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Senate Kills Bill for Washoe Schools Funding

Posted: 04/25/2007 - A bill to help fund school construction and maintenance in Washoe County has died in the Nevada Senate. The measure would have allowed the school district to place a measure on next year's general election ballot, asking voters to approve increases in sales and real-estate transfer taxes, as well as an impact fee on new home sales.

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Illegal Immigrants-Education

Posted: 04/25/2007 - The state Senate has passed two conflicting bills dealing with higher education aid for illegal immigrants.

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Measures Die as Lawmakers Hit New Deadline

Posted: 04/24/2007 - Bills on tanning salons, homeless protections and cameras that spy on drivers failed to pass in the Nevada Legislature by a Tuesday deadline either through inaction or because supporters couldn't get enough votes.

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Legislators Take Action on Many Measures

Posted: 04/24/2007 - Facing a deadline, Nevada lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve dozens of bills, including proposals to make English the state's official language, make driving without a seat belt a primary offense and give casino dealers and other tip-earners more control over their tips.

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Sales of Existing Homes Fall by Largest Amount in 18 Years

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Sales of existing homes plunged in March by the largest amount in 18 years, reflecting in part rising troubles in the subprime mortgage market. Analysts cautioned that tougher approval standards by lenders in response to the increase in mortgage delinquencies will depress sales further in coming months.

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Residents Seek Reprieve for Reno YMCA

Posted: 04/24/2007 - A group of residents will make another attempt to save the YMCA building on Foster Driver. The group plans to ask the City Council Wednesday to take over the facility and convert it to a community center.

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Govt. Quarantines Hogs Fed Tainted Food

Posted: 04/24/2007 - Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was fed to hogs in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if any of the hogs entered the food supply for humans.

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Cheney Blasts Reid on Iraq Timetable

Posted: 04/24/2007 - Vice President Dick Cheney is accusing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of pursuing a defeatist strategy in Iraq to win votes in the next election. The Nevada Democrat says Cheney's charge does not warrant aresponse.

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Education Tax

Posted: 04/23/2007 - The Washoe County School District is lobbying lawmakers for a tax hike to help fund new school construction. But the district’s next job may be winning you over, because it appears voters will have the last say.

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Reid says Congress Will Pass Bill Forcing Withdrawal of U.S. Troops

Updated: 04/23/2007 - Defying a fresh veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass legislation within days requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq beginning Oct. 1, with a goal of completing the pullout six months later, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.

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Late-Season Storm Comes Too Late for Sierra Ski Resorts

Posted: 04/23/2007 - Winter lingered in the Sierra on Sunday as a storm left up to 18 inches of snow and delayed mountain motorists. The potent storm came too late for most Lake Tahoe ski resorts after a disheartening ski season that saw less than half the usual snowfall.

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Mack Asked for Death Penalty

Updated: 04/23/2007 - A Reno man charged with the stabbing death of his estranged wife and the shooting of their divorce judge asked for the death penalty as a condition of his surrender in Mexico, court documents show.

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Poll: Gibbons' Job Approval Rating Stands at 30 Percent

Posted: 04/23/2007 - Gov. Jim Gibbons, under an FBI investigation for his relationship to a defense contractor while he was a congressman, has a 30 percent job approval rating after his first four months in office, according to a poll published Sunday.

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VA Settles Lawsuit with Wiccans Over Grave Markers

Updated: 04/23/2007 - Wiccans will be allowed to have the symbol of their religion placed on grave markers in national cemeteries under a lawsuit settlement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday.

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Off-Roading Death

Updated: 04/23/2007 - Washoe County authorities say a man died when his Jeep apparently overturned on Eagle Canyon Road west of Spanish Springs High School.

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Capital City Residents Clean Up

Updated: 04/22/2007 - In many ways, Carson City is still a small town. But graffiti vandalism, a crime once considered a big city problem, has also become an issue there. Now residents are coming together to clean it up.

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Republican Caucus in Nevada Moved Up

Posted: 04/22/2007 - The Nevada Republican Caucus in 2008 has been moved up...to the same day which Democrats hold their own Caucus.

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Lazy 8 Decision

Updated: 04/22/2007 - A lawsuit has been dismissed in the controversial Lazy 8 Project.

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Improved Mass Communications for UNR?

Updated: 04/21/2007 - In light of Thursday night's campus shutdown, University of Nevada, Reno Officials are planning to beef up the mass communication system at the school.

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Assembly Votes to Reinstate 'guilty but mentally ill' Plea

Posted: 04/20/2007 - The Nevada Assembly voted unanimously Friday for a bill reinstating a "guilty but mentally ill" plea, a response to the case of a Las Vegas man who was found innocent by reason of insanity for killing a friend and has since recovered at a mental health facility.

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UNR Classes Resume Today

Updated: 04/23/2007 - Campus is open today and classes have resumed, following yesterday's lockdown. The man responsible, 27 year old Michael Sheriff was arrested yesterday in Carson City.

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Reid: Blame Republicans for Medicare Drug Prices

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Senate Republicans aligned with big pharmaceutical and insurance companies are standing in the way of the government negotiating cheaper drug prices for Medicare recipients, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

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