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Nev. jobless rate rises to 12.1 percent in August
CARSON CITY — Nevada's jobless rate crept up for the second month in a row to 12.1 percent in August, a sign Nevada's labor market has softened and job growth has eased, the state reported Friday.
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Police arrest 50 on strip for illegal transactions
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have arrested 50 people for doing business without a license on the Las Vegas Strip since new rules on illegal transactions were passed this summer. The Clark County Commission approved ordinances in June banning transactions from unlicensed performers and vendors. KLAS-TV reports Metro police arrested another 22 people for outstanding warrants. Police are also giving verbal warnings to handbill distributors pushing esc...
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State board OKs pared down capital improvements
CARSON CITY (AP) — The state Public Works Board has approved a pared down capital improvement project wish list for Nevada state agencies. The Nevada Appeal reports the list of 83 projects endorsed Tuesday consists primarily of essential maintenance work. Officials say the challenge will be finding enough money in the upcoming two-year budget to cover the $81.4 million state share of the costs. Projects include expanding the scope of a propose...
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Man accused of several Vegas roulette chip heists
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 57-year-old Las Vegas man faces felony charges in a series of grab-and-run heists involving thousands of dollars worth of casino chips from roulette tables. Records show that William Ferguson has been held at the Clark County jail since Aug. 19 on burglary and theft charges. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Ferguson now also faces an indictment stemming from the theft of $29,000 in chips from the MGM...
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Victims identified in fatal Douglas County crashes
MINDEN (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the names of four people killed in two separate accidents in Douglas County last weekend. Three people were killed just before midnight Saturday when 21-year-old Matthew Walburg of Reno allowed his 2007 Nissan Frontier to cross into southbound traffic on U.S. 395 near Leviathan Mine Road, about 12 miles south of Gardnerville. Walburg's vehicle crashed head-on into a 1995 Geo Metro driven by ...
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Obama nominates 2 for federal bench in Nevada
President Barack Obama has nominated two Las Vegas lawyers for federal judgeships in Nevada.
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2nd case of West Nile virus reported in Nevada
Nevada health officials are confirming the state's second human case of West Nile virus this year.
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IMAX theater among new additions at Sparks Legends
A half dozen new construction projects are under way at the biggest shopping center in Sparks.
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4 die in 2 crashes on US 395 over weekend
The Nevada Highway Patrol says four people are dead after two separate car crashes in Douglas County over the weekend.
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Woman found in Nev. wilderness talks about ordeal
A Canadian woman found on the verge of starvation after seven weeks in a Nevada wilderness area told an Idaho church congregation that she had been prepared to die the same day hunters came across her stranded van.
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Lawyer seeking judgeship reprimanded by Nevada bar
A defense lawyer running for judge in North Las Vegas was reprimanded by the Nevada State Bar after prosecutors alleged he tried to bribe a witness to change testimony in a criminal case.
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Family of suspect expresses sorrow after Nev crash
Family members of a Las Vegas man accused of being drunk behind the wheel of a car that plowed into a crowded bus stop expressed sorrow Monday for relatives of the four people killed and seven others injured.
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Officers honored role in Bellagio bandit case
Two Las Vegas police officers are being honored Monday for their part to catch a man who held up a craps table at the Bellagio casino on the Las Vegas Strip for $1.5 million in chips.
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Concert to raise money for Bartley fire restoration
Three local bands are donating their musical talents to help raise funds for fire restoration efforts at Bartley Ranch Regional Park.
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ScrapDV works to end domestic violence with scrap steel
The Scrap Domestic Violence Fund, Inc., was created earlier this year to recycle scrap steel as a funding source for domestic violence programs throughout Nevada.
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Sparks Fire Department’s great pancake breakfast Oct. 6
Join the Sparks Fire Department for a great pancake breakfast and open house to kickoff National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6.
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Aurora System enhancements improve user experience
Candidates and political action committees using Secretary of State Ross Miller’s campaign finance disclosure system, Aurora, to file reports will experience an easier, more convenient process due to new system enhancements.
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Dems dispute Filipino vet support for Heller
The Nevada Senate race is getting so close that the candidates are squabbling over who is winning more support among the state's Filipino-American veterans.
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Reno's namesake honored by historians
About three dozen people gathered at Powning Park in downtown Reno to pay tribute to Major General Jesse Lee Reno, who died 150 years ago.
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Nevada steps up voter outreach in wake of lawsuit
Nevada public assistance agencies are stepping up voter registration efforts, mailing thousands of voter registration forms to welfare and food stamp recipients, after a federal lawsuit accused the state of disenfranchising thousands of poor Nevadans.
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