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Washoe County Begins Mosquito Abatement

Updated: 05/21/2009 - Washoe County is launching its seasonal attack on mosquitoes. Beginning Thursday, the Washoe County Health Department will be spraying areas throughout the Truckee Meadows to curb the hatching of mosquitoes.

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Utah Swine Flu Death Reported

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Utah officials reported the state's first death associated with swine flu and Arizona recorded that state's third victim, pushing the national death toll to 10 people.

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Judge Throws Nevada AG Off Case Against Krolicki

Updated: 05/21/2009 - A judge has disqualified the state attorney general's office from prosecuting Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki on criminal charges, but she's not dismissing the charges.

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Driver Cited in I-80 Wreck Near Reno

Updated: 05/21/2009 - The Nevada Highway Patrol says the driver of big-rig was cited for failing to use due care after his truck crashed into a guard rail on Interstate 80 and caught fire.

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Swine Flu Cases Close Sparks School.

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Washoe County School District announced Mendive Middle School in Sparks will close until Tuesday, May 26th.

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Nevada Businesses Brace for Tax Hit

Updated: 05/21/2009 - Businesses, both big and small, figure heavily into the plan to fill Nevada's budget deficit. Law makers are considering a doubling of business license fees, and an increase in payroll taxes. How much each business will pay depends upon the size of that business. If your business is small enough, it could mean a roll back of payroll taxes by point-five percent.

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What Would Tax Increase Mean For You?

Updated: 05/21/2009 - Under the new deal, the sales tax in our state could go up by .35%, plus car registration fees could increase, based on the age of your vehicle. So what exactly does this mean for you?

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At Least 3 Dead as Navy Helicopter Crashes off CA

Updated: 05/20/2009 - At least three people were killed when a Navy helicopter with five people aboard crashed into the ocean during a training exercise southwest of San Diego, authorities said Wednesday.

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"Biggest Thinner" Challenge

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Who will be the next "Biggest Thinner"? Fontana Fitness Personal Training Studio in Sparks is helping the community lose 10,000 pounds.

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Family Dog Severely Injured

Updated: 05/21/2009 - It's always hard when a family pet gets lost, but imagine finally finding your dog, only to discover he's severely injured at the animal shelter. That's what happened to the Binzel's yellow lab, Maui.

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Reno Mayor Cashell: Governor Lied About Gas Tax

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Reno Mayor Bob Cashell says Gov. Jim Gibbons lied to him and Sparks Mayor Geno Martini about a voter-approved measure to raise the gas tax in Washoe County.

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Poll: Nearly Half of Nevadans Would Oust Sen. Reid

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Nearly half the respondents in a Nevada newspaper poll said they would vote to replace Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, while about one in three say they would re-elect him.

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Hotel Room Fire At Cal Neva Resort Contained

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Firefighters are at the scene of hotel room fire the Cal Neva Resort. A spokesperson with the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District said the fire was contained to one room. The call came in shortly after 4 p.m. There's no word on the cause or any injuries.

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Brush Fire Causes Traffic Backup

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Traffic was at a standstill on northbound McCarran near Greg Street after a small brush fire broke out in the area. Both Reno and Sparks firefighters responded and were quickly able to get it under control.

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Senate Unveils $780 Million Tax Plan

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Nevada lawmakers moved ahead Tuesday with a nearly $7 billion state budget and elements of a revenue plan to fill a $1.1 billion hole in the budget for the next two fiscal years.

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Purple Bus Lady

Updated: 05/20/2009 - With jobs being lost and benefits at the workplace being cut, affordable health care is becoming a bigger concern for families here and across the nation. One woman is trying to bring awareness to the problems by traveling across the country in her purple bus.

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Big, Brave Bears To Roam Local Neighborhoods

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Tuesday, hundreds of bear specialists from across the globe banded together to look for solutions to keeping bears out of urban areas, before someone gets hurt.

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Half of Nevadans Oppose Domestic Partnerships

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Half of all Nevadans in a newspaper poll say they oppose same- and opposite-sex domestic partnerships. The survey conducted statewide for the Las Vegas Review-Journal did not gather opinions about gay marriage itself.

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Calif. Voters Decide Slate of Budget Propositions

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Election Day returned to California for the 12th time in seven years Tuesday with voters focused on a complex slate of budget measures intended to fill a widening state deficit.

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Broader Tax Base Remains a Goal

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford says broadening Nevada's tourist-dependent tax structure remains a major goal for him, but it's taking a back seat to the immediate need to produce a revenue plan to fund a nearly $7 billion state budget.

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Nevada Governor Fares Poorly in Newspaper Poll

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Some 54 percent of respondents in a stateside newspaper poll say they wouldn't vote for Gov. Jim Gibbons again if he was up for re-election today.

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