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Concerns Expressed Over Nevada Prison Tobacco Ban

Posted: 06/12/2009 - A spokesman for a union that represents many Nevada prison workers says he fears a smoking ban due to take effect July 1 in the state's prison system will increase tensions as inmates go cold turkey.

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Congress Sends Obama Bill to Regulate Tobacco

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Congress sent legislation to the White House Friday granting the federal government unprecedented authority to regulate and restrict cigarettes, the single largest cause of preventable death.

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Arson Suspected in Garage Fire

Posted: 06/12/2009 - Firefighters are suspicious of how a fire started at a home in Sparks. A family woke up Friday morning to the smell of smoke.

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Obama Removes Americorps's IG in Spat With Friend

Posted: 06/12/2009 - President Barack Obama says he has lost confidence in the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs and has told Congress he is removing him from the position.

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Local Woman Finds Way to Make Money in Slow Economy

Posted: 06/12/2009 - With the high unemployment rate and the uncertainty of keeping a job in this tight economy, some people are looking for creative ways to make money rather than a traditional 9 to 5. One local woman discovered she could be a stay-at-home mom and a business woman too.

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Secret Witness Marks 30 Years in Northern Nevada

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Law enforcement and community leaders in northern Nevada are marking 30 years of Secret Witness, the anonymous crime-fighting tip line that has helped solve hundreds of crimes.

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Digital Conversion Affects Everyone

Updated: 06/12/2009 - It’s estimated a little more than 2,000,000 homes will see their television reception disappear Friday morning as stations discontinue their analog service. Here at KOLO-8 News Now, we've already made most of the conversion. But even if you’re watching us on a converter box, or an off-air tuner, you still have to make one slight adjustment to see us tomorrow.

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Feds: 2 Conspired to Sell Counterfeit IGT Slots

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Federal prosecutors have charged two men with conspiring to sell counterfeit video slot machines bearing the name of the Reno-based International Game Technology.

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Controlled Burn at Stampede

Updated: 06/12/2009 - The smell and sight of smoke was prevalent in the Truckee Meadows Thursday afternoon. Sierra Front dispatch tells us a controlled burn was being conducted in the Stampede area.

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Surveys: More Than 2M Households Unready for DTV

Posted: 06/11/2009 - More than 2 million households are in danger of seeing their major broadcast TV channels disappear into a fuzz of static when analog service ends Friday, according to surveys.

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Missing Hiker Found in Sierra

Updated: 06/12/2009 - A hiker who became lost after losing his compass in the Sierra Nevada was exhausted but otherwise OK after being found by search and rescue crews five days later.

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Alleged Gunman Charged in Museum Shooting

Posted: 06/11/2009 - An 88-year-old white supremacist has been charged with murder for killing the security guard who had opened the door to let him into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum, officials said Thursday.

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Study: Clean Energy Will Stimulate Calif. Economy

Posted: 06/11/2009 - A more aggressive use of clean energy would help California emerge from its multibillion dollar budget deficit by creating jobs and lowering energy costs, according to a University of California study released Wednesday.

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Washoe County Foreclosures Up in May

Updated: 06/12/2009 - The number of foreclosures in Washoe County jumped in May, after moratoriums on foreclosures imposed last fall expired.

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WHO Declares First Flu Pandemic in 41 Years

Updated: 06/11/2009 - WHO says countries already hit by swine flu should prepare for a "second wave" of cases. According to the chief, there will be more swine flu deaths but no sudden jump in fatal cases.

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Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive Camp Cookout

Updated: 05/30/2012 - The Reno Rodeo rides into town next week, but if it's your dream to be a cowboy, the annual Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive can fulfill all your ropin' and ridin' desires.

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Nationwide DTV Switch Set for Friday, June 12

Updated: 06/11/2009 - On Friday, June 12th at 5:00am, KOLO-TV will complete the transition to digital television. Viewers who receive KOLO-TV with an antenna over the air will likely need to rescan their converter boxes or Digital TV’s at that time. If after rescanning, you still cannot receive KOLO, fill this form and it will be directed to our engineers.

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Foreclosures Foster West Nile Virus

Updated: 06/11/2009 - There are several thousand homes in the area that are in foreclosure, and that has health officials worried. That's because some of those homes have abandoned pools, hot tubs, or water features that make perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes. This may be a bigger problem this year in Northern Nevada than in the past.

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