BOOK REVIEW: Spin: How the news media misinform and why consumers misunderstand

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How does one write an unbiased review of a book written by a friend, especially when the book is about bias? That’s the problem I faced when I volunteered to review Bob Conrad’s Spin: How the news media misinform and why consumers misunderstand. Before I read Bob’s book, I would have picked something to disagree […]

Nevada charter school law strengthened in 2011, national group says

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Nevada’s charter school law was strengthened in 2011, seeing its ranking among the states moving to 20th from 23rd as a result, a national group reported this week. Nevada’s overall score improved from 97 points to 111 out of a potential of 208 points in the report issued Tuesday […]

Second lady Jill Biden to visit Renown Regional Medical Center

RENOWN NEWS RELEASE On Thursday, Jan. 19, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will discuss the important role that community colleges play in workforce development during a visit to Renown Regional Medical Center. Biden will be joined by various business and community dignitaries, including Dr. Maria Sheehan, president of Truckee Meadows Community […]

BLM signs record for Ormat’s Dixie Meadows Geothermal Exploration Project

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BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, issued the Decision Record (DR) for the final environmental assessment (EA) for the Dixie Meadows Geothermal Exploration Project, DOI-BLM-C010-2011-0516-EA proposed by Ormat Technologies, Inc. January 17, 2012. The decision is for the BLM to implement the Proposed Action alternative (EA […]

Angora area and West Shore next for prescribed fire operations

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations in the Angora area tomorrow, Jan. 19, 2012.  Fuels management crews will begin work in small sections of the unit near the north end of Tahoe Mountain.  The project area is approximately 123 acres.  Operations will continue through the weekend.  In addition, operations may […]

BLM to begin wild horse gather in western Nevada

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BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District will begin the Flanigan, Dogskin Mountain, and Granite Peak Wild Horse Gather on Wed., Jan. 18.  The gather is expected to take about five days. The BLM will remove approximately 283 excess wild horses, and will treat and release approximately […]

Detectives arrest third person connected to Storey County burglaries

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested a third male in connection with the Storey County burglaries. On Sunday, January 15, 2012 at approximately 6:30 PM, Detectives contacted Robert Jake Allen, a 20 year old Sun Valley resident, in the 5200 block of Carol Drive. Allen was arrested, transported and booked into the […]

Zed commends Pope’s environmental stand

SUBMITTED BY RAJAN ZED Hindus have applauded His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for connecting environmental protection with poverty eradication for human development. “Environmental protection and the connection between fighting poverty and fighting climate change are important areas for the promotion of integral human development”, Pope Benedict said in his recent annual “State of the World” […]

UNR holds traffic and pedestrian safety forum next month

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The University of Nevada, Reno will host a Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Forum for both the campus community and the community at-large 5-7 p.m., Feb. 6, in Lawlor Events Center’s Silver and Blue Room. The public forum will allow for discussion of laws, problem areas and what local agencies are doing to […]

Nevada ranks 30th in animal protection, national organization says in new report

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Nevada ranked 30th among the states in how it protects animals in 2011, scoring only 25 points out of a possible 66, The Humane Society of the United States said in a national report released today. Ranking first with 46 points was California, followed by New Jersey and Oregon […]

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