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Reno Police Warn of Arrests, Washoe County and Sparks Join Curfew

The Reno Police Department has declared an unlawful assembly in downtown Reno. The declaration applies to an area from Liberty Street to Interstate 80 and from Ralston Street to Wells Avenue. Reno Police are urging residents to stay inside and warning violators to leave immediately, saying they are subject to arrest. Washoe County and the…MORE

Washoe County Sheriff Issues Statement, Urges Peaceful End to Reno Protests

“Tonight, our community is continuing to face hardship and we are just as angry about the events that happened in Minneapolis as those demonstrating. But please, for the safety of yourself, your family members, and our community, please go home peacefully.We hear your anger. We understand your anger. We stand with our community. And we…MORE

Reno Protests Turn Violent, Police Deploy “Tear Gas,” Mayor Orders Curfew

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve has imposed a curfew on the city. Schieve said the city of Reno will not tolerate excessive use of force and that, “Citizens are advised to stay indoors and avoid public gatherings” She adds, “Peaceful protest and the right to assembly are sacred. Violence and destruction are not.” An estimated 1,000 or…MORE

Senator Cortez-Masto Withdraws Her Name From Biden’s VP List

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has withdrawn her name for consideration to be the vice president nominee, and run with Joe Biden . The first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, says she supports the former vice president and will work tirelessly to get him elected but does not want to join his ticket. Instead she…MORE

29 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Washoe County

The Regional Information Center is reporting another COVID-19- death in Washoe County: A male in his 60s. There are now 56 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. There are also 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County with 21 recoveries.MORE

Judge Rejects Bid to Block Mail-in Primary in Nevada

A Reno federal judge has again rejected a bid to block the mail-in primary election, as part of an effort to guard against spread of the coronavirus at traditional polling places. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du says the Voters’ Rights Initiative’s “second proverbial bite at the apple is no more fruitful than the first.” Early…MORE

Reno Police Chief And Washoe County Sheriff on The Death of George Floyd

Both the Washoe County Sheriff and Reno Police Chief are speaking out after the death of a black man in Minneapolis. George Floyd was seen on video dying while an officer pressed his knee into the handcuffed man’s neck, as onlookers begged him to stop and other officers stood by. Chief Jason Soto says he’s…MORE