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Cooler Weather Helps California Firefighters

Updated: 05/05/2004 - Firefighters got help from cooler weather and diminishing winds Wednesday as they tried to contain a trio of wildfires that have burned more than 22,000 acres and destroyed at least 14 homes in Southern California.

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Gibbons to Have Challenger for House Seat

Congressman Jim Gibbons, R-Nevada

Updated: 05/06/2004 - Nevada political newcomer David Bennett, a computer technician from Pahrump, filed Wednesday as a Democratic challenger to four-term Republican Rep. Jim Gibbons.

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Lawmakers Petition to Freeze Property Taxes

Updated: 05/06/2004 - Two conservative lawmakers who opposed tax increases approved by the 2003 Legislature on Wednesday launched an initiative petition to curb Nevadans' property tax rates.

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Nevada Tops List Of Overseas Visitors

Updated: 05/05/2004 - Nevada's tourism industry posted the nation's best growth rate last year for inbound overseas travelers, according to recently released government data.

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Three Companies Bid to Run Women's Prison

Updated: 05/06/2004 - Three out-of-state companies have submitted bids to run the state women's prison in North Las Vegas, where inmates last month complained about the way the current company manages operations.

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Thousands Evacuated In California Wildfires

Updated: 05/04/2004 - Southern California's first wildfires of the season burned homes and brushlands and forced thousands of people to evacuate on Tuesday, portending what could be an especially dangerous and costly summer.

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High Court Urged To Reject Bid For Legislative Service Ruling

Updated: 05/04/2004 - Nevada lawmakers' top attorneys asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a request to resolve uncertainty over an attorney general's opinion limiting legislative service by full-time public employees.

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More Nevada Candidates Sign Up For Public Office

Updated: 05/04/2004 - A batch of legislative incumbents and challengers mainly from outlying areas of Nevada led the growing list of candidates who turned in filing papers Tuesday to the secretary of state's office.

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Check-In Time Limit At Airport Extended

Updated: 05/04/2004 - There's good news this week for Reno-area tourism, but it's a potential headache for people flying out of the airport.

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First Wildfire of Season Contained

Posted: 05/04/2004 - While Southern California is dealing with an early start to fire season, firefighters here in Reno got a small taste of what may come this season with a small brush fire above Caughlin Ranch.

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Fed Holds Interest Rate At 46-Year Low

Updated: 05/04/2004 - Federal Reserve policy-makers left a key interest rate at a 46-year low on Tuesday but dropped their promise to be patient before they start raising rates.

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Rumsfeld Say Abusive Soldiers Will Pay

Updated: 05/04/2004 - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday condemned the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers and said the Defense Department would move vigorously to bring those responsible to justice.

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Pentagon To Keep 135,000 Troops In Iraq

Updated: 05/04/2004 - U.S. commanders plan to keep American troops at the current level in Iraq — about 135,000 — until the end of 2005, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.

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Area Bakes In Record Heat - Temporarily

Updated: 05/04/2004 - Northern Nevada is baking under record summer-like temperatures, but forecasters say it'll be back to spring by the weekend.

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Officials Say Wait to Get Medicare Card

Updated: 05/03/2004 - As the Bush administration heralded the opening of enrollment for the Medicare discount cards on Monday, it added a cautionary note: Don't sign up just yet.

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California Wildfires Cover 5,500 Acres

Updated: 05/03/2004 - Southern California's 2004 fire season opened Monday with firefighters battling blazes that covered more than 5,500 acres and forced hundreds of people to evacuate.

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Iraq Militiamen Clash With U.S. Troops

Updated: 05/03/2004 - U.S. forces in Najaf came under their most intense attack yet by Shiite militiamen in a clash Monday that may have killed up to 20 Iraqis.

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First Black Sworn in to Nevada High Court

Updated: 05/04/2004 - Michael Douglas, former chief Clark County district judge, was sworn in Monday as the first black justice in the 140-year history of the Nevada Supreme Court.

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Inmates Raise $6,500 For Breast Cancer With 5K Run

Updated: 05/03/2004 - Prison inmates cheered as Richard Santana crossed the finish line on a dirt track at Southern Desert Correctional Center, winning the prison's first-ever Race for the Cure 5K run.

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Hundreds Gather To Protest Pine Nut Land Closure

Updated: 05/03/2004 - Some 200 people turned out to protect a decision to close more than 2,340 acres of the Pine Nut mountains southeast of Gardnerville to protect fossil remains.

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11 Troops Die in Iraq; Contractor Escapes

Updated: 05/02/2004 - In a daring escape, American hostage Thomas Hamill pried open the doors of the house where he was being held late Sunday morning and ran a half-mile to a military convoy that was passing by, officials and his wife said. Insurgents attacked U.S. forces across Iraq, killing 11 Americans.

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Overturned Tanker Closes Highway

Updated: 05/02/2004 - A gasoline tanker truck crashed and spilled hundreds of gallons of fuel Sunday on U.S. 50 in Carson City, shutting down the highway for more than three hours, authorities said. No one was injured.

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Councilman Cites Growth As Need For More Police

Updated: 05/02/2004 - Citing citizen complaints about a lack of police coverage, Reno City Councilman Dave Aiazzi is calling for the hiring of ten new police officers next year.

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