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Monthly Archives: January, 2021

More than 100 homeless people get motel rooms after $50,000 raised

More than 100 homeless people were able to get a reprieve from freezing temperatures and the snowstorms of last week.

Tax battles expected to dominate Nevada Legislature in 2021

The pandemic’s devastating effect on the economy means lawmakers have less funding to divvy up--unless they raise taxes.

Fresh as Two Chicks

The menu at Two Chicks is big. There is a full page of breakfast options, a back page filled with lunch, and a cocktail menu.

Community health focus of county meeting

The health district unveiled new goals in the one-year extension of its Community Health Improvement Plan, a focus of public health efforts in the region.

Middle school stringed orchestra steals the show at WCSD State of Education address

Students in Billinghurst Middle School's strings orchestra stole the show at the school district's 2021 State of Education presentation.

Sisolak calls unemployment system report “sobering,” numerous deficiencies revealed

A report released this week outlines a number of inefficiencies and defects within DETR that helped to create an unprecedented backlog of unemployment claims.

Top U.S. travel official: Reno-Tahoe in good position to market region

A top U.S. travel official said Reno-Tahoe's outdoor amenities and strong regional travel position it well to market to a pandemic travel market.

Sen. Cortez Masto reintroduces legislation to improve access to virtual behavioral health services

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) has reintroduced her Virtual Peer Support Act in an effort to provide access to behavioral health services for people in the Silver State.

Nevada awaits answers from feds about low vaccine allocation

Nevada is pressing the Biden administration for answers as local officials detail how a lack of vaccine supply has hindered their efforts to get shots into arms.

Flu hospitalizations down 90% from this period last year

The Washoe County Health District reported the first influenza-associated death locally on Wednesday for this season.

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