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Have we reached a housing peak in Reno-Sparks? (opinion)

August 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In July, sales of single family homes in Washoe County decreased 17 percent compared to July 2017. While this drop in unit sales may seem high, it can be attributed to the seasonal cycle we see annually, but also due to the

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Go ahead — take your side hustle full-time (opinion)

August 14, 2018 — From selling designed products online to supplementing income with photography or driving for a ride-share service, the gig economy is changing the way people work and earn a living in Reno. Proof of this is shown in a recent study from Intuit saying that 40

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Great Full Gardens opens 4th Reno location

August 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Popular natural ingredient-focused restaurant Great Full Gardens has opened its fourth location, dubbed "The Kitchen by Great Full Gardens," in South Reno. According to an Aug. 13 news release from the business, "The Kitchen … is a salad bar concept that intends to offer

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EDAWN’s 3rd annual Arts & Business awards set for Sept. 13

August 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In partnership with the city of Reno, city of Sparks, Sierra Arts Foundation and UNR/College of Liberal Arts, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) will host its “Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards” next month. Per EDAWN, the event will recognize

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Tahoe Housing Trouble: Employers lament inability to find employees (part 2)

August 13, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Even on the busiest weekend, drive through a Lake Tahoe neighborhood and you’re likely to see some houses with the lights off and curtains drawn, locked up for months at a time. Growing second home ownership has helped contribute to

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Tahoe Housing Trouble: Growing costs, low wages make it impossible for locals to stay

August 13, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Shore native Maria Martinez has every reason to be in South Lake Tahoe. At the same time, every obstacle thrown at her is slowly forcing her to leave. Now in her late 20s, she was born in Mexico and

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Sports book operator fined $250,000 by Nevada regulators

August 11, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — A company that operates race and sports books in eight Las Vegas casinos is being fined $250,000 by the Nevada regulators for illegally accepting out of state bets, taking wagers after the contest was completed and underpaying or overpaying players. CG Technology

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Northern NV middle school sale nets $3.525 million

August 11, 2018 — STATELINE, Nev. — Nearly a decade after it closed, Kingsbury Middle School no longer belongs to Douglas County's taxpayers. The $3.525 million sale to Mountain Metro Church closed June 22, according to the Douglas County Recorder's Office. The sale will permit the school district to

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Northern Nevada jobless numbers lowest since Great Recession

August 11, 2018 — GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Signs of full employment can be seen hanging at small businesses and restaurants across Carson Valley, where it seems just about every place is seeking workers. That observation is borne out by unemployment figures release by the state that show the jobless

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Collaborative kitchen company opens door to private chefs, food trucks in Truckee

August 10, 2018 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — From caterers and food trucks to private chefs and bakers, finding a kitchen space to work out of can be the difference between failure and success for small culinary businesses. A new company, Kitchen Collab, recently opened in Truckee and provides everything

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Reno/Sparks median home price sets another record high in July

August 10, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Another month, another record high for home prices throughout Reno-Sparks. According to an Aug. 9 report from the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors, Washoe County's median price for July 2018 reached $389,000, representing a "record high median price for the Reno/Sparks market," said

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Wolf Run student housing complex near UNR sold for $35.5 million

August 10, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Wolf Run Village and Wolf Run East has been sold for $35.5 million to a student housing group located in Southern California. Academy West Investments, based in Aliso Viejo, California, was the buyer, according to media reports published this week. Highland Realty

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UNR journalism school wins $50K innovation award

August 10, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada, Reno, Reynolds School of Journalism was awarded this week the $50,000 Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education from the Online News Association (ONA), the university announced Aug. 10. The award recognizes the best implementation of a project

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2018 TwentyUnder40 Awards nomination period ends Aug. 31

August 9, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network (YPN) is accepting nominations for the 2018 TwentyUnder40 Awards. Nominations close Aug 31. Interested parties may nominate a candidate by submitting a form, and pay a fee, here: renotahoeypn.com/twenty-40-awards/. If you have any questions about the process, contact YPN

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NV, CA politicians pledge another year of support at Tahoe Summit

August 9, 2018 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With smoke pooling in the Tahoe Basin, members of Congress from Nevada, California, and Alaska took the stage at Sand Harbor on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for the 22nd annual Lake Tahoe Summit. While the representatives touched on a number of issues

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Greater Nevada Credit Union breaks ground on new Fernley branch

August 9, 2018 — FERNLEY, Nev. — Greater Nevada Credit Union announced on Aug. 9 that crews will break ground on Aug. 16 on the company’s new branch at the corner of Newlands Drive E and Stanley Drive E in Fernley. According to a GNCU news release, the building

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Blake Riva named new president of Basin Street Properties

August 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Basin Street Properties announced on Aug. 8 that longtime Tahoe-Truckee luxury real estate professional Blake Riva is joining the firm as its new president. According to a news release, Riva will also join the Reno-based real estate investment, development and management firm as a

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Reno’s KPS3 Marketing acquires 120 West Strategic Communications

August 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Reno-based marketing and digital communications firm KPS3 Marketing on Aug. 8 announced the acquisition of 120 West Strategic Communications. According to a news release provided by KPS3, as part of the acquisition, Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR, 120 West's founder and president, will

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Nevada pays AT&T $26.6 million tax refund

August 8, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada's Sales and Use tax revenue took a hit in June when the state had to pay AT&T a $26.6 million refund. Taxation spokesman Stephanie Klapstein said this week that AT&T paid the use tax on materials that were shipped from a warehouse

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Rare coin expert buys set of Carson City silver dollars for $1.2 million

August 8, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — What's being called the finest known set of 19th century silver dollars struck at the historic Carson City Mint from 1879-1883 has been acquired intact. Rare coin expert Barry Stuppler of Woodland Hills, California, recently bought the set from an anonymous

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