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Smoke from California wildfires closes schools in Reno area

Sep. 14, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in Northern California has prompted public school officials to close most campuses to in-person instruction Wednesday in the Reno and Sparks area. Washoe County School District officials cited current hazardous air quality, National Weather...

Report on UNLV student boxing death draws anger, not action

Aug. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada boxing regulators on Tuesday called the death of a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student after he fought in a fraternity charity boxing match last November a tragedy and branded the event “an illegal fight.” But they said they lacked authority then or...

Students returning, legal battle brews over Reno dorm blast

Aug. 20, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three years after a gas explosion ripped through a University of Nevada dormitory, hundreds of students will start moving into the remodeled building this week as a legal battle looms over more than $100 million in damages. School officials likened the damage from...

Publisher of The Believer raises $300,000, exceeding goal

Jul. 13, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — McSweeney's has raised just over $300,000 — exceeding its goal by $25,000 — in the two months since announcing it was buying back The Believer, the acclaimed literary publication that nearly went out of business last year. Around 1,500 people gave money for the...

COVID, economy cited for dips in Nevada college enrollments

Jul. 02, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Call it a form of long COVID, but more than two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, student enrollment at the College of Southern Nevada is down some 25% from the fall of 2019. Not only that, but the falloff seemingly has not bottomed out, with...