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Nine Killed in Weekend Tornadoes, Storms

Updated: 05/31/2004 - Powerful storms again swept across the Midwest and beyond, knocking out power to thousands of customers and spawning tornadoes that leveled buildings and hurled mobile homes through the air. At least nine deaths were blamed on the storms during the weekend and on Monday.

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Gay Catholics Activists Denied Communion

Updated: 05/31/2004 - Priests denied Holy Communion on Sunday to a group of rainbow sash-wearing gay activists who showed up to protest a directive from Chicago's prelate that they violated church teachings by advertising their homosexuality.

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Tahoe Pier Project Put On Hold

Updated: 05/30/2004 - No new applications for pier projects will be accepted at Lake Tahoe until early next year, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency board decided.

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Army: Friendly Fire Likely Killed Tillman

Updated: 05/29/2004 - Pat Tillman was probably killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan after a U.S. solider mistakenly shot at an Afghan soldier in the former NFL player's unit, military officials said Saturday.

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WWII Vets Gather for Memorial Dedication

Updated: 05/29/2004 - America dedicated a memorial Saturday to the fast-thinning ranks of World War II veterans, a poignant last hurrah drawing together tens of thousands of old soldiers, sailors and heroes of the home front.

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Discrimination Suit Filed Against Reno Hilton

Updated: 05/28/2004 - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a class action discrimination lawsuit against the Reno Hilton and its parent firm, alleging the company has failed to protect women from sexual harassment and physical abuse by co-workers.

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Head Of Tahoe Tourism Panel Resigns

Lake Tahoe

Updated: 05/28/2004 - Bill Chernock has announced his resignation as executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, the Tahoe area's biggest tourism agency which faces budget cuts totaling nearly $1.5 million.

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Terror Threat Boosts U.S. Airport Security

Air Travel

Updated: 05/28/2004 - The federal official in charge of the nation's airports said Friday security has been "stepped up a notch" in the face of renewed terror warnings this holiday weekend and said authorities are asking the public to be vigilant.

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Couple Arrested In Alleged Abuse Of Infant

Updated: 05/28/2004 - A Reno couple has been arrested for suspected child abuse after their infant son was hospitalized with suspicious injuries, police said.

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State Approves $390 million in Highway Bonds

Updated: 05/28/2004 - The state Transportation Board voted unanimously Thursday to seek issuance of $390 million in special obligation bonds to fund major highway projects over the next two years.

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Sales Up 16 Percent, Largest Gain in Eight Years

Updated: 05/28/2004 - Nevada merchants sold $3.5 billion in goods in March, a 16.1 percent increase over the same month last year and the largest monthly increase in the past eight years, the Department of Taxation reported Thursday.

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Court Questions Timing of Dual-Service Legal Dispute

Updated: 05/28/2004 - Nevada's Supreme Court justices questioned whether the state's top election official has any legal standing to petition for a ruling on dual service by full-time government employees in the state's part-time Legislature.

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Nevada Tax Growth Outpacing Projections

Updated: 05/27/2004 - An economic boom over the past quarter has produced enough revenue to boost state taxes slightly over projections made by the Nevada Legislature in May 2003, lawmakers have been told.

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Incline Village Tree Thinning Approved

Updated: 05/27/2004 - Lake Tahoe land use regulators have approved a plan to thin trees around homes in the Incline Village area to reduce fire risks.

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Utility Hike Cut in Half and Approved

Updated: 05/27/2004 - What began as a $95 million rate increase request from Sierra Pacific Power Co. was cut in half and approved Wednesday, as Nevada regulators clashed over the utility's bid to recover some of the costs of a flawed power-generating experiment.

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Kerry to Accept Nomination at Convention

Updated: 05/26/2004 - Bowing to pressure, John Kerry decided Wednesday to accept the nomination at the Democratic presidential convention in July, scuttling a plan to delay the formality so he could narrow President Bush's public money advantage.

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Study Sees Savings in West From Green Power Use

Posted: 05/26/2004 - A Colorado-based environmental group says Nevada and six other Western states could save $2 billion yearly and enjoy cleaner air if the energy industry increases the use of green power and improves conservation.

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Report: Terrorists Planning Summer Attack

Updated: 05/25/2004 - U.S. officials have obtained new intelligence deemed highly credible indicating al-Qaida or other terrorists are in the United States and preparing to launch a major attack this summer, The Associated Press has learned.

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Tahoe Residents Face Huge Tax Hikes

Updated: 05/25/2004 - The value of property on the Lake Tahoe side of Douglas County may increase as much as 60 percent this fall if Nevada tax officials have their way.

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