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U..S. Soldiers Re-Enlist in Strong Numbers

Posted: 04/23/2004 - Despite the shrapnel wounds Staff Sgt. William Pinkley suffered during his tour in Iraq, the 26-year-old is joining other soldiers who are re-enlisting at rates that exceed the retention goals set by the Pentagon.

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Off-Roaders Irked By Petition To Protect Butterfly

Updated: 04/23/2004 - Conservationists petitioned the government on Friday to declare the Sand Mountain blue butterfly endangered, saying off-road vehicles at a Nevada sand dune are destroying its only known habitat.

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Environmental Council Asked To Intervene in Yucca Rail Plan

Updated: 04/23/2004 - Nevada has registered a new complaint about the Yucca Mountain project, claiming the Energy Department has gotten ahead of itself planning a 319-mile rail line to the site where it wants to bury the nation's nuclear waste.

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Fire Aircraft Safety Tightened

Updated: 04/23/2004 - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendation letters to several firefighting and aviation agencies regarding new maintenence programs for aircrafts used in firefighting missions.

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Reno Man Charged in Sex Offense

Updated: 04/23/2004 - A 41-year-old man has been arrested on charges of sexual assault and lewdness with a minor,

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Activists Say Environment Will Sway Election

Updated: 04/22/2004 - Activists celebrating Earth Day predicted environmental issues will play a key role in Nevada's fall elections - from the statehouse to the White House.

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Study Finds Gender Wage Gap in Nevada

Updated: 04/23/2004 - Women in Nevada earn 77 cents for each dollar that men do, and minority women earn even less, according to a report released this week by a national women's group.

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DOE Reviewing Documents NRC Wants on Nuke Dump

Updated: 04/23/2004 - The Energy Department has begun a broad review of Yucca Mountain project technical documents after auditors said shortcomings could delay Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing for the national nuclear waste dump.

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Report: Airport Screeners Perform Poorly

Updated: 04/22/2004 - Airport security remains lax despite billions of dollars and thousands of federal employees added since the Sept. 11 attacks, lawmakers were told Thursday.

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Dirty Diaper Holds Evidence

Updated: 04/22/2004 - An Oregon man has been arrested on drug charges after a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper found Methamphetamine hidden in a baby's diaper.

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Scorecard Rates Nevada Lawmakers on Environment

Updated: 04/22/2004 - Leaders of the Nevada Conservation League issued a scorecard Wednesday that they say will help voters decide which state legislators to support based on their environmental records.

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Car Bombings in Basra Kill 68 in Rush Hour

Updated: 04/21/2004 - Suicide attackers unleashed car bombings against police buildings in Iraq's biggest Shiite city Wednesday morning, striking rush-hour crowds and killing at least 68 people, including 16 children incinerated in their school buses.

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Tobacco Funds Lower Than Expected by State

Updated: 04/22/2004 - Nevada received a payment of $38 million from the tobacco industry to cover its share of a settlement that ended cigarette litigation by states in 1998.

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Survey Show More Fist-Time Visitors, Fliers

Updated: 04/21/2004 - More people visited the Reno-Sparks area for the first time in 2003 than the year before and more of them flew in, according to a visitor profile.

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DMV Back in Business After Computer Outage

Updated: 04/22/2004 - Lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles were no longer than normal and the driver's license pictures were as unflattering as ever on Wednesday, one day after a computer problem shut down the system statewide.

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Nevada Jobless Rate Unchanged At 4.4 Percent

Updated: 04/20/2004 - Nevada's jobless rate remained unchanged in March at 4.4 percent, but the state continued to lead the nation in job growth over the past year.

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Reno Airport Numbers Highest Since Sept. 11

Updated: 04/20/2004 - After a long 2 1/2 years of recovery, the Reno airport says last month's passenger count was the largest since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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Iraqi Leaders Create Tribunal for Saddam

Updated: 04/20/2004 - Iraqi leaders named a tribunal of judges and prosecutors to try Saddam Hussein, placing a longtime opponent of the ousted dictator in the forefront of the case against him and his former Baathist inner circle, a spokesman announced Tuesday.

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Former College President Sentenced To Probation

Updated: 04/20/2004 - The former president of Sierra Nevada College has been sentenced in Washoe District Court to three years in a diversion program for drug and alcohol abuse.

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Rural Nevada Mayor Says Town Wants Nuke Shipments

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 04/20/2004 - The mayor of rural Caliente said his town would welcome the jobs that could come if a railhead is built nearby for shipment of nuclear waste to a Nevada nuclear waste dump.

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