LAS VEGAS: West Nile detected in mosquitoes

West Nile Virus image courtesy of the CDC

SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS — The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its first West Nile positive mosquitoes in the 89107 zip code. To date, there are no human cases of West Nile virus reported in Clark County. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that West Nile virus […]

City approves settlement agreement to fund redevelopment

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CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE The Reno City Council and Redevelopment Agency Board approved an agreement Tuesday for local taxing agencies to pay the Redevelopment Agency $5.5 million this year, and a guarantee of $2.7 million each year through 2018 to correct a longstanding tax distribution error. The Redevelopment Agency is funded through a tax […]

Lawmaker seeks to implement ‘Buy American’ preference for public works projects

Maggie Carlton

BY SEAN WHALEY, NEVADA NEWS BUREAU CARSON CITY — A state lawmaker has requested a bill be drafted to implement a “Buy American Act” in Nevada for public works projects. Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas, said today that details will have to be worked out in the 2013 legislative session, but the idea is to […]

New support for Nevada consumer assistance program will help put Nevada residents in control of their health care

CMS NEWS RELEASE The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded new resources today to Nevada to support its Consumer Assistance Program.  This grant will support Nevada’s efforts to provide direct services to consumers with questions or concerns regarding their health insurance and will help protect consumers from some of the worst insurance industry practices. […]

Forest Service and South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition looking for volunteers for children’s programs

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (STEEC) need volunteers to assist with programs and activities for elementary school students in South Lake Tahoe this fall.  Volunteer training will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the […]

Legislative panel OKs budget changes so $3 million tourism contract can be finalized

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – A legislative panel today quickly approved budget changes sought by a state agency so it can finalize a $3 million contract with an out-of-state firm to spearhead tourism efforts in Nevada. Burson-Marsteller, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, was the unanimous selection of an […]

City of Reno partnership promotes economic development by supporting entrepreneurs

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE The city of Reno has partnered with Reno-based internet learning provider AthenaOnline to offer a free personal and professional development resource for Reno residents. The website,, promises to help people develop their professional and personal skills to make faster and more informed business decisions, and improve both their professional […]

Lawmakers approve $11.7 million to help homeowners in foreclosure crisis

BY SEAN WHALEY, THE NEVADA NEWS BUREAU CARSON CITY — Several lawmakers raised questions today about a proposal put forth by Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to spend $33 million over three years on outreach, counseling and legal assistance to homeowners who are facing foreclosure. The program outlined for the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee (IFC) […]

Barbara Vucanovich, first woman from Nevada to serve in Congress, honored at Reno dinner

Rep. Mark Amodei, Barbara Vucanovich and Sen. Dean Heller. Photo: Nevada News Bureau.

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau Friends, family and political colleagues gathered Sunday to honor and pay tribute to the first woman to serve in Congress from Nevada, the now 91-year-old Barbara Vucanovich. About 250 guests gathered at Rancharrah for the celebratory dinner, which not coincidentally raised a healthy sum for Republican candidates in the […]

Sheriff’s Community Work Program crews help local schools get ready for return of students, staff

WCSO NEWS RELEASE With the first day of the traditional school year just days away, work crews from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Community Work Program are busy helping a number of local schools get ready for the return of students. In addition to participating in efforts that help clean and protect the Truckee River corridor, […]


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