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2018 Reno-Sparks home sales recap – and what that means for 2019 (opinion)

January 22, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The year 2018 started out with rising home prices, which finally exceeded the high point of that period "just before the crash." For most of the year, many took advantage of low mortgage rates. Buyers had to struggle with tight inventory, which

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In $2.1 million deal, CGS Mule LLC buys new headquarters in Sparks

January 22, 2019 — SPARKS, Nev. — CGS Mule LLC, a worldwide supplier of geological and mining equipment, has recently bought a building at 1490 Linda Way to serve as its new company headquarters. The purchase price was roughly $2.1 million, according to a news release from the Nevada State

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WGU Nevada Chancellor: Relevancy in IT crucial for workforce success

January 22, 2019 — Since Western Governors University (WGU) Nevada opened its digital doors in the middle of 2015, the online university, which specializes in workforce development, has seen enrollment grow to more than 3,300 students, making it Nevada's fastest growing higher education institution. Since its launch, Dr. Spencer

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Sex under scrutiny: Brothel owner seeks understanding with advocacy nonprofit

January 21, 2019 — WELLS, Nev. — When patrons of Madame Bella Cummins' Bella's Restaurant and Espresso get nervous or curious about her other business not too far away in Wells, she encourages them to walk over and take a tour of her Hacienda Ranch and find out what

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Sex under scrutiny: Onesta Foundation shares community, statewide goals

January 21, 2019 — LYON COUNTY, Nev. — When Hacienda Ranch owner Madame Bella Cummins is invited to guest lecture about what it's like to be an entrepreneur, she finds it fascinating how quickly her audience members become discouraged once they find out what it really takes to be

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Carson Valley Chamber hears case for solar utilities as economic driver

January 21, 2019 — GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Renewable energy could serve as an economic driver in rural Nevada, a speaker told the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Nevada Director of the Western Way Blake Guinn said NV Energy recently received clearance from the Public Utilities

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Nevada assemblyman: Democratic-led Legislature will cost businesses

January 21, 2019 — GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, is warning Carson Valley businesspeople that the new Democratic majority in the Legislature is going to cost them money. "We are seeing a lot of things that will affect business already," Wheeler said Jan. 17. "We'll be looking

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Downtown Reno employment center seeing up to 1,400 job-seekers a month

January 21, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — This past October, the American Job Center of Nevada, the first comprehensive workforce development center in Northern Nevada, opened its doors inside the Reno Town Mall. Roughly three months later, the center is seeing job-seekers file in like clockwork, to the tune

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Tesla layoffs will impact staff at Gigafactory near Reno

January 18, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — It is unclear how many jobs at the Tesla Gigafactory will be impacted by the announcement on Friday, Jan. 18, that the electric car mega-company will cut 7 percent of staff as it bolsters efforts to build more affordable vehicles. A Tesla

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Reno area businesses get boost from Nevada basketball team’s success

January 18, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Inside Silver and Blue Outfitters, the shop's Nevada basketball gear typically starts to get plucked off the shelves in early November. This year was different. With the Nevada men's basketball team on the heels of last season's captivating Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament

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EDAWN appoints 7 new board members for 2019

January 18, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada  (EDAWN) recently announced the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Trustees, as well as members of the 2019 EDAWN Executive Committee. According to a news release provided by EDAWN, new members to

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Girls the key to powering America’s STEM future (opinion)

January 18, 2019 — New technology and scientific innovations make our world more connected and more competitive, and it isn't just scientists and the experts in Silicon Valley who are noticing these changes. As a U.S. senator from Nevada and the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, we

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Carson Tahoe Medical Center to roll out $40 million expansion

January 18, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center is expanding. The Carson City hospital is planning a 6,600-square-foot addition to the emergency room, a 21,000-square-foot expansion of the lower level, and a two-story indoor pedestrian walkway connecting the medical center with the Carson Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe ski resorts report 4-6 feet of snow heading into MLK weekend

January 18, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — A series of winter storms has made its way through the greater Tahoe-Truckee region, dumping anywhere from 4 to 6 feet of snow at some regional ski resorts. While some flurries are in the forecast for Friday, Jan. 18, the storm effectively wrapped up

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NNBV Social Buzz: 3 ways to take content marketing seriously in 2019

January 17, 2019 — The year 2019 is fully underway, which means it is time to think about how serious you want to get about your content marketing efforts. Technology is expanding, and consumers and marketers alike are becoming savvier at how to use it. This means the environment

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Tesla apprenticeship, K-12 programs bolster Northern Nevada-grown workforce at Gigafactory east of Reno

January 17, 2019 — STOREY COUNTY, Nev. — In spring 2017, Las Vegas High School senior Isabelle West, months away from graduation, had a wrench thrown in her postsecondary plans. "I just got a denial letter from UNLV — I was one GPA point off," said West, who didn't

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Sisolak pledges funds for apprenticeship, job training for Nevada students

January 17, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — During his inaugural State of the State speech on Jan. 16, Gov. Steve Sisolak praised the progress and economic growth Nevada is experiencing. “But before we get lost in celebration, we have to remember our families who haven’t felt the recovery,”

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In $120 million deal, Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe sells to Dallas company

January 16, 2019 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson announced Wednesday, Jan. 16, the sale of the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe for $120 million to Braemar Hotels & Resorts has officially closed. Braemar Hotels & Resorts announced in November it had agreed to acquire the 170-room property

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Sex under scrutiny: Legal sex worker focusing on combating stereotypes

January 16, 2019 — LYON COUNTY, Nev. — Moonlite Bunny Ranch worker Alice Little says her profession as a licensed sex worker provides her with a certain freedom that should be respected, not threatened. She also feels more empowered in her current role with recent opportunities to speak out at

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Sex under scrutiny: Lyon’s brothels continue without Dennis Hof

January 16, 2019 — LYON COUNTY, Nev. — Lyon County is working to ensure its four legal brothels remain properly licensed after the death of former owner Dennis Hof, county manager Jeff Page said. "The brothels will remain open, and the ordinance will remain in effect," Page said. "The

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