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Spaghetti Bowl project: Reno airport freeway ramp to be preserved

February 15, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees on Feb. 14 unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Nevada Department of Transportation's inclusion of the preferred alternative option in the Spaghetti Bowl Project to retain the I-580 southbound direct connector ramp to Reno-Tahoe International

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Tahoe ski resorts report 3 feet of snow; another 3-6 feet possible by Sunday

February 15, 2019 — Mother Nature brought the snow once again on Thursday, Feb. 14, dumping nearly 3 feet of fresh powder at upper elevations around Lake Tahoe, according to reports from regional ski resorts. Here are some snow totals from a few downhill ski resorts across the Tahoe

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Apple finishes Reno warehouse, announces Northern Nevada expansion

February 14, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Today, Apple officials visited Reno to announce crews have completed construction on the company’s downtown warehouse, in addition to completing the east campus at its Northern Nevada Data Center in Sparks. Further, the company announced plans for new construction for a west campus

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2019 Nevada State Beekeepers Conference set for Feb. 22-24

February 14, 2019 — YERINGTON, Nev. — The 2019 Nevada State Beekeepers Conference is set for Feb. 22-24 at the Catholic Center in Yerington. According to a news release, the event will feature speakers, products and services geared to backyard beekeepers. Guest speakers include: • Dr. Samuel Ramsey, PhD: Ramsey

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EO Reno Tahoe to host membership drive event on Feb. 22

February 14, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — EO Reno Tahoe — the 37-member local branch of the global Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) network — is seeking new members. The organization will host a membership drive event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 22 at The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery at 325 E

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Nevada gun sale background check bill passes Senate (updated)

February 13, 2019 — UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3:30 p.m. After two hours of contentious debate, the Nevada Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 13, passed the bill designed to actually implement the voter-approved gun background checks law. Despite extensive debate, it came as no surprise that no minds were changed

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Fallon’s Lattin Farms extends growing season, increases water efficiency

February 13, 2019 — FALLON, Nev. — Rick Lattin and his family, owner of Lattin Farms in the Lahontan Valley, have been farming since 1909. Rick discovered, when sorting through his father's things, that his grandfather cultivated a relationship with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the early 1940s

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Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada earns group’s top award

February 13, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Junior Achievement USA recently recognized the staff and board of directors of the organization’s Northern Nevada branch with the 2017-18 Peak Performance Team Award. According to a Junior Achievement USA news release, the Peak Performance Team Award was created to recognize outstanding performance

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Reno nonprofits sought to apply for $20K IT Makeover campaign

February 13, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Microsoft Reno and IQ Technology Solutions are donating $20,000 this year in funding and services to local nonprofits as part of the 11th annual IT Makeover campaign. According to a Feb. 12 news release, nonprofits can use the funding for Microsoft products

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Downtown Reno Partnership gets $35K grant from Nevada GOED

February 12, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development has awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to help fund six downtown main street revitalization projects, including $35,000 to the Downtown Reno Partnership. According to a Feb. 12 GOED news release, the state agency OK’d the

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March 14 conference to discuss using AI for document review

February 12, 2019 — A conference covering the topic of using artificial intelligence for document review is scheduled for March 14 at the University of Chicago. According to event promotional materials, the conference will feature thought leaders from law firms, as well as technologists, who will “share knowledge and present

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Carson residential motel has new owner; renovation, raised rents on tap

February 12, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Back on Track is now The Nolan Inn. The residential hotel at 801 N. Carson St. was recently purchased by Gary and Jacob Nolan, a father and son team who are also Carson City painting contractors. "Our goal is to refurbish

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WNC president among speakers set for TEDx Carson City

February 12, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — TEDx is coming back to town, and the theme for this year's Carson City event is "Square One." "We feel like everything is really complicated right now in society and it's important to get back to basics and take a fresh

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Nevada casinos report $1.2 billion loss in fiscal year 2018

February 11, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The 289 non-restricted casino licensees in Nevada generated a record $27.1 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30. That's the eighth consecutive increase and the highest total ever for revenues from gaming, rooms, food, beverages and other

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Deadline Feb. 15 for Reno-area nonprofits to apply for Bessie Minor grants

February 11, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation announced is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Reno and across Northern Nevada. Grants will be awarded to select institutes that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. Applications

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Greater Nevada Credit Union offering $60,000 in scholarships

February 11, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Since 2000, Greater Nevada Credit Union has awarded nearly $400,000 in scholarships to Northern Nevada-area youth. This year, GNCU is offering 25 $2,000 scholarships to students age 24 and younger and five $2,000 scholarships to students 25 years of age and

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EDAWN: Reno tops national job growth, but sputters in housing cost

February 11, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Reno has never been bigger — and its reputation has, arguably, never been better. In 2018, the Reno metro area saw its job growth jump more than 5 percent and its unemployment rate drop to nearly 3 percent. In all, 29 companies,

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Lake Tahoe weather: Season snow totals near 400 inches; more on tap this week

February 11, 2019 — A winter storm dumped over 3 feet of snow at some Lake Tahoe ski resorts in a 24-hour span this weekend, according to reports published Sunday morning, Feb. 10, from regional ski resorts. The impressive numbers follow a light dusting Friday night and early Saturday

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Bill seeks collective bargaining for Nevada state workers

February 8, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Certain state employees would be allowed to engage in collective bargaining, according to a bill introduced in the Nevada Senate on Thursday, Feb. 7. Senate Bill 135 would reportedly require the state to negotiate wages with labor organizations representing state employees. Go

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Can the business of funding journalism be fixed? (Opinion)

February 8, 2019 — Google and Facebook are throwing money at programs to bolster local news, not unlike U.S. efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. Good luck. But there is something they could do to actually help, and at a bargain, too: Contract directly with local news media to fund reporters

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