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Governor Gibbons Signs Internet Predator Bill

Posted: 05/20/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - Governor Jim Gibbons has signed into law a bill making it easier to prosecute Internet predators who go online to lure someone they think is a child but instead turns out to be a police investigator.

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Reid Says Congress Won't Give up Trying to Pull Troops from Iraq

Posted: 05/20/2007 - RENO (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today said that Congress will NOT give up on the fight to withdraw U-S troops from Iraq even if President Bush ends up signing a war spending bill without the pullout provision.

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Nevada Measure Mandates Requirements for Investors

Posted: 05/19/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - Investors in short-term mortgage loans, often called trust deeds, will be required to meet minimum financial requirements in Nevada, under a bill passed by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.

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New Nevada 'Green' Proposal Scraps Sales Tax Breaks

Posted: 05/19/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - Nevada legislators have unveiled a plan to change the state's "green" building tax breaks and head off a revenue loss for government and public schools approaching one (b) billion dollars - and possibly more.

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Legislative Budget Panel OKs Nevada Prison Budget

Posted: 05/19/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - A legislative budget panel has endorsed a 600 (m) million-dollar-plus Nevada prisons budget that anticipates savings from releasing more prisoners who earn good-time credits - but much of that savings will pay for more parole officers to supervise them.

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Annual Invasion of Mormon Crickets Keeps Experts Hopping

Posted: 05/19/2007 - RENO, Nev. (AP) - The annual infestation of Mormon crickets is well under way across northern Nevada and while entomologists think they are slowing the spread east of Reno, they say the bugs are winning the war around Elko.

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Illegal Food Vendor Sting in Washoe County

Updated: 05/19/2007 - Their wares might look tempting, but the Washoe County Health Department says beware: if you buy food from a street vendor who doesn’t have a permit, you might be getting more than just a snack.

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Bills Die as Deadline Hits at Nevada Legislature

Posted: 05/18/2007 - Bills that sparked a debate over abortion, ethics reform, a state lottery, and appointed judges were among many measures that died Friday on a deadline for action by Nevada legislative committees.

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IMMIGRATION DEBATE

Updated: 05/19/2007 - For the last few weeks we have been getting a lot of your comments about immigration. We want to create a space for you to share your thoughts not only with us, but with everyone else. So tell us what you think.

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Not Buckling Up, No Future for Becoming a Primary Offense

Posted: 05/18/2007 - CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee says there's no future this session for a proposal to let Nevada police pull over drivers for not wearing seat belts.

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High Interest Bill Headed to Nevada Senate

Posted: 05/18/2007 - CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A bill targeting high-interest "payday loan" businesses faced some resistance but managed to win approval on a four-to-one vote in a key Nevada Senate committee.

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Lawmaker Says Delay Spells Trouble for Key Anti-Meth Bill

Posted: 05/18/2007 - Assembly Democrats delayed a vote Thursday on the strongest anti-methamphetamine measure this session over concerns it could be in danger of failure because of lack of support from Republicans.

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Town Hall Meetings in Reno

Updated: 05/18/2007 - Reno city council members are hosting a number of town hall meetings to get input from residents who live in their districts.

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Mosquito Abatement

Posted: 05/17/2007 - The District Health Department will be treating sections of Washoe County for mosquitos every other Thursday starting May 17th and continuing through October.

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Protesters, Monkey Rally Outside Reid's Office in Las Vegas

Posted: 05/17/2007 - LAS VEGAS (AP) - Protesters on both sides of the Iraq war debate rallied Thursday outside Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's district office, where Reid supporters waved American flags and his opponents gathered around a trained monkey dressed in fatigues and holding a white flag.

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El Rancho Market Robbery

Posted: 05/17/2007 - Police need your help finding the suspects who robbed a Reno neighborhood market. Investigators say the El Rancho Market off Wrondel way was robbed Thursday morning at gunpoint by two men. Police believe they got away with $5,000 in cash.

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Minority Numbers Rise in Nevada

Posted: 05/17/2007 - Census figures show that Nevada's minority population is moving toward the halfway mark.

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School Teacher and Cult Member?

Updated: 05/17/2007 - Concerned parents say a female special education teacher at Mendive Middle School in Sparks is also a cult member. School District officials say she's not breaking any rules.

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Lawmakers OK Cost Savings, Physician Rate Boost for Medicaid

Posted: 05/16/2007 - Nevada lawmakers charged with reviewing the state's Health and Human Services Department budget voted Wednesday for an $8 million cost-saving program, but didn't go with a full physician rate increase for Medicaid initially proposed by the governor.

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Response Times

Updated: 05/17/2007 - Fire and Police Chiefs respond to how they will meet the demand of a growing Truckee Meadows.

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