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2007 Nevada Legislature Hits Midpoint

Posted: 04/02/2007 - The ninth week of the 2007 session, which starts Monday, is a good news-bad news point for Nevada lawmakers. By Friday they'll be halfway through the session, but also working without pay.

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Analysts: Gibbons Taking FBI Probe Seriously

Posted: 04/02/2007 - According to legal analysts, Governor Gibbons' decision to hire high-priced Washington, DC, attorney Abbe Lowell shows he's taking seriously an FBI investigation into the governor's associations with a company awarded secret military contracts when Gibbons was in Congress.

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False Hostage Report

Updated: 04/02/2007 - A Washoe County woman who called in a false report Sunday afternoon claiming that her husband was holding a hostage and had barricaded himself in his home south of Reno could face criminal charges.

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Early Allergy Season

Posted: 03/30/2007 - If you're allergies are acting up earlier than normal this year, you're not alone. Doctors say if you are suffering right now the reason is the trees.

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Second 'green building' Rating System Discussed

Posted: 03/30/2007 - Assembly leaders were lukewarm Friday to a plan to add a second "green building" rating system to Nevada law, and potentially allow more properties - including casinos with indoor smoking - to get tax breaks allowed by the 2005 Legislature.

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Pine Teacher Gets Hero Award

Posted: 03/30/2007 - The gym teacher who helped disarm a 14-year-old boy in a shooting at Pine Middle School last spring has been named the Red Cross Hero of the Year for northern Nevada.

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Dawn Gibbons Defends her Consultant Role

Posted: 03/30/2007 - Nevada first lady Dawn Gibbons said Friday that she did nothing wrong in working in 2004 as a paid consultant for a defense company that got a federal contract with help from her husband, Gov. Jim Gibbons, then a Republican congressman.

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Report Confirms Tungsten and Cobalt in Fallon

Posted: 03/30/2007 - A new study confirms what others have shown before - a high level of tungsten and cobalt in Fallon, where a childhood leukemia cluster has sickened 17 children. Three have died since 1997.

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Gibbons Helped Company that Hired His Wife

Posted: 03/30/2007 - A defense company that got a federal contract with help from then-GOP Rep. Jim Gibbons, now governor of Nevada, hired Gibbons' wife to do consulting work, according to a published report Friday.

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Ex-Reno Broadcaster Gets 4 Years in Drug Case

Updated: 04/02/2007 - A former talk show host was sentenced Friday to four years in prison on a drug money laundering charge by a federal judge who chose not to impose the maximum 20-year term after receiving a "remarkable" number of letters of support from the community.

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Technology in the Classroom: Grade D

Updated: 03/30/2007 - When it comes to giving Nevada school-kids, the high-tech tools they need to succeed in the classroom the Silver State, only earns a grade of D.

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Who is Middle Class?

Posted: 03/29/2007 - Saying he's fighting for Nevada's middle class families, congressman dean heller has proposed an extension of the "child tax credit" beyond the year 2011. So who exactly is heller fighting for? In other words, who are the middle class?

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Some Payday Loan Companies Evade the Law

Updated: 03/29/2007 - Several Nevada loan companies are evading the state's payday loan law by charging interest rates up to 900 percent, and must be stopped, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

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Computer Breach Involved at Least 45.7 Millon Credit Cards

Updated: 03/29/2007 - TJX, The parent company of a number of nationwide retail chains, such as T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, is telling regulators that computer hackers have stolen customer information from tens of millions of credit and debit cards.

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Sales Produce Lower-than-Expected Tax Revenues

Posted: 03/29/2007 - A day after Nevada's governor proposed nearly $112 million in cuts in agency spending plans, a report showed Thursday that sales taxes - one of the state's biggest revenue sources - are continuing to slip below projections.

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Stolen Property Viewing

Posted: 03/29/2007 - If your car was broken into recently you have a chance to reclaim your lost items. The Sparks Police Department has recovered, car stereos, purses, credit cards, and other items they believe came from recent car burglaries in the parking lot of Gold's Gym in Reno and Sparks.

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Tahoe Land Regulators to Reconsider Ski Resort Plan

Posted: 03/29/2007 - Lake Tahoe land-use regulators will reconsider a plan by Heavenly Ski Resort to remove more than 1,000 trees for a new ski lift. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency approved the plan last month.

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House Fire

Posted: 03/29/2007 - One person was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

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Birth Control Costs Skyrocket

Updated: 03/29/2007 - College and University students who get their birth control from university health centers will see a dramatic increase in birth control pill prices.

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Council Votes to Replace Virginia Street Bridge

Updated: 03/29/2007 - Reno City Council members have voted unanimously to replace the historic Virginia Street bridge. The bridge's fate has been debated since the big flood of 1997.

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Gibbons Tells Agencies to Cut $112 Million from Budgets

Posted: 03/28/2007 - Saying he's concerned about weaker-than-projected tax revenues, Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons told state agencies Wednesday to chop nearly $112 million from their budget requests now being considered by legislators.

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Fire Hydrant Testing May Cause Cloudy Water

Posted: 03/28/2007 - The Reno Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants throughout the City of Reno and in the unincorporated area of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District throughout the spring months.

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Local Governments Seek Homeless Funding

Posted: 03/28/2007 - Reno and Clark County representatives, backed by dozens of homeless advocates, said Wednesday they support a bill that would funnel $20 million over two years to local governments to help eradicate homelessness in Nevada.

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Ensign Looks for Replacement for Fired US Attorney

Posted: 03/28/2007 - Senator John Ensign says he's interviewing candidates to replace ousted US Attorney Daniel Bogden in Nevada. Ensign says in Washington that as many as 19 people are being considered for the job. He declined to name names.

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Montreux Murders: 1 Year Later

Updated: 03/28/2007 - A double-murder in Montreux that shocked the community remains unsolved. But despite the fact that investigators have no leads, the victims haven't been forgotten.

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