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McCain criticizes Bush on Iraq war in northeastern Nevada

Posted: 04/28/2007 - ELKO, Nev. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain reiterated his criticism of the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq on Saturday, and proclaimed that Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as one the worst defense secretaries in history.

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UNLV President Outlines Vision in Inaugural Address

Updated: 04/29/2007 - LAS VEGAS (AP) - UNLV President David Ashley says that he wants to expand the university's research capabilities, attract better undergraduate students and more graduate students, and improve communication between faculty and administrators.

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Party America Robbery

Updated: 04/29/2007 - Police are searching for a man who robbed the Party America store in Sparks on Friday evening.

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Owner Gives Back to Employees

Posted: 04/27/2007 - If you're in the market to buy a casino, now is your chance. The Silver Club in Sparks and Fernley's Truck Inn are just two of more than a dozen Nevada casino's that are on the market.

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Body Found Identified

Posted: 04/27/2007 - The Washoe County Sheriff's Department says... a body, found buried in the Sierra... is that of a Sun Valley man.

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Rail City Drama

Posted: 04/27/2007 - The simmering controversy between the Sparks city attorney and some members of the City Council... apparently boiled over earlier this month.

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Falling Through the Cracks

Updated: 04/30/2007 - KOLO8 SPECIAL REPORT: A Battle Mountain teen is suffering from a disability he fears could threaten his life. But without insurance coverage, the young man can't find help. His family went to the state for assistance, but says they were rejected.

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Dangers of Methamphetamine

Posted: 04/26/2007 - Authorities say the cold hard hitting fact about Methamphetamine is that all it takes is one high before you can become an addict.

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Michael Sheriff Interview

Posted: 04/26/2007 - Michael Sheriff spoke out Thursday afternoon for the first time since his arrest on parole violation charges last Thursday night. KOLO-8’s John Tyson was there for the jailhouse interview.

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4 Presidential Hopefuls in Nevada this Weekend

Posted: 04/26/2007 - Four presidential candidates will be making stops in Nevada this weekend. Sen John McCain will be in Elko Saturday. Sen Clinton and Sen Edwards will be in Reno on Sunday. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be speaking in Carson City on Sunday as well.

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YMCA

Posted: 04/26/2007 - Reno council approves delay in YMCA property

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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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