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Swine Flu Alert Nears Pandemic Level

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The Geneva-based World Health Organization on Wednesday raised its alert level for the fast-spreading swine flu to its next-to-highest notch, signaling a global pandemic could be imminent.

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Health Lab: No Fever, No Swine Flu

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The Nevada State Health Laboratory is cautioning residents against panicking over the recent swine flu discovery in Nevada. They are trying to avoid a situation where residents who are not sick are getting tested anyway, thus creating a backlog.

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Fast-spreading Swine Flu Now in at Least 10 States

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Fast-moving swine flu spread to at least 10 U.S. states from coast to coast Wednesday and swept deeper into Europe, extending its global reach as President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death.

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Reno Police Investigate Shooting

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Two people are hospitalized with gun shot wounds Tuesday night, Reno Police Sgt. Tom Robinson said.

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Care Chest Holds Fundraisers

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A local non-profit needs help giving back to the community. Care Chest of Sierra Nevada is planning several fundraising opportunities and is banking on your support to continue their sometimes life saving assistance. April 29th is a Winemaker's Dinner with Frank Family Vineyards. April 30th is the Taste for Jazz. Both events are happening at the Atlantis Casino Resort. All proceeds from the events benefit Care Chest. People who have been personally touched by Care Chest say every little bit helps.

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CDC Chief Talks to Local Media

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Still no confirmed case of swine flu here in Nevada. But that doesn't mean Nevadans aren't worried about the disease. Today, Nevada’s Senior Senator, Harry Reid helped orchestrate a conference call between those national health experts and local media.

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'Big Brother' Bills Debated in Nevada

Posted: 04/28/2009 - In a state where citizens value small government and little intervention in their private lives, the Nevada Legislature is considering several bills that would increase the power of authorities to collect and store sensitive information on the people they seek to protect.

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Swine Flu Spurs Racism In Truckee Meadows

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Here in the Truckee Meadows, some members of the Hispanic community say they feel like they're being blamed for the swine flu outbreak.

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Sparks Proposed Budget Nearly 5 Percent Less

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Sparks City Manager Sean Carey says the city's planned budget for the upcoming fiscal year will be nearly $5 million less than the current year.

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Swine Flu Outbreak Worsens

Posted: 04/28/2009 - The global swine flu outbreak worsened Tuesday as authorities said hundreds of students at a New York school have fallen ill and federal officials said they expected to see U.S. deaths from the virus.

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Nevada Appeal to Cut Publication Days

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Nevada Appeal will cut publication to five days a week from seven beginning May 4, the newspaper announced.

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Cuba Halts Mexico Travel; Flu Crosses New Borders

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Updated: 04/28/2009 - Cuba suspended flights to and from Mexico on Tuesday, becoming the first country to impose a travel ban, as the fast-moving swine flu strain extended its reach overseas and in the United States.

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Specter says He's Switching from GOP to Dems

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that will also push Democrats closer to a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.

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US Cautious, Not Alarmed, as Swine Flu Sickens 51

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A handful of schools around the country have closed over swine flu fears and some people are wearing masks, but it's mostly business as usual in the U.S., even at border crossings into Mexico.

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Increase in Volunteers for the Peace Corps

Updated: 04/28/2009 - If you're looking for a job, why not consider volunteering? That's what President Obama is encouraging, and numbers show Nevadans are answering the call.

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Reed High Wins in DC Competition

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Students from Reed High School won an award Monday as part of the "We the People" competition in Washington, DC.

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Tips for Containing Spread of Swine Flu

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A swine flu outbreak appears to have killed dozens in Mexico and more cases are showing up in the United States and around the world.

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Teen Party Fallout: Did Defendant Know Before Sentencing?

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Last week a former Fallon High coach was sentenced on charges stemming from a teen drinking party she hosted. The judge in the case may now be accused of improper contact before hand with the defendant's family.

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