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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.

Nevada issues 255 gay marriage licenses in 1 week
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:25:48 -0700

Of the 2,344 couples who lined up at marriage license bureaus across the state in the seven days after courts put an end to the state's gay marriage ban, about 255 were ...

Ebola takes center stage at Nevada Health Conference
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:19:28 -0700

RENO, Nev. -- On Monday Oct. 20, Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick presented a local Ebola update and addressed community concerns regarding recent assessment and evaluation of a local resident who was a Frontier Airline passenger with Dallas nurse Amber Vinson at 2014 Nevada Health Conference. ...

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.

Nevada teacher killed in school shooting honored
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:42:43 -0700

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada middle school teacher has posthumously been awarded a rare Air Force medal for bravery, a year after he was killed while trying to protect children during a schoolyard shooting.

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.

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 ...

Great Nevada Shakeout Prepares Students
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:37:05 -0700

Students learn how to protect themselves in case of an earthquake.

Person on flight with Ebola patient OK in Nevada
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:49:38 -0700

RENO, Nev. (AP) Washoe County health officials have conducted their first Ebola screening of a person who was on a flight with a patient who had the virus but released the individual after determining there was no health risk.Washoe...