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Reid Address

Senator Harry Reid

Updated: 02/23/2005 - It is customary for our Senators and congressmen to speak to the legislature early in the session. Much of what happens in Washington has a direct effect on what needs to happen in Carson City....and these addresses provide a heads up for Nevada lawmakers and it gives our national representatives a chance to influence their agenda.

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Graffiti on the Rise

Updated: 02/22/2005 - Graffiti has become a major problem here in the Truckee Meadows this winter.

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Carson City Water Rates

Updated: 02/22/2005 - If you live in Carson City....you'll most likely see your water rates go up by the end of the year. City officials say it's because of an increase in demand. The City Manager tells us the increased demand is simply from existing customers using more water. The region has been under drought conditions for the last few years, but that means people only use more water, especially for landscaping.

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Mormon Crickets

Mormon Crickets

Updated: 02/22/2005 - As that "gradual warming" continues, Mormon *crickets will start hatching, And if recent trends continue...we'll have a bumper crop. The Nevada Department of Agriculture is holding a meeting in Reno Tuesday tonight to discuss Mormon crickets and what the state is doing about them.

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Minimum Wage on the Rise?

Updated: 02/21/2005 - A new proposal in front of Nevada lawmakers calls for an increase in the minimum wage as soon as this Fall.

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Homeless Workers Get Community Help

Updated: 02/21/2005 - Help may be on the way for a group of construction workers stranded in Reno. You may recall they had worked without pay for weeks, then were suddenly fired. Since then they've been living hand-to-mouth, pooling their resources. Finally today, some good news.

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Avalanche Kills Reno Skiier

Avalanche Training

Updated: 02/21/2005 - A morning of backcountry skiing ended in tragedy this weekend when a group of skiers was caught in an avalanche. A Reno woman lost her life, swept away by the rush of snow. It happened about two miles out of bounds from the Sugarbowl Ski Resort.

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Sandoval Pushes ID Theft Crackdown

Updated: 02/21/2005 - The credit company ChoicePoint is now admitting people in all 50 states may have had their identities compromised, including people here in Nevada. Nevada's Attorney General says the letter he wrote, along with other attorneys general from across the nation, convinced ChoicePoint credit company to release the numbers of victims affected by its mistake.

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Profanity or Reality?

Updated: 02/18/2005 - The nation's Public Television Stations are being warned they will air a documentary on U-S soldiers in Iraq next week at their own risk. The Public Broadcasting System is telling the stations it can't insure them against F-C-C fines for obscene language.

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Controversial Arthritis Drugs Get Approval

Updated: 02/18/2005 - The debate over three controversial arthritis drug is over. Now, the F-D-A must make its decision. Two stories on prescription drug use top the news tonight

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Preparing for Battle

Updated: 02/17/2005 - The Nevada Army Guard's Chinook Helicopter Unit is finishing it's training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The unit of more than two hundred soldiers from three states and 12 CH-47 heavy lift helicopters will be deploying to Afghanistan next month. It's expected they will be there for at least one year. News Channel 8's John Tyson flew with the unit at Fort Sill last week.

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Identity Theft

Updated: 02/18/2005 - A NewsChannel 8 investigation draws the attention of the Attorney General's Office.

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Rain and Snow For Weekend

Updated: 03/09/2005 - The President's Day weekend was shaping up to be a mixed bag of rain and snow across northern Nevada and the Sierra. A snow advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for the Lake Tahoe region from midnight Thursday through Friday.

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Water Rates Go Up

Updated: 02/17/2005 - Water rates for Reno-area residents will go up next month, but not as much as originally proposed by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority board.

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Millenium Scholarship Salvaged

Updated: 02/17/2005 - Nevada's Millennium Scholarships should be around to help a second generation of students. Governor Guinn posed with legislative leaders to announce long-term funding for the Millennium Scholarship program.

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Taxi Ambassadors

Taxi Service

Updated: 02/17/2005 - The next time you get in a taxi, take a look at the tourism booklet inside. Taxi cab drivers are now the ambassadors of the cities of Reno & Sparks.

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High School Drug Testing

Updated: 02/16/2005 - A tell-all book, by a former Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco about steriod use among ballplayers, is posing the question...whether there should be drug testing in area schools for athletes.

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Bus System "Safe Place"

Updated: 02/16/2005 - If a child is in a crisis situation and needs help, they don't need to look any further for a "Safe Place" than the closest bus stop.

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The Claude Dallas Story - Three Parts

Updated: 02/17/2005 - A week ago a 54 year old man walked out of an Idaho prison a free man after serving more than 20 years for killing 2 game wardens near the Idaho-Nevada border in 1981.

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What Went Wrong

Updated: 02/14/2005 - Co-workers are mourning the loss of a man, police say shot his own son, and then killed himself. Today, Washoe County sheriff's deputies identified the man as 67-year-old Curtis Cryer. The son managed to escape serious injury...

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Family Tragedy: Father Shoots Son, Kills Self

Updated: 02/14/2005 - A son speaks out, after being shot by his own father last night in Washoe Valley. The shooting happened on the 22-hundred block of East Lake Boulevard. Residents from that part of Washoe Valley were evacuated and the road was closed for a couple of hours.

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Homeless Worker Probe Update

Updated: 02/11/2005 - Yesterday, we told you about the plight of a group of construction workers who said they went unpaid for six weeks or more, then were fired and now are stranded in Reno. Many of you saw our story, and wanted to help.

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Idaho Fugutive Captured Here

Updated: 02/11/2005 - A suspect wanted in the shooting of an Idaho police officer ihas been captured here in Reno. The arrest happened at a Wendy's restaurant near the corner of Oddie and Silverada in Northeast Reno.

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Textbook Bargains

Updated: 02/11/2005 - If you're a parent or student, you know college costs just keep going up. One of the key expenses is textbooks, with some costing more than one hundred dollars each. With some savvy shopping, it's possible to save up to 50 percent on those books, with some simple tips.

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Angry Workers

Updated: 02/10/2005 - First they say they didn't get paid...now they say they've been fired. Some local carpenters are very upset. They were building homes near the corner of Virginia Street and Talus Way when their troubles started.

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