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Appeals Court Rejects Two-Thirds Majority Tax Case

Updated: 05/12/2004 - A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a challenge to a Nevada Supreme Court decision that could have enabled the state's lawmakers to increase taxes last year without a voter-required two-thirds majority.

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Nevada Wildlife Commissioner Resigns Under Investigation

Updated: 05/12/2004 - A member of the Nevada Commission of Wildlife who represents sportsmen has resigned amid an investigation into allegations he committed undisclosed wildlife violations, The Associated Press has learned.

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Killers: Beheading Avenges Prison Abuse

Updated: 05/11/2004 - A video posted Tuesday on an al-Qaida-linked Web site showed the beheading of an American civilian in Iraq and said the execution was carried out to avenge abuses of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.

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$12 Million Deal for Ranch for Carson Bypass

Updated: 05/12/2004 - A $12 million settlement, for local ranch land the state Transportation Department initially wanted to buy for less than $2 million for a freeway bypass, was announced Tuesday by the agency.

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Sierra Pacific Losses Continue Into 1st Quarter of Year

Updated: 05/12/2004 - The parent company of Nevada's two electric utilities, still bleeding financially from the 2001 energy crisis, reported a consolidated net loss of $44.5 million, or 38 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2004.

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Court Hearing Set On Nevada Legislature Suit

Updated: 05/11/2004 - The Nevada Supreme Court has scheduled May 27 for a hearing in a dispute over full-time government employees serving in the state's part-time Legislature.

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After Errors, Nevada Seeks New School Testing Provider

Updated: 05/10/2004 - State education officials said they will solicit bids to replace Harcourt Education Management as Nevada's school testing contractor after the company made a series of expensive mistakes and other errors.

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Bush Sees New Abuse Photos With 'Disgust'

Updated: 05/10/2004 - President Bush examined new photos and video clips of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners Monday, reacting with "deep disgust and disbelief" during a Pentagon visit in which he underscored his support for embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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Winds Whip Northern Nevada, Snow I n Sierra

Updated: 05/10/2004 - Strong winds whipped across northern Nevada on Monday, causing dust storms in barren desert areas and downing trees in eastern portions of the state.

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States Rights Activists File For State Legislature

Posted: 05/10/2004 - David and Jackie Holmgren, states' rights activists involved in a dispute over cattle-grazing on federal land, filed Monday for Senate and Assembly seats in the Nevada Legislature.

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Gas Prices Make Biggest Jump Since August

Updated: 05/10/2004 - U.S. gasoline prices rose by slightly more than 10 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, the biggest jump since last August, an industry analyst said Sunday.

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First GI Faces Court-Martial Over Abuse

Updated: 05/09/2004 - Stung by a worldwide outcry, the U.S. military Sunday announced the first court-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations, ordering a reservist to face a public trial in Baghdad on May 19.

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Reno-Area Garbage Workers on Strike

Labor Dispute

Updated: 05/10/2004 - Negotiations are scheduled to resume Wednesday over issues that prompted a strike by Reno-area garbage workers.

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Senator Reid Not Seeking Rumsfeld's Resignation

Senator Harry Reid

Updated: 05/09/2004 - Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., isn't joining the call for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's resignation over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers - at least for the time being.

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Firefighters Contain Sierra Wildfire

Updated: 05/08/2004 - Firefighters surrounded a 100-acre wildfire that shut down Interstate 80 for about four hours in the Sierra along the California-Nevada line.

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General Blames Abuse On Poor Leadership

Updated: 05/08/2004 - The head of U.S. detention centers in Iraq said Saturday the military has no plans to close the Abu Ghraib prison and blamed the abuse of detainees there on poor leadership and disregard for the rules.

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Groups Opposed To Bush Registering Voters

Updated: 05/08/2004 - A coalition of local and national groups working to defeat President Bush launched a voter registration drive Saturday in Reno and Las Vegas.

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Representative Jon Porter Files For Second Term

Updated: 05/08/2004 - First-term Republican Rep. Jon Porter filed Friday for another two years in office, facing a strong challenge from former casino executive Tom Gallagher.

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I-80 Reopens After Closure Due To Wildfire

Updated: 05/07/2004 - More than 130 firefighters battled a fast-moving wildfire that forced the closure of U.S. Interstate 80 in the Sierra for four hours Friday near the California-Nevada state line.

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