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.
UPDATED: 6:45 p.m. - Containment has grown to 29 percent, and acreage burned to 17,622. Crews on the Washington Fire, three miles south of Markleeville, took advantage of light winds to increase containment.
UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire. As of late Thursday afternoon, containment stood at 15 percent. Crews remain focused on keeping the fire away from the community of Markleeville.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report released June 18 shows drought increased slightly in California and improved in Nevada.
(AP) - Nevada climate officials say that recent wet weather isn't significantly changing drought conditions throughout the state.
(AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law legislation creating millions of dollars in incentives to help combat Nevada's severe teacher shortage.
The latest update from government forecasters show the drought has expanded slightly in California despite rain in May.
(AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law one of his key education initiatives aimed at cutting back school bullying. The Republican governor approved SB504 on Wednesday while surrounded by students at Carson Middle School.
(AP) - Nevada senators are reviving a bill that would dump Nevada's caucus system and replace it with a primary to choose presidential nominees.
(AP) - Bill language that would allow for ride-hailing companies such as Uber in Nevada is back after a similar proposal failed a Senate vote last month.
(AP) - A Nevada Assembly committee has passed a bill requiring laboratories to put dogs and cats up for adoption when they're done performing research on them.
There are just 38 days left in Nevada’s Legislative Session. A number of education-related bills remain on the agenda this session. They include new programs for low-income, disabled, gifted and talented students, and for English language learners.
Lawmakers in Nevada are considering a bill that would make square dancing the official state do-si-do. Supporters say the bill is a response to falling square dance participation.
After a record dry January in much of California, early February rains helped fill reservoirs but didn't add much to the Sierra Nevada snowpack.
The Nevada state health exchange is calling this year’s open enrollment a success, with nearly twice the number of enrollees in half the amount of time as last year.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor points to California's dwindling snowpack in its latest report.