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Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 180,480, making it the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas. Current estimates place the population of the city proper at more than 214,000 which would make Reno the third-most populous city, after Henderson. Reno lies 26 miles (42 km) north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lake Tahoe in the high desert. The area of western Nevada and the California Sierra Nevada anchored by Reno has a population of approximately 650,000. Reno shares its eastern border with the city of Sparks. Reno, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is famous for its casinos, and is the birthplace of the gaming corporation Harrah's Entertainment.
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May 24, 2013 4:56 am
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Northern California on Thursday night, a quake that was widely felt across the region, including Reno and Truckee.
May 24, 2013 4:38 am
Many people filled the Nevada Assembly chambers on Thursday as a resolution to repeal a same-sex marriage ban in Nevada passed 27-14, bringing the state one step closer to marriage equality.
May 24, 2013 4:29 am
A juror in the Harvey Whittemore trial was dismissed Thursday after U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks said one of the jurors made a comment the day before that suggested he had already made up his mind ...
May 24, 2013 3:19 am
Buzzfeed and Laughing Squid round up some of the best examples of the catbeard and dogbeard memes.
May 24, 2013 3:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) Less winter runoff has allowed visitors to enjoy mostly clean water at California beaches, according to a report released Thursday.
May 24, 2013 1:32 am
Gov. Brian Sandovals proposal to allocate $2 million to Teach for America has new life in the Nevada Senate.
May 24, 2013 1:29 am
The Washoe County School District saw its tax bill survive another day at the Nevada Legislature.
May 24, 2013 1:18 am
The Harvey Whittemore trial and the sale of the U.S. Bank building in Reno were among the top-read stories Thursday on RGJ.com at about 4:50 p.m.
May 24, 2013 12:29 am
Question: UFO or Drone? At 0430 hours, 19 MAY 2013, a UFO was flying over North Reno, but it sounded distinctly like a Drone.
May 24, 2013 12:28 am
PHOENIX (AP) The jury in Jodi Arias' murder trial was dismissed Thursday after failing to reach a verdict against the woman they convicted of murdering her one-time boyfriend in a case that captured ...