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It’s Time for Casinos and Bars to be 100% Smoke-Free

Kelli Goatley-Seals with her son

By Kelli Goatley-Seals, MPH When my son turned 16, he started looking for a job. Here is important context: I am a former contractor for a local health insurance company who provided wellness education to Nevada employees — including at local casinos. So I told him one industry was completely off-limits: gaming. …

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Waste Management Hosts 100 Days of Recycling Social Media Campaign

100 Days of Recycling with Waste Management

By Waste Management of Northern Nevada So much has changed this year, but the rules for recycling correctly are still the same. Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. However, most households and people still don’t recycle the correct way. Now, with distance learning …

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“Lettuce” Make Summer “Grape” for Your Kids!

Urban Roots

As you know, COVID-19 brought new, unexpected challenges to every mom. All the hikes in the world or baths without interruptions don’t seem to help with stress as much as they used to.  My husband and I juggled trying to teach three kids, do housework (seriously, how is there so …

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An Open Letter to My Graduating Daughter: I’m Sorry, but It Won’t Always Be Better Tomorrow

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Dear Jilleann: I’m sorry you walked in on me crying tonight. But I had just watched a video documenting the “drive-up graduation” of a friend’s daughter from today, and I sat in disbelief thinking this is not the celebration you’ve earned. It is literally the night before one of the …

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Quarantine Life: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Beautiful

Lynnette and Kids Chickadee Ridge

I write this in week eight of the stay at home mandate. We’ve all had a different quarantine experience, and wanted to share our stories so that you know… You’re not alone… Yes, this is hard… And we’re in this together, even though we may physically be a part. Work and Homeschooling …

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What Moms Can Do to Improve Pedestrian Safety

pedestrian safety in Reno

There is one statistic that local moms are focused on right now. Twenty students have been involved in traffic accidents this school year alone. Nevada is one of the top 10 states with the worst drivers, with some of the highest rates of bicyclist and pedestrian deaths in the nation. This local …

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Here’s How Local Teens Can Get Free Prom Attire for a Limited Time

Lexie's Gift Prom Boutique

Think back for a moment about your prom. Whether it was full of fun and frilly dresses — or a nightmare because the dude you were with was expecting to reach third base, and you weren’t ready — it was likely still an event that inspires abundant memories and maybe even a …

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Arte Italia Makes for a Fun Date Destination

Jackie Shelton and her boyfriend Clay at arte italia's "Neorealismo" exhibit

By Jackie Shelton, Guest Contributor This season is so different from falls of the past: My kids are grown, my boyfriend’s kids are grown, and we find ourselves able to spend some time together on a weekend afternoon enjoying the abundant cultural opportunities that Reno has to offer. Which is …

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IEP help for parents at first-ever Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference to Dec. 5 in Reno

How far will parents go to ensure the best education for their child? Linda McMahon and her husband Jim moved their family from California to Reno so that their son Sam could attend Newton Learning Center, a school for children on the Autism spectrum and other similar learning differences.

IEP help for parents at first-ever Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference to Dec. 5 in Reno RENO, Nev. – How far will a parent go to save a child from being chronically undereducated? Ask any of the parents of the students of Newton Learning Center, a school for …

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