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Not In My Backyard

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Decades after it was first proposed the Galena Creek Bridge is still unfinished, over budget, and the subject of debate. So, why is it being built in such and obviously difficult location.

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Lawmakers Hold Closed-Door Meetings on Education

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Hoping to end the session on time for the first time since 1999, legislative leaders are holding closed-door meetings this week trying to resolve differences over K-12 and higher education budgets.

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Gibbons Outlines Highway Funding Plan

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Gov. Jim Gibbons on Thursday produced a plan to use revenue from hotel room taxes and entertainment levies to finance two-thirds of the state's $3.8 billion shortfall in highway construction funds - and immediately ran into strong opposition.

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Tony Blair Announces he will Resign on June 27

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Tony Blair said Thursday he would step down as prime minister on June 27, closing a decade of power in which he fostered peace in Northern Ireland and followed the United States to a war in Iraq that cost him much of his popularity.

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Brush Fire

Updated: 05/10/2007 - A brush fire has scorched several acres near Gateway Drive in Reno.

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Public Works Board Hopes to Change Green Building Standard

Posted: 05/09/2007 - There's a move under way to change the "green" building standards required of any new state buildings, a mandate that falls under an extensive 2005 law now under scrutiny for its large tax breaks.

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Compromise Reached on Nevada Open Meeting Measure

Posted: 05/09/2007 - A Nevada Senate panel was presented Wednesday with a compromise bill that limits the ability of government entities to hold closed meetings - a measure that's a response to a closed-door Tax Commission vote on a $40 million refund.

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New Homes Built in the Line of Fire

Updated: 05/09/2007 - Four new homes being constructed on Geiger Grade are causing concern among fire officials. They say the homes are at extreme risk for destruction by wildfire.

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Woman Shot in Fernley Dies of Injuries

Posted: 05/09/2007 - A woman shot in the head over the weekend has died and her estranged husband is now facing a murder charges, Lyon County authorities said Wednesday.

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Nevada Senate Honors Tad Dunbar

Updated: 05/09/2007 - The Nevada State Senate took time out today to honor KOLO 8's Tad Dunbar. Tad is retiring in July after close to 50 years in the broadcast business, 38 of that has been right here at KOLO-TV.

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Mitchell Family Fund

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Students at Lenz Elementary School will be taking part is a special event this Friday: To help the Mitchell family of south Reno.

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Proposed Water Authority

Updated: 05/10/2007 - If something isn’t done about our growing population and its future water needs, it will be costly to taxpayers, and dangerous to our neighbors. That’s what Nevada Senators say what will happen, if we don’t act now…and on Wednesday the Government Affairs Committee evaluated a proposed regional water authority.

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Fields Guilty Plea

Posted: 05/09/2007 - Matthew Fields, the man who authorities say hit and killed a 13-year-old girl while driving under the influence, has pleaded guilty to his charges.

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New Revenue Estimates Reduce 'Hole' in Proposed Nevada Budget

Posted: 05/08/2007 - An estimate of $48 million in cuts needed in the nearly $7 billion Nevada budget now being finalized by lawmakers dropped to about $30 million on Tuesday as a result of yet another batch of updated revenue projections.

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Gibbons Researches Bill to Erase Green Building Tax Breaks

Posted: 05/08/2007 - Gov. Jim Gibbons said Tuesday he's asking the attorney general for advice in efforts to determine whether his signing of a bill to erase "green" building tax breaks would leave the state open to costly lawsuits.

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No Changes to Nevada Bill Targeting High Credit Card Interest

Posted: 05/08/2007 - A state senator has rejected a banking industry bid to revise her bill banning "universal default clauses" that enable some credit card companies to boost interest rates if a customer misses a payment on a completely separate account.

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Wildfire Forces Evacuations in LA's Griffith Park

Posted: 05/08/2007 - A wildfire roiled through rugged brush-covered hills in the city's sprawling Griffith Park on Tuesday, triggering evacuations of the city zoo, a museum and other popular sites as dangerously hot and dry conditions plagued Southern California.

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Domestic Violence

Updated: 05/09/2007 - A Fernley woman, the victim of a weekend shooting, has been taken off life support at a local hospital. Meanwhile, her estranged husband is being held on a charge of attempted murder. Domestic violence counselors say the incident fits an all too familiar pattern.

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U.S. Gambling Revenues up 6.8% to $32.4 Billion

Posted: 05/08/2007 - Gambling revenues at U.S. commercial casinos rose 6.8 percent to a record $32.4 billion in 2006, according to a survey released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association.

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Police Arrest Student Suspected in Shooting

Updated: 05/08/2007 - Police on Tuesday arrested the college student suspected of opening fire at an apartment near California State University, Fresno, killing one man and wounding two others in a dispute over a video game console.

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Navy Identifies 5 Killed in Helicopter Crash

Updated: 05/09/2007 - The Navy released the names Wednesday of five crew members killed when their helicopter crashed during a nighttime training mission in the northern Nevada desert.

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Reno-Based Payday Lender Fined Record $50,000

Posted: 05/07/2007 - State regulators have fined a Reno-based payday lender a record $50,000 and ordered it to pay damages to a Michigan woman it allegedly charged $857 for a $200 loan she took out via the Internet.

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Tax Commission Weighs in on Green Building Tax Breaks

Posted: 05/07/2007 - The Nevada Tax Commission weighed in publicly for the first time Monday on a budget controversy involving "green" building tax abatements, with its chairman saying that the panel simply carried out the intent of a 2005 law.

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Nevada Laws Delay DUI Releases, Help Good Samaritans

Posted: 05/07/2007 - Bills that would delay the release of DUI suspects and ensure that doctors who offer good-Samaritan services when delivering babies have legal protection were signed into law Monday by Gov. Jim Gibbons.

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