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Alzheimer's Bills Go Before Legislators

Updated: 02/26/2013 - The Alzheimer's Association was lobbying legislators Tuesday, as several bills related to the disease were considered at hearings.

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Legislators Debate Prevailing Wage Mandate

Updated: 02/25/2013 - State legislators could exempt schools from paying construction workers the prevailing wage. A bill proposed by Sen. Ben Kieckhefer (R-Reno) would remove the mandate.

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Brooks Denied Permit to Buy Gun in Nevada

Updated: 02/26/2013 - The Nevada Department of Public Safety has confirmed to KOLO 8 News Now that Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been denied a permit to buy any gun in the state of Nevada for one year.

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Former Surgeon General Koop Dies at 96

Updated: 02/25/2013 - C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation's surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.

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Nevada Democrats Outline Kindergarten Proposal

Updated: 02/25/2013 - Democrats in the Nevada Legislature are touting an ambitious package of K-12 education priorities for the 2013 session that carries a price tag of at least $300 million.

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Nevada Bill Would Expand Full-Day Kindergarten

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Implementing full-day kindergarten is a priority for Democrats in the Nevada Legislature, but the ambitious proposal comes with an as yet undetermined price tag or funding.

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Looming Cuts Threaten Economic Gains

Posted: 02/23/2013 - At the annual National Governors Association meeting in Washington this weekend, both Democrat and Republican chief executives are expressing pessimism that the White House and Congress will find a way to avoid the massive, automatic spending cuts set to begin March 1.

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Justices Asked to Void Marriage Law Provision

Posted: 02/23/2013 - The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a section of federal law that only recognizes male-female marriages.

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Nevada Initiates Background Check for Brooks Rifle Purchase

Updated: 02/23/2013 - Troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks tried to buy a hunting rifle at the Scheels in Sparks Thursday and, although state officials say his application is under a routine review, there may be no way of denying him a gun.

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Reid Speaks to Legislature, Full Text Here

Updated: 02/21/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada addressed a joint session of the Nevada State Legislature Wednesday night. Here are his remarks as prepared for delivery.

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Senate Dems Propose Job Incentives

Updated: 02/19/2013 - Senate Democrats are proposing a variety of tax incentives they say will help businesses create jobs in Nevada and aide a struggling economy.

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