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Guinn Holds Up Building Of Emergency Operations Center

Homeland Readiness

Updated: 11/06/2003 - Gov. Kenny Guinn has held up construction of a $7.6 million Nevada emergency operations center because preliminary design plans didn't take into account state homeland security needs.

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Nevada High Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Homeowner

Updated: 11/06/2003 - The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected a Las Vegas woman's lawsuit seeking money from a homeowner for the nearly fatal injuries suffered when the speeding car in which she was riding crashed and ended up in the home's flowerbed.

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Panel Approves Funds To Prepare For Nuke Testing

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 11/06/2003 - House and Senate negotiators approved spending $24.9 million next year to shorten the time required to prepare the Nevada Test Site for underground nuclear tests.

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Late-Term Abortions Under Fire

Updated: 11/05/2003 - Nevada does allow abortions up to 22 weeks. After 22 weeks, women must obtain a note from their doctor that states that the procedure is medically necessary.

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More Fed Aid Sought For Mental Health Programs

Updated: 11/05/2003 - Nevada's mental health agency chief says Congress should provide more money to help the states deliver a coordinated system of services to people with mental problems.

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Nevada Retirement System Suspends Putnam

Posted: 11/05/2003 - The Nevada Public Employees Retirement System has suspended the authority of Putnam Investments, facing allegations of mutual fund trading irregularities, to make any more investments in its $424 million portfolio with the system.

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State Lists Nevada Schools Needing Improvement

Updated: 11/05/2003 - Forty percent of Nevada's public schools are on a list of schools that didn't make adequate progress or are in need of improvement, state schools chief Jack McLaughlin said Wednesday.

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Nevada Woman Hit It Big

Updated: 11/05/2003 - A Nevada woman is more than $1.9 million richer after hitting the progressive jackpot on a $ Wheel of Fortune machine at the Rainbow Casino in Wendover.

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Air Ambulance Specialists Meet in Reno

Updated: 11/05/2003 - This week thousands of air medicine specialists are in Reno for an annual meeting and I attended and now bring you the latest in aviation medicine.

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Truckee River Kayak Park Dedicated

Updated: 11/04/2003 - Mayor Bob Cashell helped cut the ribbon Tuesday at the new whitewater park and kayak course in downtown Reno that local leaders hope will boost tourism in the area.

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All Nevada Counties to Get Drought Relief

Updated: 11/05/2003 - Gov. Kenny Guinn's request that all 17 Nevada counties be designated disaster areas due to farmers' losses caused by drought and insect infestations has been granted by federal Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman.

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Senate OK's Spending For Tahoe Restoration

Lake Tahoe

Updated: 11/04/2003 - The Senate has approved tapping profits from Clark County federal land sales to spend a record $50 million for Lake Tahoe conservation.

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Northern Nevada Firefighters Return Home

Updated: 11/03/2003 - Many Northern Nevada firefighters are happy to be home tonight. After a week of battling the California blazes, they got the green light to return to their families.

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Nevadans Growing Heftier Lawmakers Told

Overweight Kids

Updated: 11/03/2003 - Many Nevadans need to lose weight or face the prospect of numerous health risks and shorter life spans, state lawmakers were told Monday.

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Sierra Resorts Rush to Open

Updated: 11/04/2003 - One week after record temperatures had Sierra ski resort operators fretting about when they might open, several areas were happily setting dates.

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Unified Voting System Planned For Nevada

Updated: 11/04/2003 - Scrapping earlier plans, Secretary of State Dean Heller now says he'll spend up to $8 million on new voting machines for Washoe County and Nevada's outlying counties for the 2004 elections.

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Few Casino Comply With Homeland Security Law

Updated: 11/03/2003 - Only 14 Nevada hotel-casinos have complied with a new homeland security law requiring major resorts to file an emergency response plan with the state and police.

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Ski Season Begins in Sierras

Updated: 11/03/2003 - Skiers and snowboarders packed the slopes after a potent storm allowed Boreal near Lake Tahoe to become the first California resort to open for the season.

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Nevadans Undecided in 2004 Presidential Election

Updated: 11/03/2003 - A vast majority of Nevadans are still undecided about whether they'll vote to re-elect George Bush president next year, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll.

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