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Wildfire Threatens Marine Housing Facility

Updated: 06/26/2004 - High winds were hampering firefighters in their battle Saturday against a 400-acre wildfire that threatened a Marine housing facility along the eastern Sierra Nevada.

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Bodies of Eldery Couple Found in Garage

Updated: 06/28/2004 - Reno police were questioning the son of an elderly couple whose bodies were found Friday in the garage of their upscale home.

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House Provides $131 Million for Yucca Mountain

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Updated: 06/28/2004 - The House on Friday approved a $28 billion measure financing energy and water programs that provides far less than President Bush proposed for building a nuclear waste storage facility in Nevada.

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Judge: Why Are Endangered Species Not Protected

Updated: 06/25/2004 - A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to explain what prevents it from listing three rare species found in Idaho, New Mexico and at Lake Tahoe as endangered.

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Some Large Air Tankers Can Be Flying By July 4

Updated: 06/28/2004 - The chairman of a House forest subcommittee said Friday the U.S. Forest Service could have the first group of decades-old heavy air tankers, grounded last month, under contract to fight fires by July 4.

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Audit: Nevada Agency Can Recoup $3.1 Million

Updated: 06/25/2004 - A Nevada agency can collect about $3.1 million in additional federal Medicaid funds if it fully bills the program for services provided to children over the past two years, an audit has found.

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Judge Denies Douglas County Development

Updated: 06/24/2004 - A judge has rejected the Douglas County Commission’s approval of a 1,476-acre subdivision on scenic forest and meadow land in the Clear Creek Canyon area, just south of Carson City.

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Nevadans Asked For Quarter Ideas

Updated: 06/24/2004 - Nevadans are being encouraged to offer symbolic state themes that could be used on a new quarter to be produced by the U.S. Mint.

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Marijuana Initiative Might Not Make Ballot

Updated: 06/24/2004 - An initiative to legalize possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana in Nevada might go up in smoke, after organizers forgot to file 6,000 petition signatures in southern Nevada.

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Iraq Attacks Kill Over 100, Wound 320

Updated: 06/24/2004 - Insurgents set off car bombs and seized police stations Thursday in a six-city offensive aimed at creating chaos ahead of next week's handover of power to a new Iraqi government.

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Supreme Court Rejects Death Row Appeals

Updated: 06/24/2004 - The Supreme Court closed off appeals for more than 100 death row inmates Thursday, blunting the effect of an earlier ruling that judges cannot determine by themselves whether a convicted killer should die.

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Justice Department Rewrites Prison Advice

Updated: 06/23/2004 - The Justice Department is rewriting its legal advice on how far U.S. interrogators can go to pry information from detainees, working under much different circumstances from the writers of earlier memos that appeared to justify torture.

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Education Initiative Qualifies For Nevada Ballot

Updated: 01/12/2005 - A group hoping to get voter support for a constitutional amendment requiring Nevada lawmakers to fund education before other parts of the state budget has qualified its proposal for the November ballot.

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Juror Removed From Scott Peterson Trial

Updated: 06/23/2004 - The judge in Scott Peterson’s murder trial removed one of the 12 jurors Wednesday and denied a defense motion for a mistrial.

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Bergna Appeals Sentence For Wife's Death

Updated: 06/23/2004 - A lawyer for a former Incline Village art appraiser sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife in a staged wreck urged the Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn his conviction.

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Kidnap Suspect Found Dead, Daughters Injured

Updated: 06/23/2004 - A man authorities believe shot his wife, beat another woman and took his three teenage daughters hostage early Wednesday was found shot dead hours later at Lake Lahontan.

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Wildfire Threatens Northwest Reno Homes

Updated: 06/22/2004 - An afternoon brush fire near the Mormom temple in northwest Reno has been contained without causing any property damage to homes.

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Douglas Deputies Kill Bear At Tahoe

Updated: 06/22/2004 - A 150-pound bear that broke into a Tahoe home, trapping a woman in her bedroom, was killed Monday by two sheriff’s deputies who fired 15 rounds from semiautomatic rifles as the bear charged them.

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Iraq Militants Behead S. Korean Hostage

Updated: 06/22/2004 - Islamic militants Tuesday beheaded a South Korean who pleaded in a heart-wrenching videotape that "I don't want to die" after his government refused to pull its troops from Iraq. He was the third foreign hostage decapitated in the Middle East in little over a month.

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Judge OKs Wal-Mart Class-Action Lawsuit

Updated: 06/22/2004 - Creating the largest private civil rights case in U.S. history, a federal judge approved a class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. representing as many as 1.6 million current and former women workers.

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House Approves Payment To Shoshone For Land

Updated: 06/22/2004 - The House voted Monday to unlock more than $145 million in Western Shoshone settlement funds, marking the closest the Indians have come to receiving payment for millions of acres lost to Western settlers.

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Lawmakers Recommend Rural Justice System Improvements

Updated: 06/22/2004 - A new $9 million courthouse and a juvenile detention facility were recommended Tuesday for the small eastern Nevada town of Ely by a legislative panel studying the criminal justice system in rural areas of the state.

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Schwarzenegger Signs Tribal Gaming Agreement

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed new Indian gambling compacts with representatives of five California tribes Monday in a deal that’s estimated to bring in at least $1 billion for the current budget and annual payments afterward of at least $250 million a year.

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Horse, Livestock Advocates Butt Heads

Updated: 06/21/2004 - Wild horse advocates who reject the government's claim that 32,000 horses are overrunning parts of the West say some of the millions of cattle grazing public rangeland should be removed before any more mustangs are rounded up.

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