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Las Vegas Lights Dim for Energy Campaign

Posted: 03/29/2009 - Casino by casino, marquee by marquee the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip was dimmed Saturday in honor of Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign intended to draw attention to the threat of climate change.

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Reno Turns Off The Lights For "Earth Hour"

Posted: 03/29/2009 - Cities around the world turned the lights off for an hour on Saturday night including right here in Reno, as the Biggest Little City participated in "Earth Hour."

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Man Deemed 'Habitual Criminal' Gets Life in Prison

Updated: 03/28/2009 - A man convicted on burglary and car-theft charges after stabbing his lawyer with a pencil in court has been sentenced to two life prison terms without the possibility of parole.

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Fargo Gets Good News in New Flood Forecast

Posted: 03/28/2009 - The National Weather Service gave weary Fargo residents a dose of good news Saturday, saying the flood outlook for the Red River seems to be improving and may not be as dire as originally expected.

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NV Irrigation District Faces Flood of Trouble

Posted: 03/28/2009 - The failure of a century old earthen canal in northern Nevada that sent flood waters into hundreds of homes on a frigid night in January 2008 was only the beginning of a nightmare for a rural irrigation district.

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Thousands Pay Respects to Murdered Police Officers

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The city virtually halted Friday for the funeral of four slain police officers, with a populace still in shock jamming a large sports arena, spilling into an overflow stadium and filling the streets to pay their last respects.

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Shake Test at UNR

Posted: 03/27/2009 - In 2005, Pakistan experienced a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. 100,000 people were killed, and 3.3 million were left homeless. That inspired one local engineer to put her expertise to work rebuilding in poor rural areas. Truckee resident Darcy Donovan is experienced in building with what some would call unconventional materials. That’s why she thought it made perfect sense to rebuild using straw bales, fishnet and plaster to create homes in rural Pakistan.

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Bill Changing City Elections Passes First Test

Posted: 03/27/2009 - Candidates for city council in Reno and Sparks run in their own wards during the primary, but are elected city-wide in the general. Some think that should change.

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Reid Backs Yucca Mountain Alternative

Posted: 03/27/2009 - Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says he'll support a federal Energy Department plan to create a commission to study alternatives to a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Reid said he decided to scrap his own proposal for a similar panel after meeting with Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Tuesday.

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Reid Backs DOE Plan for Nuclear Waste Panel

Posted: 03/27/2009 - Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says he'll support a federal Energy Department plan to create a commission to study alternatives to a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.

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Oakland Remembers 4 Fallen Officers

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Thousands of mourners gathered with the families of four police officers gunned down after a traffic stop and ensuing firefight for a joint funeral Friday that drew law enforcement from around the country and world.

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Wildfire Reduction Project Soon at Tahoe

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The U.S. Forest Service is ready to accept public comment on a plan to ease wildfire threats on the south shore of Lake Tahoe through logging and thinning projects across more than 10,000 acres of national forest land.

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Higher Education Budget Dance Continues

Posted: 03/27/2009 - Nevada lawmakers and higher education officials are still at odds over how much money should be restored to the budget for the state's universities and colleges, with both sides saying they have had sleepless nights over the issue.

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NV Irrigation District Faces Flood of Trouble

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The failure of a century old earthen canal in northern Nevada that sent flood waters into hundreds of homes on a frigid night in January 2008 was only the beginning of a nightmare for a rural irrigation district.

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Washoe County Officials Say Monitoring Curbs Crime

Posted: 03/27/2009 - Random unannounced visits to the homes of misdemeanor probationers along with surprise tests for drugs and alcohol are ways Washoe County's Department of Alternative Sentencing curbs recidivism and saves millions of dollars in jail fees annually.

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Building Women Construction Expo

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The Fifth Annual “Building Women” Exploration Fair gave women interested in construction related careers the opportunity to participate in a number of hands-on exhibits Friday at the TMCC/IGT Applied Technology Center at 475 Edison Way in Reno.

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Obama To Unveil New Strategy For Afghan War

Posted: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to send thousands of troops to train Afghan forces as part of a new war strategy that will focus U.S. efforts on destroying al Qaeda safe havens and rolling back the Taliban insurgency.

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Tip-a-Cop Raises Big Bucks

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The totals are in for the semi-annual Tip-a-Cop fundraiser to raise money for Special Olympics.

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