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Appellate Court reverses conviction in forgery case (1)

August 28, 2015 — 

Nevada’s Appellate Court has unanimously reversed the conviction of James Stojic on multiple counts of forgery, theft and credit card violations.Stojic entered a presentence motion to withdraw his guilty plea …

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State Supreme Court limits good time credits (2)

August 28, 2015 — 

The Nevada Appellate Court has ruled inmates can’t get good time credits for time spent in a residential treatment facility.The ruling came in the case of Felix Soto who’s serving …

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Marco Rubio campaign steams into city of Fallon (3)

August 27, 2015 — 

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, the junior U.S. Senator from Florida, will be in Fallon on Tuesday to speak first with community leaders earlier in the afternoon and then with …

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Employment improves as number of jobless drops (4)

August 27, 2015 — 

Nevada unemployment finished the month of July a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago at 6.9 percent in raw totals.The Las Vegas and Reno reporting areas …

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Employment picture continues to improve as number of jobless drops (5)

August 26, 2015 — 

Nevada unemployment finished the month of July a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago at 6.9 percent in raw totals.The Las Vegas and Reno reporting areas …

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Amodei predicts House will revive Yucca (6)

August 26, 2015 — 

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said on Tuesday he fully expects legislation reviving the Yucca Mountain nuclear dump project to be passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.“It’ll get 400 votes …

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GOED gets $300,000 federal grant (7)

August 26, 2015 — 

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to help support its ongoing initiatives in the People’s Republic of China and Poland.The grant was awarded …

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Feds award near $200,000 for Nevada health centers (8)

August 26, 2015 — 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $195,805 in funding for four health centers in Nevada.The Affordable Care Act money will expand quality improvement and infrastructure systems …

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Sandoval hopeful Obama meeting will help prevent listing of the sage grouse (9)

August 26, 2015 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’s hopeful Monday’s meeting with President Obama is going to help prevent the need to list the greater sage grouse.“We discussed the critical need for efforts …

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Rubio to make campaign stop in Fallon (10)

August 25, 2015 — 

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio will visit Fallon on Tuesday at the convention center.Rubio has a rally at the Peppermill casino in Reno on Monday evening. The next day, he’ll …

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Nevada dispute over K-12 student testing resolved (11)

August 25, 2015 — 

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Commissioners advance county’s IT service (12)

August 20, 2015 — 

The Churchill County Commissioners approved to enter into a contract with IQ Technology of Reno at their Wednesday meeting.County Manager Eleanor Lockwood said information technology support is needed for the …

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Lawmakers raise concerns in IFC about school voucher program (13)

August 19, 2015 — 

Members of the Interim Finance Committee peppered the treasurer’s chief of staff with questions about how the Education Savings Account program — essentially school vouchers — will work.The issue was …

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$7.34 billion in revenue is projected for General Fund (14)

August 19, 2015 — 

Members of the Legislative Interim Finance Committee were told on Wednesday with all the tax hikes and tax credit calculations, the state ended up with $7.34 billion in General Fund …

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Treasurer: Voucher program disruptive and transformational (15)

August 19, 2015 — 

Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz said Tuesday the new law allowing parents to get public money to pay private school tuition “is going to be the most disruptive and transformational program …

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August 19, 2015 — 

Sandoval names Kirkpatrick to Clark County CommissionGov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday appointed Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick to the Clark County Commission.She will fill the position vacated by last week’s resignation of …

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Presidential candidates at Basque Fry (17)

August 18, 2015 — 

Max Yasgur loaned his New York farm to the greatest lineup of musicians 46 years ago.On Saturday, the Corley Ranch south of Gardnerville hosted a handful of presidential candidates seeking …

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Congressman Heck visits Fallon (18)

August 18, 2015 — 

Congressman Joe Heck, R-Henderson, visited Northern Nevada last week discussing jobs and meeting with various groups. Heck, who is running for the U.S. Senate being vacated by the retiring Harry …

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Commissioners meet today (19)

August 18, 2015 — 

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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Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Scott Walker attend Basque fry in Northern Nevada (20)

August 15, 2015 — 

Max Yasgur loaned his New York farm to the greatest lineup of musicians 46 years ago.On Saturday, the Corley Ranch south of Gardnerville hosted a handful of presidential candidates seeking …

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