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Republicans Hold Thin Edge Over Democrats

Updated: 06/18/2004 - Nevada Democrats made some gains but Republicans continued to hold a thin lead in statewide voter registration totals for May.

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Scrutiny of Kerry's VP Hunt Intensifies

Updated: 06/17/2004 - John Kerry has begun interviewing potential running mates, including Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri who spent about 90 minutes in the Democratic presidential candidate's Capitol office Wednesday.

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Nevada Lawmakers Want to Expand Federal Land Auctions

Updated: 06/17/2004 - A measure to sell federal government land in a rural Nevada county to pay for economic development, infrastructure, recreation and conservation was being introduced Wednesday by the state's congressional delegation.

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Feds Tout 10-Year Plan to Reduce Homeless in Nevada

Updated: 06/17/2004 - Increasing housing and consolidating social services can reduce the number of homeless in Nevada within the next decade, a Bush administration official said in a meeting this week with state officials.

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MGM Mirage's Board Approves $4.8 Billion Cash Offer

Updated: 06/17/2004 - MGM Mirage Inc.'s board on Tuesday approved a $4.8 billion cash offer for it to buy Mandalay Resort Group in a deal that would create the industry's dominant casino operator.

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Islamic Group Shows Tape of U.S. Hostage

Updated: 06/15/2004 - An Islamic Web site showed videotape Tuesday of a blindfolded American hostage in Saudi Arabia, and said abductors threatened to kill him unless Saudi authorities free al-Qaida prisoners within three days.

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Bush Is 11th President to Visit Nothern Nevada

Updated: 06/16/2004 - Friday's campaign stop by President Bush in Reno marks only the 13th visit to northern Nevada by a sitting president and the first since Bill Clinton attended the Lake Tahoe summit seven years ago.

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Judge Extends Deadline for Citizen Ballot Initiatives

Updated: 06/16/2004 - A judge early Tuesday extended deadlines for ballot initiative petitioners who claimed harassment by public officials hampered their efforts to get enough signatures to qualify for the Nov. 2 ballot.

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Reno Police Chief Stepping Down

Reno Police Department

Updated: 06/14/2004 - Reno Police Chief Jerry Hoover said on Monday he's stepping down after seven years as Reno's top law enforcement officer to take a consulting position with an international firm.

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Nevada Minimum Wage, Education Petitions Turned In

Updated: 06/14/2004 - Organizers of efforts to fund Nevada public schools to the national average and to raise the minimum wage said they turned in more than enough signatures on Monday to qualify their petitions for a spot on the November ballot.

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Supreme Court Preserves 'God' In Pledge

Updated: 06/14/2004 - The Supreme Court preserved the phrase "one nation, under God," in the Pledge of Allegiance, ruling Monday that a California atheist could not challenge the patriotic oath but sidestepping the broader question of separation of church and state.

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Construction Begins On Mount Rose Trailhead

Updated: 06/14/2004 - Washoe County's most popular hiking destination is getting more accessible, thanks to construction of a $510,000 trailhead and welcome center and a new trail leading to the mountaintop.

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Nevada Not Sharing Sex Offender Data With FBI

Updated: 06/14/2004 - A review of law enforcement data-sharing found that Nevada is the only state not filing information about sex offenders with a nationwide FBI database.

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Recalled Nye Official Get Prison Term For Public Theft

Updated: 06/14/2004 - The longest criminal case involving an elected official in Nye County history has come to a close with the sentencing of former county Public Administrator Robert "Red" Dyer on the last of more than 30 charges.

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Powell: Terrorism Report a 'Big Mistake'

Updated: 06/13/2004 - A State Department report that incorrectly showed a decline last year in terrorism worldwide was a "big mistake," Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.

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Ex-President Bush Takes Birthday Skydive

Updated: 06/13/2004 - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 80th birthday with a 13,000-foot parachute jump over his presidential library Sunday, and said he felt the same thrill of prior jumps even though his hopes of skydiving solo were dashed.

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Study: Relocating Bears Ineffective

Updated: 06/13/2004 - The practice of shipping marauding bears in the Lake Tahoe Basin out of town may be humane, but it's also ineffective, according to a study by wildlife experts.

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Police ID Man Who Died in Struggle

Updated: 06/13/2004 - Toxicology results are pending to try to determine what caused the death of a man during a struggle with officers, authorities said.

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Al-Qaida Claims U.S. Slaying and Hostage

Updated: 06/12/2004 - Suspected militants killed an American in the Saudi capital on Saturday, shooting him in the back as he parked in his home garage, and the U.S. Embassy said it was searching for an American who was missing.

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Stalking Suspect Had Prior Conviction

Updated: 06/12/2004 - A man charged with stalking a Reno doctor had been treated for mental illness and was described by a victim in a previous case as his family's "personal terrorist," authorities said.

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As Sun Sets, Reagan Laid To Rest

Ronald Reagan

Updated: 06/11/2004 - In a final, majestic hail to the chief, the nation bade a lingering goodbye Friday to Ronald Reagan at a stately service in Washington under somber skies and at a hilltop burial ceremony in his beloved California beneath a setting sun.

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Mandalay Rejects MGM Mirage's $4.85 Billion Bid

Updated: 06/11/2004 - Mandalay Resort Group rejected MGM Mirage Inc.'s $4.85 billion cash buyout offer that would have created the largest casino company in the world, saying Friday that the $68 per share bid was insufficient.

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Wildlife Probe Termed 'Witch Hunt'

Updated: 06/11/2004 - A lawyer for a former wildlife commissioner and his son accused of multiple hunting violations says his clients are innocent and the investigation amounts to a "witch hunt."

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