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Medical institute opens at UNR
University center takes groundbreaking aim at neuro-immune diseases
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NV may wipe $253 million in unpaid taxes off books
CARSON CITY — A Nevada taxation official says the state may have to write off almost $253 million in unpaid business and license taxes. State tax chief Dino DiCianno (dee-see-AH'-no) told the Legislative Commission on Friday that officers are trying to collect most of the unpaid fees, penalties, fines and interest. But he expects to ask the Board of Examiners to wipe the uncollectable debt off the books this year. DiCianno says a lot of the de...
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Thousands attend Carson job fair
CARSON CITY — More than 3,000 people are hoping they will be among the lucky ones hired to fill 130 positions at a new Kohl’s store in Carson City. Positions include sales associates, customer service representatives and jobs in the warehouse — all part-time. Successful applicants will be notified this coming week. The store in south Carson City is expected to open in late September. Scott Bruce, 33, hoped for the best when he filled out an ap...
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6 arrested after gang shooting
CARSON CITY — Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says six people were arrested after about 30 shots were exchanged between two rival gangs at a Carson City apartment complex. Officials say a group of gang members was partying in the rear parking lot of an apartment complex when rival gang members arrived early Saturday and opened fire. Witnesses reported that the shooters fled through the breezeway of the complex, and the first group returned fir...
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Dusty mining town’s ownership in question
LAS VEGAS — Herb Robbins was driven by “gold fever” and a love of the Old West when he bought land in Gold Point in 1979 and moved to the deserted Nevada mining town two years later. Imagine his surprise when the federal government labeled him a trespasser on public land. Robbins is one of a handful of rural central Nevada residents caught up in a decades-old property dispute arising from public records either missing or never filed more than ...
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On the lookout for litter
As an organization, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful strives to keep the northern Nevada community as clean as possible through public service campaigns, fundraising efforts and clean ups that remove litter and abandoned appliances.
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Fighting illegal trash
Her outrage was apparent as Christi Cakiroglu spotted a collection of bullet-riddled junk cluttering the desert near southeast Reno.
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Two dead miners found in Nevada mine identified
Company officials said crews have found remains of two missing miners at the bottom of a gold mine shaft in northern Nevada.
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Library seeks advisory committee members
Members of the community are invited to apply to serve on the new citizens’ advisory committee to add their input as to the future of the Washoe County Library System.
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District ponders possible bill draft requests
Proposals include eliminating unfunded laws, increasing teachers’ probation to three years
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Schools academic results promising
Preliminary Adequate Yearly Progress numbers show six local schools are in need of improvement
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Gov. will accept $83 million in federal education funds
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons decided Thursday to accept $83 million in one-time federal education funds and said he hopes it will be used to reduce class sizes in the upcoming school year.
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August nights hotter at the Legends
As engines roared across Reno and Sparks for Hot August Nights, the Legends at Sparks Marina got a little piece of the action. But it came at a price.
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Donations to Guinn memorial top $53,000
Donations to a memorial scholarship fund set up in honor of late Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn have reached nearly $54,000.
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Road closures due to work Friday
RENO — Traffic on Patriot Boulevard and Portman Avenue will be restricted to one lane in one direction only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday due to road reconstruction. Road work on Patriot Boulevard is between Virginia Street and Longley Lane. Work on Portman Avenue is between Patriot Boulevard and Offenhauser Drive. Sierra Nevada Construction crews will remove pavement from half the street at a time. Flaggers will direct traffic and other traffi...
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Supplying education
Operated by the Education Alliance of Washoe County since the early 1990s, the teachers’ warehouse on Edison Way is an important source of both classroom supplies and creative inspiration for teachers.
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Jobs bill could save 200 teachers
President Barack Obama’s signing of a federal jobs bill Tuesday that is touted to save or restore 300,000 teacher and local government worker positions could pay dividends for the Washoe County School District, Superintendent Heath Morrison reported to the Board of Trustees on the same day.
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Gov. Gibbons looking at bill before taking fed money
Gov. Jim Gibbons said Wednesday he hasn’t decided whether Nevada will accept $162 million slated for the state in a jobs bill that includes money for education and Medicaid programs.
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Third round of Medicare rebates go out
On Tuesday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the third round of one-time, tax-free $250 rebate checks have been mailed to eligible Medicare beneficiaries whose drug costs are so high they have reached the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”
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