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Rising Bus Fares

Updated: 04/29/2005 - If you ride the bus, get ready to spend more money. The Regional Transportation Commission -- or RTC -- has proposed increasing bus fares up to ten percent.

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Green Grass

Updated: 04/28/2005 - Record snowfall and a rainy spring nourish new and old growth, especially the cheat grass. But, this green is about to go away.

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Floods and Fires

Updated: 04/27/2005 - Heavy rain tested the steep hillside where fire raged a year ago taking out much of the vegetation and stability.

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Tax Controversy

Posted: 04/27/2005 - Officials in Storey County says a state tax loophole may have cost them millions of dollars. At the center of the debate are construction supplies and how that sales tax should be allocated.

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Payday Loan Bill

Updated: 04/27/2005 - The Nevada Assembly has voted unanimously for a bill that lowers rates Advance Pay Day loan companies can charge.

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Possible Scam

Updated: 04/27/2005 - The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows says some kids resenting a California Boys & Girls Club have aproached at least five homes in the downtown area asking for money in exchange for candy bars so that they may attend a “conference”.

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Bankruptcy Law

Updated: 04/26/2005 - Northern Nevadans are filing for bankruptcy in record numbers...ever since President Bush signed a new law last Wednesday.

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Harolds Mural To Live Again

Updated: 04/26/2005 - It was a downtown landmark for a half century, now it appears the Harolds Club mural has found a new home. The mural has been in storage for years, but it's being restored and will soon be on display again.

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Booming Business

Updated: 04/26/2005 - Plans for the "world's largest" industrial park to be built in Northern Nevada are still moving full speed ahead. The 102-thousand acre development will be located 8 miles east of Sparks in Storey County.

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Nightclub Drugging

Updated: 04/26/2005 - Reno Police are now piecing together the clues to see if the four incidents are indeed related. And if the women were truly drugged, what was the substance? Early Sunday morning, two women were found near 4th Street and Virginia. And another two were down on West 2nd and Sierra. Police have not named the clubs where the alleged drugging happened, but they say that doesn't really matter...it could happen anywhere.

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House Hunting

Updated: 04/24/2005 - The western US has surpassed the rest of the country with the high cost of home prices. But, local realtors say that average is even higher in Northern Nevada.

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Grocery Shopping

Updated: 04/23/2005 - A local owned and operated grocery chain decides to close one of it's south Reno stores.

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Retirement Lost

Updated: 04/22/2005 - Some of the more well-known local doctors, lawyers, and judges...may have lost their retirement funds, amid allegations of mismanagement by their accountant. News Channel Eight has obtained court documents related to the case.

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Saving Space

Updated: 04/22/2005 - Carson City is trying to preserve it's open space, while avoiding conflict with local developers.

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School Emergency Drill

Updated: 04/25/2005 - Sparks High School conducted an important test today but it had nothing to do with academics. Police and teachers took part in a simulation ---designed to save lives in an emergency like Columbine.

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The Right and Left on Campus

Updated: 04/21/2005 - Although young adults don't make up a strong voting block, it's not stopping a fierce debate to gather support at UNR's campus.

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Highway Death Rate

Updated: 04/21/2005 - Nevada's highway traffic death toll was up sharply last year...even though the national fatality figures were at the lowest point since records were first kept nearly 40 years ago.

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Managed Marijuana

Updated: 04/20/2005 - An arrest for marijuana sale and possession gets tricky when the suspect says he has a medical marijuana card.

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Traffic Jam

Updated: 04/20/2005 - If it seems like traffic lights are costing you time on the road...you're right. A report, put out by the very people responsible for traffic lights, say they're not working properly.

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No Sanctions Warranted

University of Nevada, Reno

Updated: 04/20/2005 - The hearing officer recommended -- and a three-member review panel agreed today -- that U-N-R President John Lilley dismiss all three charges against professor Hussein S- Hussein.

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Credit Help

Updated: 04/20/2005 - There's help out those trying to own their first home, or get their credit back on track. News Channel Eight Daybreak helps you ask the expert.

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Early English Education

Updated: 04/19/2005 - The Reno area is becoming more and more diverse. So much so...that now some educators feel there is a need to better prepare non-english speaking children in our area...for kindergarten. State educators have asked the Assembly for 175-thousand dollars to launch a program to help non-english speaking four year olds the summer before they start kindergarten. 50-thousand dollars of that money would go toward helping children here in Washoe County.

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UNR Disciplinary Hearing Under Way

Updated: 04/19/2005 - A University Professor who has long been at odds with the school's administration is fighting for his job today. Doctor Hussein Hussein has accused the University of neglecting and abusing animals at its experimental farm.

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Local Pope Reaction

Updated: 04/19/2005 - Local catholics came out in droves today...for an afternoon mass at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. They say it's a great day. Local Catholics joined Bishop Straling in his embracing of the teachings and guidance of the new pope.

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New Pope

Updated: 04/19/2005 - more than one billion catholics around the world have a new leader tonight. The college of cardinals today picked cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany as the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He will be known as pope benedict the sixteenth

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