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County Commissioners meet Thursday (1)

September 30, 2014 — 

The first County Commission meeting of October will be conducted Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will …

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Cowboy Express heading to the nation’s capital (2)

September 30, 2014 — 

The Grass March Cowboy Express rode past the capitol grounds in Carson City on Monday morning, and several riders stopped in Fallon later in the day on their way to …

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Report: Sagebrush habitat fuels $88 million into Nevada economy (3)

September 30, 2014 — 

RENO — Visitors to federal rangelands with significant tracts of sagebrush pumped about $1 billion into the economy in 11 Western states last year, according to a study released Tuesday …

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Election 2014: Candidates for Assembly District 40 united against margins tax (4)

September 29, 2014 — 

All three candidates for Carson City’s Assembly District 40 turned out for the League of Women Voters forum Monday night. But of the three running for Senate District 16 representing …

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Election 2014: Carson City DA candidates spar over prosecution delays, victim services (5)

September 29, 2014 — 

Carson City’s two candidates for District Attorney sparred over delays in prosecuting sensitive cases, victim services and other issues at the League of Women Voters candidate forum Monday night. Jason …

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Sandoval says U.S. must keep presence in Afghanistan (6)

September 28, 2014 — 

From the first time he visited Afghanistan in August 2011 to his most recent trip this weekend, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he sees the progress being made by both …

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Gov. Brian Sandoval says Afghanistan much more stable, than in his visit three years back (7)

September 28, 2014 — 

In a press briefing from Afghanistan, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Sunday he was very impressed with the progress in that country since his first visit to the Middle East. “I …

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Carson City gaming win up 3 percent (8)

September 26, 2014 — 

In August, Carson City saw just its second monthly increase in gaming win this calendar year, posting a 3 percent increase to more than $9 million. That is a $259,000 …

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Election 2014: Carson City school trustee candidates say district moving in right direction (9)

September 25, 2014 — 

Candidates for the Carson City School Board touted the school district’s strategic plan as well as student performance during Thursday’s forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. Incumbents Ron …

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Feds demand Nevada fix delays in food stamp reporting (10)

September 25, 2014 — 

Federal Agriculture officials are threatening to take away the money they give Nevada to manage the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — food stamps — for low-income families. In order to …

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Lt. governor campaign dominated Nevada TV ad buys (11)

September 24, 2014 — 

LAS VEGAS — Lieutenant governor candidate Mark Hutchison’s successful attempt to fend off Republican primary challenger Sue Lowden accounts for the lion’s share of money spent on political TV ads …

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August unemployment rate drops statewide and in Churchill County (12)

September 23, 2014 — 

Both statewide and Carson City’s unemployment rates dropped to 7.5 percent in August. But Churchill County was a full 1.5 percent below both figures. A spokesman for the Employment Security …

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Election 2014: League forum draws no opposition to two of three state ballot questions (13)

September 22, 2014 — 

The League of Women Voters forum on this election’s statewide ballot questions drew about 45 people to the Community Center Monday evening and two of the questions didn’t even have …

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Nevada in compliance with Prison Rape Elimination Act (14)

September 20, 2014 — 

Nevada Director of Corrections Greg Cox told the Board of Prison Commissioners this week that federal auditors have certified that the prison system is in full compliance with standards of …

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Congressman Mark Amodei’s Pyramid Lake lands bill passes Congress (15)

September 20, 2014 — 

The Pyramid Lake/Fish Springs Ranch lands bill authored by Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has passed Congress and is headed for the president’s desk. Amodei said final passage by the Senate …

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Unemployment rate drops statewide and in Carson (16)

September 19, 2014 — 

Both statewide and Carson City’s unemployment rates dropped to 7.5 percent in August. A spokesman for the Employment Security Division said the seasonally adjusted rate also declined a tenth form …

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Jury awards millions (17)

September 18, 2014 — 

A federal jury has awarded more $4.5 million to Amtrak and an additional $210,000 to Union Pacific Railroad for an accident that occurred 35 miles north of Fallon in June …

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Initial Nevada unemployment claims steady out (18)

September 18, 2014 — 

A new report from Nevada officials shows initial claims for unemployment insurance are in line with what they’ve been over a 20-year average. Officials with the state Department of Employment, …

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Washoe County school cops have M16s from Pentagon (19)

September 18, 2014 — 

RENO — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. …

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Carson residents wish bypass could be done quicker (20)

September 18, 2014 — 

Several dozen area residents turned out Wednesday to take a close look at the Nevada Department of Transportation’s plans for the final stretch of the Carson freeway with most saying …

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