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New martial arts facility coming to Sparks
Planning Commission approves Los Altos Crossing shopping center location
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Low tax burden, low tax revenue
Analysis: Lawmakers consider implications for Nevada of having the second-lowest tax burden in the nation
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Quakes Shake Up Thoughts of Safety
Experts lend advice to local residents about how to be prepared for a large earthquake
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Cell-ing Space
School district approves lease of part of Reed High property for cell tower
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Proposed law would help sex trafficking victims start over
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill pending in the Nevada Legislature seeks to allow sex trafficking victims to expunge prostitution convictions from their records. Assemblyman John Hambrick, D-Las Vegas, told the Assembly Committee of the Judiciary on Wednesday that these convictions pop up on background checks and often keep victims from landing employment elsewhere. Hambrick said AB6 could remove this roadblock. If enacted, expunging the prosti...
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Like GOP, Obama taking aim at Iowa, NH, Nevada
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without a Democratic challenger, President Barack Obama is planning an aggressive role in early primary states. His operatives are already moving in, organizing volunteers and raising money to answer Republican attacks and do what they can to weaken the GOP’s strongest challengers. With the election 19 months away, Obama’s campaign could keep a low profile while Republicans pummel each other. But he won’t be content to w...
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Enriching the sole
UNR students decorate, donate shoes to help people who can’t afford them
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Sin taxes on booze, tobacco eyed by NV Legislature
CARSON CITY (AP) — Smokers and drinkers would pay higher levies to indulge their vices under two bills considered Tuesday by Nevada lawmakers. Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, said the goal of AB 333 is to raise badly needed revenue during the recession. "We are suffering more deeply and longer than any other state in the country," Pierce said. Pierce, who has four tax proposals in the Legislature, took aim at comments by Republican Go...
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Bill rewards state workers for money saving ideas
CARSON CITY (AP) — State workers would reap the benefit of money saving ideas under a bill that received strong support from state lawmakers and the Sandoval administration. SB286 is co-sponsored by Republican Sen. Dean Rhoads and Democratic Assemblywoman Debbie Smith. It creates an incentive program that would give employees who come up with ideas to save the state money a percentage of the savings. The rest would go to their agency and the g...
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Nevada bill would expand gambling to hotel rooms
CARSON CITY (AP) — Gamblers could take the games back to their hotel rooms if a new bill passes. Nevada legislators are considering a bill to allow patrons to gamble on casino-issued mobile devices anywhere in a hotel-casino. Existing law confines gambling to supervised public areas. The mobile devices would guard against underage gambling by periodically asking players to re-enter their PIN numbers. Bill proponents say mobile gambling would s...
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Cuts would hurt homeless, indigent
Budget hearings begin for social welfare programs in Washoe County
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UNR announces $13.8M in more potential cuts
Four colleges could be combined to two, 318 positions eliminated
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Seven more jobs cut at RSCVA
Two positions were eliminated last week
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Nev. gov vetoes school reserve bill
CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval issued the first veto of his administration Monday, rejecting a bill that would have allowed school districts to tap bond reserve accounts to fund school improvement projects and chastising Democrats for "their narrow view." In his veto message, Sandoval said the bill has merit but would result in deeper operational cuts that would cost 5,000 teachers their jobs. The Republican wants the same pot o...
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Testing the heat
Sierra School of Performing Arts gears up for Hot August Nights performance
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Series of county budget hearings to begin today
RENO — Washoe County Commissioners will begin the first of three budget hearings at 9 a.m. today in the legislative chambers located at 1001 E. 9th Street in Reno. The board will hear presentations from each county department about their share of $5 million in cuts needed to cover a minimum $33.5 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year, beginning July 1. Departments that provide core county services have been directed to reduce their b...
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