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California Red-Legged Frog Named State Amphibian


Sacramento, CA…California now has an official state amphibian: the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii),a state species of special concern. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has worked for many years to conserve and restore populations of this rare species. By declaring the California red-legged frog the official state amphibian of California, the Legislature […]

State Water Board Approves Emergency Regulation to Ensure Agencies and State Residents Increase Water Conservation

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Sacramento, CA…In response to the ongoing severe drought, on Tuesday the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement. The new conservation regulation is intended to reduce outdoor urban water use. The […]

A Story of Westward Migration to the Lake Tahoe/Reno Regions


Reno, NV…What was the untamed West really like? Join author Mary Jo Sonntag for storytelling and readings from her book, Write, If You Live to Get There, the true story of her ancestors’ westward migration from Vermont to northern California, told through a series of letters written by members of the Phillips family. The collection […]

Additional Information On Location Of Skeletal Remains


Minden, Nevada – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation with skeletal remains in the area of Kings Canyon east of Spooner Lake. The human remains were located approximately 300 yards to the north of Hwy 50 near the top of Spooner Summit, between the Tahoe Rim trail and Kings Canyon […]

Skeletal Remains Found East Of Spooner Lake


Minden, Nevada – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a death investigation with skeletal remains in the area of Kings Canyon east of Spooner Lake. The remains are being transported to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. At this time a cause of death is unknown. The investigation continues.

RCRC Votes to Oppose Medical Lawsuit Ballot Measure


Sacramento, CA…The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) announced today its official opposition to the trial lawyer sponsored ballot initiative to alter the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). The recently qualified medical lawsuit ballot initiative on the November 2014 statewide ballot would quadruple the cap on non-economic damages in medical liability lawsuits from $250,000 […]

Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Issue Statements on Budget Agreement


Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins released the following statements on the state budget: “The leaders of the Legislature have worked very hard to build a solid and sustainable budget that pays down debt, brings stability to the teachers’ pension system and builds at […]

Starbucks Offers Full Tuition Reimbursement for Partners To Complete A Bachelor’s Degree


New York, June 15, 2014 – Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Arizona State University (ASU) will announce tomorrow (Monday) the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, a powerful, first-of-its-kind program designed to unleash lifetime opportunity for thousands of eligible part-time and full-time U.S. partners (employees)…. Starbucks chairman, president and ceo Howard Schultz will host the first Partner Family […]

Weekly Address: The President Wishes America’s Dads a Happy Father’s Day

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Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. Sunday is Father’s Day. If you haven’t got Dad a gift yet, there’s still time. Just barely. But the truth is, what we give our fathers can never match what our fathers give us. I know how important it is to have a dad in your life, because I grew up without […]

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Continues Investigation Of Double Homicide In Washoe Valley


Washoe Valley, NV…Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to investigate a double homicide that occurred on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Washoe Valley. At approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 13, Sheriff’s Deputies were summoned to the 4800 block of Leo Bingo Court on a report of a shooting that had just occurred. The reporting person […]

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