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Vote Likely Friday Morning on Budget Plan

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Tired Nevada lawmakers, who met until about 4 a.m. Thursday, returned several hours later and worked into the night again, trying to pass a $6.8 billion budget and a plan for $781 million in higher taxes to fund the two-year spending plan.

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Stabbing at Meadowood Mall

Updated: 05/22/2009 - A Reno man is at the Washoe County Jail, accused of stabbing another man at Meadowood Mall.

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The Decision to Shut Down

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Mendive Middle School is the first in the state to shut its doors because of the H1N1 outbreak there.The decision to close the school was not made lightly. The school district and the health department have been tracking this illness together in hopes of identifying just this sort of outbreak.

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10 More Swine Flu Cases in Nevada; School Closed

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Ten new cases of swine flu were confirmed Thursday in Nevada, including eight more students at a Sparks middle school that has been closed through Memorial Day to help prevent the illness from spreading.

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Nevada Governor Vetoes 4 Bills, Including Gas Tax Plan

Updated: 05/22/2009 - As promised, Gov. Jim Gibbons on Thursday vetoed a measure that would authorize the Washoe County Commission to enact a voter-approved gas tax increase to raise money to finance transportation projects.

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Lawmakers Work on Budget, Tax Plan

Updated: 05/21/2009 - Tired Nevada lawmakers, who met until about 4 a.m. Thursday, returned several hours later to try to pass a $6.8 billion budget and a plan for $781 million in higher taxes to fund the two-year spending plan.

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Police: Mom of Buried NM Boy says She Killed Him

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Police said Thursday that the mother of a 3-year-old boy found buried at a playground told investigators she suffocated him, had second thoughts and resuscitated him, then changed her mind and suffocated him again.

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Man Arrested in Tahoe Area Cabin Arson

Updated: 05/22/2009 - El Dorado County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man accused to torching a cabin and vandalizing several others in the Angora Lakes Resort area near South Lake Tahoe.

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Raggio Changes Mind; Will Vote on Tax Plan

Updated: 05/21/2009 - With approval late Wednesday of an exemption to conflict-of-interest rules, a key Republican state senator reversed course and said he'll cast what's seen as an essential vote to pass a $781 million tax measure.

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Sparks Approves Hiring Freeze Until Sept. 2010

Updated: 05/21/2009 - The Sparks City Council has approved $1.7 million in city budget cuts and imposed a hiring freeze through September 2010 that members say should allow them to avoid any further layoffs.

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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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