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Winds, Blustery Cold Continue To Grip East

Updated: 01/16/2004 - The East was hit with another day of bitter cold and blustery winds that made it feel as cold as 40 degrees below zero in some areas, icing roads and airplanes, and making outdoor exposure deadly.

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Five Fired At Nevada Youth Training Center

Updated: 01/16/2004 - A state official says five employees have been fired at the Nevada Youth Training Center in Elko following allegations that they mistreated students.

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Regents Study Refuding Tuition Overcharges

University of Nevada, Reno

Updated: 01/16/2004 - The Nevada Board of Regents will look this month at whether current and former college students should be reimbursed for tuition they paid as out-of-state residents when they were eligible for in-state tuition.

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Reno Is A Popular Destination For Asians

Updated: 01/16/2004 - A national travel association survey has found that the Reno area is the eighth most popular destination for Asian-American travelers.

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Board of Regents Sued by Attorney General

Updated: 01/16/2004 - Attorney General Brian Sandoval sued Nevada's university and community college regents on Thursday for alleged open-meeting law violations and said their recent demotion of a community college president should be erased.

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Lawmakers File Campaign, Expense Reports

Updated: 01/15/2004 - Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn raised no campaign contributions in 2003 but spent $395,816 from his leftover political war chest of 2002, according to a report filed by a Thursday deadline.

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Activists Mark MLK Jr. Birthday With Call for Peace

Updated: 01/16/2004 - Peace activists celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth date Thursday by calling for an end to war in Iraq and urging Nevada's political leaders to carry on his dream for world peace.

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Legislators Worry About Students' Waistlines

Updated: 01/15/2004 - Schoolchildren consume too many soft drinks and junk food, stare at the television all evening and rarely exercise, Nevada legislators have been told.

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Yucca Mountain Workers Sought For Lung Disease Screening

Updated: 01/15/2004 - Yucca Mountain project managers began a lung disease screening program Thursday for current and former workers who may have inhaled airborne silica at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in the Nevada desert.

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Local Gas Prices Steady While Nation's Rise

Updated: 01/15/2004 - Nevada gas prices have edged up over the past month, while the national cost has soared, a trend AAA Nevada said on Wednesday could spell bad news for the Silver State.

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Carson Teen Finds $88,904, Turns It In

Updated: 01/14/2004 - Supermarket clerk Luke Schober, 18, was wrapping up his Sunday night job of collecting grocery carts when he found one of the carts held a bank bag - stuffed with $88,904 in cash, checks and money orders.

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Gardnerville School Closed Until Next Week

Updated: 01/15/2004 - It will be at least next week before a Gardnerville middle school reopens following decontamination after a student brought a quarter cup of mercury to the classrooms.

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Discrepancy Found in University Tuition Fees

University of Nevada, Reno

Updated: 01/15/2004 - A tip from a student has alerted state officials of a discrepancy between Nevada law and regent policy concerning residency requirements for in-state tuition.

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Court OKs Roadblocks To Hunt Criminals

Updated: 01/14/2004 - The Supreme Court, in a case watched anxiously by law enforcement agencies across America, held Tuesday that police may set up roadblocks to collect tips about unsolved crimes.

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Nevada Set To Make Final Yucca Stand

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 01/14/2004 - Nevada's 20-year fight against Yucca Mountain will come down to three hours of arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today.

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Commissioners Back Plan to Bring Baseball to Area

Updated: 01/14/2004 - Washoe County commissioners approved a preliminary agreement Tuesday night aimed at bringing Triple A minor league baseball to a new stadium in Sparks by 2006.

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Nevada Population Hits 2.3 Million in 2003

Updated: 01/14/2004 - Nevada's estimated population hit 2.3 million in 2003 as it retained its long-running status as the nation's hotspot for growth, state Demographer Jeff Hardcastle said Tuesday.

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Ensign Backs Bush Immigtration Policy

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Sen. John Ensign said he supports President Bush's new immigration plan partly because Nevada's service-based economy would collapse without the cheaper, immigrant work force.

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Steaming Trash Forces Plant Evacuation

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Smoke or steam coming from a large trash bin prompted the evacuation of workers Tuesday at the 21st Century Environmental Management Inc. plant just east of Fernley.

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Harrah's To Purchase Binion's Horseshoe

Updated: 01/13/2004 - Harrah's Entertainment has signed an agreement to buy the financially strapped Binion's Horseshoe hotel-casino, two days after the legendary downtown property shut down and federal agents seized money to pay for unpaid employee benefits, a Harrah's spokesman said Monday.

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Filling High Court Vacancy Could Take Time

Updated: 01/12/2004 - It could take several months to fill the Nevada Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death late Friday of Justice Myron Leavitt at age 73.

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