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Gusting Dust Storm Closes Part Of Highway

Updated: 04/28/2004 - Strong winds kicked up dust storms across northern Nevada Wednesday, reducing visibility to near zero in some areas, forcing closure of some highways and upending at least one big rig on U.S. Interstate 80.

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County Approves Monitoring Tower To Proposed Plant

Updated: 04/28/2004 - Washoe County commissioners have approved a special-use permit for an air-monitoring station near Gerlach, the first step in what could be the biggest coal-fired power plant in Nevada.

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BLM Closes Public Land To Protect Fossils

Updated: 04/28/2004 - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is closing 2,340 acres of public land in the Pine Nut Range to motorized off-road vehicles in an effort to protect ancient vertebrate fossils.

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U.S. Warplanes Hit Insurgents In Fallujah

Updated: 04/27/2004 - U.S. warplanes and artillery attacked Sunni insurgents holed up in a slum in a thunderous show of force that rocked Fallujah Tuesday, sending huge plumes of black smoke into the night sky. The assault came after American troops killed 64 gunmen near the southern city of Najaf.

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Military Needs Cannons Returned From Ski Resorts

Updated: 04/27/2004 - The military is demanding two Sierra Nevada ski resorts return howitzers used for avalanche control, saying the weapons are needed by troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Gibbons Wants Details On Nuke Shipment Safety

Updated: 04/27/2004 - A Nevada congressman is calling for the Energy Department to detail how nuclear waste shipments to a planned Yucca Mountain repository would be protected from sabotage or a terrorist attack.

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Nevada Making Headway Collecting Debts

Updated: 04/27/2004 - Nevada has been making headway in debt collections, taking in $3 million over the past three years, state Controller Kathy Augustine said.

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Daily Commute Gets Tougher

Updated: 04/27/2004 - For those who travel the McCarran bridge over Highway 395 on a daily basis... your commute just got a little more difficult.

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Kerry Demands Bush Prove Guard Service

Updated: 04/26/2004 - John Kerry, a decorated Navy veteran criticized by Republicans for his anti-war activities during the Vietnam era, lashed out at President Bush on Monday for failing to prove whether he fulfilled his commitment to the National Guard during the same period.

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Court Won't Reinstate Prayer At School

Updated: 04/26/2004 - The Supreme Court said Monday it will not consider reinstating mealtime prayers at a state-funded military college, turning aside an appeal from Virginia officials who wanted to preserve the tradition.

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Some 500,000 Rally for Abortion Rights

Updated: 04/26/2004 - Energized by a turnout of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall, abortion-rights activists are looking to the November presidential elections to reverse what they see as the gradual chipping away of women's reproductive rights.

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Washoe Schools Forsee $300 Million Shortfall By 2012

Updated: 01/12/2005 - Washoe County school district officials struggling to keep pace with growing enrollment say they could face as much as a $300 million shortfall for planned construction by 2012.

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U.S. Gas Prices Up Another Three Cents

Updated: 04/25/2004 - U.S. gasoline prices climbed another 3 cents per gallon in the past two weeks on the strength of high crude oil prices, tight capacity and soaring demand, an analyst said Sunday.

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U.S. Extends Fallujah Cease-Fire 2 Days

Updated: 04/25/2004 - The U.S. military extended a cease-fire for Fallujah on Sunday for at least two more days, backing down from warnings of an all-out Marine assault and announcing that American and Iraqi forces would begin joint patrols in the city.

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Local Officials Brace For West Nile Virus

Updated: 04/25/2004 - The West Nile virus is expected to hit Nevada for the first time this summer, and health officials across the state plan to pool resources to deal with it.

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Motorcyclists Heading Home Following Rally

Updated: 04/25/2004 - Motorcycles began rumbling out of this Colorado River casino town Sunday, with authorities saying there were no major incidents at an annual rally marred two years ago by a deadly biker brawl.

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West Readying For Return Of West Nile Virus

Updated: 04/24/2004 - Insects are shaking off the winter cold in the West, promising another season of the West Nile virus, the mosquito-borne killer that has infected thousands of people — killing 564 of them — since the first domestic case turned up in New York in 1999.

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