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Renown offers additional H1N1 flu shot events
RENO — In addition to the Saturday’s seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccination event, Renown Health will offer three additional flu shot events before Christmas. All four events will offer seasonal and H1N1 shots and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reno Town Mall. The events will be held Saturday, Tuesday, Dec. 19 and 22. Additional dates are also being considered. H1N1 vaccinations will be offered to participants between the ages of 6 and 2...
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St. Mary’s swine flu vaccination clinic
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Immunization Program will offer H1N1 vaccinations to all individuals age 2 to 24, pregnant women, health care and emergency medical workers, caregivers of children six months and younger and those 25 and older with chronic health conditions.
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Conway to run for court post
Cotter Conway, currently serving as a deputy with the Washoe County Alternate Public Defender’s Office, announced Wednesday that he will seek the office of Reno Justice of the Peace, Department 4.
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Parraguirre announces bid for second term on Supreme Court
CARSON CITY – Associate Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the Nevada Supreme Court.  Parraguirre was first elected to the court in November 2004, succeeding Justice Deborah Agosti.   Parraguirre is a fourth-generation Nevadan who has served at every level in the Nevada judiciary. Prior to his election to the Supreme Court, Parraguirre was the presiding civil judge in the Eighth Judicial District C...
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United Way offers child care provider trainings
RENO — Based on the Born Learning program of the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierras (UWNNS), AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) have created an early education resources and training project to train child care providers. UWNNS has offered Born Learning in northern Nevada since the program’s initiation in 2005 as a way to help parents and caregivers create high-quality learning environments for children up to age 5....
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Give snowplows a safe distance
Keep a safe distance behind snowplows, don’t pass snowplows and sanding trucks and slow down for safe driving during winter driving conditions, Reno police and public works officials said Monday.
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Emergency physicians warn about holiday stress
The holiday season is supposed to be joyous, fun and filled with happiness. But it can also be stressful.
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Changes made to Nevada small wind program
RENO –– NV Energy recently increased the financial incentives for its WindGenerations program, encouraging Nevadans to install wind turbines at their homes and businesses. By doubling the cap on the total amount of kilowatts that can qualify them for financial incentives, NV Energy residential customers could earn rebates for a maximum of 60 kilowatts (kW) of wind-generated power. The kW ceiling has been raised from 30 kW to 60 kW for resident...
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New forest fire detection system in Tahoe City
RENO — Graham Kent, Nevada Seismological Laboratory director at the University of Nevada, Reno is leading the installation, testing and maintenance of a novel way to monitor forests fires and other environmental data with the prototype of a new camera system developed by Sony-Europe. The new 360-degree, solar-powered camera and Wi-Fi system was installed Wednesday in Tahoe City, Calif. in anticipation of its debut next week via the Internet fr...
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Rembrandt and the Scientific Revolution
RENO — Discover the world of Rembrandt today at noon as University of Nevada, Reno lecturer David Fenimore discusses the confluence of art and science, and religious and philosophical responses to the Reformation, central to life in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. Rembrandt’s time was marked by a new era of questioning and scientific discovery, as well as political, cultural and social upheaval. Art Bites at the Nevada Museum of Ar...
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Reno police saturate busy shopping areas
RENO –– Reno Police officers said in a release that they are saturating busy shopping areas in the community throughout the holiday season to thwart criminals who may be shopping for their next victim. Beginning Nov. 14, Reno police increased their presence at shopping areas with both uniformed and plain-clothes officers, as well as members of the Reno Police Department’s Senior Auxiliary Volunteer Effort (S.A.V.E.). The Reno Police Department...
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Kids to shop with Sheriff Thursday
The Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association is hosting the seventh annual “Shop with the Sheriff” event Thursday.
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St. Vincent’s prepares for second holiday food event
St. Vincent’s Food Pantry on Friday will distribute uncooked turkeys or hams with all the trimmings to financially struggling families pre-registered by the Food Pantry to prepare at home.
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A female focus on World AIDS Day
he African-American Community Cultural Education Programs & Trainings (ACCEPT) and Greater Light Christian Center will hold a free event in honor of World AIDS Day on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the center’s location at 2540 Sutro St., Suite 1.
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County still needs help to win Energy Star Challenge
Washoe County is in the home stretch of the Energy Star Challenge and needs help from residents to maintain its lead over Volusia County, Fla., and win $5,000.
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Reno Police donating bicycles to children
This afternoon, members of the Reno Police Department staff will present four bicycles to children of the Camargo family who tragically lost their 14-month-old brother Oscar in September when he was accidentally run over and killed by a family member’s vehicle in the driveway of their home.
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Sheriff’s department to install biometric system
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of the first iris biometric technology, given by the National Sheriffs’ Association.
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Consumer alert on unapproved flu disinfectant products
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning consumers to beware of unscrupulous vendors who may market ineffective and unregistered products or services that claim to disinfect surfaces or entire rooms against the H1N1 influenza virus. In the current flu-conscious climate, heightened anxiety about the spread of the H1N1 virus has bred false claims in the marketplace. “Unfortunately some vendors may try to take advant...
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Five out of 337 cities gain in construction jobs, Reno drops
ARLINGTON, Va. – Only five out of 337 metropolitan areas in the nation saw an increase in construction employment between October 2008 and October 2009, according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Meanwhile, construction employment nationally tumbled by 1.1 million jobs during the past 12 months alone, with 328 metropolitan areas...
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Rescheduled flu shots by Renown
RENO — Renown Health has rescheduled seasonal flu shot events after receiving its completed shipment of the seasonal flu vaccine. Six event dates have been scheduled for early December where seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine will be available to the public. Clinics on the following dates will all be held at the Reno Town Mall on S. Virginia Street and Peckham Lane. Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday from 9 ...
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