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High winds force emergency landing in Reno, 5 minor injuries

February 13, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Five passengers suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Southern California to Seattle encountered severe turbulence in a winter storm and was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno. Three of the passengers were transported to

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Burning Man CEO announces changes to 2019 ticket sales

February 13, 2019 — RENO — The organizers of Burning Man are making “substantive” changes to the annual weeklong summer art festival in the Nevada desert. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the organization’s CEO, Marian Goodell, said in a post to the Burning Man Journal over the weekend that the

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Suspect in Washoe, Douglas killings will be prosecuted on murder charges ahead of Carson City charges

February 8, 2019 — The 36 Carson City charges against Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman were put on hold Friday after prosecutors all agreed the murder charges in Washoe and Douglas counties should go forward first. Deputy DA Melanie Brantingham told Justice of the Peace Tom Armstrong the families of the

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Snowbound Sierra Nevada lodge guests freed

February 8, 2019 — KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — More than 120 visitors and staff who became snowbound in a Sierra Nevada resort due to recent storms have been freed. The U.S. Forest Service says snow trapped the guests and staff at a lodge at Montecito Lake in

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National parks rush to repair damage after shutdown

February 1, 2019 — National parks are scrambling to clean up and repair damage visitors and storms caused during the recent government shutdown while bracing for the possibility of another closure ahead of the busy Presidents Day weekend.

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Amgen announces details for 2019 race stage at Lake Tahoe

January 31, 2019 — Amgen has announced race details for its 2019 Tour of California, including a stage that will finish in South Lake Tahoe. Officials first announced the race would be returning to Tahoe in December. Stage 2 of the men's race will start in Rancho Cordova on

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Study shows effect of impact fees on affordable housing in North Lake Tahoe, Truckee

January 30, 2019 — KINGS BEACH, Calif. — While impact fees imposed on new construction in the North Lake Tahoe region are lower than those in the Bay Area, they could be creating barriers to affordable housing, according to a new report from the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe

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California’s national parks returning to normal operations

January 30, 2019 — YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — California's signature national parks are getting back to normal operations following the 35-day partial federal government shutdown. Yosemite National Park's entrance stations were staffed by rangers on Monday to collect fees and provide information. Elsewhere in the Sierra Nevada, Sequoia

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President Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

January 25, 2019 — WASHINGTON — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president’s demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico

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Affordable housing big issue for Nevada Legislature

January 23, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Affordable housing will be a key issue during the 80th session of the Nevada Legislature. A handful of bills to address the lack of housing throughout the state have been submitted, including five bill draft requests from the Committee to Study

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Video captures moose chasing skiers at Colorado ski resort

January 21, 2019 — SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Hoping to warn others about the dangers of moose, a local woman posted a video she captured of one charging skiers and snowboarders Saturday at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “You can’t plan for this kind of stuff; you can’t make this stuff

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‘Sierra cement’ causes airplane to do tail-stand at Truckee Tahoe Airport

January 17, 2019 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Recent storms have pounded the region with heavy, wet snow, but at Truckee Tahoe Airport, one aircraft took a stand against the winter onslaught Wednesday. As the airport was hit with more than a foot of snow, the tail of a Cessna

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Pot deliveries OK’d into California communities that ban sales

January 17, 2019 — LOS ANGELES — California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales. The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will

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Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

January 15, 2019 — SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option

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California governor proposes wildfire investments, 911 fee

January 8, 2019 — COLFAX, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday pledged fresh investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local governments improve their communication during emergencies and a fee to fund an update for the state’s 911 system. At a fire station

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Gov. Newsom points to California exceptionalism, challenges

January 8, 2019 — SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom boldly declared his state a model for the nation Monday but said its leaders have failed to rein in the soaring cost of living and stem inequalities that are making it harder for people to achieve what he

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Steve Sisolak sworn in as governor of Nevada

January 8, 2019 — Pledging to follow the example set by his predecessor Brian Sandoval, Steve Sisolak was sworn in Monday as Nevada’s 30th elected governor. “Thank you for prioritizing our kids’ education and our families’ health and for always putting people over partisanship,” he said in a brief

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10 things to know about California’s new Democratic governor

January 6, 2019 — SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gavin Newsom will become California’s 40th governor on Monday, succeeding fellow Democrat Jerry Brown. Here are 10 things to know about the next leader of the nation’s most populous state: Served as lieutenant governor from 2011 to 2019 and San Francisco mayor

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From Brown to Newsom, California to see new style, substance

January 6, 2019 — SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When Gov. Jerry Brown cedes power to Gavin Newsom, it will be the first time since 1887 that California has had consecutive Democratic governors. But California isn’t getting a carbon copy in substance or style. Newsom becomes governor Monday, concluding the 80-year-old

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Yosemite restricts park access through southern entrance

January 2, 2019 — YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Yosemite National Park has announced new access limitations during busiest hours due to problems with human waste and damage to resources during the partial federal government shutdown. The park said Wednesday that rangers will staff a checkpoint from 9 a.m.

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