Community Health Centers Increase Colon Cancer Screening


Increasingly public health officials are counting on the medical teams at community health centers to help Nevada reach key goals in reducing the burden of cancer in the state. One of those goals is the “80 percent by 2018” goal set by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, to have 80 percent of eligible adults up-to-date […]

Neuropsychologist to Speak at UNR on Tuesday


Dr. Steve Hughes to Speak in Reno Pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Steve Hughes will share scientifically based parenting and teaching principles in this lecture, “Building Better Brains,” on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at UNR’s Davidson Math and Science Center Nell J. Redfield Auditorium. While every child’s brain is unique, Dr. Hughes will show how […]

River Guide Training Classes Available from Project Great Outdoors: Details Here


Project Great Outdoors has announced volunteer training dates for its 2015 Whitewater Program. The group is a non-profit organization that guides youth towards broader perspectives and self-discovery through adventures in the great outdoors. Whitewater volunteers lead young boaters through the challenge of rapids and the adventure of team-building and self-discovery on the American River. The dates for training […]

PRSA workshop provides tools to “Elevate Your #PRactice”


The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Sierra Nevada Chapter presents “Elevate Your #PRactice”, a full-day workshop for strategic communicators of all levels on April 29, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Designed to dive further into the public relations profession, the workshop sessions will focus on […]

Get Cracking! Nevadans Challenged to Get Screened for Colon Cancer


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is March 1 – 31 Each March there’s an increase in the number of adults getting screened for colon cancer thanks to Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but doctors in the state are hoping the increased awareness continues throughout the year. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for […]

La Gente de Nevada Desafiado a una Prueba de Detección de Cáncer de Colon


El mes de la conciencia del cáncer colorrectal es marzo 1 – 31 Cada marzo, hay un aumento en el numero de los adultos que tienen una prueba de cáncer de colon, gracias al mes de la consciencia del cáncer colorrectal, pero los médicos en el estado esperan que el aumento de la conciencia continua […]

Assembly Republicans: Bill Will Help Underperforming Schools

Melissa Woodbury

SUBMITTED BY ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS Tomorrow, the Nevada Assembly Education Committee will hear AB 448, Governor Brian Sandoval’s plan to help transform underperforming public schools by creating the new Achievement School District. This bill is part of a series of education reforms mentioned by the Governor in his State of the State speech which will be […]

CUBE at Midtown Hosts U.S. Patent & Trade Office Director For Talk: Details Here


The CUBE at Midtown is presenting U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) Director John Cabeca to talk with northern Nevada’s entrepreneurial and inventor communities. As the Director of the Silicon Valley USPTO, Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible […]

County Commissioners Support School Repair, Automatic Aid Bills

Truckee Fire Protection District

The following report highlights several agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Videos of County Commission meetings are replayed regularly on WCTV (Charter Ch. 193). You may also watch videos-on-demand online. Legislative Update: Item 21. The Board voted to support Senate Bill (SB) 411, sponsored by Senator Debbie […]

OPINION: Regents Weigh In on Common Core Controversy

Jason Geddes

By Michael B. Wixom and Jason Geddes Members, Nevada Board of Regents The Common Core State Standards, now generally known as “Common Core” or the “Nevada Academic Content Standards,” have generated about as much controversy as any educational initiative ever has. Stirred by a relentless stream of anecdotal horror stories, many teachers, parents and administrators […]

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