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Washoe Schools Get Grant For Anti-Violence Program

Posted: 09/27/2014 - The Washoe County School District has received a $973,491 federal grant for anti-violence programs, nearly a year after a deadly schoolyard shooting rampage in Sparks.

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US Judge Refuses to Halt Fracking in Nevada

Posted: 09/27/2014 - A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land Management admits.

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Sandoval Among Governors On Afghanistan Trip

Updated: 09/27/2014 - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval are among a delegation of governors visiting Afghanistan at the invitation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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Protecting Sage Grouse & Public Lands

Posted: 09/26/2014 - Access to public lands in the Pine Nut Mountains could be closed to the public if plans to improve sage grouse habitat aren't successful. It's estimated only 80 to 100 remain. To keep the grouse off the endangered species list, the Bureau of Land Management is pooling resources in an effort to restore their habitat and their numbers.

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Nevada Employee Insurance Program Got Bad Rap

Posted: 09/26/2014 - The Pew Charitable Trusts has revised a report on state employee health insurance benefits to show Nevada's program is better than originally stated and generally in line with national averages.

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Prescription Drug Roundup Saturday

Updated: 09/26/2014 - Each year more than 15,000,000 people abuse prescription drugs. They can get them directly from a physician. Or they simply steal them, sometimes from family and friends. But there is a way to break the cycle.

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Sexual Assault Lands Washoe County Man In Jail

Updated: 09/26/2014 - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division arrested Ramiro Rodriguez-Carrillo on four counts of Sexual Assault Against a Child Under the Age of 14 and four counts of Lewdness with a Child Under 14.

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Weather Change Leads To Upper Hand On Cascade Fire

Updated: 09/26/2014 - Significant precipitation and decreased winds have helped firefighters in their efforts to suppress the Cascade Fire burning near Snow Lake in the Desolation Wilderness.

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Body Found In Truckee River

Updated: 09/26/2014 - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a body of an adult female has been found in the Truckee River in Wadsworth.

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Washoe Air Quality Now In Good Range

Posted: 09/26/2014 - The change in weather around the Truckee Meadows has helped the air quality, which is now in the good range.

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September Snow Lands On Mt. Rose

Posted: 09/26/2014 - A light dusting of snow has hit the area and KOLO 8 News Now photographer Ray Kinney took a drive to Mt. Rose and captured some images.

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Strip Losses Spur Gaming Revenue Drop

Posted: 09/26/2014 - State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down nearly 4 percent in August compared with a year earlier, largely due to a drop in winnings on the Las Vegas Strip

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Pilot Escapes Injury In Elko Plane Crash

Posted: 09/26/2014 - Authorities say a pilot from Arizona escaped serious injury when the small plane he was flying crashed in gusty winds while landing at Elko Regional Airport.

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Winter Meets Could Boost Interest in Horse Racing

Updated: 09/25/2014 - Two of the biggest horse tracks in California will hold winter meets this year, Del Mar and Santa Anita along with Los Alamitos to fill in the gap. Sports books are hoping the winter meets will bring in more foot traffic to bet the ponies.

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How is Your Car Handling the Smoke?

Posted: 09/25/2014 - The heavy smoke lingering in our skies may be making it difficult for you to get around, and the same may be true for your car.

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Big Plans For Wright Street

Updated: 09/25/2014 - Our Lady of Snows got their wish this week after the Reno City Council voted to abandon Wright Street in Reno.

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Veris Gold Pays $182K Penalty at Nevada Mine

Posted: 09/25/2014 - The Canadian-based owner of a gold mine in northern Nevada has agree to pay a $182,000 civil penalty for failing to correctly report toxic chemical releases to federal environmental regulators.

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