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Fernley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 05/21/2007 - Another soldier with ties to northern Nevada has been killed in Iraq. Family members say Army Pfc. Alejandro Varela, 19, of Fernley, was killed Friday when the vehicle he was riding in hit a makeshift bomb south of Baghdad.

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Minden Plane Crash Leaves Man Dead

Posted: 05/20/2007 - A plane crash in Minden today leaves one man dead. According to the Nevada Appeal, the single engine float plane lost power just after 3:15 p.m.

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Two Weeks Left in Nevada's Legislative Session

Posted: 05/20/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - Nevada lawmakers start their second-to-last week of the 2007 session tomorrow with a push to wrap up major remaining issues - including an unfinished state budget totaling nearly seven (b) billion dollars.

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Court Documents: Mack Confessed to Shooting Reno Judge

Posted: 05/20/2007 - RENO (AP) - Before his arrest in Mexico last year, Reno businessman Darren Mack confessed to the stabbing death of his estranged wife and the shooting of the judge who handled their divorce.

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Fire Abatement in Carson City

Posted: 05/20/2007 - It's being called a model home for defensible space, and on Saturday the public was invited to take a tour. Several residents learned how defensible space helps to protect their home from fire, and that the landscaping can be quite attractive.

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Mustang Fire East of Reno Contained

Posted: 05/20/2007 - On Friday night, fire crews put an end to the wind-driven fire that temporarily shut down Interstate-80, east of Reno.

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Reid Speaks to UNR Graduates on Saturday

Updated: 05/20/2007 - RENO (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged University of Nevada, Reno graduates on Saturday to give back to their communities, saying - in his words - "your obligations are just as great as your opportunities."

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Local Reaction to Immigration Bill

Posted: 05/20/2007 - Federal lawmakers are moving forward with a deal reached Thursday with the White House, on an immigration reform package. But KOLO 8’s coverage of that story and our KOLO 8 Web Poll results from Thursday night prompted a lot more local response on Friday.

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Virginia City Gets a Makeover

Posted: 05/20/2007 - "Tourism Cares," a national non-profit organization, chose Virginia City as their 2007 destination for a restoration project for U.S. tourism cities.

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Reno Research Institute Receives $400,000 for Tahoe Work

Posted: 05/20/2007 - RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Desert Research Institute has received $400,000 in federal funds to study air pollutants that impact lake clarity and air quality in the Lake Tahoe Basin and develop strategies to improve the environment.

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Governor Gibbons Signs Internet Predator Bill

Posted: 05/20/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - Governor Jim Gibbons has signed into law a bill making it easier to prosecute Internet predators who go online to lure someone they think is a child but instead turns out to be a police investigator.

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Reid Says Congress Won't Give up Trying to Pull Troops from Iraq

Posted: 05/20/2007 - RENO (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today said that Congress will NOT give up on the fight to withdraw U-S troops from Iraq even if President Bush ends up signing a war spending bill without the pullout provision.

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Nevada Measure Mandates Requirements for Investors

Posted: 05/19/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - Investors in short-term mortgage loans, often called trust deeds, will be required to meet minimum financial requirements in Nevada, under a bill passed by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.

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New Nevada 'Green' Proposal Scraps Sales Tax Breaks

Posted: 05/19/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - Nevada legislators have unveiled a plan to change the state's "green" building tax breaks and head off a revenue loss for government and public schools approaching one (b) billion dollars - and possibly more.

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Legislative Budget Panel OKs Nevada Prison Budget

Posted: 05/19/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - A legislative budget panel has endorsed a 600 (m) million-dollar-plus Nevada prisons budget that anticipates savings from releasing more prisoners who earn good-time credits - but much of that savings will pay for more parole officers to supervise them.

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Annual Invasion of Mormon Crickets Keeps Experts Hopping

Posted: 05/19/2007 - RENO, Nev. (AP) - The annual infestation of Mormon crickets is well under way across northern Nevada and while entomologists think they are slowing the spread east of Reno, they say the bugs are winning the war around Elko.

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Illegal Food Vendor Sting in Washoe County

Updated: 05/19/2007 - Their wares might look tempting, but the Washoe County Health Department says beware: if you buy food from a street vendor who doesn’t have a permit, you might be getting more than just a snack.

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Bills Die as Deadline Hits at Nevada Legislature

Posted: 05/18/2007 - Bills that sparked a debate over abortion, ethics reform, a state lottery, and appointed judges were among many measures that died Friday on a deadline for action by Nevada legislative committees.

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