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Drain stenciling day needs volunteers
Truckee River will have helping hands today to beautify its riverbanks and help stop people from destroying its future with trashy runoff.
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Nevada jobless rate continues to rank last in nation
Nevada’s unemployment rate trumped every state in the nation, including the capital, as the state’s 12 percent unemployment in July solidified its standing at the bottom of the pack.
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Where are the jobs?
Employment theme proves focus of Heller’s stump speech
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Murder suspect’s lawyer opposes police videos

 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have taken down an online video they made in which an officer calls a murder suspect an “animal.” They did so after attorney Alzora Jackson complained to a judge. Jackson represents 65-year-old Nathan Burkett, who is accused in two cold-case slayings. Jackson filed a motion in an arraignment hearing Thursday seeking to require police to take down two videos. Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman didn’t rule on t...
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Reno air race gets longer name in nod to sponsors
RENO (AP) — The Reno Air Races competition is getting a longer name in a nod to sponsors donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the event alive. The Nevada Commission on Tourism on Wednesday christened the race “TravelNevada.com Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show Presented by Breitling.” The change comes after the tourism commission offered up a three-year, $600,000 sponsorship that will be paid by surplus room tax mo...
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CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C
ATLANTA (AP) — All baby boomers should get a one-time blood test to learn if they have the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, U.S. health officials said Thursday. It can take decades for the blood-borne virus to cause liver damage and symptoms to emerge, so many people don’t know they’re harboring it. Baby boomers account for about two-thirds of the estimated 3.2 million infected Americans. More than 15,000 Americans die each year from hepati...
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Wash. residents worry and wait as wildfire burns
YAKIMA, Wash. — Some residents forced to flee a large central Washington fire were allowed to return to their homes Thursday, while firefighters in rural Idaho protected two threatened towns and thousands of crew members worked wildfires across California. The Taylor Bridge Fire about 75 miles east of Seattle has burned across an estimated 22,000 acres, roughly 35 square miles, of diverse terrain, ranging from dry grasses to sagebrush and thic...
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Romney: Never paid less than 13 percent in taxes 

GREER, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that he has never paid less than 13 percent of his income in taxes during the past decade. But he declined anew to release the records that would prove it. “I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13 percent. I think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that. So I paid taxes every single year,” Romney told reporters ...
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Biden vs Ryan: No. 2s key in White House campaign
DENVER — Paul Ryan likes exercise, budget charts and the Green Bay Packers. Joe Biden likes train rides, foreign policy and talking — a lot. In some ways, these presidential ticket No. 2s could not be more different. They are separated in age by nearly three decades, were born to families in different regions of the country and have views on opposite ends of the political spectrum. But in other ways, the 42-year-old Republican congressman and ...
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Berkley fights to be heard
Reno speech overpowered by traffic, Heller supporters
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Dean’s Future Scholars ready for next step
First-generation students enter college with resources, familiarity
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Haze, heat engulf region
Truckee Meadows temperatures relentless in August
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Debate joined on Medicare; Romney, Obama go at it
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama in person and in TV advertising Tuesday of cutting Medicare “to pay for Obamacare,” launching a strong counterattack to Democratic charges that he and running mate Paul Ryan would radically remake the popular health care program that serves tens of millions of seniors. The charge drew a blistering response from Obama’s campaign, which labeled the ad dishonest and hypocritical. Obama “has ...
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F-bomb makes it into mainstream dictionary
NEW YORK — It’s about freakin’ time. The term “F-bomb” surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but will land Tuesday for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink and life coach. In all, the company picks about 100 additions for the 114-year-old dictionary’s annual update, gathering evidence of usage over several years in everything from media to th...
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Military Exhibit opens Friday at Sparks Museum and Cultural ...
A new exhibit, “A Salute to the Military,” opens at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center. Sparks Mayor Geno Martini and the Board of Trustees of the Museum invite the public to join them at the opening of this special exhibit, commemorating the nation’s battles from the Civil War to the Global War on Terrorism.  The exhibit is full of interesting facts and includes photos, weapons, artifacts, models and uniforms donated by ov...
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Senators to sound budget alarm in North Las Vegas
Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A trio of Republican senators is sounding the alarm about billions in looming military budget cuts on tap for January, stopping their tour Monday at a Nevada Air Force base and the city of North Las Vegas. Arizona Sen. John McCain, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham and New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte are visiting Nellis Air Force Base before taking their “Preserving America’s Strength” town hall to a nearby community co...
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