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  • Mountain chickadees resist age-related cognitive declines
    Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00 AM
    A combination of harsh winters and strong selection on cognitive abilities needed to find thousands of food caches lead to the evolution of specialized spatial cognition in food-caching species such as mountain chickadees, allowing them to resist age-related cognitive declines, according to a University of Nevada, Reno study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences scientific journal.
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00 AM
    A new federal law that took effect this month requires boat operators to wear an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) when operating a boat on federal waterways such as Lake Mead and Lake Tahoe. 
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00 AM
    U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) walked a fine line between embracing and keeping herself at arm’s length from the Nevada Democratic Party one month after Democratic Socialist candidates took over the party’s leadership, touting the party’s prospects while also saying that she “believes in capitalism.”
  • Historic cannonball safe to return to Winnemucca
    Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Winnemucca State Bank & Trust’s early 1900’s cannonball safe will be returning to Winnemucca to its original home at Phillips Furniture on a long-term loan for display. The building is where the bank was formerly located before closing during the Great Depression. 
    The safe has been in the old Getchell Schoolhouse at the Turquoise Ridge mine site for an unknown amount of time, with no known reason or timeframe for the safe being moved from the bank to the schoolhouse. 
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Nevada lawmakers have taken the first steps in processing legislation that would move the state to the top of the presidential nominating calendar in 2024 — though many hurdles outside the legislative realm remain.
    Members of the Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee voted along party-lines to approve AB126 on Thursday, the bill from Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson to end Nevada’s presidential caucus and replace it with a primary election that would leapfrog other states to the front of the nominating calendar.
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    A legislative committee unanimously passed a bill that would create a state fund to house proceeds from opioid settlements, such as those against prominent pharmaceutical companies accused of helping fuel the opioid crisis.
    It also would establish a behavioral health crisis hotline using a federally mandated 988 phone number, rather than a longer and harder-to-remember 10-digit number for a suicide hotline.
    “This one I have a particularly high level of enthusiasm for because I think both of the components in this bill had the opportunity to really move the needle in our behavioral health,” Sen. Julia Ratti (D-Sparks) said during a hearing of the bill, SB390, on Thursday evening.
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Nevada tourism officials said Tuesday that their industry needed more help from Congress to recover from the plunge in business triggered by the pandemic, testifying at the first hearing convened by a new panel led by Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV).
    Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), said that the industry after the pandemic emergency subsides "will be faced with a situation that is roughly equivalent to the depths of the Great Recession."  
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on travel and tourism has met for the first time to discuss ways to help the industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • National bridge report ranks Nevada bridges as nation’s best
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Transportation’s dedicated bridge inspection and rehabilitation program has helped Nevada bridges to once again be named the nation’s best.
  • Professor’s invention from over a century ago impacts ‘snow science’
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    James Church was a man with many hats. As a professor of Classics at the University of Nevada, Reno, he taught a variety of subjects related to the arts, including literature and art history. Then, as he spent more time in the Reno area, he discovered his love for snow and mountains through his many mountaineering excursions in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where he would become fascinated with the science behind snow and the water it contained.
    This fascination eventually resulted in the creation of the “Mt. Rose snow sampler,” a device that would have implications all over the world and is still used today, more than a century later.
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