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Parents voiced frustration at a town hall meeting this week at Wooster High School held by the Washoe County School District to address overcrowding and infrastructure needs.

School district officials painted a dire picture of what will happen next year if a capital improvement ballot measure, known as WC-1, fails to pass. That includes more portable trailers, splitting schools into two schedules and using computer labs and libraries as classrooms.

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Environmentalists are hoping the 20th anniversary of the Tahoe summit, and a visit by President Obama, will renew the spotlight on conservation efforts at the lake. As Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports, despite progress, the threat of climate change looms large.

Renown Health has a received $7.5 million  from the William N. Pennington Foundation to hire and retain pediatric doctors. 

On average in the U.S., there are 15 pediatricians for every 100,000 people, but in Reno, there are less than 10 pediatricians per that many residents.

That shortage is even more profound when you look at more specialized care.

How One Reno Business Handles Burning Man Traffic

Aug 30, 2016
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Burning Man organizers are estimating the regional economic impact of the festival to be $45 million this year. Our contributor Brook Bentley of Northern Nevada Business Weekly explores how one Reno business has been handling the influx.

A popular stop for many burners is the Whole Foods Market on South Virginia Street. On a normal day, the store averages 3,500 transactions, but around Burning Man, that number jumps to 5,500.

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Governor Brian Sandoval will be hosting a two-day drug abuse prevention summit in Las Vegas later this week to explore solutions to curb the growing opioid epidemic in Nevada. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, new technology could help with recovery, especially for those living in rural communities.

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With 70 days until the election, both presidential candidates are putting more face time in battleground states. Late last week, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump made their first visits to Northern Nevada since the February caucus. To get the latest, our reporter Julia Ritchey sat down with the Reno Gazette-Journal's political reporter Seth Richardson.

Donald Trump headlined a private fundraiser last Friday in Stateline, Nev., on Lake Tahoe. Richardson staked out the event, which was closed to press, and heard from those inside that it was a fairly typical speech. 

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The Washoe County Board of Commissioners has removed a planning commission member over questions about his impartiality. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno has the details.

Planning Commission Member Thomas Daly lost his seat after a 3-2 vote from the board.

At issue was an opinion article Daly wrote last spring for the Reno Gazette-Journal in which he expressed opposition to a development near Mt. Rose highway.

A study of housing in Truckee and north Tahoe released this week reveals some troubling realities about the region. 

The results of the Truckee-North Tahoe regional housing study, commissioned by the Truckee-Tahoe Community Foundation, are unsurprising to locals: A third of Tahoe residents spend more than half their income on housing, and close to 65 percent of houses in the region are vacation homes. 

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The Washoe County Health District has confirmed the first pregnancy affected by the Zika virus in this area. In a press release, district officials say that a woman traveled to a country with documented Zika virus transmission and then returned to Washoe County.

The case is actually the fourth confirmed instance of Zika virus infection in the county caused by travel.

Clinton Sharpens Rhetoric, Tethers Trump To Alt-Right

Aug 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton made one of the most pointed speeches of her campaign in Reno on Tuesday, accusing Donald Trump of embracing the ideologies of hate groups.

Clinton had originally planned to come to Reno to talk about jobs and the economy. But she changed her mind after listening to voters who are worried about the incendiary tone of Donald Trump's campaign.

"Everywhere I go, people tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric coming from my opponent,” she said. “And I understand that concern, because it's like nothing we've heard before."

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