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Stuff a Bus supplies drive helps fill a truck
The heat on Friday couldn’t deter a crew of volunteers who solicited the help of local Wal-Mart shoppers to purchase school supplies for a good cause, at least not for Ed Schenk of Reno.
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City Council ponders bill draft request
The Sparks City Council kicks off its only regularly scheduled August meeting today with a full day of decision making.
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Celebrating community
A celebration has been held every night since Aug. 11 at the Northern Nevada Muslim Community Center (NNMCC) on Oddie Boulevard in Sparks. The feast is a part of Ramadan, an Islamic religious celebration observed around a lunar calendar.
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Local professor reacts to NYC mosque debate
Although the Islamic center and mosque would be built nearly 3,000 miles away from northern Nevada, the controversy surrounding the project’s proximity to ground zero has Refik Beekun, who is a business professor, asking for tolerance.
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Fact check: Islam already lives near ground zero
A New York imam and his proposed mosque near ground zero are being demonized by political candidates, mostly Republicans, despite the fact that Islam is already very much a part of the World Trade Center neighborhood.
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Art organizations ready for performance season
People from the arts and culture community in northern Nevada exuded excitement on Tuesday when the leaders of various performance art organizations talked about their upcoming seasons at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center in Reno.
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Working on the River
The largest public works project in northern Nevada has a change in its federal chain of command. From his helicopter high above northern Nevada, Col. William Leady of the Army Corp of Engineers examined the Truckee River Flood Project Wednesday. Leady has taken over the post as the Corp’s 30th district engineer for the Sacramento District Army Corps of Engineers.
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Teen hits Spanish Springs girl bike
An 8-year-old Spanish Springs girl was listed in fair condition Friday after she was hit by a passing car while riding her bike.
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Nevada unemployment sets new record, 14.3 percent
Nevada's historically high unemployment rate continued to rise in July, to 14.3 percent, as the recession-battered state lost another 9,600 jobs from the month before, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday.
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Greek Festival gears up
St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church hosts annual event beginning today
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NV university students initiate higher ed pledge
RENO — Nevada students are seeking a commitment from state office seekers to support the state's higher education system. The Associated Students of the University of Nevada are sending the Nevada Education Protection Pledge to candidates. The pledge is modeled after the Taxpayer Protection Plan that asks candidates for a commitment not to raise taxes. Nevada is facing a projected $3 billion shortfall for the next two-year budget cycle that be...
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The road to academic success
Four Katherine Dunn Elementary School teachers and other classified personnel shared their enthusiasm for Washoe County School District’s new strategic plan Wednesday, saying it inspires more cooperation with other educators, parents and the community with the start of the traditional school year approaching.
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Decades of fighting fires
On Wednesday morning, six men slipped blue coats over the crisp, white collared button-up shirts and moved to stand in front of the a ruby-red 1920s fire truck.
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Litter index reflects a cleaner community
Results from Tuesday’s litter index conducted by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KMTB) show an overall improvement in community cleanliness.
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Rib rush!
Along with the aroma of savory sauces and mouthwatering meat, slight changes will waft in with the onset of the 22nd annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off on Victorian Square during Labor Day weekend.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters asks Heller for help
U.S. Rep. Dean Heller, R-Carson City, made an appearance at Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northern Nevada’s Apple Street offices Tuesday to hear the organization’s concerns about funding for recruitment and programming to put at-risk youth back on track academically and socially.
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Summit: Tahoe clarity linked to the economy
Lake Tahoe took center stage under a cloudless summer day Tuesday as federal, state and local officials gathered on its shores to hail environmental accomplishments, outline its continued challenges and tout its role as an economic jewel.
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Sparks seeks to quiet its streets
The Sparks City Council is looking to turn down the volume on city streets. On Monday, city leaders will hear the first reading of an ordinance that would make blasting car speakers a crime.
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