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Sparks Police On Hunt For Local Tagging Group

Updated: 04/04/2008 - Vandals strike in a Sparks business district...and it happened just feet away from police headquarters. Officers are now searching for a tagging group that has damaged thousands of dollars worth of property in Sparks in recent months.

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Hearing For Suspended Nevada State Judge Postponed Until June

Posted: 04/04/2008 - The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline has postponed until June 9 a hearing on a complaint accusing suspended Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Halverson of improper conduct, sexual harassment and sleeping on the bench.

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Nevada Casinos Considering Appeal Of Tax Petition Ruling

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Major Nevada casinos will decide soon, possibly by next week, whether to appeal a judge's ruling that gave a go-ahead to a teachers' union to circulate a ballot plan to raise gambling taxes to raise funds for public education.

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Regents Raise Nevada Tuition 5 to 10 Percent

Updated: 04/05/2008 - The state Board of Regents voted Friday to raise tuition the next two years by 5 percent for undergraduate students at Nevada colleges and universities, and 10 percent for graduate students.

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Nevada Governor Planning Anti-Waste Panel

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Gov. Jim Gibbons is gathering names of Nevadans interested in serving on a panel modeled after former President Reagan's Grace Commission that in 1984 produced nearly 2,500 ideas for cutting government waste - but saw disappointing results.

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Restricting Water Flow in the Truckee Canal

Updated: 04/04/2008 - A lawyer representing Fernley residents, who were flooded out of their homes earlier this year, says new tougher restrictions on the Truckee Canal are in response to an action taken earlier this week.

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More affective HBP treatment

Updated: 04/03/2008 - Local residents partiicpate in a national study looking at combination drugs to treat high blood pressure.

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Jobless Claims Shoot Up to Highest Point Since September 2005

Posted: 04/03/2008 - The number of new people signing up for unemployment benefits last week shot up to the highest level in more than two years, fresh evidence of the damage to a national economy clobbered by housing, credit and financial crises.

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Northeast NV Snowpack Above Normal

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Storms that catapulted over the Sierra and regrouped in eastern Nevada brought an above-average snowpack to the mountain regions around Elko.

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ATA Files for Bankruptcy, Discontinues All Flights

Posted: 04/03/2008 - ATA Airlines canceled all flights Thursday after filing for bankruptcy as it posted advisories at ticket counters in the handful of cities it still served and sought help for stranded travelers.

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Guinan Named Acting Nevada State Health Officer

Updated: 04/03/2008 - Dr. Mary Guinan, former Nevada state health officer, was appointed to her former position on an acting basis Thursday and will lead a team to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis C cases linked to a Las Vegas medical facility.

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DOE Faulted for Pick of Law Firm on Yucca Mountain Project

Updated: 04/03/2008 - The Energy Department did not fully document its rationale for awarding a $100 million contract to a law firm with a conflict of interest for work on a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada, the agency's inspector general said Thursday.

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Nevada Looks at Legal Options as Revenue Shortfall Grows

Posted: 04/02/2008 - Nevada's governor and attorney general are weighing legal options, including a rehearing bid, to soften the impact of a Nevada Supreme Court ruling that could push the state's $900 million tax revenue shortfall closer to $1 billion.

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What is that Fee?

Updated: 04/02/2008 - It’s no secret that utility bills can be complicated and difficult to read. All of those little charges add up quickly and not all of them seem to make sense. When Cold Springs resident Jolene Strom took a closer look at her bill and saw something titled “Franchise Fee” she became concerned.

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Moonlighting to Make Ends Meet

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Effects of the housing slump continue to trickle down on our local economy. In the past year, unemployment has gone up in Reno by about a third. Economists say most of those out of work came from the home construction industry. That's not the only place where jobs are scarce today.

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Gibbons Names Temporary Medical Board Members

Posted: 04/02/2008 - Three southern Nevada doctors were named Wednesday as temporary members of the state Board of Medical Examiners, replacing three other doctors with ties to the owner of a Las Vegas clinic where flawed procedures set off a regional health scare.

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Nevada Population Growth Slows

Posted: 04/02/2008 - A new report from the state demographer's office shows Nevada's population grew at a slower pace last year than in 2006.

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