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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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Nevada Bill Targeting High Credit Card Rates Goes to Governor

Posted: 05/16/2007 - CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A bill banning "universal default clauses" that have enabled some credit card issuers to boost interest rates by 30 percent or more won final legislative approval in the Nevada Assembly on Wednesday and was sent to Gov. Jim Gibbons for his signature.

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Gibbons Defends Executive Order Amid Finger-Pointing

Posted: 05/16/2007 - Debate and finger-pointing continued Wednesday as Nevada lawmakers worked on a new "green" building tax break plan and traded arguments with Gov. Jim Gibbons over his order suspending their 2005 tax abatement law.

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Thinking About Energy Alternatives, Gas Prices Soar

Posted: 05/16/2007 - WABUSKA, Nev. (AP) - Gasoline prices topping $3 a gallon, dire warnings about greenhouse effects and increased pollution bringing about global warming are causing some folks to think more about energy alternatives.

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Fate of the New Frontier

Updated: 05/16/2007 - LAS VEGAS (AP) - The owner of The Plaza hotel in New York says he is buying the New Frontier hotel-casino - and plans to develop a 5 (B) Billion dollar project on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Baseball Stadium for Northern Nevada

Updated: 05/16/2007 - Washoe County Commissioners have approved a deal for the Biggest Little City, and now we will soon have our own Triple A Baseball Stadium.

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Dishwasher Recall

Updated: 05/16/2007 - General Electric is recalling 2.5 million dishwashers because of a wiring problem that could cause fire.

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Lawmakers Chop Real ID Funding

Posted: 05/16/2007 - Members of a joint Nevada legislative budget panel have voted unanimously against state funding for the federal Real ID Act, opting instead to wait and see if the measure mandated by Congress in 2005 is changed or repealed.

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Fire Destroys Home

Updated: 05/16/2007 - A fire in South Reno late Tuesday night has left a family homeless.

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7 U.S. Victims of Ambush in Iraq Are From Fort Drum

Posted: 05/15/2007 - The seven American victims of a weekend ambush in Iraq were members of the storied 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Army officials in Iraq said Tuesday.

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Gibbons' Plan to Fund Roads Hits a Bump

Posted: 05/15/2007 - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's bond lawyer says Gov. Jim Gibbons' proposal to solve a road construction financial shortfall by taking money from his client would violate the Nevada and U.S. constitutions.

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Planes Drop Leaflets as Search Intensifies for 3 Missing Soldiers

Posted: 05/15/2007 - U.S. aircraft dropped leaflets seeking information about three U.S. soldiers feared captured by al-Qaida, as troops intensified the search Tuesday despite a warning from the terror group that the hunt will endanger the captives' lives.

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Nevada Soldier Among 4 Missing in Iraq

Updated: 05/16/2007 - The Department of Defense has released the names of four soldiers who went missing in Iraq over the weekend. One of them, Anthony Schober, is from Northern Nevada.

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Lawmakers Question Gibbons' Executive Order

Posted: 05/15/2007 - Nevada lawmakers worked Tuesday on a new bill revising "green" building tax breaks and also questioned his executive order that accompanied the veto.

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Assembly Revives Washoe County School Tax Measure

Updated: 05/15/2007 - The Nevada Assembly on Tuesday revived a measure to let Washoe County hold an election on whether to raise property transfer taxes to pay for school renovations and buildings.

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Gibbons Vetoes Bill Erasing Tax Breaks

Updated: 05/15/2007 - A bill erasing "green" building tax breaks has been vetoed by Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons - who has issued an executive order that will require state lawmakers to come up with a new plan before their session ends on June fourth.

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Democratic National Chairman to Speak in Reno

Posted: 05/14/2007 - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean will speak at the Washoe County Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner June 11, party officials said Monday.

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Nevada Mayors Rally for Homeless Funding

Updated: 05/15/2007 - Several Nevada mayors gathered here Monday to support a proposal that would funnel $20 million over two years to local governments to help eradicate homelessness.

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Woman in Friday's Shooting Not Pregnant

Updated: 05/15/2007 - One of three murders in four days, here in Reno. This one happened Friday night, in the parking lot of the Kings Ranch Supermarket on Wells Avenue.

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