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Shake Test at UNR

Updated: 03/27/2009 - In 2005, Pakistan experienced a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. 100,000 people were killed, and 3.3 million were left homeless. That inspired one local engineer to put her expertise to work rebuilding in poor rural areas. Truckee resident Darcy Donovan is experienced in building with what some would call unconventional materials. That’s why she thought it made perfect sense to rebuild using straw bales, fishnet and plaster to create homes in rural Pakistan.

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Fund Established For Reno Family

Posted: 03/24/2009 - The Lucas family was watching March Madness when fire erupted and raced through their home on Cordone Ave. in Reno Friday morning. Five people, including two toddlers and a pregnant woman, barely escaped the family home of more than 50 years before it was destroyed by the flames, heat and smoke. Days later, there is little that can be salvaged from the ashes.

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A year later, wolverine spotted again in Sierra

Posted: 03/22/2009 - A year after becoming the first documented member of its species spotted in the Sierra Nevada since the 1920s, a wolverine has been caught on research cameras again - only 15 miles away.

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Reno Family Loses Everything in Fire

Updated: 03/21/2009 - It started as a quiet morning for one Reno family on Cordone Ave., as they settled in to enjoy a March Madness match-up Friday. Things changed suddenly when they noticed flames racing along the back patio and creeping into their house. "All the sudden my son said I can hear something snapping and crack,” described Shirley Lucas, who lived in the house. “We looked out at the back, and it was on fire just completely. It was going right up the wall."

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Nevada Unemployment On The Rise Again

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The Silver State's jobless rate sees a jump. Also, one county is now at 15.6%. Click here to see the county-by-county & state figures.

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Reno Apartment Fire Ruled Accidental

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Reno Fire Department says last Thursday's blaze at a 10-unit apartment building was traced to a group of appliances.

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Help for Foreclosed Families

Updated: 03/17/2009 - It's a growing problem across the nation called the "hidden homeless.” Families evicted from their homes are seeking shelter wherever they can afford it. With no funds for a deposit and troubled credit rating, renting can be a challenge, but that’s where Reno’s “ReStart” program can help.

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Bozo the Clown Creator Alan Livingston Dies at 91

Posted: 03/14/2009 - Alan W. Livingston, the music executive who created Bozo the Clown and signed the Beatles during his tenure as president of Capitol Records, has died. He was 91.

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More Snow Than Expected

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Sunday night’s forecast called for a dusting of snow Monday morning, but when it arrived the Truckee Meadows saw more of the white stuff than expected. Snow began falling around 6:00 AM. Traffic throughout the area snarled as a thick blanket settled over streets just before the morning commute.

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Memorial Fund Helps Kids With Dental Needs

Updated: 03/08/2009 - When finances are tight many families make sacrifices to get by. Thanks to the generosity of local dentists though hundreds of kids will get the care they need even if their families can't afford it.

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Nevada Jobless Rate Climbs

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Nevada's unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent in January, its highest level since August 1983, as nearly one out of every 10 Nevadans were out of work, according to a state report released Friday.

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Sparks State of the City Address

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Sparks Mayor, Geno Martini is acknowledging times are tough. In his "State of The City" address, Monday morning, he said the city's work force is down about 20% from this time last year. With fewer staff to provide services, he says the key to keeping things running is community activism.

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NV Governor Backs Off Casino Tax Plan

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Facing opposition from resorts, Gov. Jim Gibbons has backed off his plan to require casinos to pay gambling taxes more quickly on "markers," or credit extended to players.

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9th Circuit Refused to Block Nevada Gold Mine Plan

Posted: 02/21/2009 - A federal appeals court has refused an emergency request to block construction of a huge gold mine in northeast Nevada that tribal leaders and others oppose on environmental and religious grounds.

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Burglaries Spike in Sparks

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The number of residential burglaries has jumped in sparks. At least 10 reports were filed last week for neighborhoods near downtown and in the northeast. Police aren't sure why the numbers have spiked, but they are encouraging residents to take action to reduce their odds of becoming a victim.

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Snow Means Cash for Local Business

Updated: 02/16/2009 - All the snow this holiday weekend may have caused problems for travelers, but for local business owners it was virtually 'white gold'.

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Washoe County Stimulus Meeting

Updated: 02/10/2009 - It's a scene that is playing out in municipalities across the nation. As the U.S. Senate considers an economic stimulus plan that would bring dollars into each of the states, local governments are creating lists of projects that should be considered first. That's what happened Monday in Reno.

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Directions 2009

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Over 700 people attended Directions 2009, an economic forum for Northern Nevada businesses. This was the 17th year for the annual event. In years past the focus of the event has been to get the most out of a strong economy.

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83 Year Old Murder Case Reopend

Updated: 02/04/2009 - An 83-year-old 'cold case' has been reopened after a dying man allegedly confessed to killing a missing teenage girl.

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Reno Could Lose One Fire Station

Updated: 01/30/2009 - As the City of Reno looks for ways to make ends meet they are asking many employees to take salary cuts to avoid layoffs. At a meeting this week, the Reno City Council told the fire department it would have to accept a 2.1% wage cut or an entire fire station would be cut.

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