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Trade Free Opponent Rallies Support In Reno

Updated: 08/01/2003 - An international organizer is helping Reno labor leaders reach out to allies in building a coalition opposing corporate globalization and free trade agreements like NAFTA.

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Senate Bill Could Mean More Nuke Waste

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 08/01/2003 - Incentives for renewable energy production approved in a Senate energy bill could bode well for Nevada, but a push for developing more nuclear power mean more waste for a national nuclear dump in the state.

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Washoe School Police To Be Armed

Updated: 08/01/2003 - In a 4-2 vote Thursday, Washoe County school trustees authorized school police to carry firearms in order to protect students and staff.

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Prison System Hires First Woman Chaplain

Updated: 07/31/2003 - The Rev. Jane Foraker-Thompson, an ordained Episcopal priest, has become the first woman hired as supervising chaplain for Nevada's prison system.

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Fed Court Rejects Tax Conspiracy Claim

Updated: 07/31/2003 - A federal judge on Thursday rejected conspiracy claims by splinter political parties, conservative groups and others opposed to a record $836 million Nevada tax.

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Investing in Gaming Companies Is Good Bet

Updated: 08/01/2003 - Driven by investor demands, many major gambling companies have launched dividend policies in recent months, with most paying yields higher than the S&P 500 average.

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June Hotel Occupancy Rate Up

Updated: 07/31/2003 - Women bowlers and an influx of tourists helped boost occupancy in Reno-area hotels and motels 7 percent above the numbers in June of last year.

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Former Nevadan Remembered As A Leader

Updated: 07/31/2003 - An Army captain killed in Iraq was remembered Wednesday as an impeccable soldier and leader who loved his command and put his troops'welfare above all else.

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Nine-Year-Old Dies After Being Hit By SUV

Washoe County Sheriff's Office

Updated: 07/31/2003 - A nine-year-old Sun Valley girl has died of injuries sustained when she and her brother were struck by a passing SUV in Sun Valley Wednesday afternoon.

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State Workers Irks by Guinn Comment on Raises

Pay Raises

Updated: 07/31/2003 - Representatives of public employee groups say they're puzzled by Gov. Kenny Guinn's statement that state workers, teachers and university faculty probably won't get any pay raises for six to eight years.

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National Goal to Reduce Drug Abuse 25-Percent

Updated: 07/31/2003 - The deputy U.S. drug czar urged health professionals and counselors Wednesday to help in the ambitious effort to reduce the number of substance abusers by 25-percent the next five years.

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Reid Not Surprised Guinn Not Backing Him

Senator Harry Reid

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he was surprised to learn Republican Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn won't be endorsing his candidacy for re-election next year.

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Group Alleges Nevada Tax Conspiracy

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Splinter political parties, conservative groups and others opposed to a record $836 million Nevada tax plan are alleging a conspiracy to get the plan approved.

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Clarification of New Tax Law Sought

Nevada Legislature 2003

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Lobbyists and Nevada business owners are concerned that language in the bill that raises taxes by $836 million could unintentionally end up tripling business taxes, including those on casino companies.

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Miners Rescued After Underground Fire

Updated: 07/29/2003 - Barrick Gold officials say emergency training spared 48 miners any injury when they spent more than eight hours in a refuge chamber at the Rodeo Mine northwest of Carlin when a fire occurred Friday night.

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Nevada Utilities Can Pass Tax Increase to Customers

Penny Tax

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Legislators crowed about how the record tax increase they passed July 21 protected the"little guy." But a largely unnoticed provision of the tax bill is expected to mean higher electric, phone, gas, cable and trash bills for all Nevadans.

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Explosion, Fire Rock Downtown Bank Building

Updated: 07/30/2003 - An explosion in an electrical transformer, which sent flaming oil down a street, rocked the Wells Fargo bank building at 200 S. Virginia Street Tuesday afternoon.

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Prosecution Sought in Back-Wages Case

Scales of Justice

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Nevada's labor commissioner said Monday he has asked state Attorney General Brian Sandoval to prosecute the head of an Incline Village dot-com company who owes a record $429,480 in penalties and back wages to employees.

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More Filings on Tax Dispute Case at High Court

Updated: 07/29/2003 - A lawyer for the Nevada Legislature urged the state Supreme Court on Monday to reject a bid for a rehearing of the high court's ruling that lifted a two-thirds majority vote requirement on tax bills.

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Entertainer Bob Hope Dies at 100

Bob Hope

Updated: 07/29/2003 - Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100.

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