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Night of Giving

Updated: 11/13/2006 - Christmas came early to Sears at the Meadowood Mall, as many donated to the needy, during a special "Night of Giving."

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One Wildfire Related to Power Lines and Wind

Updated: 11/13/2006 - Fire officials say strong gusty winds wreaking havoc with power lines caused all three wildfires that burned a total of more than 300 acres in and around Reno on Saturday.

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Sierra Pacific going Solar

Updated: 11/10/2006 - Some consider Nevada one of the sunniest states in the country, and a local power company is hoping to harness some of that solar energy.

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Minimum Wage Increase

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Nevada employers face a fast-approaching deadline to implement new minimum wage requirements passed by voters. The new rules, which boost Nevada's minimum wage by $1 to $6.15 an hour, take effect Nov. 28.

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Titus Named Senate Minority Leader

Posted: 11/10/2006 - State Senate Democrats have voted to keep veteran Dina Titus as their minority leader. Titus, of Las Vegas, was re-elected without opposition as head of the 10 Democrats in the Senate. The Democrats picked up one seat in Tuesday's elections, reducing the 12-9 Republican advantage to 11-10 for the 2007 legislative session.

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Second Found Dead In Train Derailment

Updated: 11/10/2006 - Authorities on Friday found the body of a missing railway worker buried beneath the smoldering wreckage of a Union Pacific train that derailed in the Sierra Nevada a day earlier. The discovery brings the death toll from Thursday's crash to two.

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Mizpah being Demolished

Updated: 11/09/2006 - Crews began working to demolish the 84-year-old Mizpah Hotel Thursday after it was deemed "dangerous," Information Officer Steve Frady said.

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Accused Arsonist Charged with 12 Counts of Murder

Updated: 11/10/2006 - A criminal complaint was filed Thursday charging the accused arsonist in a downtown hotel fire with 12 counts of first-degree murder. Valerie Moore, 47, a convicted murderer who was paroled a year ago, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder the morning after the Oct. 31 fire at the Mizpah Hotel that killed 12 and injured 31.

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Moana Extension Opens Today

Posted: 11/09/2006 - The Moana extension opens today at 11am. Completed in just 7 months, the road will now connect with McCarran Blvd between Longly Lane and Neil Road.

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Public Safety

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Police and public officials in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are considering what's next now that voters rejected proposed tax hikes to fund more officers and police operations. Washoe County's Question 1 failed 52 to 48 percent in Tuesday's election.

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Reid Ready For Promotion

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Democrats have completed an improbable double-barreled election sweep of Congress by taking control of the Senate with a victory in Virginia to go along with a new majority in the House. That means Nevada Democrat Harry Reid is in line for a promotion, from Senate minority leader to majority leader.

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Mizpah Fundraiser

Updated: 11/09/2006 - Organizers of a fundraiser for victims of the deadly Mizpah Hotel fire raised more than $50,000, but officials say more is needed. The event was held Wednesday at the Grand Sierra Resort, where donors dropped off cash, checks, clothing and furniture.

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Buckley Named Assembly Speaker

Updated: 11/10/2006 - Barbara Buckley, a 46-year-old lawyer and veteran Democratic legislator from Las Vegas, has been unanimously elected speaker of the Nevada Assembly, becoming the first woman to hold the post.

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Big Wins for Gibbons, Ensign, and Heller

Updated: 11/08/2006 - Republicans bucked the national trend yesterday, with Gibbons, Ensign, Heller, Porter, and Krolicki all winning their races.

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Nevada Votes

Updated: 11/07/2006 - It's election day and Nevadans are letting their voices be heard. Join News Channel 8 all evening as we report on the midterm elections and get reactions from both the Democratic and Republican Parties. Election results will be coming in shortly after voting ends at 7pm. Check back at this website often for continuously updated results for all of the statewide and local races.

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Sparks Shooting

Updated: 11/07/2006 - Sparks Police say a man was shot on Sullivan Lane Sunday. Authorities said he was taken away by ambulance. At the time they were interviewed by KOLO, police also said the victim was in stable condition.

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Twelfth Victim Found in Mizpah Fire

Updated: 11/07/2006 - The seventh day into the cautious, painstaking search of the charred hulk of the historic Mizpah Hotel, one more victim was found in Reno's deadliest fire bringing the body count to twelve.

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Early Voting a Success

Posted: 11/03/2006 - Lines formed at polling sites Friday the last day to vote early in Nevada, and election officials say the combined total of early and absentee ballots should approach 300,000, half of all those expected to vote in the general election.

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State Offices Going Down to the Wire

Updated: 11/03/2006 - Just like the race for Nevada governor, a new poll finds most statewide races are close going into the last days of the election. The survey conducted for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KVBC TV finds Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto with a slim 40 percent to 30 percent lead over Republican Don Chairez in the race for Nevada attorney general. That's with a sampling error margin of plus or minus four percent. And 22 percent say they's still undecided in that race.

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Gibbons Tapes Released

Updated: 11/03/2006 - A partial review Thursday of surveillance video from a parking garage where a woman said Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Gibbons assaulted her did not reveal the presence of either person or an attack.

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Fire with "Suspicious Circumstances"

Updated: 11/02/2006 - A fire that broke out in Reno Thursday happened under "suspicious circumstances," according to a fire official.

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