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State Approves $390 million in Highway Bonds

Updated: 05/28/2004 - The state Transportation Board voted unanimously Thursday to seek issuance of $390 million in special obligation bonds to fund major highway projects over the next two years.

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Sales Up 16 Percent, Largest Gain in Eight Years

Updated: 05/28/2004 - Nevada merchants sold $3.5 billion in goods in March, a 16.1 percent increase over the same month last year and the largest monthly increase in the past eight years, the Department of Taxation reported Thursday.

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Court Questions Timing of Dual-Service Legal Dispute

Updated: 05/28/2004 - Nevada's Supreme Court justices questioned whether the state's top election official has any legal standing to petition for a ruling on dual service by full-time government employees in the state's part-time Legislature.

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Nevada Tax Growth Outpacing Projections

Updated: 05/27/2004 - An economic boom over the past quarter has produced enough revenue to boost state taxes slightly over projections made by the Nevada Legislature in May 2003, lawmakers have been told.

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Incline Village Tree Thinning Approved

Updated: 05/27/2004 - Lake Tahoe land use regulators have approved a plan to thin trees around homes in the Incline Village area to reduce fire risks.

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Utility Hike Cut in Half and Approved

Updated: 05/27/2004 - What began as a $95 million rate increase request from Sierra Pacific Power Co. was cut in half and approved Wednesday, as Nevada regulators clashed over the utility's bid to recover some of the costs of a flawed power-generating experiment.

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Kerry to Accept Nomination at Convention

Updated: 05/26/2004 - Bowing to pressure, John Kerry decided Wednesday to accept the nomination at the Democratic presidential convention in July, scuttling a plan to delay the formality so he could narrow President Bush's public money advantage.

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Study Sees Savings in West From Green Power Use

Posted: 05/26/2004 - A Colorado-based environmental group says Nevada and six other Western states could save $2 billion yearly and enjoy cleaner air if the energy industry increases the use of green power and improves conservation.

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Report: Terrorists Planning Summer Attack

Updated: 05/25/2004 - U.S. officials have obtained new intelligence deemed highly credible indicating al-Qaida or other terrorists are in the United States and preparing to launch a major attack this summer, The Associated Press has learned.

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Tahoe Residents Face Huge Tax Hikes

Updated: 05/25/2004 - The value of property on the Lake Tahoe side of Douglas County may increase as much as 60 percent this fall if Nevada tax officials have their way.

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Statewide Seat Belt Campaign Kicks Off

Updated: 05/25/2004 - Police have started a "No Excuses" campaign to get Nevadans to wear their seat belts - but the effort doesn't say that motorists can't be cited for not wearing a seat belt unless they're pulled over for another traffic

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Johnson Resigns Nevada Post To Coach Cardinal

Updated: 05/25/2004 - University of Nevada Director of Athletics Cary Groth announced at a press conference on Tuesday morning at Legacy Hall that Trent Johnson has resigned as the head men's basketball coach after five seasons to assume the same role at Stanford University.

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Bush Says U.S. Will Persevere in Iraq

Updated: 05/25/2004 - President Bush, trying to dispel rising doubts about the war, declared Monday night the United States would stay in Iraq until it was free and democratic and suggested more U.S. soldiers might have to be sent to stop enemy forces bent on destroying the new government.

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Bush Outlines Iraq Plan

Updated: 05/24/2004 - In a prime-time speech Monday night President Bush outlined a plan to install democracy in Iraq.

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Stanford Close to Naming Johnson New Coach

Updated: 05/25/2004 - Trent Johnson, who two months ago signed a new five-year contract after taking Nevada to new heights in the NCAA Tournament, has met with Stanford about it's vacant basketball coaching job.

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Supreme Court Sides With Death Row Inmate

Updated: 05/24/2004 - The Supreme Court ruled for the first time Monday that a death row inmate can pursue a last-ditch claim that lethal injection is unconstitutionally cruel.

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Nuclear Experiment Planned at Nevada Test Site

Updated: 05/24/2004 - Government scientists plan to conduct an underground nuclear experiment Tuesday at the Nevada Test Site, the National Nuclear Security Administration said.

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Burning Man Wins Two-Year Permit for Festival

Updated: 05/24/2004 - Burning Man organizers have won a two-year permit to stage the counterculture festival on the northern Nevada desert after facing scant opposition.

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Bush to Lay Out Iraq Handover Details

Updated: 05/23/2004 - President Bush is trying to calm anxieties about rising casualties and spreading violence in Iraq by promising to cede political power to an interim government of Iraqis on June 30, which the president insists will put that country firmly on a path to democracy.

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Public Input Sought for Pine Nut Closure

Updated: 05/24/2004 - Two citizens groups will hold meetings this week to consider a decision to close more than 2,340 acres of the Pine Nut Mountains southeast of Gardnerville to protect fossil remains.

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North Snubbed on Sensitive Land Purchase List

Updated: 05/24/2004 - For the first time, northern Nevada has been left off a proposed list of environmentally sensitive land to be purchased by the federal government.

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