Planning Commission bids farewell to two long-serving members
SPARKS — Two members of the city’s Planning Commission termed out Thursday night following a regularly scheduled meeting. Commissioners Scott Barnes and Mitch Nowicki were honored for their service and dedication to the city. Each concluded their second four-year term, but a stipulation could keep either around for another term. If less than three candidates submit their names to replace either Barnes or Nowicki, it is possible either or both ...
Man hit by train identified
SPARKS — Police have released the name of the person hit by a train Monday night in Sparks. Benjamin Wilson, a 26-year-old Reno resident, sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a train while walking along the train tracks east of Galletti Way at about 8:30 p.m. Police say alcohol consumption by Wilson might be a factor in the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353...
Fewer children in US lack health insurance
MIAMI (AP) ‚Äî Even with more children living in poverty because of the rough economy, the number of children without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped by 1 million in the past three years, according to a report released Tuesday by Georgetown University. Many states have expanded eligibility for, and simplified access to, the children’s Medicaid program. This has helped shrink the number of uninsured children from 6.9 million in 2008 to...