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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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PHOTO: Nevada wildlife officials say the severe drought will likely cause rattlesnakes to be out in big numbers this spring and summer, and possibly in areas they're not expected. Photo courtesy U.S. National Park Service

CARSON CITY, Nev. - State wildlife officials are expecting a very active rattlesnake season this year because of Nevada's ongoing drought. Rattlers follow the food, said Chris Healy, public information officer at the State Department of Wildlife, and their food source is moving into urban areas. "...Read More

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PHOTO: The high-profile battle over a cattle roundup near Bunkerville, Nev., has First Amendment implications, ACLU says. Photo: BLM.

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. - The ACLU Of Nevada is claiming a First Amendment victory in the cattle battle near Bunkerville, which has captured national media attention. Tod Story, ACLU executive director, said the free speech win resulted from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removing so-called "free spe...Read More

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PHOTO: The University of Nevada-Reno is implementing a tobacco-free policy in August 2015. Photo courtesy Eastern Idaho Public Health District.

RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada-Reno is adopting a tobacco-free policy that will go into effect next year. Enid Jennings, a health educator with the university, says the no-tobacco policy will take effect August 1, 2015. She says the university will spend the next year educating stu...Read More

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PHOTO: For those unable to meet the April 15 tax filing deadline, or who don't have the money to pay if they owe, the IRS offers extensions and payment options. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

CARSON CITY, Nev. – It's just days now until the income tax filing deadline on April 15. For those who haven't yet filed returns in Nevada, IRS spokesman Luis Garcia says for most people, it's a simple process and forms can be e-filed online. For those who owe money, but don't have it, Gar...Read More

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PHOTO: The ACLU of Nevada says Washoe County commissioners have reversed a budget-cutting measure that would have reduced the early-voting schedule for the upcoming primary election. Photo courtesy Mahoning County, Ohio.

RENO, Nev. - Nevada's Washoe County, which includes Reno, has reversed a proposed budget cutback that would have reduced the early-voting schedule for the upcoming primary election, according to the ACLU of Nevada. Vanessa Spinazola, legislative and advocacy director at the Nevada ACLU, said Washoe ...Read More

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PHOTO: Open enrollment is underway for a State of Nevada program that offers matching funds for college savings accounts. Photo courtesy City of Columbus, Ohio.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada parents or grandparents who want to put some money away for a child's college education may be interested in a state program that offers matching funds. Open enrollment for the "Silver State Matching Grant" program is under way and concludes on July 31, said Deputy State ...Read More

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