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Blood Shortage at Emergency Level

Blood Needed

Updated: 08/27/2003 - Blood donations are almost always needed in the Truckee Meadows, but now the shortage has reached emergency levels.

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Childcare Remedied at TMCC

Updated: 08/27/2003 - In a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, TMCC offers an after-school drop-in center.

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Blackout Less Likely in Nevada

Updated: 08/27/2003 - Nevada is less vulnerable than the East Coast to a huge power failure, but would not escape a widespread outage in the West, the head of the state's Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday.

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School District Still Short Teachers

Updated: 08/26/2003 - The Washoe County School District is seeing record enrollment numbers this year with over 60,000 students enrolled - and the numbers keep going up.

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Group Plans Recall Against Gov. Guinn

Governor Kenny Guinn

Updated: 08/26/2003 - A statewide group of activists and conservatives angered by Nevada’s record tax increases will notify the Secretary of State’s office Wednesday of their intent to recall Gov. Kenny Guinn.

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Almanac Predicts Harsh Winter

Winter Forecast

Updated: 08/25/2003 - Tune up the snowblower and get out the long johns. The newest edition of the Farmers' Almanac predicts a cold winter with plenty of snow.

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Nuke Test Scheduled in 2004 Nevada Test Site

Updated: 08/25/2003 - Federal scientists are preparing to conduct a nuclear materials experiment at the Nevada Test Site in 2004, the National Nuclear Security Administration said.

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Gibbons Won't Challenge Reid for Senate Seat

Congressman Jim Gibbons, R-Nevada

Updated: 08/26/2003 - Rep. Jim Gibbons has decided not to challenge Democratic Sen. Harry Reid next year in what was expected to be one of the most hotly contested races for the U.S. Senate.

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Mormom Cricket Invasion Almost Over

Mormon Crickets

Updated: 08/25/2003 - After devouring sagebrush, alfalfa and vegetables across a wide swath of northern Nevada this summer, swarms of Mormon crickets are finally dying off.

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Final-Round 63 Lifts Triplett to Reno-Tahoe Title

Updated: 08/25/2003 - Kirk Triplett shot a 9-under-par 63 to win the Reno-Tahoe Open at 17-under par, tying both the course and tournament records with a three-stroke victory over Tim Herron.

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Census: Nevada Rates Ninth in Stepchildren

Updated: 08/25/2003 - When Luz Ramirez started to date Herbey Gonzalez three years ago, she wasn't sure how her six-year-old daughter would take to him.

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Explosion May Be Suicide Attempt

House Explosion

Updated: 08/24/2003 - A 43-year-old man was critically injured in a natural gas explosion that destroyed a southwest Reno house, officials said.

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Gas Prices Near All-Time High

Updated: 08/24/2003 - Gasoline prices are just below an all-time high in northern Nevada, and experts think they'll break the record by the Labor Day weekend.

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July Traffic Up at Reno-Tahoe Airport

Updated: 08/22/2003 - Passenger counts at Reno-Tahoe International Airport were up 4.6-percent in July over the same month last year, airport officials said Thursday.

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Lobbyist OK'd to Buy Into Casino

Updated: 08/22/2003 - An application to allow gambling lobbyist Harvey Whittemore and his wife an option to buy 10-percent of the stock in Nevada Casinos Inc. was approved Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

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Five Share Lead at Reno-Tahoe Open

Updated: 08/22/2003 - Bob Tway, Kirk Triplett, Paul Stankowski, Steve Pate and Andy Miller shared the lead at 5-under-par 67 before a surprise Sierra thunderstorm suspended first-round play Thursday at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

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School District Pays $1.3 for Cost Overrun

Updated: 08/21/2003 - Washoe County School District trustees have agreed to pay a contractor $1.3 million for cost overruns at the new Damonte Ranch High School.

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Water Ruling Could Affect Nevada Farmers

Updated: 08/21/2003 - An appeals court has returned a long-running battle over water rights to a federal district judge and the state engineer in a ruling that could affect how much water some Northern Nevada farmers can use.

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Error Inflates Student Test Scores

Updated: 08/20/2003 - Thousands of Nevada students in third and fifth grades might have received inflated scores on mandatory basic skills tests given in the spring because of a mistake made by Harcourt Educational Measurement.

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Vegas Flooding Prompts State of Emergency

Updated: 08/21/2003 - Flood waters receded Wednesday and residents began the messy job of cleaning up after intense storms swamped some neighborhoods, knocking out power to thousands and leaving motorists stranded atop their cars.

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