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Crews quell wildfire south of Reno; evacuations lifted

Jun. 17, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire lines were holding and evacuations were lifted overnight after a fast-growing wildfire forced some people out of homes and closed highways for several hours south of Reno, a fire official in northern Nevada said Thursday. Truckee Meadows Fire...

Wildfire south of Reno forces evacuations, closes a highway

Jun. 17, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuations of homes, snarled highways and drew a rapid response Wednesday from firefighters using helicopters to drop water on flames blackening exceptionally dry vegetation south of Reno, authorities said. The fire in...

Battery recycling firm to expand operations in Nevada

Jun. 15, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A battery recycling company founded by a former executive at Tesla Inc. broke ground on 100 acres (40 hectares) of land at an industrial park near Reno as part of its expansion plan. Redwood Materials, which was founded in Nevada in 2017, is expecting...

Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...

Firearm group sues to block Nevada's new ban on 'ghost guns'

Jun. 15, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group of gun-rights activists has sued to challenge a new Nevada law banning build-your-own firearms. The lawsuit was filed days after Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the ban on so-called “ghost guns” without serial numbers, the Reno Gazette Journal...

Reno cafe apologizes after officer gets hateful note in food

Jun. 13, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno restaurant has fired an employee after a police officer found a hateful message with her order. KTVN-TV reports Cafe Capello posted on its Facebook page Saturday that a worker had written the message in the officer's order without their...

Money that escaped, injured 4 may not be returned to owner

Jun. 13, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Records show a pet monkey that escaped from its home in Reno last month and injured four people might not be returned to its owner. The Reno Gazette Journal reports that authorities responded to a May 25 call of a monkey being in a neighborhood. ...

Tire tracks mar rainbow-colored Pride crosswalk in Reno

Jun. 11, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — City workers in Reno plan to keep repairing a rainbow-colored Pride Month crosswalk that was marred by tire tracks after it was painted this week under the Reno Arch, while police investigate the damage as a property destruction crime, an elected official said Friday. ...

Nevada schools reckon with race, triggering polarization

Jun. 11, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has become the latest flashpoint in a national debate over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history, with parents clashing over curriculum proposals. People wore MAGA hats and waved signs outside a packed school board...

California News Digest

Jun. 05, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

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