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Women's Business Network Helps Nonprofit

Updated: 02/23/2011 - Nine-year-old Lillian was born with a condition that inhibits her ability to speak. Her mother Camilla Downs says when she started school she used a communication device called a DynaVox, which was large and cumbersome. “There's all the kids running and jumping and doing the things that elementary school kids do and there was Lillian pulling a cart behind her with her DynaVox unit in it.”

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Friend Says Giffords Speaks More

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to laugh at jokes, recognize visitors and even offer a poignant response when asked recently by her husband how she was doing.

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Elko Commission Looking At Indian Colony Bill

Updated: 02/17/2011 - County commissioners in Elko are looking again at a federal measure to nearly triple the size of a northeast Nevada Indian colony and to create a motocross recreation facility.

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Heller Asks GOP Leaders To Back Off Yucca Efforts

Posted: 02/15/2011 - U.S. Rep. Dean Heller is distancing himself from House GOP leaders who are working to keep plans alive to build a repository in Nevadfor the nation's nuclear waste.

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Teachers, School Leaders Come Together In Denver

Updated: 02/15/2011 - A first-of-its-kind summit among teachers and their bosses - school board members and administrators - kicks off Tuesday in what the Obama administration is touting as a watershed moment in collaboration for school improvement.

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Education Chief: Formulas Skew Nevada Grad Rates

Updated: 02/15/2011 - Nevada education officials acknowledge the state has much work to do in K-12 schools, but say the state's dead last high school graduation rate is misleading.

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Governor, Legislative Leaders, Meet With High-Tech Leaders

Updated: 02/15/2011 - Having a skilled worked force and a business friendly tax climate are both key to luring high tech industries to Nevada, a state ravaged by record unemployment, bankruptcies and foreclosures, industry executives said Monday.

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Bill Would Strip Mining of Eminent Domain Powers

Posted: 02/14/2011 - A bill that would strip the mining companies - and Nevada's long defunct sugar beet industry – of eminent domain powers is championed by supporters as antiquated but opposed by the mining representatives who say it could thwart creation of high-paying jobs.

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Will Divorce Rate Increase With Economic Improvement?

Updated: 02/11/2011 - As home and property values slipped across the nation between 2006 and 2009, so did the divorce rate. In fact, it was down about 7% during that time period, as couples claimed they simply couldn't afford to part ways.

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PERS Officials Warn of Accelerating Retirements

Updated: 02/11/2011 - Nevada could face a costly spike in retirees as public employees are being asked to pay more into their retirement funds and take a 5 percent pay cut, officials told a legislative panel Thursday.

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Nevada Board Paroles Death Row Inmate

Posted: 02/11/2011 - A Nevada board has granted parole to a man who sat on death row for 30 years for the killing of an elderly Las Vegas woman.

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Accelerating Retirements In Nevada

Posted: 02/11/2011 - Nevada could face a costly spike in retirees as public employees are being asked to pay more into their retirement funds and take a 5 percent pay cut, officials told a legislative panel Thursday.

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Picture-Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

Updated: 02/11/2011 - “Most women, their initial reaction is 'oh no, I would never ever do that',” says photographer Emily Main.

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Lesser Nevada Drug Charge In Model's Case

Updated: 02/10/2011 - A Hong Kong fashion model arrested twice during her trip to the Burning Man counterculture festival last summer likely will escape without any jail time after a Nevada prosecutor decided Wednesday to reduce the final charge she faces to simple drug possession.

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Pakistan TV Footage Shows Detained American From Nevada

Updated: 02/10/2011 - An American who shot dead two Pakistanis tells police he's a consultant for the U.S. consular general in Lahore and pleads with them to find his passport, according to footage purportedly showing his encounter with security officials soon after the late January shootout.

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Senate Panel Takes Up Nevada DUI Laws

Updated: 02/10/2011 - Emotions were raw as a panel of Nevada lawmakers began discussion on a bill to clarify language to ensure all drunken drivers who kill or injure someone spend at least two years in prison.

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