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Ensign Affair Back in Public Eye

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Senator John Ensign rocked the American political scene last month with the announcement that he had had an affair. But in the weeks since then attention quickly turned to other stores. All that changed this week.

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California DMV Office Closures

Posted: 07/11/2009 - California continues to make cutbacks as legislators struggle to overcome a $26 million budget shortfall. In an effort to save money, the State is imposing furloughs on DMV offices over three Fridays this month. A location in Truckee is among 169 offices that will be dark on July 10, 17 and 24 in keeping with Executive Order S-13-09.

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Governor Names New Chief of Staff

Posted: 07/11/2009 - Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has named veteran state employee Robin Reedy as his new chief of staff, replacing Josh Hicks who resigned last month after 2½ years as a senior staffer to the Republican governor.

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Insurance for Domestic Partners Delayed

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Nevada will start offering insurance coverage to domestic partners of state and some other government employees in July 2010 - nine months after the Oct. 1 effective date of a new state law granting such benefits.

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GM Exits Bankruptcy; CEO Vows Better Performance

Posted: 07/10/2009 - General Motors completed an unusually quick exit from bankruptcy protection on Friday with ambitions of making money and building cars people are eager to buy.

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LAPD: Michael Jackson's Drug History to be Probed

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Detectives investigating the death of Michael Jackson are looking at his prescription drug history and trying to talk with his numerous former doctors, the Los Angeles police chief said.

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Iconic Waikiki Hotel Closes

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Y-shaped Ilikai hotel that has graced the Waikiki skyline for nearly five decades and hosted everyone from U.S. presidents to Elvis Presley has closed.

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Fighting Breast Cancer

Updated: 07/10/2009 - In 1982, Nancy Brinker promised her dying sister she would do something to fight breast cancer. Now, that sister's name is the name of the largest breast cancer charity in the world: Susan G. Komen. Today, for the first time in its twelve-year history, the Northern Nevada affiliate has a permanent home. While there we met some amazing women fighting the breast cancer battle.

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Nevada Casino Winnings Down 8.3% in May

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Nevada casinos won $889 million from gamblers in May, down 8.3% compared with their May 2008 win, according to a new state report.

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Two Dead in Mammoth-Area Plane Crash

Updated: 07/10/2009 - The FAA and NTSB are investigating a plane crash in Mammoth Lakes, CA. A single engine Cessna went down 7 miles west of the Mammoth Lakes Airport at about 4:30pm Wednesday. Both occupants onboard were killed in the crash.

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NTSB Blames Downdrafts in Steve Fossett Crash

Updated: 07/10/2009 - The aircrash that killed entrepreneur Steve Fossett, famed for his daredevil aerial feats, probably was caused by downdrafts that exceeded the ability of his small plane to recover before slamming into a mountainside, federal safety officials said Thursday.

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3 Arrested, 1 Sought in Sparks Kidnapping, Rape

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Sparks police have arrested three people in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a 32-year-old Reno woman they say was handcuffed, beaten and sexually assaulted by an ex-boyfriend over a period of nearly 20 hours.

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Ensign's Parents Gave Mistress's Family $96,000

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Sen. John Ensign said Thursday his parents gave his mistress and her family nearly $100,000 "out of concern for the well being of longtime family friends during a difficult time," providing his first public acknowledgment that the woman received payments tied to the affair.

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Nationwide Roundup Nets More than 35,000 Fugitives

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Police searching for fugitive sex offenders, violent criminals and gang members made more than 35,000 arrests nationwide during an annual monthlong crackdown - the most in the roundup's 5-year history and nearly double the number from last year - authorities announced Thursday.

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More Layoffs at IGT

Updated: 07/10/2009 - KOLO 8 has confirmed layoffs are ongoing at International Game Technologies in Reno.

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Calif. Drug Dealer Guilty of Murdering 15-year-old

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Marijuana dealer Jesse James Hollywood faces a possible death sentence after his conviction for kidnapping and murdering a 15-year-old boy over an escalating drug debt, a crime that inspired the 2007 movie "Alpha Dog."

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Discover the Arts Explores Harp & Vibe for Kids

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Discover the Arts returns to Artown this summer for another season. The program provides kids ages 6 through 12 with free art programming each weekday throughout the month of July.

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Free Summer Camp Program for Kids in Sparks

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Elementary school children in west Sparks are invited to join a new and improved drop-in Playground Program this summer offered through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department. The program takes place from 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday at Ardmore Park, 1200 12th Street.

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Widening Vista

Updated: 07/09/2009 - The Regional Transportation Commission is readying a big project to ease traffic into Wingfield Springs. On Wednesday night, residents had a chance to see plans for the road between North Los Altos and Wingfield Parkways.

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Lake Tahoe Offers Variety of Walk/Runs

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Lake Tahoe is offering a variety of walk/runs for people of all fitness levels. Those who enjoy power, walking, jogging, and running can all take part in Tahoe’s 5K, 10K, 20-MILE, 26.2-MILE WALK/RUN Marathon.

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