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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 19, 2013 4:22 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A lottery official says 1 winning ticket has been sold in Florida for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million.
May 19, 2013 3:37 am
Photos from the Nevada state swimming meet held at the Carson Aquatic Facility in Carson City.
May 19, 2013 3:25 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) Police say theyre investigating the deaths of a man and woman at a Las Vegas apartment complex as a murder-suicide.
May 19, 2013 2:25 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) The Federal Election Commission says former U.S. Sen. John Ensign has agreed to pay a $32,000 civil penalty over a payment made by his parents to his one-time mistress.
May 19, 2013 1:54 am
Video: Fernley rallies late to win Division I-A softball title
May 18, 2013 11:32 pm
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.
May 18, 2013 10:31 pm
Get recaps of Reed's, Fernley's and Fallon's second day at the state softball tournament in Las Vegas.
May 18, 2013 9:10 pm
Nevada lawmakers are steamrolling into the final two weeks of the 2013 session a time when action behind the scenes can move at a dizzying pace while the public process dissolves into a mode of hurry...
May 18, 2013 6:11 pm
Attention, bargain-hunters around the world: Japanese goods from cars to televisions are going on sale.
May 18, 2013 4:17 pm
Nevada's STAR bond law is getting another makeover, this time from a bill that would potentially prohibit any future STAR bond-backed projects from pledging sales taxes meant for school districts. Sta...