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High Court Lets Condemned Man Withdraw Appeal

Updated: 03/12/2004 - The Nevada Supreme Court agreed Friday to let a condemned inmate withdraw an appeal that could help him avoid a lethal injection for strangling a woman at a downtown Reno motel.

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Uranium Levels Stir Fears Of Contamination In Mines

Updated: 03/12/2004 - New tests show extremely high levels of uranium in groundwater beneath an abandoned northern Nevada copper mine, and federal regulators say more tests are needed to determine if nearby wells could be contaminated.

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Report Recommending Competency tTsts For Doctors Rejected

Updated: 03/12/2004 - The state Board of Medical Examiners unanimously rejected its own report recommending competency examinations for doctors Friday, saying such tests would be redundant and could have a chilling effect on keeping and recruiting physicians.

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Nevada Casino Win Up 'Paltry' 1.8 Percent For Fiscal Year

Updated: 03/11/2004 - A January win of $882.1 million for Nevada casinos pushed their fiscal-year total to $5.71 billion - but Gov. Kenny Guinn said Thursday the total amounts to a "paltry" 1.8 percent gain from a year ago.

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Lawsuit Claiims Workers Hurt By Toxic Dust At Nuke Dump

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 03/11/2004 - A former tunnel worker at the nation's nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert filed suit Thursday against Energy Department contractors, claiming the companies deliberately exposed employees to toxic dust at the Yucca Mountain project.

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Binion's Horseshoe Sale Finally Complete

Updated: 03/11/2004 - MTR Gaming Group Inc. is now the new owner of the legendary Binion's Horseshoe hotel-casino after a series of delays hung up the transaction.

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Nevada: Education Low But Income High

Updated: 01/12/2005 - Nevadans are less likely to have graduate or professional degrees than residents of any other state except Mississippi, according to newly released Census Bureau calculations.

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Spain Train Terror Blast Kills 173

Updated: 03/11/2004 - Ten terrorist bombs tore through trains and stations along a commuter line at the height of Madrid's morning rush hour Thursday, killing more than 170 people and wounding at least 600 before this weekend's general elections.

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Washoe Teachers to Receive Pay Raise

Pay Raises

Updated: 01/12/2005 - Washoe County teachers will get a 4.5 percent pay increase over the life of a 2-year contract approved by trustees.

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NASA Advisor: Mars Deserts Similar To Nevada's

Updated: 03/10/2004 - Research on Mars is helping scientists better understand the life cycles of deserts on Earth and the potential to tap aquifers deep beneath the ground, an expert said Wednesday.

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Election Chief Presses for Printed Ballot Receipts

Updated: 03/11/2004 - Some election officials and members of Congress who oppose paper-trail devices for electronic voting machines - so people have a record of how they voted - were criticized Wednesday by Nevada's top election official.

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Feds Says West Water Woes Likely To Continue

Updated: 03/10/2004 - Although the West's drought is easing slightly, communities will continue to face water challenges because of booming populations and endangered species protection, an Interior Department official said.

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Nevada To Recruit Anti-Terror Team

Heartland Security wowt

Updated: 03/10/2004 - Nevada has been awarded federal funding to recruit and train an elite team of 22 highly skilled, full-time National Guard members to serve as the state's Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Team.

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Nevada Calculating Cost Of Replaced Flawed Buses

Updated: 03/09/2004 - Nevada officials said Tuesday they're trying to calculate the cost of replacing potentially hazardous buses used to take students to and from schools and to haul prison fire crews to and from forest fires.

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Nevada Veteran Home Rate To Double

Updated: 03/09/2004 - Some Nevada veterans living at the state's skilled nursing home in Boulder City are in line for a severe case of sticker shock.

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No Charges In NHP Radio Fiasco

Updated: 03/09/2004 - Improper spending of millions of dollars on the wrong communications equipment for the Nevada Highway Patrol won't result in any criminal charges, the state attorney general's office says.

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Voting Machine Contract Up For Vote

Updated: 03/08/2004 - A contract to buy more than 4,500 electronic voting machines and move Nevada voters into the computer age is up for a final vote by the state Board of Examiners on Tuesday.

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Captured Horses May Stay Close To Home

Updated: 03/08/2004 - The federal Bureau of Land Management is considering paying ranchers in Nevada and other Western states to care for wild horses removed from federal rangeland, instead of shipping them to sanctuaries in the Midwest.

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"Bonanza" Creator Opposes Sale of Park

Lake Tahoe

Updated: 03/08/2004 - The creator of the long-running television series "Bonanza" says he's saddened by a plan to sell a western theme amusement park at Lake Tahoe that was inspired by the show.

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