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...
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.
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.
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.”
NV gov. reviewing bill before taking fed money
CARSON CITY — 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. "We want to study the requirements for taking them," Gibbons said. "We haven't seen the final details. "I'm prepared to say 'thank you.' I'm prepared to say 'thank you but no thank you,'" he told reporters. Nevada is facing a projected $3 billion def...
Winds of renewable change
A slight breeze blew through northern Nevada on Tuesday morning, but by mid-afternoon the breeze had grown into gusts. Those invisible forces of nature are what NV Energy is hoping to harness with the help of area homeowners, business owners and land owners.
Obama signs emergency bill to halt teacher layoffs
Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law.