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Campus gun bill passes Nevada Senate committee
A fight over concealed weapons on Nevada college campuses is about to hit the Senate floor after winning committee approval Friday.
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Crews in Calif. work to open roads, repair damage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews along California's Central Coast worked Friday to reopen a highway through the Big Sur area and repair damage from a flood that forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, as the region got a respite from a powerful storm that brought heavy wind and rain. Residents in the 45-unit Pacific Cove Mobile Home Park in Santa Cruz County were ordered to evacuate on Thursday when a failed drainage pipe tore a roughly 15-by-1...
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School delayed Friday morning
Storm causes two-hour setback
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Economist: Nev. can gain millions with online poker
An economist says ailing Nevada stands to gain millions in tax revenue if it regulates and develops the multibillion-dollar online poker industry, but detractors — including some of the most powerful Las Vegas casinos — called the bill on the table premature and said it could chew away at brick-and-mortar businesses.
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Ex-aide to Sen. Ensign indicted in lobbying case
Nevada Sen. John Ensign’s former administrative assistant, whose wife had an affair with the senator, was indicted Thursday for allegedly lobbying Ensign and his staff in violation of federal conflict of interest laws. Douglas Hampton is charged in connection with lobbying he did on behalf of a Las Vegas airline company and an energy company.
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Debate heats up over HAN
Hot August Nights organizers want support from the city of Reno, but some city council members worry about losing their investment if the event is moved out of northern Nevada.
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County approves targeted labor savings
The Washoe County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday allocated $13.8 million in labor cost savings across all employee groups to help balance the 2011-12 fiscal year budget.
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Fix Pyramid Way, help fix economy
National nonprofit ranks surface transportation needs in Nevada
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Man sentenced to life in rape case
A 17-time felon and admitted rapist was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 100 years on Wednesday for the sexual assault and robbing of a Sparks woman in March 2010.
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Police: Mom panicked after baby’s death
Dead infant burned in Spanish Springs field had health problems
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NATO ships patrol sea as Gadafi forces roll back
BENGHAZI, Libya — NATO ships patrolled off Libya’s coast Wednesday as airstrikes, missiles and energized rebels forced Moammar Gadhafi’s tanks to roll back from two key western cities, including one that was the hometown of army officers who tried to overthrow him in 1993. Libya’s opposition took haphazard steps to form a government in the east, as they and the U.S.-led force protecting them girded for prolonged and costly fighting. Despite di...
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Concern in Tokyo over radiation in tap water
Residents are stocking up on bottled water at nation’s supply is in danger
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Update: Mother of dead infant found, arrested
The mother of a deceased newborn child found Monday afternoon abandoned in an undeveloped lot in Spanish Springs has been identified and arrested.
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Protecting pedestrians
A person is no match against a moving vehicle, regardless of right of way.
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Consolidation proceeds between Reno, Washoe
Consolidating business permitting and licensing practices has now been added to a growing list of shared-service initiatives being sought by the governments of Reno and Washoe County in order to improve efficiency and cut costs in a time of record budget deficits.
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Police seek info on infant’s death
The remains of a newborn child were discovered Monday afternoon in an undeveloped lot in Spanish Springs when a resident walking her dogs stumbled across the grisly scene.
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County set to approve labor concessions
Massive layoffs could result without cuts to employee pay and benefits
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City: Cut benefits or cut people
Potential job cuts next year hinges in part on employee health care concessions
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Students protest education cuts at Nevada Legislature
CARSON CITY — Nevada students dressed in college T-shirts and school mascot costumes swarmed Nevada’s capital city Monday, braving snow and freezing temperatures to demonstrate against deep cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and urge state lawmakers to find funding for higher education. The throngs of students — including at least 1,500 who came by bus from Las Vegas, Elko and Reno — made up one of the largest rallies in Carson Ci...
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Angle casts herself as favorite in House race
RENO — Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle says she has the best chance to win a race for an open U.S. House seat in Nevada because of her anti-tax voting record and ability to attract votes in the conservative district. The Reno Republican continually pointed to a sign with the number 19,677 next to her during a news conference here Monday. She said that represented her margin of victory over Senate Majority Harry Reid in House District 2 during...
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