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Veto threat, sin taxes, await NV lawmakers
CARSON CITY (AP) — A veto threat, sin taxes, economic development and budget closings await state lawmakers when week nine of the 2011 legislative session begins Monday. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval has said he will respond to AB183 by Monday. The bill, which passed the Senate and Assembly along party lines, would allow school districts to use money now in bond reserve accounts for school improvements. Sandoval has said he will veto the bill...
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Monster snowpack extends ski season in Sierra Nevadas
RENO (AP) — A monster snowpack will keep skiers and snowboarders on the slopes longer than usual in the Sierra Nevada. Ski resorts, which typically shut down for the season in April as warmer weather approaches, announced plans to extend the season to take advantage of one of the snowiest winters since 1950. Squaw Valley USA, just north of Lake Tahoe, will be open daily through May 8 and for Friday and weekend operations through Memorial Day. ...
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A Night for All People
Sparks High School event this week aims to build cultural understanding
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Nevada Legislature Tracker
Week of March 28 – April 1
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Jazz students compete in festival
Nevada jazz combo invited to the Next Generation Jazz Festival this weekend
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City, municipal court dispute grows
A look at how the problems between courts came about
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Moving beyond Target2010
Business and political leaders begin process for new economic development project.
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Unemployment rate falls to 8.8%, a two-year low
The national unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March, capping the strongest two months of hiring since before the recession began.
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Ready to redraw Nevada
Citizens encouraged to participate in moving voting district boundaries.
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Death penalty sought for I Street murder suspect
RENO – Prosecutors said on Friday they would seek the death penalty for a man accused of murdering a young boy and elderly woman in Sparks in September. A May 2 trial start has been set for Justin Ouimet, who is charged with the first-degree murders of Connor Lawrence, 2, and Lana Stone, 62, the son and grandmother of his estranged wife, Danielle Lawrence, inside a home at 320 I St. in Sparks on Sept. 17. Sparks police have said that Ouimet ha...
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Water, Water Everywhere
Experts says floods not likely this year, but be prepared anyway
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Police looking for bank robber
SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday. At 12:29 p.m., the Sparks Police Department responded to the call of a bank robbery that had just occurred at the U.S. Bank located at 2195 Oddie Blvd. Officers were told that a white male adult approached one of the tellers with a note demanding money. The teller complied and the s...
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Acid spill disrupts part of industrial area
No injuries or damage reported in Coney Island Drive incident
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Job hunters flock to fair
Event at GSR helps jobless connect with local employers
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The Gift of Music
Hug High receives $20,000 worth of instruments
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Officials train for transparency
Board, commission members learn the ins and outs of the state’s Open Meeting Law
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‘DMV in a box’ comes to Sparks
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday unveiled what could be the first of many self-service kiosks to be placed throughout the state.
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School advocates want bill to preserve facilities money
Parents, teachers and school administrators gathered Tuesday morning for a press conference at Sun Valley Elementary School to send a message to Gov. Brian Sandoval: “Don’t take our bond reserve money to balance the state budget.”
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