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Republican Pat Hickey won’t run for Assembly again (1)

August 4, 2015 — 

Republican Pat Hickey of Reno announced Tuesday he’s not seeking re-election in District 25.Hickey said Nevada’s Legislature is comprised of “citizen legislators.”“Nothing in that title implies a permanent or professional …

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Nevada Supreme Court upholds dismissal of Lehman Brothers $30 million lawsuit (2)

August 3, 2015 — 

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the district court dismissal of the lawsuit in which Lehman Brothers demanded $30 million from the Nevada treasurer’s office.The company, now named Woodlands Commercial …

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Suit to block predator control programs back in district court (3)

August 3, 2015 — 

The 9th Circuit Court has breathed life into a lawsuit aimed at forcing the federal government to stop helping Nevada’s predator control program.A three-judge panel reversed the district court dismissal …

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Nevada AG Laxalt files suit against EPA (4)

August 3, 2015 — 

Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed suit accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of failing to meet a statutory deadline on the air quality standards for Ozone.EPA was required to approve, …

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Nevada Scavenger Hunt provides hidden treasures (5)

August 2, 2015 — 

Nevada’s unique, rugged beauty beckons travelers with a lure that reminds those of Homer’s Sirens enticing sailors to come to their island and become snarled in a trap to stay. …

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Casino win falls overall in state, up in Churchill (6)

August 1, 2015 — 

June was a tough month for Nevada casinos with the total win falling 8.4 percent below the previous June.But the core of the problem wasn’t how bad business was in …

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Taxable sales soar in Churchill due to processing plant, up in Carson City (7)

July 30, 2015 — 

Statewide taxable sales increased 2.1 percent in May to $4.34 billion.Carson City did even better, reporting an increase of 5.2 percent.But the big increase was turned in by Churchill County …

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V&T Commission sells off Drako property to help cover costs (8)

July 30, 2015 — 

The V&T Commission voted on Thursday to sell off its eastern Carson City property on Drako Way that was originally intended as the site for the train’s depot.According to the …

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Carson City Planning Commission approves extending Cinderlite permit (9)

July 30, 2015 — 

The Carson City Planning Commission on Wednesday voted to approve extending Cinderlite’s special use permit for another five years.City ordinance requires special use permits be reviewed every five years. The …

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NEVADA: Discovering the silver state’s unique beauty (10)

July 30, 2015 — 

Nevada’s unique, rugged beauty beckons travelers with a lure that reminds those of Homer’s Sirens enticing sailors to come to their island and become snarled in a trap to stay. …

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Each day reveals a new venture in Nevada’s travel scavenger hunt (11)

July 30, 2015 — 

With two weeks remaining before the end of the first Silver State Scavenger Hunt, our trip to loop around Northern Nevada began from the sidewalk in front of the Governor’s …

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Remembering a beloved mayor (12)

July 30, 2015 — 

Fallon paid its final respects Thursday to a former mayor who many said made a big difference in his “adopted” city, the Oasis of Nevada.A memorial service was held at …

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Fair features bulls, broncs and trucks (13)

July 30, 2015 — 

The Nevada Fair will feature back-to-back tonight and Saturday night shows at the Carson City Fairgrounds. Manuel Souza will return today with his Smackdown Bull Riding tour, bringing bulls, broncos …

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Nevada receives $11.2 million Homeland Security grant (14)

July 30, 2015 — 

The state of Nevada has been awarded $11.2 million from the federal Department of Homeland Security, it’s annual fiscal year funding for emergency management and homeland security projects.Gov. Brian Sandoval …

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High court to review whether judge can be recalled from office (15)

July 30, 2015 — 

The Nevada Supreme Court has put the unprecedented attempt to recall a North Las Vegas judge from office on hold until an October 5 hearing.Clark County District Judge Eric Johnson …

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Sparks man sentenced for child pornography (16)

July 29, 2015 — 

Jeffrey Scott Varnum, 48, of Sparks was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison on Wednesday on child pornography charges.The U.S. Attorney’s office said Varnum is a convicted sex …

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Casino win falls overall in state, up in Carson (17)

July 28, 2015 — 

June was a tough month for Nevada casinos with the total win falling 8.4 percent below the previous June.But the core of the problem wasn’t how bad business was in …

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MERT: He had a special love for Fallon (18)

July 28, 2015 — 

Merton Domonoske was remembered as a former councilman and mayor who loved Fallon, and even after leaving office, he still had the best interests of the city at heart.The 92-year-old …

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Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau Board gives executive director $17,000 raise (19)

July 27, 2015 — 

The Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau Board voted to give Executive Director Joel Dunn a $17,000 a year raise on Monday.The vote was unanimous after the board reviewed a …

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Assemblyman Carrillo convicted of DUI (20)

July 27, 2015 — 

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, was convicted of DUI Monday after a half-day trial.But Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro declined the prosecution request to order jail time …

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