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ACLU to use new study in Nev. death penalty debate
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A top American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada official says a study putting the cost of defending death penalty cases at $170,000 higher than non-capital murder cases should help state legislators when they meet next year. ACLU executive Dane Claussen said Friday that the study by a University of Nevada, Las Vegas, criminology professor was commissioned by Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani. It found that public de...
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UNR offers educational programs, demos during Earth Week
RENO — The northern Nevada community can celebrate and learn about the earth at the University of Nevada, Reno campus April 17 through 20. Educational programs and demonstrations will focus on sustainability efforts and examples of green campus and community resources. “This is a great way to open our campus and provide our community the opportunity to see and learn about some of our great green projects,” said Glenn Miller, professor of natur...
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Perlan Project CEO to speak about unique sailplane initiative
RENO — The Reno Air Racing Foundation (RARF) will host the next seminar in the “Pathways to Aviation” series on April 11. The event will feature Ed Warnock, CEO of the Perlan Project, and Paul McFarlane, lead flight director at the Challenger Learning Center, as they share their passion and educate students and enthusiasts about the world of flight. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Great Room on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Uni...
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County now hiring election workers
RENO — Paid election workers are needed to serve at the 85 Washoe County polling sites for the upcoming Primary Election on June 12 and for the 100 polling places that will be staffed for the General Election on Nov. 6. Dan Burk, the Washoe County registrar of voters, says his staff will hire approximately 600 poll workers for the Primary Election. “We need workers not only to fill vacant positions but to be available as reserves for on-call d...
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County food policy council members selected
Ten members of the new Washoe County Food Policy Council have been selected in efforts to improve networking, collaboration and promotion of access to healthy foods in Washoe County.
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Museum offers chance to operate trains
Trains with a glorious and romantic past offer a rare chance for volunteers to be the engineer April 20 through 22 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.
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Survivorship program for teen cancer patients
The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation launched a new program called Inspire on April 1 for adolescents and young adults who have survived childhood cancer and those who are still undergoing cancer treatments.
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Saving Nevada’s open spaces one beer at a time
Great Basin Brewing Company has created a specialty brew to benefit the Nevada Land Conservancy.
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Forestdale Road now open to snowmobiles
CARSON CITY — Officials on Tuesday opened Forestdale Road (Forest Service Road 31013) in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to over-snow motor vehicles to allow access over Forestdale Divide to the Blue Lakes area. All motor vehicles including snowmobiles are required to stay on the road until south of Forestdale Divide. The Mokelumne Wilderness area is adjacent to Forestdale Road on the west and is always closed to motor vehicles. Snowmobil...
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Dream tags’ give sportsmen another chance
CARSON CITY — In the past, when a resident or nonresident hunter failed to get a big game tag in the annual draw, they would lower their heads with the knowledge that they would have to wait another year for a chance to hunt big game in Nevada. This year is different. This year, Nevada hunters still have a chance … lots of them. The all new Nevada Dream Tags Program is a raffle that allows resident and nonresident sportsmen a chance at the hun...
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SSHS Safe and Sober planning meeting today
SPANISH SPRINGS — A meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at Spanish Springs High School for the Safe and Sober Planning Committee. There will be many updates and a a call for volunteers leading up to the event and at the event. Raffle prizes for the students at the event will be collected. Anyone who cannot attend or wants to volunteer can email annettebagwell@gmail.com. At 6:30 p.m. will be an SSHS general booster club meeting. Everyone is...
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Microsoft donates software to Children’s Cabinet
RENO — The Children’s Cabinet has received a donation of $382,455 worth of software from Microsoft to support the nonprofit’s Communication Collaborative Project, which strives to enhance electronic communications to expand collaboration among program staff and improve communication access for students enrolled in the Nell J. Redfield School of Life. The donation will ensure that the organization’s computer systems are up to date for the next ...
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NV Democrats register more voters in March
CARSON CITY — Secretary of State Ross Miller on Tuesday released voter registration numbers showing Democrats registered 1,590 more voters than Republicans in March. The secretary of state’s Elections Division reports that Republicans increased their number of active voters by 954 whereas Democrats increased active voters by 2,544. At the end of March, 403,565 active Republican voters and 452,219 active Democratic voters were registered in Nev...
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Health Week: Hygiene and immunizations prevent spread of dis...
RENO — It might sound like common sense that good hygiene, properly washing hands and getting appropriate immunizations are all ways to help prevent communicable diseases. However, 1 million Americans die every year from illnesses that could have been prevented. As part of National Public Health Week through April 8, the Washoe County Health District and the American Public Health Association (APHA) offer some tips on preventing communicable d...
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New MRI machine at Renown aims for comfort
RENO — Renown Health X-Ray and Imaging has added the Ingenia 3T MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system to boost image clarity, exam speed and patient comfort. An MRI machine can manipulate a magnetic field, measure the magnetic response of body tissues and map these signals to display an inside view of the patient’s anatomy. The new 3T MRI system incorporates a number of technologies designed to deliver exceptional image clarity. It quickly p...
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BLM approves Tungsten Mountain geothermal exploration
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office has approved a Tungsten Mountain geothermal exploration project proposed by Ormat Technologies in Edwards Creek Valley, approximately 60 miles east of Fallon in Churchill County. The proposed geothermal exploration project consists of 610 acres of public lands within the lease area. The primary objective of the project is to further evaluate the cha...
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State improving online voter registration
CARSON CITY — Registered voters with Department of Motor Vehicle-issued identification in Clark County can now change their address and party affiliation through the online voter registration system on the secretary of state’s website. Registered voters visit the “Election Center” at www.nvsos.gov and access their voting information by entering their first and last names, date of birth, and driver’s license number or Social Security number. Fr...
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NNMC health fair promotes health and wellness
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a health fair from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the main lobby of the hospital. This is an opportunity for residents to receive low-cost preventative health screenings. NNMC will also offer several free screenings, including body fat and blood pressure. The full menu of health screenings is as follows: • Blood pressure: free • Body fat: free • Complete blood count: $15 • Heart electrical activi...
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WM announces reduced dump rates and spring free dump event
RENO — Waste Management will hold “Residential Dump Days” at the WM transfer stations in Reno on April 7 and 8. In an effort to help residents with household clean-ups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management will be offering reduced residential rates for municipal solid waste (MSW) at both transfer stations in Reno. In addition, identified materials commonly associated with illegal dumping will be accepted at no charge. These specific items...
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Residents urged to be ‘bear aware’
CARSON CITY — As spring slowly arrives in the Sierra Nevada and the promise of another “nuisance” bear season arrives, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is urging western Nevada residents to be “Bear Aware.” “Living in bear country requires that residents take extra precautions and be ‘Bear Aware,’ ” Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a press release. “At this time of year we see an unfortunate rise in human-wildlife conflicts, and recent enco...
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