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Nevada Lawmakers Focus on Handicapped Access Issues

Updated: 11/26/2003 - A legislative panel studying disability issues plans to focus on access problems in state-funded public buildings after fielding complaints about two sports facilities at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Local Seniors Say Medicare Bill Long Overdue

Updated: 11/24/2003 - A new AFL-CIO poll showed that 78 percent of seniors surveyed say the legislation doesn't do enough to protect retired Americans who are now covered by employer-provided prescription drug plans.

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Medicare Drug Bill Nears Final Approval

Updated: 11/24/2003 - The Senate cleared the way Monday for final congressional passage of landmark legislation to add a prescription drug benefit and a free-enterprise flavor to Medicare.

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Nevada Sentors Vote Against Medicare Bill

Senator Harry Reid

Updated: 11/24/2003 - Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, a Democrat, and John Ensign, a Republican, both said Monday that they were voting against a $400 billion Medicare reform bill sought by President Bush - but for completely different reasons.

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Guinn Recall Effort Fails

Governor Kenny Guinn

Updated: 11/24/2003 - An antitax group trying to recall Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn gave up Monday, with a leader saying not enough signatures were gathered to qualify the recall question for ballot position.

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Citifare Looking To Improve Image, Ridership

Updated: 11/24/2003 - Washoe County's Regional Transportation Commission is looking for ways to generate new interest in the Reno-area bus system and increase ridership.

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Tahoe Drops Below Natural Rim

Lake Tahoe

Updated: 11/24/2003 - Despite a wet summer and early snowstorms, the level of Lake Tahoe leaves no doubt these are dry times in the Sierra.

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Washoe District Considers School Calendar Change

Updated: 11/24/2003 - School children in Washoe County would begin classes in early August and be out for the summer in May under a proposal being weighed by district officials.

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Tahoe Restrictions Could Hamper Fire Prevention Efforts

Updated: 11/24/2003 - Congressional action to ease wildfire danger by increasing the thinning of forests also is behind efforts to assure that environmental regulations at Lake Tahoe don't increase fire danger there.

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Conspiracy Theories Abound 40 Years After JFK’s Assassination

Updated: 11/22/2003 - Forty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, an overwhelming majority of Americans do not believe the official conclusion that a loser named Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, killed the president with a cheap mail-order rifle fired from the Texas School Book Depository.

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Bush Criticized for Rushing Nuke Project

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 11/24/2003 - President Bush broke his campaign promise to Nevadans and rushed ahead with plans to develop a national nuclear waste repository in the state, the speaker of the Nevada Assembly said Saturday in the weekly Democratic radio address.

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Saturn Thefts Plague Truckee Meadows

Updated: 11/22/2003 - For the second time in just under two years, car thieves in the Reno-Sparks area are on the prowl for Saturns.

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Legal Pot Supporters Back With New Tactic

Updated: 11/21/2003 - The organization that tried unsuccessfully to change the law last year to allow adults to smoke marijuana is back in Nevada testing a new strategy.

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Suspect Caught In Missing Carson Mother Case

Updated: 11/21/2003 - We were the first to tell you about the arrest of Juan Tellez, the man police wanted for questioning in connection to the disappearance of Bertha Anguiano. Tonight he is in jail in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Nevada Jobless Rate Drops Slightly

Updated: 11/21/2003 - Nevada's jobless rate dropped slightly to 5 percent during October, as a result of a strengthening national economy and job growth in the Reno and Las Vegas areas.

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Artists Settle Lawsuit Against City

Updated: 11/21/2003 - Two artists who wanted to make a few bucks selling their works in Reno parks and on downtown streets will get $47,500 in a settlement from the city that said they couldn't.

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Michael Jackson Booked in Molestation Case

Updated: 11/21/2003 - Trailed by a phalanx of TV cameras, a handcuffed Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation Thursday after arriving by private jet to face charges that could finish off his already declining career and send him to prison for years.

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Reno Approves Animal Restrictions

Updated: 11/20/2003 - Anybody who wants to keep more than three dogs and seven cats in their home would have to get a permit under a measure that received initial approval on Wednesday from the Reno City Council.

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Nevada Quality of Life Ranks Low

Updated: 11/21/2003 - Nevada's quality of life is among the nation's worst, with high rates of child abuse and elderly suicide and low rates of high school completion and health insurance coverage, a study says.

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