a toddler after the Nevada Supreme Court overturned his conviction and he agreed to a plea deal on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

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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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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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RTC Driver Contract Extended; Potential Strike Averted

Updated: 06/30/2014 - Leaders of the union for transit workers in the Reno-area's bus system say they have at least temporarily averted a strike by agreeing to extend their current contract through the end of July while labor talks continue.

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