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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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Senate Passes Bill on Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Updated: 04/20/2007 - The Nevada Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill that would force insurance companies to provide a new cervical cancer vaccine. Senators voted 14-7 in favor of Democrat-sponsored SB409, with Republicans casting the opposing votes. The measure now moves to the Assembly for final legislative action.

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Sessions and Kemp Declare for Draft

Updated: 04/20/2007 - Nevada junior guards Marcelus Kemp and Ramon Sessions will make them themselves available for the 2007 NBA Draft selection process but will not hire agents, Wolf Pack Head Coach Mark Fox announced Thursday.

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Recall of Magnetic Toy Sets is Doubled

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Mega Brands is recalling four million sets of toys, including all of the Magnetix sets, after one child had died and four others were seriously injured after they swallowed the magnets.

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Lawmakers Skeptical About Budget evisions

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Skeptical Nevada lawmakers demanded Thursday that the Gibbons administration prove its claim that a projected revenue shortfall of nearly $137 million has been erased by a series of budget cuts and recalculations.

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Voting frenzy as Nevada lawmakers Near Another Deadline

Posted: 04/19/2007 - The Nevada Legislature voted on dozens of bills Wednesday, including an Assembly measure that says judges can seal court records only under certain conditions, including when disclosure would pose a danger to the public interest.

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Doolittle Resigning Committee Post After Raid

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Rep. John Doolittle has decided to temporarily give up his House Appropriations Committee seat after FBI agents searched his house in a congressional influence-peddling investigation.

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Proposed Nevada Budget in the Black with Revisions

Posted: 04/19/2007 - A projected revenue shortfall of nearly $137 million has been erased with a series of cuts and recalculations of Nevada's budget needs for the coming two fiscal years, state Budget Director Andrew Clinger said Wednesday.

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Escaped Inmate Found

Updated: 04/19/2007 - An escaped inmate was found in Washoe County during a routine traffic stop Thursday morning. He's being held in the Washoe County Jail.

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Titus Works on Passing Cervical Cancer Vaccine Bill

Posted: 04/18/2007 - Nevada's Senate minority leader says she'll try to amend her bill requiring most insurance providers to make a cervical cancer vaccine available to young women, in an effort to ensure the measure doesn't die in the Senate.

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Last-Minute Payers Using Intuit Software Swamp e-filing Servers

Posted: 04/18/2007 - The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it would not impose late fees for users of the popular TurboTax and ProSeries software who missed the tax-filing deadline because Intuit Inc.'s servers became overwhelmed by a flood of last-minute returns.

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Lawmakers Consider Alternatives to Prison Growth

Posted: 04/18/2007 - Nevada lawmakers were told Tuesday that the state's prison population is projected to jump 61 percent over the next decade - but with the right policies, they can put a dent in that growth.

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Snow Covers Blaze in Washoe Valley

Posted: 04/18/2007 - Snow became an ally to firefighters yesterday when a wildfire broke out at the south end of Washoe Valley. The flames blackened about 100 acres and moved within 100 feet of some ranch homes.

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Gas Prices Take Another Big Jump

Posted: 04/17/2007 - It's a bad time to have to fill your gas tank in Nevada -- especially in the Reno-Sparks-Carson City area. Prices are up anywhere from 19 cents a gallon to 41 cents in just one month.

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Virginia Tech Massacre

Posted: 04/17/2007 - The gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre was a sullen loner who alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, blood-drenched creative writing and left a rambling note in his dorm room raging against women and rich kids.

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Nevada Campuses Pay Respects to V.T. Massacre Victims

Posted: 04/17/2007 - Student leaders at the University of Nevada, Reno planned a candlelight vigil at the student union Tuesday evening to express sympathy to the victims as well as members of the Virginia Tech community "who are enduring this tragedy," said Shannon Ellis, UNR vice president of student services.

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Loyalton Fire

Posted: 04/17/2007 - Four agencies teamed up to fight a stubborn fire in Loyolton Tuesday afternoon. The fuel piles at the Sierra Industries Co-generation plant caught fire around eleven this morning. Despite the gusting winds, Loyalton Fire Department and three nearby fire agencies have contained the fire after a nearby barn was destroyed.

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Vegas Water Pipeline Cost-Effectiveness

Posted: 04/17/2007 - A state water engineer decision cutting the amount of water Las Vegas would be able to draw from rural Nevada raised concerns from a regional analyst about the financial viability of a massive pipeline that would be built for the project.

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Assembly Passes Bill with Bail Hold on DUI Arrests

Posted: 04/17/2007 - The Nevada Assembly passed 48 bills Monday, including a measure requiring people arrested for a DUI to stay in jail until their blood-alcohol level drops or, if they took drugs, for 12 hours.

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Sparks Council Hears Final Report on City Attorney Investigation

Posted: 04/17/2007 - The Sparks City Council is closer to a decision on the controversy surrounding City Attorney Chet Adams. It has received the final review on the investigation into allegations of misconduct against Adams and voted today to continue the discussion until next month.

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