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Study Finds All Three Forms of Mercury Exiting Nevada Mines

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Regulators announced Thursday that new monitoring at five of Nevada's largest mines has shown three kinds of mercury are coming out of smokestacks, including a gaseous form that can find its way into fish.

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Nevada Lawmaker Opposes Changes to Payday Loan Bill

Posted: 05/10/2007 - A few high-interest lenders are trying to hang onto a loophole in the state's payday loan regulations, Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley told lawmakers Thursday.

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Lawmakers Move to Reduce Unfunded Liability

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Nevada lawmakers reviewing a budget for the Public Employees Benefits Program voted Thursday to put $50 million toward paying down a $4.1 billion long-term liability that could cause trouble for the state's credit ratings.

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Court Records Bill

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Judges and an insurance trade association are opposing a bill that would restrict Nevada judges' ability to seal court records, raising questions about its lack of privacy protections.

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Nevada Guard Says its Ready for Emergencies Despite Deployments

Posted: 05/10/2007 - While many states complain that deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have left their National Guard units understaffed and ill-prepared to handle emergencies at home, Nevada officials say its force of citizen soldiers is in "great shape" and ready to respond if needed.

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Reno Man Critical After Hit-Run Accident

Updated: 05/10/2007 - An elderly Reno man was critically injured Thursday when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street, police said.

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Not In My Backyard

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Decades after it was first proposed the Galena Creek Bridge is still unfinished, over budget, and the subject of debate. So, why is it being built in such and obviously difficult location.

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Lawmakers Hold Closed-Door Meetings on Education

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Hoping to end the session on time for the first time since 1999, legislative leaders are holding closed-door meetings this week trying to resolve differences over K-12 and higher education budgets.

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Gibbons Outlines Highway Funding Plan

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Gov. Jim Gibbons on Thursday produced a plan to use revenue from hotel room taxes and entertainment levies to finance two-thirds of the state's $3.8 billion shortfall in highway construction funds - and immediately ran into strong opposition.

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Tony Blair Announces he will Resign on June 27

Posted: 05/10/2007 - Tony Blair said Thursday he would step down as prime minister on June 27, closing a decade of power in which he fostered peace in Northern Ireland and followed the United States to a war in Iraq that cost him much of his popularity.

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Brush Fire

Updated: 05/10/2007 - A brush fire has scorched several acres near Gateway Drive in Reno.

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Public Works Board Hopes to Change Green Building Standard

Posted: 05/09/2007 - There's a move under way to change the "green" building standards required of any new state buildings, a mandate that falls under an extensive 2005 law now under scrutiny for its large tax breaks.

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Compromise Reached on Nevada Open Meeting Measure

Posted: 05/09/2007 - A Nevada Senate panel was presented Wednesday with a compromise bill that limits the ability of government entities to hold closed meetings - a measure that's a response to a closed-door Tax Commission vote on a $40 million refund.

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New Homes Built in the Line of Fire

Updated: 05/09/2007 - Four new homes being constructed on Geiger Grade are causing concern among fire officials. They say the homes are at extreme risk for destruction by wildfire.

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Woman Shot in Fernley Dies of Injuries

Posted: 05/09/2007 - A woman shot in the head over the weekend has died and her estranged husband is now facing a murder charges, Lyon County authorities said Wednesday.

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Nevada Senate Honors Tad Dunbar

Updated: 05/09/2007 - The Nevada State Senate took time out today to honor KOLO 8's Tad Dunbar. Tad is retiring in July after close to 50 years in the broadcast business, 38 of that has been right here at KOLO-TV.

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Mitchell Family Fund

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Students at Lenz Elementary School will be taking part is a special event this Friday: To help the Mitchell family of south Reno.

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Proposed Water Authority

Updated: 05/10/2007 - If something isn’t done about our growing population and its future water needs, it will be costly to taxpayers, and dangerous to our neighbors. That’s what Nevada Senators say what will happen, if we don’t act now…and on Wednesday the Government Affairs Committee evaluated a proposed regional water authority.

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Fields Guilty Plea

Posted: 05/09/2007 - Matthew Fields, the man who authorities say hit and killed a 13-year-old girl while driving under the influence, has pleaded guilty to his charges.

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New Revenue Estimates Reduce 'Hole' in Proposed Nevada Budget

Posted: 05/08/2007 - An estimate of $48 million in cuts needed in the nearly $7 billion Nevada budget now being finalized by lawmakers dropped to about $30 million on Tuesday as a result of yet another batch of updated revenue projections.

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Gibbons Researches Bill to Erase Green Building Tax Breaks

Posted: 05/08/2007 - Gov. Jim Gibbons said Tuesday he's asking the attorney general for advice in efforts to determine whether his signing of a bill to erase "green" building tax breaks would leave the state open to costly lawsuits.

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No Changes to Nevada Bill Targeting High Credit Card Interest

Posted: 05/08/2007 - A state senator has rejected a banking industry bid to revise her bill banning "universal default clauses" that enable some credit card companies to boost interest rates if a customer misses a payment on a completely separate account.

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