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State Says DOE Negligent For Nuke Transport Plan

Updated: 04/05/2004 - Nevada is accusing the federal government of neglecting to inform ranchers, miners and rural Nevada residents about plans to withdraw 319 miles of federal land from public use while studying a rail corridor to a national nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain.

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Sierra Ski Season Winds Down Amid Warm Spell

Updated: 04/04/2004 - As an unusually early warm spell melts away their business and snowpack, Sierra Nevada ski resorts are beginning to shut down for the season.

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800,000 Cards Overcharged At Wal-Mart

Updated: 04/04/2004 - A computer hardware problem caused more than 800,000 credit and debit card transactions to be double- or triple-billed last week at Wal-Mart stores nationwide, according to officials at First Data Corp., which handled the electronic payments.

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White House Sticking To Iraq Timetable

Updated: 04/04/2004 - Despite escalating violence that killed 10 U.S. service members over the weekend, the Bush administration is sticking with its timetable to turn over power in Iraq.

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Catholics Protest Gay Marriages In San Francisco

Updated: 04/03/2004 - Catholic opponents of same-sex marriage held a prayer march Saturday, criticizing city officials who have licensed thousands of weddings for gay couples and calling for a federal amendment banning the unions.

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Lawmakrs Fight To Keep Tahoe Tower Open

Lake Tahoe

Updated: 04/03/2004 - Some members of the California and Nevada congressional delegations have joined the fight to keep the Lake Tahoe Airport tower open.

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Reno Snowmobile Festival Draws Criticism

Updated: 04/03/2004 - Snowmobilers and environmentalists are clashing over a new national snowmobile festival designed to promote the Reno-Tahoe area as "America's Adventure Place."

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New Invasive Weed In Tahoe Draws Concern

Updated: 04/03/2004 - Local officials battling an invasive weed that causes environmental problems at Lake Tahoe are facing more bad news: the discovery of another non-native aquatic plant.

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Nevada High Court Asked For Legislative Service Ruling

Updated: 04/02/2004 - The Nevada Supreme Court was asked Friday to quickly resolve uncertainty over an attorney general's opinion limiting service by full-time public employees in the state's part-time Legislature.

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Feds Consider Making Dams Above Reno Safer

Updated: 04/02/2004 - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is studying how to reinforce Stampede and Prosser Creek dams above Reno to make them safer during a major earthquake or flood.

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Financial Picture Brightens For Democrats

Updated: 04/01/2004 - The Democratic Party finds itself in its most confident and comfortable financial position in years, though it still trails Republicans in almost every fund-raising category.

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Binion's Horseshoe Reopened By Harrah's

Updated: 04/01/2004 - After more than two months of uneasy silence, Binion's Horseshoe was once again filled with the sound of spinning roulette wheels and clinking slot machines as the landmark casino reopened.

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Official: Nevada Prison Had Health Care Problem

Updated: 04/01/2004 - Medical care of inmates at the state women's prison in North Las Vegas is substandard, the medical director for the Nevada Department of Corrections says.

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Ried Upset By Energy Deaprtment For Yucca License

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 04/01/2004 - Sen. Harry Reid criticized an Energy Department contract with a law firm that was hired to handle an application to operate a radioactive waste repository in Nevada.

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Forest Service Plans Eliminates Some Tahoe Trails

Updated: 03/31/2004 - A new Forest Service plan will eliminate nearly 13 miles of trails in two popular Lake Tahoe recreation areas and prohibit mountain bike riders from leaving established trails.

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Iraqis Drag 4 U.S. Bodies Through Streets

Updated: 03/31/2004 - In a scene reminiscent of Somalia, frenzied crowds dragged the burned, mutilated bodies of four American contractors through the streets of a town west of Baghdad on Wednesday and strung two of them up from a bridge after rebels ambushed their SUVs.

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Nuke Waste Transport Being Studied Again

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 03/31/2004 - The federal Energy Department is dusting off a backup plan to ship radioactive waste by truck through rural Nevada in the first years of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

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Jury Awards $900,000 To Contractor's Family

Updated: 03/31/2004 - A jury has awarded $900,000 to the family of a Reno contractor who was blinded and burned by a chemical product used to break open large rocks.

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