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PHOTO: Law enforcement officials hope the DEA's Prescription Drug Roundup event helps reduce the state's high rate of deaths linked to prescription drugs. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

RENO, Nev. – Hundreds of people die from overdoses each year in Nevada, according to law enforcement officials who are counting on a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency program in Washoe County on Saturday to help the state lower that overdose death rate. Lt. Teresa Aquila with the Washoe County She...Read More

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PHOTO: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, seen here (top left) at a meeting in January in Oakland, has signaled his support for rules that may threaten “net neutrality” by allowing broadband service to some companies at higher speed for higher prices. A pushback by opponents is forming quickly. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has signaled his intention to allow broadband Internet service providers such as Comcast or Time Warner Cable to charge content providers higher prices for faster download speeds, which would mean higher prices for cons...Read More

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PHOTO: Do your children go to school near a potentially dangerous chemical facility? The Center for Effective Government says there is a one in 10 chance they do, and its new report includes a map of those sites. Photo credit: Center for Effective Government.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Some 25,000 Nevada students spend several hours each weekday in the shadow of a potentially dangerous chemical facility, according to a new report issued by the Center for Effective Government. Sean Moulton, the center's director of open government policy, says the deadly...Read More

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PHOTO: A closer look at Washoe County's new electric buses is part of the University of Nevada-Reno's Earth Day events on campus this week. Photo courtesy Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. - Earth Week is a chance for the University of Nevada-Reno to show people what the school has been doing to "go green." Sustainability is the focus of educational programs and demonstrations, said Su Hoon Tan, programming coordinator at the University, citing examples of campus and commu...Read More

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PHOTO: A state program reaching out to veterans in Nevada's rural areas is growing in popularity. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Defense.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Veterans living in rural Nevada will likely have the opportunity to meet with a Veterans Services officer without having to leave town. ROVER, which stands for "Rural Outreach for Veterans Enrichment and Resources," is the way the State Department of Veterans Services (DVS) provi...Read More

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PHOTO: The middle of April marks the start of allergy season for many Nevadans. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

RENO, Nev. - Spring brings warmer weather to Nevada, and for many in the Silver State, it also means seasonal allergies. Allergist Dr. Boris Lokshin, Allergy and Asthma Associates, said an estimated 25 percent of the population suffers from seasonal allergies. Treating mild allergies starts with u...Read More

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PHOTO: Research finds most people look to curtailing water use instead of improving efficiency of their habits and appliances as the best method to conserve water. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

CARSON CITY, Nev. – There appears to be some confusion when it comes to water conservation. A new survey finds many people underestimate how much water they use in their daily activities. Study author Shahzeen Attari, an assistant professor at Indiana University-Bloomington's School of Publ...Read More

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PHOTO: Several electric buses now serving Northern Nevada are expected to save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs. Photo courtesy Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. – A few electric buses now being operated in Northern Nevada are expected to save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs over the next several years. Michael Moreno, public information officer at the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County, says his ag...Read More

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