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6 hrs ago | The Record-Courier

University explores commercial drone delivery

Australian-designed commercial UAVs are winging their way to the United States for high-tech testing at the University of Nevada, Reno as part of a new research and development partnership with a commercial delivery, unmanned-aerial-vehicle start-up company Flirtey, which conducted successful fully automated drone textbook-delivery tests in Sydney, ... (more)


Related Topix: Nevada, University of Nevada-Reno, Australia, World News, Robots, Science / Technology

13 hrs ago | Star Phoenix

Campuses toning down frosh week

Refugee Rayan Jboo says Saskatoon feels like paradise after his home in northern Iraq was overrun by extremist Islamic State militants.


Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News, New York, Country, Burning Man, Arts, Nevada

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Republic

Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000

The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert.


Related Topix: Arts, Burning Man, Nevada

Greenwich Citizen

Candidates culled from Nevada political elites

This Jan. 14, 2013 photo shows Attorney Adam Laxalt introducing his family, wife Jaime and their daughter Sophia at the Republican Men's Club luncheon at the Atlantis Resort-Reno.


Related Topix: Nevada, Reno, NV, Carson City, NV, Las Vegas, NV

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Reno Gazette-Journal

Extension's 'Grow Your Own, Nevada!' classes return

Extension's 'Grow Your Own, Nevada!' classes return Cooperative Extension horticulturist Wendy Mazet to lead series.


Related Topix: Nevada, Yerington, NV, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Events, Washoe County, NV

The Oregonian

Best photos of Burning Man 2014; has the festival jumped the shark?

In this Aug. 27, 2014 photo, participants enjoy the Burning Man festival on the Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, Nev.


Related Topix: Arts, Burning Man, Nevada, Entertainment

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Cactus Avenue Interchange to open Friday

A long-anticipated road project is finishing earlier than expected. The Nevada Department of Transportation is opening the Cactus Avenue Interchange over I-15 on Friday.


Related Topix: Nevada

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Nevada Policy Research Institute

NPRI topples 3,610 dominoes to show margin tax destruction

The Nevada Policy Research Institute recently held a demonstration for Las Vegas media to show the devastating domino effect passage of the proposed margin tax, or Question 3, will have on the Silver State's economy, businesses and families.


Related Topix: Nevada, Entertainment, Drama, Television

The Las Vegas Sun

Hospitals complain about payments to treat prisoners under Obamacare

Hospitals are complaining about lower payments to treat Nevada prisoners after inmates were switched to Medicaid coverage under Obamacare, officials said.


Related Topix: Nevada, Healthcare Law, Law

The Las Vegas Sun

Three-vehicle crash blocking traffic on Interstate 15

This picture from a Nevada Department of Transportation traffic camera shows a three-vehicle crash blocking traffic on Interstate 15 at Owens Avenue on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Nevada


Will Harry Reid run?

Forty years ago, a relatively unknown youngster had fought his way to a slight advantage over Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nevada, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Kansas lands in middle of best-worst states for workplace gender equality

There is an equal ratio of women and men who earn minimum wage in Kansas. It is one the few states in which women do not make up the majority of minimum wage workers, according to a WalletHub analysis of 2014's Best and Worst States for Women's Equality.


Related Topix: New York, Nevada, Utah Government, Utah

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Governor's office announces drone donation for education

As such, one of the first steps of this collaboration is DJI's donation of various Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platforms to the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems to help further develop the education pipeline for the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry in Nevada.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Nevada

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Graham Leader

New York meat truck driver charged in stinky spill

State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill.


Related Topix: New York, Burning Man, Arts, Nevada

The Brattleboro Reformer

Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert.


Related Topix: Burning Man, Arts, Nevada, Texas

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Nevada prison inmate dies in apparent suicide

Van Hook, 40, was unresponsive when found in his cell, and the prison staff failed to resuscitate him, according to a press release from the Nevada Department of Corrections.


Related Topix: Nevada


Nevada activists protest Missouri police shooting

Theresa Navarro, chairwoman of Progressive Leadership of Nevada, passes through security with Nevada leaders of the NAACP at the U.S. attorney's office in Reno, Nev., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, to deliver a letter calling for the firing of the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown in Missouri and urging Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a ... (more)


Related Topix: Nevada

Cybercast News Service

Sen. Harry Reid Apologizes for Saying the 'Wrong Thing' About Asians

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has apologized for his comments on Asians that were "in extremely poor taste," he later admitted.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nevada

RGT Online

Inside Gaming: Titus's bill would repeal handle tax

CG Technology CEO Lee Amaitis wanted to know the whereabouts of about $9 million that Nevada sportsbook operators paid to the federal government last year through a tax on all sports wagers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Dina Titus, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nevada

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Coalition aims to toughen up gun laws in Nevada

Sue Meuschke is the executive director of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, which coordinates the efforts of 15 domestic violence organizations that serve all 17 Nevada counties.


Related Topix: Nevada, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Guns, Criminal Defense Law