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State gets 502 applications for medical marijuana licenses (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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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Tongan delegation visits Nevada to celebrate new partnership with Nevada (15)

August 18, 2014 — 

A delegation of officials from the Pacific Island nation of Tonga is on a week-long tour of Nevada to celebrate a signed partnership. It’s part of the State Partnership Program …

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Another move to ‘filter’ state agency requests (16)

August 17, 2014 — 

In what has to be considered a new twist on what he tried two years ago, Gov. Brian Sandoval is moving to conceal what state agencies believe they need from …

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Carson City’s jobless rate at 7.9 percent for July (17)

August 16, 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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Nevada wrong to deny second cataract surgery to prisoner, court says (18)

August 15, 2014 — 

A federal court jury in Reno will soon be asked to decide whether one eye is good enough for a prison inmate. John Colwell, 67, who’s serving life without possible …

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YEAH, YEAH, YEAH — BEATLES PLAY LAS VEGAS (19)

August 14, 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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Gov. Sandoval reluctantly approves Xerox contracts (20)

August 14, 2014 — 

Making clear he wasn’t happy with the situation, Gov. Brian Sandoval has reluctantly voted to approve two contracts with Xerox, the company the state fired form the Silver State Health …

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