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Tax Plan Outlined

Posted: 05/16/2009 - Nevada lawmakers, working Saturday on a revenue plan that already includes higher payroll taxes to help fill a $1.1 billion budget hole, reviewed other options such as increased sales taxes and business and vehicle fees.

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Abandoned Car Prompts Investigation

Updated: 05/16/2009 - Authorities are searching for the owners of an abandoned car that was found in the residential area of Curnow Canyon road. The car had apparently been abandoned for a few weeks.

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Police Investigate Suspicious Death

Updated: 05/16/2009 - Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a suspicious death of a 45-year-old Sun Valley man who was found dead in a home in the 8000 block of Chimney dr early Saturday morning. Police found two female adults at the residence.

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Ensign Tours Gitmo; Says it Should Stay Open

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Friday that he sees no need to close the controversial prison at Guantanamo Bay until the war on terror ends, but he acknowledged the detention center had damaged the U.S. image abroad.

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Study: Tahoe May Be Overdue for Large Earthquake

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Two new studies suggest the Lake Tahoe region has gone longer than usual without a large earthquake and may be due for a magnitude-7 temblor capable of spawning a tsunami that could flood shoreline communities.

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GM Eliminating about 1,100 Dealer Franchises

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Unlike Chrysler, GM has no plans to make public their list of terminated franchises. It is unknown which, if any, dealerships in northern Nevada will be affected by the decision.

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Residents Escape Apartment Fire

Updated: 05/17/2009 - More than 40 people remained evacuated from their homes Friday night, after fire ripped through their apartment building. 6 of the 20 units at 250 Grove Street suffered heavy damage from smoke and fire. But all residents are being kept from the building until a full inspection is complete and power can be returned

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Missing Minutes in Fatal Shooting Puzzle Investigators

Updated: 05/17/2009 - A Carson City teen was seen leaving a restaurant in south Carson City Sunday alone. Fifteen minutes he lay dead more than 5 miles away in Washoe Valley. Investigators still don't know how or why he and the man charged with his murder were together.

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Washoe Gas Tax Plan Approved

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The Nevada Assembly ignored Gov. Jim Gibbons' veto threat and voted 34-5 Friday for a bill to let Washoe County commissioners enact a voter-approved motor fuel tax increase.

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The Trouble with Sexting

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Chances are if you have a teenager in your home, you’re constantly surprised at just how well he or she can work with a computer. While most of the time that's a good thing, law enforcement officers are warning parents about a disturbing trend they are seeing. It's called Sexting.

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Local Company Saves Thousands By Encouraging Green Commuting

Posted: 05/15/2009 - For one local company, everyday is Bike To Work Day. Patagonia Incorporated, located in East Reno off Fourth Street, is some five miles from the heart of downtown Reno--but employees who work there rarely ever get there by car.

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Grove Street Apartment Fire

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Six apartments were heavily damaged when a fire broke out about 9:30 Friday morning. Firefighters arrived at 250 Grove Street to find a second floor apartment on fire, with the fire moving towards other apartments along the balcony.

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Lawmakers Fret about Higher Ed Budget

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Voting Friday for higher education funding, Senate Finance Committee members made it clear they're unhappy with a 12.5 percent cut for Nevada's state universities and colleges even though it's far below a 36 percent cut sought by Gov. Jim Gibbons.

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First Deaf Student Earns Doctoral Degree at UNR

Posted: 05/15/2009 - A 35-year-old Hungarian woman who moved to the United States to study psychology more than a decade ago has become the first deaf student to earn a doctoral degree at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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More Bills Die

Posted: 05/15/2009 - A plan to roll back a voter-approved ban on smoking in many public places, sought by Nevada bars, restaurants and casinos but opposed by public health advocates, died Friday without an Assembly committee vote needed to keep it alive.

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Ex-Nevadan Ousted; Allegedly Posing as Ex-Marine

Posted: 05/15/2009 - A Colorado-based veterans organization has voted to disband after members accused the former Reno man who founded it of fabricating an identity as a former Marine captain who served three tours in Iraq and was at the Pentagon on 9/11.

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Bike to Work Day

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Whether you're tired of high gas prices or trying to get in better shape, folks all over the country are trading in four wheels for two. Friday, May 15th, is National Bike to Work Day, and people all over are commuting to work powered by peddles.

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Congressman Heller Sings in Musical

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Nevada Congressman Dean Heller has a starring role in a musical you can see in Carson City this weekend.

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Assembly Speaker Outlines Tax Plan

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley is proposing to cut the payroll tax for many small businesses in Nevada and at least double it on larger companies - a move that could raise $300 million or more in new revenue.

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Carson Jeep Targeted for Possible Closure

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Chrysler LLC wants to eliminate roughly a quarter of its 3,200 U.S. dealerships by early next month, saying in a bankruptcy court filing Thursday that the network is antiquated and has too many stores competing with each other.

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