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Washoe County Proclamation to Protect Nevada's Wild Horses and Burros
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:25:26 -0800

On Dec 9, the Washoe County Commission signed and unanimously voted in favor of the Resolution for Wild Horse and Burro Protection in Northern Nevada. Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund joins in the celebration of this momentous occasion as it prepares for the launch of a cooperative agreement between the State of Nevada and local and national non-profit organizations to humanely manage ...

First Nevada case of Enterovirus D68 in Washoe County
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:19:41 -0800

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The Centers for Disease Control has notified the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health that the first case of Enterovirus D68 in Nevada has been confirmed in Washoe County. There has been a reported increase in cases of severe respiratory illness in children nationally. ...

Uber suspends operations in Nevada following legal setback
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:06:08 -0800

Uber suspended its operations in Nevada on Wednesday night after a Washoe County District Court issued a preliminary injunction preventing the ride-hailing company from operating in the state.

Get a Free Flu Vaccine Tuesday at RTC Centennial Plaza
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:21:56 -0800

RTC is partnering with Immunize Nevada and the Washoe County Health District to provide vaccines at a clinic taking place at RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA on Victorian Avenue in Sparks on Tuesday, December 9. The clinic will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Nevada Receives Millions for Early Childhood Education
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:51:43 -0800

Nevada has been chosen to receive millions of dollars in federal grant funding to develop and expand current preschool programs that serve 4-year-old children from low- and moderate-income families. In the first year of the grant allotment, the state will receive $6.4 million.

Washoe County Commissoners push for sick leave benefits
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:35:41 -0800

RENO, Nev. -- The Washoe County Commission may be asked to consider establishing sick leave benefits for Commissioners. The item was placed on the agenda by outgoing Commissioner Bonnie Weber. Weber said the issue is not new. It has been around since former County Commissioner Pete Sferrazza brought it up when he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2009. ...

SPD: Woman strangles cat with electrical cord
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:49:44 -0800

RENO, Nev. -- Nevada Humane Society CEO Kevin Ryan was disturbed to learn the details surrounding animal torture charges against Sparks resident Elizabeth Bergan. "In Washoe county, in northern Nevada, and Nevada as a whole, animal cruelty is unacceptable," said Ryan. ...

Animal services director to leave in January
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:43:18 -0800

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Kern County Animal Services Director Shyanne Schull says she has accepted a new position as Director of Washoe County Regional Animal Services in Reno, Nevada. She will remain with the Kern County Animal Services Department through the end of December and begins her new position on January 12, 2015. Schull was appointed to head Kern County's Animal Services Department in ...

Uber suspends Nevada operations, affecting nearly 1,000 jobs
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:43:23 -0800

Uber said nearly 1,000 jobs had disappeared in Nevada after the ridesharing company was forced to temporarily suspend operations in the U.S. state. The move by Uber came after Washoe County District Court Judge Scott Freeman issued this week a preliminary injunction preventing Uber from statewide operations. Uber, which allows users to call a ride using an app on their smartphones, has like its ...

Natural Causes Suspected in UNR Student's Death
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:21:41 -0800

The Washoe County Chief Medical Examiner says natural causes are suspected in the death of 19-year-old University of Nevada student Elizabeth Van Kleek.