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Reno-Sparks apartment rents soaring; monthly average tops $1,300 in Q2

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — To get an idea of how hard it is to find an apartment in Reno or Sparks, just take a look at concessions. Apartment communities historically offer concessions, such as a free month's rent, to lure in new tenants. In the first

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A-1 Auto Transport scholarships available to Northern Nevada students

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Northern California-based A-1 Auto Transport is expanding its scholarship program for eligible students throughout Northern Nevada, the company announced this week. According to the Aptos, Calif., company, three scholarships worth $1,000, $500, and $250 are awarded under the A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship every year. Students

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Google: Reno’s robust tech startup scene ripe for ‘Grow with Google’ event

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Five years ago, if one were to Google search "states hit hardest by the Great Recession," they'd undoubtedly find Nevada atop many lists. Fast-forward to 2018, the Silver State's economy is amid such a drastic recovery that it's literally caught the attention

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After $10 sale, Reno’s historic Borland-Clifford House ready for move

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — On July 17, Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. announced next steps for preservation of the historic Borland-Clifford House. According to a press release provided by The Abbi Agency, the preservation represents “a vital next step in the company's ongoing dedication to keeping Reno's rich

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Marshalls, HomeGoods store coming to Sparks; 120 new jobs expected

July 17, 2018 — SPARKS, Nev. — A brand-new Marshalls and HomeGoods combo store will soon open in Northern Nevada. The popular off-price retailers will open the 40,067-square-foot store at the Sparks Galleria, 135 Disc Drive, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, according to a July 17 press

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Canada company to acquire Silver State Relief in $50 million deal

July 17, 2018 — SPARKS, Nev. — C21 Investments, Inc. (CSE:CXXI), based out of Vancouver, Canada, has announced plans to purchase Silver State Relief LLC and Silver State Cultivation LLC, both based in Sparks. The deal is worth more than $50 million, according to a business news release issued

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$15 million Center for Orthopedics and Wellness opens at Lake Tahoe

July 17, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — After years of anticipation, Barton Health has opened the $15 million Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, which emphasizes holistic approaches to injury prevention, rehabilitation and healthy lifestyle choices. A ribbon cutting and facility tour marked the center's official opening

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NV gas prices unchanged; Carson City average is $3.14, Washoe is $3.44

July 17, 2018 — Gasoline prices in Nevada are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.33 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,130 stations in Nevada. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.87 gallon. The

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Alice Heiman book review: ‘Deep Work’ explores the value of interrupted, focused work

July 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Today, I made my coffee, checked my emails, and then talked to someone on the phone while driving. When I arrived at my client's office, I answered two texts before our meeting. On my drive back, I made another call to another

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22 luxury Tahoe homes, including $17.9M property, open doors for Realtor tour

July 16, 2018 — ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Nearly five hundred prospective buyers and real estate professionals from across the West visited Lake Tahoe last week when Chase International opened the doors to the region's most exclusive properties. The real estate company’s annual luxury home tour, in its 22nd year, was an invitation-only event with attendees viewing 22 properties around the lake.

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NV colleges seek $1.5 billion; state employee pay raise part of reason

July 16, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada System of Higher Education will submit a budget later this month asking for $1.5 billion in state funding for the coming two-year budget. That's nearly 23 percent or $284 million more than current state funding of $1.22 billion. But

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Nevada Artists Association sets photography show

July 16, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Artists Association is inviting shutter bugs to enter its upcoming “Photography Show.” Membership in the NAA isn’t required. The show is open to all Northern Nevada and California photographers. Entries are limited to two photos with a maximum size

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Nevada unemployment insurance claims continue to decrease

July 16, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Initial claims data in the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation's (DETR) June 2018 Claims report reveals that initial unemployment insurance claims activity has declined in each of the first six months of 2018. According to the report, claims are

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Reno’s Wells Avenue, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe focus of UNR minority business study

July 13, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A University of Nevada, Reno professor is working to understand why minority-owned businesses in Northern Nevada have less of a presence on Google Maps. Earlier this year, Dr. Gi Woong Yun, director for the Center for Advanced Media Studies at the Reynolds

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Reno airport adds 10th airline; new nonstop routes to Portland offered

July 13, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Sun Country Airlines became the 10th airline serving Reno-Tahoe International Airport after the company announced June 27 new non-stop service between Reno and Portland, Oregon, will begin this November. "We haven't seen 10 airlines serve Reno in more than a decade, and

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Reno’s Corporate Pointe office building nearly full after AT&T moves in

July 13, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Only 12,500 square feet of office space remain at the Corporate Pointe office building located on the corner of McCarran Boulevard and South Virginia in Reno after AT&T signed a lease for more than 16,000 square feet of space, officials announced July

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Nevada and its history with the business of brothels (opinion)

July 13, 2018 — I'll never forget that day in early June 1977, about a month after I had purchased the Lahontan Valley News, when a woman named Gina Wilson sought me out at our original newspaper office at 60 W. Center St., which today is the site of

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Experts: Legalized sports betting to have minimal impact on Lake Tahoe

July 13, 2018 — STATELINE, Nev. — On June 5, Delaware became the first state to legalize sports wagering after the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May. Just over one week later, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was the first in line

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Carson City Holiday Inn sold for $12.5 million

July 12, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Carson City's Holiday Inn Express & Suites has a new owner. NVC Hospitality purchased the North Carson Street property on June 29 for $12.5 million from Carson City Hotel LLC, whose managing member is Jaswinder Dhami. NVC consists of several partners, including

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Tax incentives OK’d; 6 jobs created for Bently Heritage work in Minden

July 12, 2018 — MINDEN, Nev. — On Wednesday, July 11, an application for the Bently Heritage work was approved by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development board for tax incentives on a project that will create six new jobs and provide $4.27 million in capital investment. The site

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