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Nevada Lawmakers OK Payday Loan Bill

Posted: 05/26/2007 - CARSON CITY (AP) - A bill targeting high-interest "payday loan" businesses won approval late Friday in the Nevada Senate.

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Friday Deadline Passes for Lawmakers

Updated: 05/26/2007 - It was long night for Nevada lawmakers in Carson City on Friday. Bills were passed out of the Senate and Assembly before the midnight deadline, so they would have chance of becoming law.

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Obama to Make First Campaign Trip to Reno

Posted: 05/25/2007 - U.S. Sen. Barack Obama will hold a campaign rally focusing on health care issues when he makes his first stop in northern Nevada next week, his campaign said.

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Mack's Attorneys File New Papers

Posted: 05/24/2007 - Another barrage of legal motions became public on Thursday in the case of Darren Mack, the Reno man accused of the murder of his wife and the sniper shooting of the judge who handled their divorce.

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Seat Belt Sting in Reno

Updated: 05/24/2007 - Thousands of drivers were stopped and questioned by Reno Police on Thursday. The officers were looking for a violation that is all too common: failure to buckle up.

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Rhoden to Return to Tahoe Golf Tournament

Posted: 05/24/2007 - STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Rick Rhoden, barred from last year's celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe, will try to extend his six-time winning record in July at N-B-C's American Century Championship.

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Reno Wants to Limit Feeding Geese

Posted: 05/24/2007 - Reno officials want to limit feeding geese to cut down on goose poop and other damage caused by the birds at city parks.

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Man Dies When Jeep Rolls into Nevada Mine Pit

Posted: 05/23/2007 - VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (AP) - A man on a rock hunting excursion with his wife was killed when his Jeep rolled off a narrow trail into an abandoned mining pit in this historic mining town, authorities said.

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Nevada Lawmakers on Safe Ground to Cancel Tax Breaks

Posted: 05/23/2007 - CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers were advised Wednesday that they'd be on safe legal ground in revising - and even scrapping - big "green" construction tax breaks approved in 2005.

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Reaction to Gibbons' Veto Threat

Posted: 05/23/2007 - There has been some predictable reaction to Governor Gibbons' threat of a budget veto if the spending plan includes any tax increases or doesn't include some of his priorities.

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Gibbons Repeats Veto Threat

Posted: 05/23/2007 - Gov. Jim Gibbons, stepping up his saber-rattling as the 2007 Legislature nears an end, repeated to reporters Wednesday his warning to lawmakers a day earlier that he'll veto any budget that boosts taxes and leaves out programs he wants.

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Obama Plans Campaign Stop in Reno

Posted: 05/23/2007 - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama plans to make his first campaign trip to northern Nevada next week, his campaign has announced.

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Highway Fire Makes Homeowners Nervous

Posted: 05/22/2007 - So far, no homes have been directly in the path of the Highway Fire, but dozens of home owners have spent a nervous day keeping an eye on the flames.

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Key Anti-Meth Bill Dies in Nevada Assembly

Posted: 05/22/2007 - Appeals to consider Nevada's overburdened prisons, public safety and drug treatment systems and the torment for families of methamphetamine addicts weren't enough to persuade most Assembly Republicans to vote Tuesday for a key anti-meth bill.

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Audit Criticizes Former Nevada Treasurer

Posted: 05/22/2007 - Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki came under fire Monday as legislative auditors described how budget controls were bypassed in the big Nevada College Savings Program that he oversaw and promoted in ads that ran during his campaign season.

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Body of Missing Tahoe Boater Recovered

Posted: 05/22/2007 - Authorities have recovered the body of a man who fell off a sailboat and presumably drowned at Lake Tahoe. Rick Hixenbaugh, 54, was teaching others how to sail when he fell off the boat into the frigid choppy waters on Sunday, authorities said.

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Family Mourns Death of Fernley Soldier

Posted: 05/22/2007 - The father of a Fernley soldier killed in Iraq said his son was eager to come home. An emotional Roger Varela said he last spoke with his son, Army Pfc. Alejandro Varela, on Thursday.

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Nevada lawmakers reject expansion of green tax program

Posted: 05/21/2007 - Nevada lawmakers focused on "green" building tax incentives Monday, rejecting new rules sought by the state Commission on Economic Development to expand the incentives and getting a new bill that would shrink tax revenue losses caused by the program.

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