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Former College President Sentenced To Probation

Updated: 04/20/2004 - The former president of Sierra Nevada College has been sentenced in Washoe District Court to three years in a diversion program for drug and alcohol abuse.

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Rural Nevada Mayor Says Town Wants Nuke Shipments

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 04/20/2004 - The mayor of rural Caliente said his town would welcome the jobs that could come if a railhead is built nearby for shipment of nuclear waste to a Nevada nuclear waste dump.

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Tahoe Author Dale Brown Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Updated: 04/20/2004 - Military-techno writer Dale Brown pleaded guilty Monday to filing a false 1998 income tax return with more than $440,000 in fraudulent expenses as part of an offshore tax evasion scheme, federal prosecutors said.

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Tahoe No Stranger to Quakes, Tsunamis

Updated: 04/20/2004 - The Lake Tahoe Basin is no stranger to fires, avalanches and snow, and a University of Nevada, Reno geology professor says earthquakes and tidal waves are not out of the question.

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Ridge Announces New Measures to Strengthen Security

Updated: 04/20/2004 - Facing a stream of special events that might attract terrorists, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced plans Monday to bolster the nation's security on two fronts.

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'No Child Left Behind' Gets Failing Grade

Updated: 01/12/2005 - Washoe County School Superintendent Jim Hager has tested the No Child Left Behind Act for two years and says it gets a failing grade.

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Parolee Accused of Swindling Area Residents

Updated: 04/20/2004 - A convicted felon was arrested on suspicion of swindling two Reno residents out of thousands of dollars after pretending he was a self-employed real estate agent who would soon inherit $2.1 billion, officers said.

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Kerry Attacks Bush On Foreign Policy

Updated: 04/18/2004 - Democrat John Kerry on Sunday accused President Bush of being "stunningly ineffective" at foreign policy and stuck by his argument that the war against terrorism isn't primarily a military struggle.

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Initiative Drive Under Way To Roll Back Insurance Rates

Updated: 04/18/2004 - A Las Vegas woman has launched an initiative drive to roll back auto, homeowners and medical malpractice insurance rates by 20 percent - and to provide an additional 20 percent reduction for good drivers.

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Bremer: Iraqis Not Ready To Run Security

Updated: 04/18/2004 - Iraqi security forces will not be ready to protect the country against insurgents by the June 30 handover of power, the top U.S. administrator said Sunday — an assessment aimed at defending the continued heavy presence of U.S. troops here even after an Iraqi government takes over.

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Spanish Leader Pulling Troops From Iraq

Updated: 04/18/2004 - Spain's prime minister on Sunday ordered Spanish troops pulled out of Iraq as soon as possible, fulfilling a campaign pledge to a nation recovering from terrorist bombings that al-Qaida militants said were reprisal for Spain's support of the war.

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Some Blame Tahoe Clairty On Geese

Updated: 04/18/2004 - Since the start of a building boom spurred by the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, development and car exhaust have been blamed for Lake Tahoe's declining clarity.

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Bush Urges Renewal Of Patriot Act

Updated: 04/17/2004 - Declaring the Patriot Act a vital tool in the war on terror, President Bush says Congress would place the nation at greater risk of attack if it fails to renew the law's wide-ranging law enforcement powers.

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Hamas Leader Killed in Israeli Strike

Updated: 04/17/2004 - Israel assassinated Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi in a missile strike on his car Saturday, part of its declared campaign to wipe out the Islamic militant group's leadership ahead of a planned Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.

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Missing N.D. Coed's Body Found In Minnesota

Updated: 04/17/2004 - The body of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin was found Saturday, revealed by the spring thaw in an area volunteers had searched several times during the five months she had been missing, searchers said Saturday.

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Concrete Repair To I-80 Nearly Complete

Updated: 04/16/2004 - Construction defects along a portion of newly rebuilt Interstate 80 in Reno and Sparks should be completed in about a month, state officials said.

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Union Launches Drive To Raise Minimum Wage

Updated: 04/16/2004 - Union leaders launched an initiative drive Friday for a constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage in Nevada to $6.15 an hour, $1 more than the federal standard.

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Bush, Blair Unified on Israeli Plan, Iraq

Updated: 04/16/2004 - President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, standing united on two turbulent fronts, endorsed giving the United Nations broad control over Iraq's political future Friday and said a much-criticized Israeli settlement withdrawal plan is a solid move toward Mideast peace.

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NRC Asked To Stop Nuke Waste Shipments

Nuclear Waste

Updated: 04/16/2004 - Nevada has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for an emergency order blocking shipment of radioactive waste from Ohio to the federal Nevada Test Site.

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Students Attempt To Save Walker Lake

Updated: 04/16/2004 - Students from a high school government class in Hawthorne marched on the state capital to practice their civic activism and bring awareness to the plight of a dying Nevada lake.

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Reid Amasses $7.1 Million Reelection War Chest

Senator Harry Reid

Updated: 04/15/2004 - A few months into the 2004 campaign year, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has raised nearly $7.1 million for his re-election bid - about $2 million more than the total he collected during his entire 1998 campaign.

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