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After 80 years, missing Reno banker still mystery

Eighty years after Roy Frisch’s disappearance, the fate of the former Reno city councilman and the head cashier of the Riverside Bank remain unknown.

1,300-pound cake served to mark important date in Nevada history

First lady Kathleen Sandoval used a sword belonging to Nevada’s fifth governor on Friday to slice into a 1,300-pound cake baked to commemorate an important date on the road to statehood nearly 150 years ago.

DRI to partner with Google on global water usage mapping project

As part of an Obama administration climate-change initiative, the Desert Research Institute will partner with Google to create real-time drought mapping of the United States and models of global water consumption.

Late Sierra storms ease Reno-Sparks’ water worries

The Truckee Meadows Water Authority doesn’t expect to have to impose any extra water conservation measures in the Reno-Sparks area this summer thanks to a series of late-winter Sierra Nevada storms that helped take the bite out of the region’s lingering drought.

State officials: U.S. Senate jobless benefits bill is flawed

Bipartisan Senate legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed is unworkable, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday as aides circulated a letter from state officials envisioning a series of difficulties they would encounter in administering the measure.