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Regulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report (1)

January 30, 2015 — 

LAS VEGAS — Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed national nuclear waste dump in Nevada appear to …

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Judge narrows suit against Catalyst (2)

January 30, 2015 — 

In a verbal order issued from the bench, District Judge James Todd Russell on Thursday sharply narrowed the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the governor’s Catalyst Fund. That fund, with …

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Governor’s business fee proposal: Everyone pays (3)

January 30, 2015 — 

Governor lays out business tax plan based on national system Gov. Brian Sandoval laid out details of his proposed Business License Fee, a plan based on the North American Industry …

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Gov.: Can’t override immigration lawsuit (4)

January 29, 2015 — 

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday that he doesn’t think he legally can override the state’s challenge to an order that would spare more people from deportation, …

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Carson City hospital defends denial of Medicaid inmates (5)

January 28, 2015 — 

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s decision to stop accepting Medicaid eligible inmates as patients reared its head in the legislative overview of the governor’s budget on Tuesday. Carson Tahoe Health …

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Simulated downed aircraft puts Nevada Guard to the test (6)

January 27, 2015 — 

Two Nevada Army National Guard Aviation units recently conducted an integrated training mission, in order to test the unit’s ability to respond to emergencies in a timely manner. The junior …

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Final pre-session budget hearings start this morning (7)

January 26, 2015 — 

The final three days of the legislature’s pre-session budget overview is scheduled to begin today with a presentation by Director of Corrections Greg Cox. The major change proposed on prison …

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Whittemore’s conviction upheld over contributions to Sen. Harry Reid (8)

January 26, 2015 — 

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld the conviction and sentence imposed on the once powerful Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore. Whittemore was convicted of making excessive contributions to …

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Nearly 26,000 undocumented residents receive Driver Autorization Cards (9)

January 24, 2015 — 

As 2014 ended, there were 25,910 undocumented immigrants driving legally on Nevada roads and highways. That number included 23,840 who passed both the written and driving skills test and another …

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Douglas, Nev., transportation proposal would raise gas, sales taxes (10)

January 23, 2015 — 

GARDNERVILLE — Gas taxes, sales taxes and utility operator fees are three of the revenue sources the champions of Douglas County’s connectivity plan are exploring to pay for transportation improvements. …

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Veterans build for the future (11)

January 22, 2015 — 

Veterans from across the state convened in Fallon on Saturday to learn about issues facing current and former servicemen and women and to honor state youth winners in the Voice …

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Cash flow issues force state to find ways to pay bills (12)

January 22, 2015 — 

Faced with potentially serious cash flow problems, the Nevada Budget Office has spent the last couple of months looking under every rock for money to beef up the state’s Ending …

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Amodei, Heller say Congress should have say to expand/create national monuments (13)

January 22, 2015 — 

Two members of Nevada’s congressional delegation have introduced legislation that would bar the president from creating or expanding national monuments without congressional approval. Republicans Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark …

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Concerns raised about hunting (14)

January 22, 2015 — 

The Churchill County Commissioners had their plate full at their Wednesday afternoon meeting with concerned residents whose homes back up to the Carson River and are concerned for their safety …

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State of the Union: Obama to work with Republicans — to a point (15)

January 21, 2015 — 

WASHINGTON — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases …

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2015 Legislature: Lawmakers told sunsets vital to prevent $600 million a year budget cuts (16)

January 21, 2015 — 

Lawmakers were told Tuesday unless they will agree to extend all the sunset taxes, the state will have to cut nearly $600 million a year out of the governor’s proposed …

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University professors upset budget doesn’t include merit pay (17)

January 21, 2015 — 

University professors were angered this week after discovering the governor’s recommended budget doesn’t include the long-standing “merit pool” money used to give raises to professors who are performing above standard. …

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Veterans build for the future (18)

January 20, 2015 — 

Veterans from across the state convened in Fallon on Saturday to learn about issues facing current and former servicemen and women and to honor state youth winners in the Voice …

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Legislative budget briefings begin Tuesday in Carson City (19)

January 18, 2015 — 

The Nevada Legislature gets down to serious business this week with a series of six day-long briefings outlining Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed budget. And Tuesday’s opening session focuses on the …

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Name tags necessary in this session (20)

January 18, 2015 — 

Days after what many have called the most aggressive State of the State speech in decades, Gov. Brian Sandoval now waits to see what the Nevada Legislature will do with …

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