School district officials say an eighth-grader who had a severe allergic reaction after sampling foods in a cooking class was given an emergency epinephrine shot by the school nurse on Feb. 12.
Nurse Robin Reinders says that by the time the ambulance arrived, the boy's symptoms had subsided.
A similar incident happened Feb. 14, when a ninth-grader had an allergic reaction during lunch. School officials say they used an EpiPen while waiting for the ambulance, and the student is now back in school and feeling fine.
Nevada legislators passed a law in 2013 requiring schools to keep epinephrine shots to treat students immediately during severe allergic reactions.
(AP) - Two freshman Democratic state lawmakers say they want the Nevada Legislature to get rid of what they call an unfair sales tax on feminine hygiene products.
Gov. Brian Sandoval wants to avoid building a new prison to reduce overcrowding in Nevada's correctional system by speeding up the process for releasing as many as 400 inmates eligible for parole.
A series of storms approaches that could flood the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, residential and industrial areas where 25,000 people live and work.
(AP) — Two Nevada Democrats are proposing to end the state's little-used death penalty.
It's a swing state and famous faces are flying in to help out.
(AP) - Nevada wildlife officials have reported fewer bears roaming around the state's urban areas this year, which they say is likely because of weather conditions from El Nino.
Firefighters are still battling a 45,800-acre fire in Monterey County. Meanwhile, crews are fighting a 53,925-acre fire in northern Nevada.
(AP) — An official says fire crews are trying to contain a nearly 8-square-mile wildfire from reaching a state highway in the remote and scenic Poodle Mountain Wilderness Study Area in northwest Nevada.
(AP) — A state board has approved $2.5 million more to fight efforts to develop the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada.
The state of Nevada will pay $120,000 to settle a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency complaint about storm water runoff pollution in Reno.
(AP) — Only 10 percent of Nevada's high school juniors are considered college-ready in four core subjects based on their ACT test scores.
(AP) - A wind-whipped brush fire that has consumed more than 185 square miles of rangeland in north-central Nevada burned within a few hundred yards of ranch homes on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or structure damage.
There was "minor improvement" in California drought conditions over the past week. But as long-term drought persists throughout the west, and storage levels drop, water supply is a worry.
(AP) — A proposed ballot measure to repeal Nevada's new commerce tax has been rewritten after a major court setback.
The U.S. Drought Center says the past week brought "widespread improvements" in drought conditions in northern California and Nevada.