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2 Arrested in Nevada Doorstep Package Thefts

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Douglas County investigators say they've identified two Carson City women suspected of stealing holiday gifts and other packages left on residential doorsteps.

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Nevada Governor's Education Budget Criticized

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Critics of Gov. Jim Gibbons' proposed budget cuts, including hundreds of student demonstrators, said Tuesday that lawmakers hoping to preserve Nevada's K-12 schools and higher education system must reject the governor's plans.

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Washoe County Board Slashes Land Values

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Washoe County Board of Equalization has slashed county land values 15 percent for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, citing the continued rise in home foreclosures that has drastically reduced home prices.

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LA Man Upset Over Job Kills Wife, 5 Kids, Himself

Posted: 01/27/2009 - A medical technician apparently distraught over losing his job at a hospital fatally shot his wife, five young children and himself at their harbor-area home Tuesday. Police said the victims included two sets of twins.

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Wind Power Hits Economic Storm

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Wind power has seen historic growth and the blessing of President Barack Obama - but it's far from recession proof.

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Inspectors Found Mildew in Peanut Butter Plant

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Inspectors found mildew on a ceiling and other problems last year at a peanut butter producing plant in Georgia that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak, according to reports released Monday by the state Department of Agriculture.

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Small Business Owners Rally

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Owners of small businesses in the Reno area rallied and talked about strategies for staying afloat during the recession.

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Prison Closure Plan Draws Fire

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Nevada's budget woes have put its oldest prison back on the chopping block, but the plan faces an uphill battle in the legialature.

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Nevada Lawmakers Question Plans to Shut Down Old State Prison

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A move to close the old Nevada State Prison was questioned Monday by state lawmakers, who demanded more details and said the proposed shutdown might not produce the Gibbons administration's estimate of a $37 million budget savings.

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Nevada Unemployment Rate To Grow Even Higher

Posted: 01/26/2009 - We knew it was bad, but Monday's announcement about Nevada's unemployment rate still came as quite a shocking blow. Nine percent of our state's working force is jobless. That's about 128,000 Nevadans who are out of work, meaning almost one out of every ten people

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Judge Refuses to Halt Huge Nevada Gold Mine

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists and a Western tribe that asked for an emergency order to halt part of a massive gold mine project in northeast Nevada.

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Medicaid Cuts Opposed

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Nevada lawmakers have been urged to reject Gov. Jim Gibbons' proposals to cut Medicaid reimbursements to hospitals and doctors because the reductions will only shift the costs elsewhere - and probably increase them.

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Paramedic Charged in Travolta Extortion Plot

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A paramedic has been charged in an alleged plot to extort $25 million from John Travolta after his teenage son suffered a seizure and died at the family's home in the Bahamas.

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Nevada Jobless Rate Climbs

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Nevada's unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in December, its highest level since September 1983, as nearly one out of every 10 Nevadans were out of work, according to a state report released Monday.

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Sprint Nextel To Eliminate 8,000 Jobs

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Sprint Nextel Corp. is eliminating about 8,000 positions in the first quarter as it seeks to cut annual costs by $1.2 billion.

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Salon Holds Fundraiser For Reno Woman Battling Cancer

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Friends and strangers alike gathered at a local salon on Sunday to raise money for a Reno woman battling cancer. But cancer doesn't even begin to describe how difficult life has been for Julinda Bryan.

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Sparks Pediatrician Sues Insurance Provider

Posted: 01/25/2009 - A Sparks pediatrician has sued an insurance provider, claiming it bilked thousands of northern Nevada doctors out of "tens of millions of dollars" by failing to pay claims and forcing them into "one-sided" contracts.

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Head Of 2-State Tahoe Regulatory Agency Resigns

Posted: 01/25/2009 - John Singlaub has resigned as executive director of the land-use regulatory agency charged with protecting Lake Tahoe, citing the grind of a job tugged by the competing interests of environmentalists and developers.

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Dayton Man Returns Home From Iraq

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Last week he patrolled battlegrounds in Iraq, but on Saturday night, Major Shawn Casey returned home safely to his Dayton family.

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NV Chancellor's Fight Against Cuts Supported

Posted: 01/24/2009 - Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford on Saturday pledged to join Chancellor Jim Rogers' fight against Gov. Jim Gibbons' proposed 36 percent budget cut to the state's higher education system.

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Waco Cult Leader's Mother Murdered, Aunt In Custody

Updated: 01/24/2009 - HOUSTON (AP) - The mother of infamous Branch Davidian sect leader David Koresh has been stabbed to death, and Koresh's aunt was in custody on a murder charge Saturday.

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