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Brower resigns Nevada Senate seat (1)

February 8, 2016 — 

State Senator Greg Brower has resigned the District 15 seat representing west and southwest Reno.“I couldn’t say no to a very interesting opportunity,” he said.Brower will move to Washington, D.C. …

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Denver Broncos upset victory in Super Bowl 50 boosts Nevada’s sportsbooks (2)

February 8, 2016 — 

Denver’s upset victory in Super Bowl 50 produced a windfall profit for Nevada’s legal sports books.Denver defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, despite being a six-point underdog Sunday in Super Bowl …

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Carson City Treasurer Gayle Robertson to seek election for seat (3)

February 7, 2016 — 

Carson City Treasurer Gayle Robertson announced this weekend she will run for re-election.Robertson, appointed treasurer in April 2015, by the Carson City Board of Supervisor, is seeking a two-year term …

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Election fever spurs January growth in Nevada voter registration (4)

February 2, 2016 — 

With growing interest in the 2016 elections spurred by the approaching caucuses, Nevada’s list of active voters rose by close to 16,000 from December to January.But a full third of …

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Labor secretary campaigns in Carson City for Hillary Clinton (5)

February 1, 2016 — 

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez came to Carson City Monday to give a pep talk to Hillary Clinton supporters, describing her as far and away the best-prepared candidate to assume …

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Jim Shirk will seek re-election for Carson City Ward 4 seat (6)

January 30, 2016 — 

Jim Shirk made his candidacy for another term as Carson City supervisor official this weekend. He will seek re-election as supervisor from Ward 4.Shirk said it’s an honor to serve …

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November sales taxes up 6.2%, Carson up 5.5% (7)

January 28, 2016 — 

Led by double-digit increases in construction, wholesale durable goods and home furnishings sales, taxable sales increased 6.2 percent statewide in November.Total reported sales were more than $4.2 billion for the …

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Appeal filed to block repeal of Nevada commerce tax (8)

January 28, 2016 — 

The group seeking to defend the controversial commerce tax has appealed the district court’s decision to the Nevada Supreme Court. The group, in favor of the commerce tax, is asking …

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Students learn intricacies of the caucus (9)

January 28, 2016 — 

Government students from Churchill County High School learned more about Nevada’s caucus process on Wednesday as Republican and Democrat representatives explained the procedures for selecting a presidential nominee.“Ninety-nine percent of …

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AG stumps for Cruz in Fallon (10)

January 28, 2016 — 

The Cruz campaign for president has accelerated beyond cruise control and ahead of the state’s First in the West caucus on Feb. 23 as a handful of informal meetings led …

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Federal judge refuses new trial for trucking company (11)

January 28, 2016 — 

Officials at Amtrak said they are pleased a federal judge in Reno has refused to grant a new trial for a Nevada trucking company involved with a deadly collision with …

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Dayton veteran honored for his service (12)

January 26, 2016 — 

Dayton veteran was honored Friday morning as Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Veteran of the Month.Donald Podlas, an occupational forces Marine Corps officer in the Korean War, was honored with the Veteran …

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County prepares for the February caucuses (13)

January 26, 2016 — 

In about a month, both Republicans and Democrats statewide will meet to begin the process of selecting their presidential nominees.Since Nevada doesn’t include the race for president in its June …

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Appeal filed to block repeal of Nevada commerce tax (14)

January 25, 2016 — 

The group seeking to defend the controversial commerce tax has appealed the district court’s decision to the Nevada Supreme Court. The group, in favor of the commerce tax, is asking …

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Al Kramer, Chris Forbush to challenge for P.K. O’Neill’s Assembly District 40 seat (15)

January 22, 2016 — 

Two Carson City residents have said they will seek the Assembly District 40 seat currently held by P.K. O’Neill.Former longtime Carson City treasurer Al Kramer and Chris Forbush are entering …

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Carson City Board grapples with street finance (16)

January 21, 2016 — 

Street construction and maintenance finance bedeviled Carson City’s Board of Supervisors with the old problem raising past issues and future hopes Thursday.Future hopes came during a presentation by Transportation Manager …

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Amodei discusses issues in the Lahontan Valley (17)

January 21, 2016 — 

With Congress on a two-week hiatus for representatives to meet with their constituents, Republican Congressman Mark Amodei spent Monday and Tuesday in the Lahontan Valley capped with remarks and a …

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Tahoe Restoration Act heads for Senate vote (18)

January 20, 2016 — 

The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act is headed for a vote in the U.S. Senate.The act providing $415 million to Tahoe Basin projects during the next decade has passed out of …

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Nevada minimum wage initiative petition survives first court battle (19)

January 20, 2016 — 

The petition to raise Nevada’s minimum wage survived its first court test Wednesday as Carson District Judge James Wilson ruled it can go forward without amendment.Backers including the Progressive Leadership …

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Reno radio host plans to oppose Amodei (20)

January 19, 2016 — 

A Reno radio talk show host and former chairman of the Washoe County Democrats who has announced plans to run against Republican Congressman Mark Amodei for Congressional District 2 spoke …

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