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Council Votes to Replace Virginia Street Bridge

Updated: 03/29/2007 - Reno City Council members have voted unanimously to replace the historic Virginia Street bridge. The bridge's fate has been debated since the big flood of 1997.

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Gibbons Tells Agencies to Cut $112 Million from Budgets

Posted: 03/28/2007 - Saying he's concerned about weaker-than-projected tax revenues, Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons told state agencies Wednesday to chop nearly $112 million from their budget requests now being considered by legislators.

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Fire Hydrant Testing May Cause Cloudy Water

Posted: 03/28/2007 - The Reno Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants throughout the City of Reno and in the unincorporated area of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District throughout the spring months.

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Local Governments Seek Homeless Funding

Posted: 03/28/2007 - Reno and Clark County representatives, backed by dozens of homeless advocates, said Wednesday they support a bill that would funnel $20 million over two years to local governments to help eradicate homelessness in Nevada.

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Ensign Looks for Replacement for Fired US Attorney

Posted: 03/28/2007 - Senator John Ensign says he's interviewing candidates to replace ousted US Attorney Daniel Bogden in Nevada. Ensign says in Washington that as many as 19 people are being considered for the job. He declined to name names.

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Montreux Murders: 1 Year Later

Updated: 03/28/2007 - A double-murder in Montreux that shocked the community remains unsolved. But despite the fact that investigators have no leads, the victims haven't been forgotten.

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Trailer Park Arsenic

Posted: 03/28/2007 - The owner of the Sage Trailer Park in Mustang was given 60 days to install arsenic filtration systems for tenants under an order issued by Washoe County commissioners.

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Judge in Mack Civil Case Denies Recusal Motion

Posted: 03/28/2007 - The judge assigned to a civil case against a man accused of shooting another judge said his law clerk's past relationship with the plaintiff does not warrant his recusal.

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Boy Hit By Car

Updated: 03/28/2007 - Dayton boy is in the hospital after being hit by a SUV.

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Are You Covered?

Updated: 03/28/2007 - Most recent home destroyed by brush fire, prompts calls to insurance agents about fire coverage

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Bill attempts to open meetings by Tax Commission

Posted: 03/27/2007 - CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that limits a public entity's ability to hold closed meetings, a response to a 2005 closed-door vote by the state Tax Commission to grant a 40 (m) million-dollar tax refund to Southern California Edison.

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Reno police: Overall crime down in '06

Updated: 03/28/2007 - Despite in increase in the number of murders and robberies, new statistics show the number of violent crimes and property crimes fell last year from the prior year, Reno police said Monday.

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Fallon Treatment Center Heavily Damaged by Fire

Posted: 03/27/2007 - Fire officials in Churchill County are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the residential section of a substance abuse treatment center in Fallon last night and early this morning.

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Unemployment Down Slightly in February

Posted: 03/27/2007 - The number of jobless Nevadans dropped by about 4,700 from January to February but the state's economy isn't as strong as it was a year ago, according to a new state report.

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Tahoe Man Faces 20 Years in Casino Killing

Updated: 03/27/2007 - A man who hid out in a hotel room at a Lake Tahoe casino before stabbing his estranged wife to death four months ago pleaded guilty to murder and faces up to 20 years in prison.

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Vegas Peace Protest

Posted: 03/27/2007 - A group of peace advocates set out on an 65-mile trek Tuesday to the Nevada Test Site, where they planned a weekend protest against nuclear weapons and the war in Iraq.

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Officials Consider Added Motel Fire Safety

Updated: 03/28/2007 - Some Reno city officials say a second deadly motel fire underscores the need for increased safety measures at residential motels. One man died in the Sunday night blaze at the Savoy Motor Lodge. Fire investigators believe the fire was caused by smoking.

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Sierra Storm

Updated: 03/27/2007 - Some Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts reported up to 2 feet of snow at the higher elevations from Monday afternoon through early Tuesday. Chains or snow tires were required on most mountain highways, including Interstate 80 over Donner Summit and U.S. 50 over Echo Summit.

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Winter Road Conditions

Updated: 03/27/2007 - The calendar may say "spring" but cold winter weather is back Tuesday morning.

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School Empowerment Plans Debated

Posted: 03/26/2007 - Rival Democrat and Republican plans for school "empowerment," including GOP Gov. Jim Gibbons' $60 million proposal for localized decision-making in public schools, were reviewed Monday by a state Senate panel.

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Downtown Construction Woes

Updated: 03/26/2007 - Downtown construction is causing headaches for vehicle and foot traffic...and some local shopowners say it's also hurting their business.

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Brush Fire Destroys House

Updated: 03/26/2007 - A fast-moving brush fire fueled by strong winds destroyed one home and damaged two others southwest Reno neighborhood on Monday, the second time this month a wild fire has consumed a home in the city.

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Maytag Recall

Posted: 03/26/2007 - Some Maytag and Samsung brand front-loading washing machines have been recalled due to a potential fire hazard, says Reno Fire Marshal Bill Burney, due to water leakage onto the electrical connections to the washing machine's thermal sensor that could cause an electrical short and ignite a circuit board.

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Higgs Released on Bail

Updated: 03/26/2007 - Chaz Higgs was freed on bail Monday from the county jail where he has been held since September on charges that he killed his wife, former Nevada Controller Kathy Augustine, with a paralyzing drug.

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