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5:22 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

WCSD Superintendent won't accept 25K settlement from trustees

Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez
Credit WCSD

Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez will not accept the $25,000 offered by the board of trustees to settle a lawsuit regarding the board's breach of contract for improperly firing Martinez back in July before quickly reinstating him. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss spoke to Martinez's attorney Bill Peterson to learn why the superintendent is turning down the board's offer.

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Doug Knuth
6:05 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

UNR Director of Athletics Doug Knuth on future of college sports

Credit University of Nevada, Reno

In this segment from Beyond the Headlines, Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli talks with Doug Knuth, Director of Athletics at the University of Nevada, Reno, about the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, amateurism in college sports and the future of the NCAA.   

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Local Stories
5:35 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

New rules in NCAA will shift power to five richest conferences

Credit NCAA.com

The National Collegiate Athletics Association, or NCAA, recently voted in favor of granting more autonomy to the five richest Division 1 conferences, a change that could negatively affect the other six conferences operating on smaller budgets, including the Mountain West. 

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Local Stories
4:47 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Liberian faith leader in Reno sounds call for help with ebola crisis

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

While the World Health Organization is reporting more than 2,200 deaths from the ebola outbreak in West Africa, Reverend Father Elijah Bobby Washington is stuck in the United States, here in Reno, unable to fly home to Liberia.

Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss spoke with Father Bobby to get the latest update on the deteriorating conditions in his home country.

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Business + Economy
10:12 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Nevada passes huge tax breaks for Tesla

  The Nevada legislature has passed an unprecedented package of incentives for Tesla's massive gigfactory. Reno Public Radio’s Will Stone reports the governor signed the bill late Thursday night.

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Local Stories
10:50 am
Wed September 10, 2014

UNR tries new approach for treating suicidal students

Area colleges, including UNR and TMCC, have been hosting events for suicide prevention week, including backpack campaigns to symbolize the roughly 1,100 college students who commit suicide in the U.S. each year. UNR is also starting a pilot program to try a new treatment option for suicidal students called CAMS.
Credit Truckee Meadows Community College

The counseling center at the University of Nevada, Reno is rethinking how to treat its suicidal students. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that this semester the center is hosting a trial study for a new approach in the hopes of saving more young lives.

As students meet with UNR counselors at the center, white noise machines in each doorway keep their conversations private. Behind some of those closed doors, students are seeking help because they’re thinking about or preparing to take their own lives.

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Education
3:31 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Trustees settle with AG, pay out $1,500 each

The Washoe County School Board of Trustees has agreed to a settlement with the Nevada Attorney General over the board's improper firing of Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

 

Six of the trustees will pay $1,500 each for violating the Nevada Open Meeting law in multiple ways.

Attorney Kent Robison, who's representing the trustees, says they could have litigated this issue for months.

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Local Stories
12:19 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Pilot dies at Reno Air Races

Lee Behel died Monday after crashing his plane during a qualifying event for the Reno Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport.
Credit www.aafo.com

A pilot has died after crashing his plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport Monday afternoon. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that the tragedy is a painful reminder of the event’s 2011 crash that killed 11 people, most of them spectators in the grandstand.

Lee Behel was a racing veteran from San Jose who flew planes in both the Air Force and the Nevada National Guard. He was also the father of two sons.

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Education
2:53 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

School board could settle with AG over Martinez debacle

The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees is voting Tuesday on whether or not to accept a settlement agreement with the Nevada Attorney General over the improper firing of Superintendent Pedro Martinez. 

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Local Stories
9:51 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Public safety in Incline Village: Washoe County Sheriff candidates have different views

Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

The crime rate in Incline Village has been falling for the past several years, but Chuck Allen, a candidate for sheriff in the November election, says that fact is misleading. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports.

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