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Washoe County Starting Fall/Winter Burn Code

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Beginning November 1 and continuing through February 28, the Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) uses Keep It Clean – Know the Code, a color-coded Green, Yellow, Red Burn Code program to inform area residents whether lighting stoves or fireplaces is allowed or advisable.

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Neighbors Say Sparks Middle School Shooter Had Good Family

Posted: 10/31/2013 - A couple who lived next door to the seventh-grader who killed his teacher and shot two classmates outside their Nevada middle school before committing suicide says he was a well-behaved boy from a "wonderful" family.

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Old Reno Neighborhood's Historic Plaque Stolen

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Reno police are looking for the thieves who made off with a $2,500 bronze plaque from a monument near the Truckee River recognizing one of the city's oldest neighborhoods.

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Golden Rooster Removed From Nugget

Updated: 10/31/2013 - The famous golden artwork in the lobby of John Ascuaga's Nugget has been removed from public display.

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Daylight Saving: Do You Really Save?

Posted: 10/30/2013 - Daylight Saving is almost over, which means you get an extra hour of sleep this weekend. It was adopted in the United States in 1966 to help us save energy and take advantage of dwindling winter daylight. For many, resetting our clocks twice a year is just a hassle, and it begs the question, is it really that important?

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Halloween Makes Retailers Happy

Updated: 10/30/2013 - If it seems Halloween has gotten bigger since you were a kid, you are right. According to a national retail association, the holiday has grown 100% in the last ten years.

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Winterizing Irrigation Systems for the Year

Updated: 10/30/2013 - Considering we were in the 70's over the weekend, it does seem like it's freezing outside, but thankfully it's still not cold enough to freeze your sprinkler lines. If you haven't drained your pipes, you're in luck!

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New Wind Fence For Washoe Valley

Updated: 10/29/2013 - If you've ever driven through Washoe Valley in a wind and snow storm, you know how dangerous it can be. Many times Nevada's Highway Patrol closes down the road until conditions get better. That all could change with the installation of a wind fence.

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$167K Settlement in Reno Apartment Discrimination

Posted: 10/29/2013 - The owners and operators of a Reno apartment complex have agreed to pay $167,000 to settle a housing discrimination lawsuit over illegal restrictions on service dogs used by the disabled.

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UNR Students Back Fee Boost for Sports and Rec Center

Posted: 10/29/2013 - The majority of students at the University of Nevada, Reno say they're willing to pay higher student fees to help finance a $71 million campus construction project including a student fitness center and indoor athletic practice facility.

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Armed Robbery at Sparks Park

Updated: 10/29/2013 - Sparks police are searching for two people in connection with an armed robbery at a park.

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8 Bears Captured in 8 Days

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The Nevada Department of Wildlife reports bear encounters are on the rise as the search for food ahead of winter.

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New Parking Meters Chosen for Downtown

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The City of Reno is moving forward with installing new parking meters in the downtown area. The Reno City Council approved moving forward with IPS Group's meters. The meters are already being used in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Timing Nevada's Birthday Celebration

Updated: 10/28/2013 - KOLO 8 heard a lot from our viewers over the past weekend about the three-day Nevada Day Holiday. Specifically: why Nevada doesn't celebrate our statehood on the actual day, October 31st. As a matter of fact, the state used to. The change was designed to save the holiday and the festivities that surround it.

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NV Assemblyman Responds to Criticism Over Slavery Remark

Updated: 10/29/2013 - A Nevada assemblyman under fire for saying he'd vote for slavery if that's what his constituents wanted says his remarks to a Republican group this summer are being taken out of context.

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Forest Service Burning Carson Range Slash Piles

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Wafts of smoke may be visible in the mountains of western Nevada over the coming weeks as the U.S. Forest Service begins to burn slash piles scattered across thousands of acres in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

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