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Great Basin Brewing Company to be sold to Mammoth Brewing

April 22, 2019 — SPARKS, Nev. — Mammoth Brewing Company will purchase Sparks-based Great Basin Brewing Company, officials announced Monday. The goal is for the deal to close by Aug. 1, according to an April 22 news release from The Abbi Agency. The Reno Gazette Journal first reported the

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U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen talks affordable housing in Carson City

April 22, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Sen. Jacky Rosen visited Carson City last week to talk about a major issue affecting the city and the state: affordable housing. Rosen toured Richards Crossing, the two-year old, 39-unit homeless housing complex on Jeanell Drive, met with two of the

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Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan gets funds from Nevada Legislature

April 22, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Lawmakers voted on Thursday, April 28, to approve $250,000 a year to support the Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan. The money will pay to implement the amended shoreline ordinances adopted over the past two years following an extensive environmental study. The plan

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South Lake Tahoe OKs agreement to allow Lime scooters this summer

April 22, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Lime will bring its electric scooters back to South Lake Tahoe this summer after an agreement between the company and the city was approved on Tuesday, April 16. The one-year agreement, an effort that city staff and Lime described as collaborative,

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Don’t get ‘swept up’ in spring, summer home repair scams (opinion)

April 18, 2019 — As spring home upkeep and repair season nears, online ads, bulletin-board posts and solicitations from unlicensed contractors interested in performing a variety of services on your home are likely to pop up just as quickly as the weeds in your yard. The Nevada State Contractors

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Nevada State Bank among several to be honored with Nevada SBA Lender Awards

April 18, 2019 — LAS VEGAS — The Nevada District office of the U. S. Small Business Administration is honoring 10 lenders “for their commitment to providing critical capital to Nevada's small businesses in 2018,” the department announced April 11. Winners will be recognized at at SBA's Small Business

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Future of Reno floodplain development focus of new BANN website

April 18, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The Builders Association of Northern Nevada recently launched a website designed to help Reno residents and developers understand how innovative engineering techniques allow safe and environmentally sustainable new neighborhoods in floodplains. The site, FloodPlainFacts.com, isn't focused on any single housing project, said Don Tatro,

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Emmy-nominated AR/VR expert Cathy Hackl to present April 25 in Reno

April 17, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — PRSA Sierra Nevada and the Reynolds School of Journalism are teaming up to bring Emmy-nominated communicator-turned-virtual-reality-and-augmented-reality global speaker Cathy Hackl to Reno. According to a news release, Hackl will be the keynote speaker at PRSA Sierra Nevada’s a half-day workshop, “Work and

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Senate votes to repeal GOED’s authority to give business tax breaks

April 17, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Senate voted on Tuesday to take the ability to give businesses transferrable tax breaks away from the Governor's Office of Economic Development. At present, GOED has the power to approve partial abatements of some taxes and to issue transferable tax

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TravelNevada announces 2019 VolunTourism award winners

April 17, 2019 — FALLON, Nev. — A photographer, a winemaker and other Nevadans from different walks of life were recognized for their contributions to the state's tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner on April 11 in Fallon. Six Excellence in Tourism Awards were announced, along with two

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WNC to offer ‘rapid hire’ manufacturing technician program

April 17, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — One month before high school graduation, some students may not have a solid plan for "what's next." Western Nevada College has partnered with the Carson City School District Office of Work-Based Learning to provide a career-launching opportunity. The Rapid Hire Manufacturing

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RSAR’s ‘REALTORS Build A Better Block’ project accepting applications

April 16, 2019 — RENO, Nev. – The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors is accepting applications for its annual "REALTORS Build A Better Block" project. According to an RSAR press release, REALTORS Build a Better Block gives organizations the opportunity to submit project plans to create a new public space

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Carson City gets first look at remodel of Bank Saloon, formerly Jack’s Bar

April 16, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Carson City residents and business leaders came out Monday to get a first look at the Bank Saloon. That's the new — and old — name of Jack's Bar, the long-shuttered stone building at the corner of 5th and Carson streets,

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Nevada gaming, tourism leaders come out against Yucca Mountain

April 16, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The top leaders of Nevada's gaming industry have joined in a letter urging the U.S. Congress to end plans to try to license and open Yucca Mountain. "The impacts nuclear waste could have on our visitors and our employees would unquestionably

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Amodei: Treat legal pot ‘just like alcohol’ and let businesses have access to banks

April 16, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., says he opposed legalizing recreational use of marijuana but now supports giving those businesses safe access to financial institutions. "It wasn't my cup of tea," he told the Carson Chamber of Commerce Monday morning. "I voted against

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Nevada paid sick leave bill easily passes first hurdle

April 15, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Nevada bill to implement paid sick leave sailed through a legislative committee Thursday, April 11, after business groups expressed general support for the measure. State Sen. Joyce Woodhouse described paid sick leave as a basic workplace standard and said too

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Nevada educational innovation commission one step closer to reality

April 15, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Senate Education Committee on Friday, April 13, gave its blessing to SB91, creating a Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. The commission would be charged with developing a "statewide vision and implementation plan" to improve Nevada schools. It would

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NV Legislature: Marijuana, brothel bills among 274 that died Friday

April 15, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — A total of 274 bills failed to make it out of committee as of the close of legislative business Friday evening. The list includes 145 Senate bills and 129 Assembly bills, and the most common feature of those measures is money.

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Reno-based Heritage Bank of Nevada to merge with Glacier Bancorp

April 12, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Heritage Bancorp, the Reno-based holding company for Heritage Bank of Nevada, has entered into an agreement to join the Glacier Bancorp family of banks, officials announced last week. Pending board and regulatory approval, Heritage will officially be under the Glacier Bancorp umbrella

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Nevada’s Masto, Rosen support bank access for marijuana businesses

April 12, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Both of Nevada's U.S. senators have signed on to federal legislation designed to provide legal marijuana businesses access to banks. "Recreational marijuana use is now legal in Nevada and nine other states across the country and medical marijuana is legal in

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