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Recent articles by Brett:

Bruce Van Dyke, icon of Reno's airwaves since 1978, dies after brief illness

Bruce Van Dyke became a Reno radio icon by breaking the status quo on the airwaves. The radio host died Sept. 16 at the age of 69. → Read More

Faith Forum columnist Rajan Zed honored for peace-building efforts by Reno Police

The president of the Reno-based Universal Society of Hinduism was honored for “his contributions in the diverse faith communities of Northern Nevada." → Read More

Reno-Sparks air quality expected to remain at unhealthy levels Friday, Saturday

As of Thursday afternoon, forecast air quality levels continuing to reach unhealthy levels for both Friday and Saturday. → Read More

Reno-Sparks air quality improves to 'very unhealthy' as WCSD, UNR students return to class

After classes were canceled on Wednesday, the Washoe County School District made a return to in-person learning on Thursday. → Read More

Reno-Sparks air quality worsens to hazardous levels, WCSD classes canceled

As of 5 a.m., air quality readings in both Reno and Sparks had reached 385 for fine particulate matter, indicating "hazardous" levels. → Read More

Take me out to the ballgame — to solve a Mr. Baseball mystery

The Aces are in the final month of a memorable season on the field. But I went to the ballpark to find the answer to an off-field puzzle. → Read More

Reno-Sparks air quality in unhealthy range, no WCSD cancellations announced

If school had been canceled or delayed, the district would have started robocalls to families around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Reno-Sparks air quality: Wildfire smoke prompts Stage 2 emergency declaration

Local air quality officials indicated there was a chance that the index could reach the "very unhealthy" range on Sunday. → Read More

Record floods strand 1,000 in Death Valley National Park

Roughly 60 vehicles were buried in mud and debris and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers were stuck inside the park, officials said. → Read More

Have you seen her? RPD seeks woman missing in northwest Reno Saturday

Maria Asuncion walked away from her family at approximately 11:28 a.m. Saturday and has not returned. → Read More

Man shot, killed on South Virginia late Friday, Reno police investigating

The RPD says that the assailant was known to his victim, and there is no identified threat to the general public. → Read More

WCSO: Firework explodes in man's hand, punctures another man's lung at Moon Rocks north of Reno

One man remains in critical condition after a firework struck him in the chest, puncturing his lung. The other suffered injuries to his left hand. → Read More

Reno-Sparks would be perfect if it only had ... commuter rail?

I asked readers what they thought northwestern Nevada needed to achieve perfection. First up: rail transit. → Read More

Incline Village schools on two-hour delay due to spring snowstorm

Winter bus stop schedules are in effect for Incline. → Read More

Distance learning for Incline schools Thursday; classes canceled for Tahoe Truckee USD

A strong storm system pounded much of Northern Nevada and Northern California overnight Wednesday into Thursday. → Read More

Reno Police Chief Jason Soto retiring at end of 2022 after quarter-century with department

After more than 25 years with the RPD, including seven-plus serving as chief of police, Jason Soto announced he would retire by the end of 2022. → Read More

Reno weather: Winds, rain should give way to calm conditions on Sunday

Wind and rain should continue through Saturday, but Sunday should bring mostly sunny and warmer weather, with a high of 58 degrees expected. → Read More

Surprise snowstorm puts WCSD schools on another 2-hour delay, prompts chain controls

A lake-effect snow band stretching from Pyramid Lake to Reno and Sparks struck Northern Nevada overnight. → Read More

Watch live at 10 a.m.: Reno City Council to discuss affordable housing

Watch the meeting here live at 10 a.m. → Read More

What we know about Nevada ending mask mandates

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced an end to the state's mask mandate Thursday morning, ending a regulation that had been in place since late July 2021. → Read More