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Highway Safety Questioned

Updated: 08/05/2004 - This week the Pleasant Valley stretch of Highway 395, south of Reno, has seen two fatal accidents calling into question the safety of the road.

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Sparks Murder Suspect Named

Updated: 08/05/2004 - Police have identified a suspect in the murder of a Sparks man over the weekend.

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Police: Hacking Confessed He Murdered Wife

Updated: 08/04/2004 - The husband of a missing pregnant woman told a "reliable citizen" witness at a psychiatric ward that he killed his wife as she slept and then threw her body in a trash bin, according to a court filing released Tuesday by prosecutors.

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Ridge Defends Old Intel in Terror Alerts

Updated: 08/03/2004 - Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Tuesday the government concluded "it was essential" to publicize detailed surveillance documents and raise the terror alert, even though the intelligence information dated from as far back as 2000 and 2001.

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Prison Director: Tax Repeal Could Spell Crisis

Updated: 08/03/2004 - Nevada corrections chief Jackie Crawford supports prison guards' requests for more staff and higher pay - but says those goals are threatened by an initiative petition to repeal last year's record $833 million tax increase.

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Statue of Liberty Reopens Her Pedestal

Updated: 08/03/2004 - Hailed once again as a "beacon of hope," the Statue of Liberty welcomed back huddled masses of tourists Tuesday for the first time since it was shut down after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Intel That Sparked Alert Dates to 2000

Updated: 08/03/2004 - U.S. officials say the detailed surveillance photos and documents that prompted higher terror warnings dated from as far back as 2000 and 2001, and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Tuesday the government concluded "it was essential" to publicize it and raise the terror alert.

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Officials: Air Tankers to Stay Grounded For Now

Updated: 08/02/2004 - Federal officials on Monday denied a request by two companies to return several large air tankers to service to fight wildfires, saying additional information was needed first on the life of the planes.

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Bush Calls for New Intelligence Director

Updated: 08/02/2004 - President Bush urged creation of a national intelligence director Monday to coordinate the war on terrorism but without the sweeping powers for hiring, firing and spending at the CIA, FBI and other agencies as recommended by the Sept. 11 commission.

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P:olice Secure Businesses on Terror Alert

Updated: 08/02/2004 - Police searched trucks, blocked streets and posted machine-gun toting officers outside financial landmarks Monday, a day after the government's chilling warning that terrorists might target the buildings with bombs.

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Report Lists Nevada Schools Needing Improvement

Updated: 08/02/2004 - State Department of Education officials issued a report card Monday on Nevada's 568 public elementary and secondary schools - and a fifth of them got low marks.

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Legal Marijuana Petition Still Alive in Nevada

Updated: 08/02/2004 - U.S. District Judge James Mahan has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state from further action on a marijuana initiative petition that lacks the necessary signatures to qualify for the Nevada ballot.

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Reno Hospital, Orthopedic Doctors at Odds over Contract

Posted: 08/02/2004 - A panel of orthopedic trauma specialists, at odds with Washoe Medical Center over a new contract, question the hospital's ability to provide emergency care for patients with severe bone injuries.

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Dugan Takes Over as Washoe School Chief

Updated: 08/02/2004 - Former teacher, counselor and administrator Paul Dugan began his first week Monday as interim superintendent for the Washoe County School District.

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Bush Intel Reform Orders Could Come Monday

Updated: 08/01/2004 - President Bush will issue orders as early as Monday to implement some reforms suggested by the Sept. 11 commission, but White House officials still are wrangling over the best way to create a new national intelligence czar.

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U.S. Warns of Threat to Financial Icons

Updated: 08/01/2004 - The federal government warned Sunday of possible terrorist attacks against "iconic" financial institutions in New York City, Washington and Newark, N.J., saying a confluence of chilling intelligence in recent days pointed to a car or truck bomb.

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Officials to Gather for Annual Lake Tahoe Forum

Updated: 08/01/2004 - Efforts to protect one of the world's most famous lakes will be considered Thursday when state and federal officials gather for the 8th annual Lake Tahoe Forum.

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AP: Forest Service Exaggerates Fire Impact on Wildlife

Updated: 08/01/2004 - The Forest Service exaggerated the effect of wildfires on California spotted owls in justifying a planned increase in logging in the Sierra Nevada, according to a longtime agency expert who worked on the plan.

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Cheney Praises Vets, Bush Terrorism Fight

Updated: 07/31/2004 - Vice President Dick Cheney praised veterans and the Bush administration's fight against terrorism, saying they're making the world a safer place.

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Bush, Kerry Scour Rust Belt For Support

Updated: 07/31/2004 - With dueling economic messages, President Bush and rival John Kerry campaigned head-to-head in the Rust Belt Saturday, getting so close at one point that their bus caravans were rolling toward each other on a 35-mile stretch of Interstate 70.

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