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Carson City gaming win down again in July (1)

August 28, 2014 — 

Carson Valley casinos reported a 3.5 percent decrease in gaming win for July. Carson Valley, which includes valley portions of Douglas as well as the capital, has now recorded three …

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Nevada Interim Finance Committee nix’s travel plans for Department of Agriculture (2)

August 28, 2014 — 

The Interim Finance Committee voted Wednesday to eliminate the Department of Agriculture’s proposed funding for overseas trips with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The funding was contained in an …

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Brothel owners to Sen. Harry Reid, after ‘coward’ comment: Focus on issues (3)

August 26, 2014 — 

Sen. Harry Reid’s latest call to end legal prostitution in Nevada drew sharp reactions from two Nevada brothels. Jeremy Lemur of Sheri’s Ranch in Pahrump and Dennis Hoff of the …

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Moms to rally for safer births Sept. 1 (4)

August 26, 2014 — 

A group of mothers is joining together with moms in more than 100 cities nationwide to rally to call attention to the state of maternal health care in the U.S. …

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Report: State should pay for indigent legal counsel (5)

August 24, 2014 — 

A subcommittee examining how indigents are provided legal counsel in rural Nevada says it’s time for the state to step up and fully fund the Nevada public defender’s office so …

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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah — Beatles play Las Vegas (6)

August 24, 2014 — 

Las Vegas Sun Aug. 21, 1964 Hotel Sahara never went through anything like Wednesday night. It likely never will again, either. It wasn’t a run of bad luck on the …

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State gets 502 applications for medical marijuana licenses (7)

August 21, 2014 — 

The state Health Division received a total of 502 applications for licenses under the newly established medical marijuana program, 39 percent or about 195 of them for dispensaries. That is …

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Nevada panel wants marijuana intoxication laws revised (8)

August 21, 2014 — 

Saying the existing statutes punish people who aren’t actually impaired, a subcommittee studying Nevada’s medical marijuana laws is recommending changes to the impaired driving, employment and other statutes. The motion …

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Fallon One of the best places to live in Nevada (9)

August 21, 2014 — 

Low taxes, moderately priced homes and some of the most impressive desert views around are just a few reasons why Nevada is one of the fastest-growing states in the country. …

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University system seeks 14.5 percent increase in proposed budget (10)

August 21, 2014 — 

The university system is requesting a 14.5 percent increase in its budget for the coming biennium. The proposed budget is on the Board of Regents agenda for today. Funding from …

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Commissioners approved CSBG for youth program (11)

August 21, 2014 — 

The Churchill County Commissioners met Thursday and approved the $12,000 grant from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Discretionary Funding Award to support the Youth Work Experience Program. Shannon Ernst, …

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Sen. Harry Reid: Democrats confident heading into November (12)

August 21, 2014 — 

Despite predictions of doom from Washington’s establishment, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that he will still be majority leader in January because the Republicans won’t be able to win …

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Carson City Airport Authority: Let there be lights (13)

August 21, 2014 — 

Financing for lights on hills near Mound House to help clear the way for night aircraft landings was approved Wednesday night by Carson City’s Airport Authority. Authority members also discussed …

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Nichols top Douglas manager choice (14)

August 20, 2014 — 

Former Las Vegas Deputy City Manager James Nichols was the top choice to take over as the new Douglas County manager. “That last candidate broke the mold for me,” Commission …

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Churchill’s July jobless rate inches to 6.5 percent (15)

August 19, 2014 — 

Nevada’s unemployment rate was flat in July, remaining at 7.7 percent. But officials pointed out that is 2.2 percent lower than July a year ago. That is the seasonally adjusted …

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Commissioners meet Thursday (16)

August 19, 2014 — 

The second County Commission meeting of August will be conducted today at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will …

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Nevada boosters to have planning meeting Tuesday (17)

August 19, 2014 — 

The new school year has begun for the University of Nevada Alumni Association including local activities being planned by the locals chapters. The Fallon chapter met earlier this month to …

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Sen. Harry Reid: Democrats confident heading into November (18)

August 18, 2014 — 

Despite predictions of doom from Washington’s establishment, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that he will still be majority leader in January because the Republicans won’t be able to win …

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University system seeks 14.5 percent increase in proposed budget (19)

August 18, 2014 — 

The university system is requesting a 14.5 percent increase in its budget for the coming biennium. The proposed budget is on the Board of Regents agenda for Friday. Funding from …

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Carson City Board of Supervisors to discuss extending JAC service hours (20)

August 18, 2014 — 

Extension of Jump Around Carson bus service into evening hours and the next steps toward Carson City’s capital improvement projects will concern the Board of Supervisors on Thursday. “Recent and …

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