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A Bright Future Challenges Boot Camp Grads

Only on 8

Updated: 11/07/2003 - In part three of Jennifer Rogers series the "Tough Love Academy," I talk with the kids about to graduate from the program about their futures - and the future of bringing Project Challenge to Nevada.

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Families Up To The Challenge Of Thier Kids Changing

Only on 8

Updated: 11/07/2003 - Yesterday we told you about local "at risk" teenagers sent to a Arizona boot camp. In part two of Jennifer Rogers' special series - the "Tough Love Academy" - we meet the teenagers families.

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BLM Revises Land Sale Figures

Updated: 11/07/2003 - The federal Bureau of Land Management has revised figures following a southern Nevada land auction, saying it sold just under 744 acres for $127.1 million.

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Experts Gain Insight On Forecasting Wildfire Conditions

Updated: 11/07/2003 - No amount of expertise can predict human-caused wildfires like the ones that recently ravaged Southern California, but scientists are getting better at forecasting when nature might strike.

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Flu Season Beginning In Washoe County

Updated: 11/06/2003 - A number of people are suffering from sniffles and sneezes and, if that weren't enough, the first case of flu has been recorded by the Washoe County Health Department.

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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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