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Northern Nevada local news

Two Arrested For Distributing Opioids

A man and woman arrested in Carson City are suspected in an Opioid/Fentanyl distribution ring in Northern Nevada and Fresno. The Nevada Department of Public Safety worked with Tri-NET Narcotic Task Force and the Homeland Security Investigation unit to execute a search warrant at a home on Sonoma Street near Cortez Street in Carson City.…MORE

RTC Drivers on Strike

Teamsters Union Drivers who work for the RTC of Washoe County are off the job, they say the contractor, Keolis is stonewalling negotiations. This is the second walkout in two months. They walked out for ten days in early August. Currently, all routes have been suspended until further notice. Teamsters Local 533 President Gary Watson…MORE

Two Arrests at This Year’s Street Vibrations in Reno

The Reno Police Department reported Sunday it made two arrests, both misdemeanors, and issued 34 traffic citations for the 2021 Street Vibrations fall rally. One arrest was for driving under the influence and one was for an outstanding arrest warrant.MORE

Honor Flight Back in the Air

A planeload of veterans has flown out of Reno to Washington D.C. to tour the memorials in their honor, as Honor Flight Nevada is back in business after pandemic delays. The veterans return to Reno on Sunday September 26th at 11:20 AM. Organizers encourage people to come to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to welcome them…MORE

Homeless Vets “Stand Down” Canceled For Covid Concerns

As Covid cases continue to surge, the Homeless Veterans Stand Down, set for September 24th, was canceled due to COVID concerns. The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System says homeless veterans will receive the care and support they have earned. Homeless Veterans in need, are urged to call 775-324-6600, or visit their facility at 350…MORE

State Tax Abatement Promise Good Jobs

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board approved 16 companies for $46 million in tax abatements. They’re required as part of that agreement, to create 1,432 jobs at an hourly wage of $31.83 in the next two years. That figure is expected to grow to 2,442 in five years. Additionally, these companies will make…MORE

State Financial Picture Gets Strong Ratings

The State of Nevada got nice ratings upgrades on its general obligation limited-tax bonds from Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services, and S&P Global Ratings. All three major rating agencies have returned Nevada to a “Stable Outlook,” reaffirming the State’s highest credit ratings in history. This ratings upgrade is key indicator that Nevada’s economic recovery from…MORE

WCSD Trustees Will Question Competence of Jeff Church

The Washoe County Board of Trustees is questioning the competence of one of it’s members, Jeff Church. The board plans to discuss possible action against Church for alleged misconduct at next Tuesday meeting. The discussion on Church’s competence is set for 4pm. According to board documents is not honoring a commitment to follow board policies.…MORE

Walmart Hosting Nationwide Wellness Day, Walk in Vaccines

Walmart is hosting an immunization event at stores nationwide. This Saturday September 25th, Walmart’s quarterly Wellness Day will be an immunization event in more than 4,700 pharmacies across the country, including stores in Northern Nevada. Customers can walk-in to receive a variety of immunizations. From 10am to 2pm, the Covid vaccine is available, along with…MORE

Laxalt Could Be Forced to Testify in Trial of Giuliani Associate

Politico is reporting, prosecutors plan to call former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt , who is challenging Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, to testify in the upcoming criminal trial of Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who became a central figure in the 2019 impeachment of President Donald Trump. Laxalt’s campaign received two $5,000 donations,…MORE