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Democratic Conventions Draw Large Turnouts

Updated: 03/14/2004 - Democratic conventions drew large turnouts in Nevada's two most populous counties over the weekend, and party leaders attribute the interest to disapproval of President Bush's policies.

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Wolf Pack 'Dancing' With Win Over UTEP

Nevada Wolf Pack

Updated: 03/13/2004 - While his players embraced and Nevada's fans rushed the court, coach Trent Johnson calmly shook hands with UTEP's players and coaches. Then he whooped and trotted back to his bench, looking for somebody to hug.

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AP: Kerry Locks Up Nomination

Updated: 03/13/2004 - John Kerry locked up the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday, reaching the magic number of delegates needed to become President Bush's chief rival in the general election, according to an Associated Press tally.

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Tape Claims al-Qaida Tied to Spain Blasts

Updated: 03/13/2004 - In a videotaped message, a man purporting to represent al-Qaida claims the terrorist network was behind bombings that killed 200 and wounded 1,500 in Madrid, the Spanish interior minister said early Sunday.

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Guinn Joins In Questioning Soaring Gas Prices

Updated: 03/12/2004 - The governor of tourism-dependent Nevada joined Friday in a request by members of the state's congressional delegation for a Federal Trade Commission review of skyrocketing gasoline prices.

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Meetings To Discuss Roadside Memorials Set

Updated: 03/12/2004 - Roadside memorials for people killed in traffic accidents would be allowed to stand for only two years under a draft proposal by the state Department of Transportation.

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High Court Lets Condemned Man Withdraw Appeal

Updated: 03/12/2004 - The Nevada Supreme Court agreed Friday to let a condemned inmate withdraw an appeal that could help him avoid a lethal injection for strangling a woman at a downtown Reno motel.

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Uranium Levels Stir Fears Of Contamination In Mines

Updated: 03/12/2004 - New tests show extremely high levels of uranium in groundwater beneath an abandoned northern Nevada copper mine, and federal regulators say more tests are needed to determine if nearby wells could be contaminated.

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Report Recommending Competency tTsts For Doctors Rejected

Updated: 03/12/2004 - The state Board of Medical Examiners unanimously rejected its own report recommending competency examinations for doctors Friday, saying such tests would be redundant and could have a chilling effect on keeping and recruiting physicians.

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Nevada Casino Win Up 'Paltry' 1.8 Percent For Fiscal Year

Updated: 03/11/2004 - A January win of $882.1 million for Nevada casinos pushed their fiscal-year total to $5.71 billion - but Gov. Kenny Guinn said Thursday the total amounts to a "paltry" 1.8 percent gain from a year ago.

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Lawsuit Claiims Workers Hurt By Toxic Dust At Nuke Dump

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 03/11/2004 - A former tunnel worker at the nation's nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert filed suit Thursday against Energy Department contractors, claiming the companies deliberately exposed employees to toxic dust at the Yucca Mountain project.

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Binion's Horseshoe Sale Finally Complete

Updated: 03/11/2004 - MTR Gaming Group Inc. is now the new owner of the legendary Binion's Horseshoe hotel-casino after a series of delays hung up the transaction.

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Nevada: Education Low But Income High

Updated: 01/12/2005 - Nevadans are less likely to have graduate or professional degrees than residents of any other state except Mississippi, according to newly released Census Bureau calculations.

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Spain Train Terror Blast Kills 173

Updated: 03/11/2004 - Ten terrorist bombs tore through trains and stations along a commuter line at the height of Madrid's morning rush hour Thursday, killing more than 170 people and wounding at least 600 before this weekend's general elections.

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Washoe Teachers to Receive Pay Raise

Pay Raises

Updated: 01/12/2005 - Washoe County teachers will get a 4.5 percent pay increase over the life of a 2-year contract approved by trustees.

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NASA Advisor: Mars Deserts Similar To Nevada's

Updated: 03/10/2004 - Research on Mars is helping scientists better understand the life cycles of deserts on Earth and the potential to tap aquifers deep beneath the ground, an expert said Wednesday.

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Election Chief Presses for Printed Ballot Receipts

Updated: 03/11/2004 - Some election officials and members of Congress who oppose paper-trail devices for electronic voting machines - so people have a record of how they voted - were criticized Wednesday by Nevada's top election official.

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Feds Says West Water Woes Likely To Continue

Updated: 03/10/2004 - Although the West's drought is easing slightly, communities will continue to face water challenges because of booming populations and endangered species protection, an Interior Department official said.

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