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Teen Driving Bill

Updated: 04/12/2005 - (Tuesday PM) A bill which would tighten rules for issuing driver's licenses to teenagers, is one step closer to law

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Rising Costs of Health Insurance

Updated: 04/11/2005 - This new reality of shrinking state budgets, legislators are considering a retirement benefit cut for state employees. Those in favor of the bill say it could save the state a half billion dollars over the next 30 years. If passed, only those employees hired after *next July will be affected. Retirement benefits for current employees and those already retired will not be touched.

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Radioactive Mine

Updated: 04/11/2005 - The former Anaconda open pit mine sprawls across 36-hundred acres of land on the west side of Mason Valley...a few miles from Yerington. It's no longer in operation, but there are concerns about the continuing impact it's having on the environment there. Longtime residents will remember it as the Anaconda Copper Mine at Weed Heights. It produced millions of dollars of copper during its years of operation, but the concern lies with what producing that copper left behind.

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Umpire Bill

Updated: 04/11/2005 - Violence in sports is getting the attention of the Nevada legislature. Today, lawmakers looked at a bill that would increase the criminal penalty of people who attack sports officials during games.

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He's 19 and A Deserter

Updated: 04/08/2005 - He's 19.... a young man who was trying to turn his life around. So he joined the Marines and now he's a deserter. It's a story of a young man who had to make some choices, .not all of them good, and now he's struggling with the consequences.

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Motel Shut Down

Updated: 04/08/2005 - Carson City health inspectors say a downtown motel can't re-open until all the problems are fixed. The Downtowner Motor Inn was shutdown yesterday, after it failed a health and safety inspection.

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Sierra Storm

Updated: 04/08/2005 - Winter is paying a return visit to the Sierra and northern Nevada. Snow that began falling during the night in the Sierra has moved into western Nevada.

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New Sparks Development

Updated: 04/08/2005 - The Sparks Planning Commission unanimously recommended tentative approval tonight for a 41 acre shopping center near the southeast corner of Pyramid Highway and Los Altos Parkway. The proposed Sparks Crossing shopping center would be located directly across Pyramid Highway from the existing Kohl’s store and a new Wal-Mart Superstore that is currently under construction.

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Bextra Pulled From Store Shelves

Updated: 04/08/2005 - A popular pain killer was taken off the market today, and the Food and Drug Administration wants tougher warnings about increased risk of heart attack and stroke on similar drugs. Bextra will no longer be available on the market. It along with Vioxx and Celebrex is known as an NSAID--and in a special subclass of drugs called Cox-2 inhibitors.

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Mine Detection Dog

Updated: 04/07/2005 - Students at Peavine Elementary got a lesson this morning on landmines. Rosa, an eleven-year-old Belgian MAL-en-WA, visited the school.

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Getting The Boot

Updated: 04/07/2005 - Imagine coming out to your car, and finding it disabled by a tire "boot". It's happening a lot in Reno these days.

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Pitching to the Parents

Updated: 04/07/2005 - There's growing concern in the Pentagon. The Army and the Marine Corps are finding it increasingly difficult to meet recruiting goals. So they've sharpened their marketing strategy targeting the parents of young recruits. They say they've been able to meet their goals, but....from what they tell us of their own experience, the new marketing focus may be just what's needed.

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Easy Targets

Vehicles Vandalized

Updated: 04/06/2005 - An alarming increase in the number of car break-ins in three particular areas of Reno has police officers urging people to make their cars a less inviting target. It has become a smash and grab spree of almost two hundred cars just in the last month. And these break-ins are targeting specific areas of Reno.

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Land Fight Bill

Updated: 04/07/2005 - Nevada Senator Terry Clark wants to limit the role government plays in land grabs...a bill that could affect open space at Ballardini Ranch. The bills seeks to stop the government rom seizing private property for the use of open space.

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Old Glory Revived

Updated: 04/07/2005 - You probably remember the giant United States flag erected above Carson City just after the nine-eleven attacks. The flag sat proudly on C-hill ... Until winds and vandals did the flag in. But there's and effort to bring the flag back to life, and make sure it will stand the test of time.

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Back in Business

Updated: 04/06/2005 - Gas stations in the Truckee Meadows are up and running today, after a pipeline leak in the Sierra stalled deliveries to the area yesterday. The leak happened near Donner Lake on a pipeline that brings gasoline and jet fuel from the Sacramento area to Reno. Officials say the faulty section of the pipe has since been replaced.

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Yucca Mountain Answers Wanted

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 04/05/2005 - Nevada's Congressional delegation grills the Department of Energy. DOE officials faced some tough questions from a House subcommittee about charges the government has falsified some documents supporting the nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain.

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Higher Gas Prices?

Updated: 04/05/2005 - There was gasoline a leak in the Kinder Morgan pipe line that brings the fuel to Reno and Sparks. They believe it is located near Donner Lake on the California side of the Sierra, buried under several feet of hard-pack snow. Technicians say pipeline is fixed. But some experts still expect the leak to make a dent on local gas supplies. And that could have a major impact on the prices we pay at the pump.

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Road Plan

Updated: 04/05/2005 - It's going to be a busy road construction season this summer.

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Opening Day & Steroids

Updated: 04/05/2005 - Today is opening day for Major League Baseball. What for some is considered a national holiday...for others has been tainted by the steroid scandal.

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Special Masses for Pope

Updated: 04/04/2005 - Bishop Phillip Straling, Bishop of the Diocese of Reno, announces there will be special masses in memory of Pope John Paul II.

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Dogs Help Woman Escape Blaze

Updated: 04/04/2005 - A home in Northwest Reno has been destroyed by a fire. The fire happened at 1930 Prince Charles Court. That's near King's Row in Northwest Reno.

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Sierra Pacific Rate Increase

Updated: 04/04/2005 - Sierra Pacific Power Company is planning to raise our electricity rates. That requires the blessing of the Public Utilities Commission...and an opportunity for you to speak out. That chance to be heard comes Monday Night at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

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Changes Ahead?

Updated: 04/04/2005 - With the selection process for a new pope to begin soon...many Catholics are wondering how the new pontiff will differ from John Paul the second...and how the shape of the papacy and the church could be changed.

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