Check out the photo gallery from Tuesday's fundraiser to kick off homecoming week at UNR
Deficit ‘supercommittee’ struggles as clock ticks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The supercommittee is struggling. After weeks of secret meetings, the 12-member deficit-cutting panel established under last summer’s budget and debt deal appears no closer to a breakthrough than when talks began last month. While the panel members themselves aren’t doing much talking, other lawmakers, aides and lobbyists closely tracking the committee are increasingly skeptical, even pessimistic, that the panel will be able ...
Washoe County begins flu immunizations
RENO — Last week, the Washoe County Health District began administering flu immunizations and will continuing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. The immunizations will be given at the Washoe County Health District, located at 1001 E. Ninth St., Building B, in Reno. The Washoe County Health District offers immunizations for all ages. Appointments are now required for immunizations. Call 328-2402 from 8 a....
Spanish Springs High School rodeo team hosts its first invitational event, drawing about 120 competitors from around Nevada
Team: Raiders owner Al Davis dead at 82
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Al Davis, the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit, has died. The team announced his death at age 82 on Saturday. It was not immediately clear when and where he died. It was Davis' willingness to buck the establishment that helped turn the NFL into THE establishment in sports — the most successful sports league in American history. Davis was charming, cantankerous and compassionate — ...
A job is becoming a dim memory for many unemployed
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition. Nearly one-third of the unemployed — nearly 4.5 million people — have had no job for a year or more. That’s a record high. Many are older workers who have found it especially hard to find jobs. And economists say their prospects won’t brighten much even after the economy starts to strengthen and hiring picks up. Even if they can find a job, it will l...