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University of Nevada to Host College Fair Sunday
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:06:59 -0700

Students from across the Washoe County School District will have the opportunity to meet college representatives from around the country at the 2014 College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Washoe Gay Marriages on Hold
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:07:04 -0700

A stay issued by the U.S. Supreme Court halted the unions.

Health District Addressing Ebola Concerns at NV Health Conference
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:37:04 -0700

The Nevada Health Conference kicked off Monday morning at the Atlantis, and that's where a Washoe County Health District officer is presenting an update on the status of the local passenger who shared a flight with infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson.

Reid’s move to block development includes part of Nye County
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:19:52 -0700

WASHINGTON — A bill quietly introduced in Congress would restrict mining and energy exploration over a sweeping area of rural Nevada including Nye County, preserving scenic valleys and buffering a landmark piece of desert artwork.

Flores criticizes Hutchison over school spending
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:41:07 -0700

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores criticized Republican Mark Hutchison in a debate in Reno for opposing legislation last year to directly help the Washoe County School District repair its ...

Tesla factory boosts Nevada population forecast
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:32:35 -0700

Nevada will have nearly 35,000 more residents in the year 2032 than it would have if the state hadn't landed the Tesla Motors battery factory and another out-of-state business, according to new projections ...

Marriage bureau in Vegas preps for gay marriages
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:06:57 -0700

Gay rights groups celebrated Tuesday and county clerks began making plans to for a burst of marriage applications after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Nevada's constitutional ban on ...

Spellbinders brings awareness to the Biggest Little City
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:45:56 -0700

RENO - Spellbinders, the International Festival of Magic, comes to Reno, Nev. for its inaugural event, Oct. 14 through Oct. 18, with unbelievable, mind-boggling feats of prestidigitation taking place all over town -- from Washoe County Libraries, to local coffee shops, to the University of Nevada, Reno and the Pioneer Center. ...

New Tesla factory expected to boost Nevada jobs, population
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:37:07 -0700

Tesla Motor’s forthcoming battery factory in northern Nevada is expected to create over 20,000 jobs—sparking an unprecedented boost in the state’s population, making a dent in the 7.7 percent unemployment rate and helping the struggling housing market.

Polls Open in Nevada for Early Voting
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:36:28 -0700

Washoe County citizens lined up at the polls on Saturday, because early voting is now underway in Nevada.