Updated: 04/14/2005 - After putting up 50 wins in two seasons the Wolf Pack men's basketball team is in the mix for a ton of highly regarded recruits and tonight, one of those recruits chose the Pack over everyone else.
Updated: 04/15/2005 - Recycling the weapons of war. With another round of closings of military bases due shortly, a northern Nevada base is taking on a new mission...and planning for the future. The Hawthorne Army Ammunition Depot will be recycling bombs left by Top Gun training at Fallon. Along with any target vehicles....old tanks or personnel carriers....that may be there.
Updated: 04/14/2005 - A new bankruptcy bill is on it's way to the President, which means sweeping changes in how people can declare bankruptcy.
Updated: 04/13/2005 - Building a home in the Tahoe basin is a dream for a lot of folks... But getting the permits to build can be a nightmare. Hopeful homebuilders in Placer County had to trust to the luck of a lottery today.
Updated: 04/13/2005 - Thursdaymorning, the Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee will decide the fate of a bill that would change child custody laws in Nevada. SB109 would establish the presumption that barring evidence to the contrary joint custody is in the best interests of the child. Some parents' groups say that process only promotes a struggle that alienates parents and children. They say changing the law will save a lot of heartache.
Updated: 04/13/2005 - The people of Wisconsin are considering a proposal to legalize the hunting of feral cats, much to the disgust of cat-lovers and animal-rights groups in general.
Updated: 04/13/2005 - Schools in Clark County, Nevada, are facing the possibility of losing school police officers because of budget cuts. Today at the state capitol, the Assembly government affairs committee looked at a possible solution.
Updated: 04/12/2005 - Clean and Green starts this Saturday and runs through Saturday April 23. It's a time to clear out the cobwebs and clutter piled up over the winter, but it's also a good time for a home safety inspection.
Updated: 04/12/2005 - Last Friday, we introduced us to a young man who walked away from the Marine Corps and is now listed as a deserter. Unless or until he turns himself in, Private Loren Houle, at age 19, faces a life of looking over his shoulder. The story caused a stir in some circles.
Updated: 04/12/2005 - The family of a murder victim is reeling after judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just overturned the conviction. It all came down to a small button with a picture of the victim on it--similar to this one--that three family members wore on their shirts in court during the trial.
Updated: 04/12/2005 - (Tuesday PM) A bill which would tighten rules for issuing driver's licenses to teenagers, is one step closer to law
Updated: 04/11/2005 - This new reality of shrinking state budgets, legislators are considering a retirement benefit cut for state employees. Those in favor of the bill say it could save the state a half billion dollars over the next 30 years. If passed, only those employees hired after *next July will be affected. Retirement benefits for current employees and those already retired will not be touched.
Updated: 04/11/2005 - The former Anaconda open pit mine sprawls across 36-hundred acres of land on the west side of Mason Valley...a few miles from Yerington. It's no longer in operation, but there are concerns about the continuing impact it's having on the environment there. Longtime residents will remember it as the Anaconda Copper Mine at Weed Heights. It produced millions of dollars of copper during its years of operation, but the concern lies with what producing that copper left behind.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - Winter is paying a return visit to the Sierra and northern Nevada. Snow that began falling during the night in the Sierra has moved into western Nevada.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - The Sparks Planning Commission unanimously recommended tentative approval tonight for a 41 acre shopping center near the southeast corner of Pyramid Highway and Los Altos Parkway. The proposed Sparks Crossing shopping center would be located directly across Pyramid Highway from the existing Kohl’s store and a new Wal-Mart Superstore that is currently under construction.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - A popular pain killer was taken off the market today, and the Food and Drug Administration wants tougher warnings about increased risk of heart attack and stroke on similar drugs. Bextra will no longer be available on the market. It along with Vioxx and Celebrex is known as an NSAID--and in a special subclass of drugs called Cox-2 inhibitors.