Author: Kayla Anderson

Wreaths Across America Honors Veterans During the Holiday Season

Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and not only celebrate the people in our lives but also recognize the inherent freedoms that we enjoy thanks to those who’ve risked their lives to give us a better future. Which is partly the reason why 20-year veteran Morrill Worcester founded Wreaths Across America. There is a lot of symbolism in a WAA wreath, each made with care and support for our nation’s fallen heroes. In the “What is a Veteran Wreath?” video, Worcester explains that each wreath is made up of 10 balsam bouquets each meant...

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Officials break ground on new State Veterans Home

“This is a day that I’ve been looking forward to for many, many years,” Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval stated at the July 17 groundbreaking ceremony of the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home. More than 450 excited people gathered in a tent to laugh, honor, and celebrate the start of construction of the highly anticipated 102,000 square foot veterans’ center. To be built upon an old baseball field near Galletti Way and Kietzke Lane intersection, the 102,000 square foot town center is set to host: a physical therapy center, space for nursing administration and operations, a chapel, coffee shop, general store, beauty and barber shop, dining hall, conservatory, activity center, 96 beds and parade grounds. Joined by Governor Brian Sandoval, Senator Dean Heller, Sparks City Council, several legislators, Secretary of State/Attorney General, numerous Cabinet members and more, Nevada Department of Veterans Services Director Kat Miller named off dozens of veterans organizations and auxiliaries throughout the State of Nevada that have supported the project as well as recognized the veterans that served in major wars. “Regardless of where you served or what role you served in, we owe each and every one of our veterans some profound things. We have been in dire need of a new Northern Nevada veterans’ home for years. Many of our veterans are unable to find affordable, quality nursing home care and must seek this care...

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Sandoval Announces ‘Year of STEM’ for Nevada Schools

Gov. Brian Sandoval visited Sparks High School Monday to proclaim the 2016-17 school session the “Year of STEM,” promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The statewide initiative spearheaded by the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) aims to introduce ways for students, families and educators to actively participate. The announcement featured 20 local companies and learning institutions known for their innovative technology and products. Some businesses and colleges addressing the students included: Truckee Meadows Community College, UNR, Nevada Mining Association, NOW Foods, Pathways to Aviation and Dura-Line. “Across Nevada, we’re witnessing innovation and technology [to] improve...

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Cannabis Agriculture Company Makes $40k Donation to Support Measure 2

As Nevada gets closer to the November general election, there is one measure that will draw a lot of attention — the Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative. Question No. 2 on the ballot, if passed, would legalize marijuana for recreational use up to an ounce for people who are at least 21 years of age. Marijuana sales would be taxed like they currently are in Colorado and Oregon, with revenue put into education. Although the general election is a few months away, Terra Tech Corp, a cannabis-focused agriculture company, has made a $40,000 donation to the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol”...

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