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Flood Control

Updated: 01/30/2007 - A panel that oversees flood control management in the Truckee Meadows is considering new restrictions on developers in flood-prone areas. After the 1997 flood devastated large sections of Reno, city officials in 2004 adopted regulations requiring that builders in certain areas remove as much fill dirt as they deposit, so as not to cause floodwaters to rise.

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Red Cross Asking for Donations

Updated: 01/28/2007 - After a number of devestating local fires and other emergencies, the Northern Nevada Red Cross says it's in desperate need of funding.

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Weight Watchers Courses for Free

Updated: 01/27/2007 - A pilot weight-loss program in West Virginia is in start-up phase; if successful, may extend to 14 other states, including Nevada & California.

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REAL I.D.

Posted: 01/26/2007 - Fedeal Real I.D. program means more documents will be needed to get driver's license.

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Ice Skater Drowns in Donner Lake

Updated: 01/26/2007 - A rescue has turned into a recovery on the frozen surface of Donner Lake. Truckee Fire/Police Joint Dive Team went out onto the ice after reports that an ice skater had fallen through, about 100 yards from the north shore of the lake.

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Nevada Prison Shuts Down Anti-Drug Program

Posted: 01/26/2007 - The Nevada Department of Corrections is shutting down a drug and alcohol treatment program run by an outside group amid charges including racial discrimination and pushing inmates into religious activities.

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Buyer Beware

Posted: 01/26/2007 - Buyer Beware. A Reno woman buys a used car at a dealership only to find out when she tried to register it that the car was reported stolen.

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Nevada Welfare System

Posted: 01/25/2007 - New federal laws requiring Nevada to put more welfare recipients to work will strain the state's welfare system, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

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Reid Makes Courthouse Security a Priority

Updated: 01/25/2007 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he'll make strengthening and expanding protections for judges and their families a priority in Congress this year after a sniper attack seriously injured a judge in Nevada last summer.

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Nevada Governor's School Plan Questioned

Posted: 01/24/2007 - Nevada educators are raising questions about Gov. Jim Gibbons' pilot project to improve public education by giving principals more control of schools and letting parents pick which schools they want their children to attend.

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Reno Stabbing

Posted: 01/24/2007 - A 32-year-old Reno man has been arrested after police say he tried to kill his girlfriend's mother. Melvin Ducero has been charged with attempted homicide, domestic battery, battery with a deadly weapon and crimes against the elderly.

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Complete List of Oscar Nominations

Updated: 01/23/2007 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the nominees for this year's Oscar awards.

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Students React

Updated: 01/24/2007 - University of Nevada students listened intently as the President touched on a number of issues that will affect them immediately as they enter the "real" world.

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Edmonton Empowerment Program

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Governor Gibbons' State of the State address last night included a brief mention of a new program for Nevada schools that would focus on empowerment. Empowerment would give teachers, parents, and principals more say in how their schools are run and how their students learn.

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Meet the Next President?

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Nevada wil have the second democratic caucus in the country, which means Northern Nevadans will have a chance to meet most if not all presidential candidates.

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Safari Club International

Posted: 01/24/2007 - People who are looking to book a hotel room in Reno picked the wrong week. The Safari Club is in town. The gathering of 23,000 big game hunters, guides and outfitters is the largest convention that takes place in Reno-Sparks and ranks 118th on a list of the top 200 trade shows across the country.

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New City Counsil Offices

Posted: 01/23/2007 - The Sparks City Council is getting some new digs. The Council approved a contract with Farr Construction to spend 50,000 dollars to build council offices in the basement of city hall.

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Judge Lets Nevada Smoking Ban Stand

Updated: 01/23/2007 - A Nevada judge let stand a voter-approved smoking ban on Tuesday, ruling that parts of the measure providing for a civil fine of up to $100 were constitutional while ruling out stiffer penalties including jail time.

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Nevada Lawmakers Start Budget Review

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Nevada lawmakers, starting their review Tuesday of Gov. Jim Gibbons' record $7 billion state general fund budget for the next two fiscal years, offered both praise and criticism of the plan.

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