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Nevadans Growing Heftier Lawmakers Told

Overweight Kids

Updated: 11/03/2003 - Many Nevadans need to lose weight or face the prospect of numerous health risks and shorter life spans, state lawmakers were told Monday.

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Sierra Resorts Rush to Open

Updated: 11/04/2003 - One week after record temperatures had Sierra ski resort operators fretting about when they might open, several areas were happily setting dates.

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Unified Voting System Planned For Nevada

Updated: 11/04/2003 - Scrapping earlier plans, Secretary of State Dean Heller now says he'll spend up to $8 million on new voting machines for Washoe County and Nevada's outlying counties for the 2004 elections.

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Few Casino Comply With Homeland Security Law

Updated: 11/03/2003 - Only 14 Nevada hotel-casinos have complied with a new homeland security law requiring major resorts to file an emergency response plan with the state and police.

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Ski Season Begins in Sierras

Updated: 11/03/2003 - Skiers and snowboarders packed the slopes after a potent storm allowed Boreal near Lake Tahoe to become the first California resort to open for the season.

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Nevadans Undecided in 2004 Presidential Election

Updated: 11/03/2003 - A vast majority of Nevadans are still undecided about whether they'll vote to re-elect George Bush president next year, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll.

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Thousands Celebrate Nevada's Birthday

Nevada State Flag

Updated: 11/02/2003 - About 20,000 people lined Carson City's main drag in mostly sunny, cool weather to watch the 65th annual Nevada Day Parade.

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Firefighters Scramble Before "Giant" Awakens

Updated: 11/02/2003 - Hundreds of firefighters battling Southern California’s wildfires used a break in the weather Friday to bulldoze buffer zones around mountain communities in case the heat and fierce winds return.

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Chilly Weather Helps Stall Wildfires

Updated: 10/31/2003 - Chilly temperatures and dense fog Friday helped stall the deadly wildfires that raced across Southern California.

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Winter First Blast Hits Northern Nevada

Winter Storm

Updated: 10/31/2003 - Summer-like temperatures beat a hasty retreat as a cold blast invaded northern Nevada on Friday with the season's first assault of wintry weather.

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Poll: Nevadans Oppose Limiting Officerholders, Split on Taxes

Updated: 10/31/2003 - Nevadans were split on a proposed initiative to roll back most of the $836 million in tax increases approved by the Legislature, and a majority of the state's residents oppose an initiative to ban public employees from holding elected office, a new poll shows.

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Ten Big Rigs Jackknife On Sierra Pass

Updated: 10/31/2003 - Interstate 80 over the Sierra Nevada range was closed early Friday after ten big rigs jackknifed or spun out on the snow-covered highway west of Truckee.

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Air Woes From Fires Plague Las Vegas

Updated: 10/29/2003 - A smoky haze descended on the Las Vegas area Wednesday after winds blew smoke from several Southern California wildfires east, prompting officials to urge some residents to stay indoors.

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Court Asked to Reserve Tax-Vote Ruling

Nevada Legislature 2003

Updated: 10/30/2003 - A group of antitax Republican state lawmakers says there's a "reasonable likelihood" that the Nevada Legislature in the future will pass new or increased taxes without a constitutionally required two-thirds vote.

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Nevada School Districts Check Bus Defect

Updated: 10/29/2003 - Nevada school districts are inspecting buses for defective welds that safety officials say could lead to serious injuries if there is an accident.

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California Fires Threaten To Merge

Updated: 10/28/2003 - Firefighters beat back flames on Los Angeles' doorstep Tuesday, saving hundreds of homes in the city's San Fernando Valley. But exhausted crews were pulled back in San Diego County even though two devastating blazes threatened to merge into a super fire.

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Decision Could Further Delay Yucca Work

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 10/28/2003 - A federal appeals court ruling Tuesday could delay the Energy Department's plan to open the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump after conflict of interest charges were leveled at the law firm that worked on the government's permit application.

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Family Settles With Sparks Over Son's Death

City of Sparks, Nevada

Updated: 10/28/2003 - The Sparks City Council has approved a $50,000 settlement with the family of a man who was shot and killed as he sped away from Sparks Municipal Court.

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Reno Man Pleads Guilty To Jail Break

Updated: 10/28/2003 - A man accused of escaping from the Washoe County jail pleaded guilty to the charge moments before his trial was to begin.

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Federal Help Sought in Deadly Fires

Updated: 10/28/2003 - Gov. Gray Davis asked President Bush to declare Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties disaster areas to qualify them for federal aid.

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