What’s Trending: 24/7 Sobriety Program

Don't Drive Imparied ButtonThe Impaired Driving Critical Emphasis Area (CEA) team was faced with a challenge: how to reduce the number of repeat DUI offenders in Nevada. Many DUI citations are plea-bargained down from a DUI and each court in Nevada has its own approach towards sentencing and monitoring. A statewide strategy seemed impossible.

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Ride for Reading

Ride for Reading LogoWhen elementary school teacher Mathew Portell discovered that one of his students didn’t have anything to read at home, he began asking fellow cyclists to donate books. Seven years later, his Nashville-based nonprofit, Ride for Reading, has distributed more than 250,000 books—by bike—in 16 states, including Nevada.

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New Sidewalks for Five Washoe County Schools

NDOT and Safe Routes to School LogosThe Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has completed a project to install sidewalks and pedestrian crosswalks at five elementary schools in Washoe County. About 2,800 feet of new sidewalk, upgraded pedestrian crosswalk ramps, and signage have been installed at streetside entrances in front of Nancy Gomes, Lemmon Valley, Virginia Palmer, Elizabeth Lenz, and Brown Elementary Schools.

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