Obamacare saves Nevadans $23.3 million on prescription drugs

CMS NEWS RELEASE As a result of the Affordable Care Act, people with Medicare in Nevada have saved $23,281,162 on prescription drugs since the law was enacted.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also released data today showing that in the first half of 2012, 6,769 with Medicare in Nevada saved a total of […]

Reno residents and business owners to have one stop permit shop

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE Starting on Monday, the City of Reno’s Community Development will be joining the Business License Division on the second floor of Reno City Hall, creating the new Development and Business Service Center. “This move will provide a greater one stop permit shop for our residents and business owners,” advised Fred Turnier, […]

Nevada Commission joins the Reno hospitality industry community in support of the National Championship Air Races

Sponsorship guarantees continuation of historic aviation event Today, the Commissioners of the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) unanimously approved a $600,000 sponsorship for the National Championship Air Races. The event, which is the only of its kind in the world, brings in more than 200,000 visitors to the area each September and has more than […]

Reid announces nearly $1 million for RTC

HARRY REID NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a $917,800 grant for the Regional Transportation Commission in the Reno, Sparks and Washoe County metropolitan area to upgrade its communication capabilities. The grant will enable RTC to replace outdated radio equipment by purchasing a digital radio system for its fixed route and […]

Reid applauds nearly $10 million for REMSA

HARRY REID NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid today applauded a $ 9,872,988 grant for the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) of Reno, a ground and air ambulance service provider, to create a Community Health Early Intervention Team. The grant will enable REMSA to respond to situations throughout Washoe County Nevada by […]

County reaches labor agreement with largest employee bargaining unit

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Board of Washoe County Commissioners and its largest employee bargaining unit, the Washoe County Employees Association, approved a formal labor agreement Tuesday covering the current and previous fiscal years, providing more than $2.5 million in wage and benefit savings to taxpayers between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2013. The […]

Nevadans vote to audit Federal Reserve

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., today voted in favor of H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. The legislation, which Amodei is cosponsoring, would direct the comptroller general to complete an audit of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve system and of the Federal Reserve […]

Fire chief updates Board of Fire Commissioners on progress

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE It’s been a fast-paced few weeks since July 1, when the new Truckee Meadows Fire protection District was officially established as a stand-alone agency. So far the new fire district has responded to 533 calls including responses to 40 fires in Northern Nevada. Standing up the new fire district involved 24 […]

New milestone for solar energy development in Nevada

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE On Tuesday the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Energy releases its final plan for solar energy development on public lands in the West. The Solar Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement provides a roadmap for large-scale solar energy development on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Arizona, […]

Obama touts accomplishments for veterans, military in Reno visit

President Obama speaks to the VFW in Reno today. Image courtesy of Nevada News Bureau.

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau President Barack Obama told members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars today that he has fulfilled the promises he made four years ago to make America safer, strengthen jobs programs for returning military personnel and fight homelessness, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder among the nation’s veterans. Obama, appearing at […]

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