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Educators: New Law May Cause Teachers to Quit

Updated: 02/26/2004 - Nevada lawmakers have been warned that the federal No Child Left Behind law may cause some veteran teachers to leave the profession rather than face more schooling, tests and perhaps sanctions.

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March 5 Execution Date Set for Killer

Updated: 02/26/2004 - A March 5 execution date was set Wednesday for Daryl Mack, a Nevada prison inmate who was doing time for one Reno murder when he was convicted on the basis of DNA evidence of a second killing.

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Screening Is Believing - Part II

Updated: 02/26/2004 - Few cancer screening tests prevent cancer from occurring. That's not the case with colonscopy. It can actually remove polyps, which may later develop into cancer.

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Governor Guinn Promises Bush Support

Updated: 02/24/2004 - Republican Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn will continue to push for President Bush's re-election - but won't work to retire Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to his home town of Searchlight.

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Judge: Fatal Teen DUI Case Shows Weakness in Nevada Law

Updated: 02/24/2004 - A judge who sentenced a 16-year-old driver to two years in juvenile detention in a crash that killed three friends said the case shows the need for new juvenile justice laws in Nevada.

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Bush To Back Gay Marriage Ban Amendment

Updated: 02/24/2004 - Jumping into a volatile election-year debate on same-sex weddings, President Bush on Tuesday backed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

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University Fees Could Rise For New Student Union

University of Nevada, Reno

Updated: 02/24/2004 - Seven out of 10 University of Nevada, Reno students who were surveyed last year said they would be willing to pay higher fees to have a new student union.

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Screening Is Believing - Part I

Updated: 02/26/2004 - Its estimated more than 1,200 Nevadans will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year. It is the second leading cancer killer both here and the rest of the country.

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ABA Announces Expansion Team In Reno

Updated: 02/23/2004 - The American Basketball Association plans to add an expansion team in Reno next year, the first professional basketball team in the city since 1983, the league announced Monday.

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Nevada Tourism Launches First National TV Ad

Updated: 02/23/2004 - Nevada is promoting itself as an outdoor destination in its first-ever national tourism ad campaign, targeting a dozen cable channels that tend to appeal to an adventure-minded audience.

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Organizers Trying To Reinvent State Fair

Updated: 02/23/2004 - Organizers of the Nevada State Fair concede that attendance at the annual event has been falling off in recent years, so they hope to reinvent the fair this August.

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AG To Determine Nevada Liability in Veterans Audit

Veterans Affairs

Updated: 02/23/2004 - The attorney general's office is examining an audit critical of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services to determine the state's liability in poor record-keeping of veterans' accounts and to see if any charges should be filed.

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Role of Police Taser Studied Follwing Man's Death

Updated: 02/23/2004 - Authorities were investigating whether a police Taser was responsible for the death of a man after he received several electronic jolts during a confrontation at a Las Vegas Housing Authority complex.

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Same-Sex Newlyweds Remain in Legal Limbo

Updated: 02/21/2004 - Many of the more than 3,000 same-sex couples who obtained marriage licenses from the city said getting married was among the most joyous events in their lives.

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Red Cross Visits Saddam In Jail

Updated: 02/21/2004 - The international Red Cross visited Saddam Hussein in jail for the first time Saturday, and the ousted dictator wrote a letter to his family that will be delivered once the United States confirms it does not contain any hidden messages to his followers.

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Woman Pedestrian Killed, Reno Man Jailed

Updated: 02/21/2004 - A Reno man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in an accident that killed one pedestrian and seriously injured another.

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High Court Urged to Stay Out of Nevada Tax Dispute

U.S. Supreme Court

Updated: 02/21/2004 - The U.S. Supreme Court shouldn't weigh in on a Nevada high court ruling that temporarily invalidated a two-thirds vote requirement by state lawmakers for any tax increases, lawyers for the Legislature say.

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The Dangers Of Cutting That Landline

Updated: 02/20/2004 - Is your cell phone your only phone? Nationwide about 60,000 people have cut the cord on their old home phones. But is it a safe bet?

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Nurses Ask Lawmakers For Mandatory Ratios

Updated: 02/20/2004 - Nevada nurses are calling for better working conditions and say one way to achieve that goal is for the state to mandate nurse-to-patient ratios.

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Judge Denies Immediate Stay of Gay Unions

Updated: 02/20/2004 - Gay and lesbian couples won another reprieve Friday when a judge declined to immediately stop San Francisco from granting them marriage licenses, saying conservative groups failed to prove the weddings would cause irreparable harm.

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San Francisco Sues State Over Gay Marriage

Updated: 02/20/2004 - In what critics call a delay tactic, San Francisco is taking California to court on grounds its ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

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State's Number Of Active Registered Voters Declines

Updated: 02/20/2004 - The number of active registered voters in Nevada fell to 846,487 at the end of January, a decline of 65,859 from the previous month, Secretary of State Dean Heller says.

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