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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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More Nevada Guard Troops To Mobilize

Updated: 07/31/2004 - Nevada and Idaho will soon tie as states with the highest percentage of Army National Guard members on active duty, guard officials said.

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Cheney Begins Tour of Battleground States in Reno

Updated: 07/30/2004 - Vice President Dick Cheney arrived in Reno Friday evening on the eve of a busy day of appearances that also will take him to two other Western battleground states - Arizona and New Mexico,

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Court: Inmate Can Drop Appeals, Be Executed

Updated: 07/30/2004 - Nevada death row inmate Terry Jess Dennis can waive his appeals and be executed Aug. 12 for strangling a woman in Reno in March 1999, a federal appeals court said Friday.

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(/11 Panel Urges Congress to Enact Reforms

Updated: 07/30/2004 - The leaders of the Sept. 11 commission implored Congress to move quickly to reform the nation's intelligence structure, warning Friday that failure to act would leave America vulnerable to another devastating terrorist attack.

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Governor Nixes Special Session on Property Taxes

Updated: 07/30/2004 - Gov. Kenny Guinn rejected a call Friday for a special session to deal with a cap on property taxes, saying it can be addressed at the beginning of the 2005 legislative session.

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Scientists Shift View on Cask Corrosion at Yucca Mountain

Updated: 07/30/2004 - Prominent scientists have shifted their stance on a key element of a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada, saying they no longer fear one type of corrosion would quickly weaken casks designed to contain radioactivity.

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Kerry Vow to Restore 'Trust, Credibility'

Updated: 07/29/2004 - Sen. John Kerry challenged President Bush's Iraq policy in blunt, biting terms Thursday night and promised cheering Democratic National Convention delegates, "I will be a commander in chief who will never mislead us into war."

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Paper-Trail Election Machines Get Nevada Test

Updated: 07/29/2004 - Nevada's upcoming primary election will mark the first use by a state of touch-screen voting machines that print paper receipts - and officials say the state's getting a lot of national attention as a result.

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