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Secure smart phones to block ID theft (1)

October 24, 2014 — 

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says owners of smartphones need to take precautions to make sure the information in their phone isn’t stolen by someone. She said smartphones are essentially …

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Some workers to get OT when time changes (2)

October 24, 2014 — 

State employees who are working when clocks change Nov. 2 will get overtime for the extra hour of work they do. The annual daylight savings time change will move the …

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Halloween sales could increase by 7.3 percent (3)

October 24, 2014 — 

The Retail Association of Nevada is predicting a solid 7.3 percent increase in Halloween spending this year to more than $110 million. “A stronger economy supported by sustained gains in …

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State of Nevada agency budgets seek elimination of state worker furloughs (4)

October 23, 2014 — 

If the governor agrees, the coming biennium will see the end of the unpaid furlough days state workers have suffered for the past five years. In addition, all state employees, …

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Fallon: Best city to grow old in Nevada (5)

October 23, 2014 — 

If gorgeous landscapes, lower taxes and an all-around excellent qualify of life are your retirement must-haves, take a look at the Nevada cities the CreditDonkey team recommends. If you’re looking …

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The history of the Nevada state flag (6)

October 23, 2014 — 

Everyone knows Nevada became a state in 1864, but many are surprised to discover Nevada did not adopt an official state flag until 1905. Even more people are surprised to …

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Committee finalizing local events for Nevada’s birthday (7)

October 23, 2014 — 

HOME MEANS NEVADA Fallon is going to participate in the world record attempt to have the most people in the state sing the state song at once at 10 a.m. …

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Assembly District 38 candidates discuss issues (8)

October 23, 2014 — 

As the days wind down to the Nov. 4 general election, three candidates to succeed District 38 Assemblyman Tom Grady agreed on most answers but disagreed on the tax incentives …

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Supes candidates replay divide on Carson Street (9)

October 23, 2014 — 

Carson City’s political dialogue displayed dueling downtown directions on Wednesday, but also offered detours for brief hype about Hyatt or Ormsby House hotel prospects. Ward 1 and 3 candidates for …

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Appeal apologizes for error with Amodei (10)

October 22, 2014 — 

On its website, nevadaappeal.com, a link from a banner ad incorrectly directed users to Congressman Mark Amodei’s congressional site during this past weekend. The link , according to instructions from …

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Appeal errored, Amodei violated no rules (11)

October 22, 2014 — 

What at first appeared to be a campaign ethics violation by Rep. Mark Amodei turned out to be an error by the Nevada Appeal staff that processed his advertising banner …

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Commission backs funds for mental health, drug courts (12)

October 22, 2014 — 

The Commission on the Administration of Justice voted unanimously on Tuesday to urge the governor and legislature to include $3 million in the upcoming state budget to expand specialty courts. …

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Sharing similar ideas on weed abatement (13)

October 21, 2014 — 

Experienced gained through the last four years became evident with both incumbents at last Wednesday’s Lahontan Valley News Candidate’s Night between Christy Lattin and Jay Ligenfelter, who are running for …

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Dellera, Hessey battle for recorder (14)

October 21, 2014 — 

In perhaps the most visible local election, a pair of challengers for Churchill County Recorder detailed their qualifications and experience last week at the LVN’s Candidates Night at the Fallon …

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Local events to mark state’s birthday (15)

October 21, 2014 — 

Nevada’s Birthday Celebration at Local Museum The Mayor’s NV 150 Commission is celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday on Oct. 31 with a series of free public events. From 4-6 p.m, the …

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Getto discusses role of Public Administrator (16)

October 21, 2014 — 

Bob Getto, a candidate for public administrator, explained how the administrator is an elected official tasked by the Nevada Revised Statues to settle the estates of those who die without …

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Early voting on pace with 2012 election (17)

October 21, 2014 — 

More than 900 Churchill County residents have taken advantage of early voting for the general election and will cast ballots for federal, statewide and local candidates for the next eight …

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Nevada News Briefs (18)

October 21, 2014 — 

Red Cross focuses on reducing deaths from fire Nationwide, more than 2,300 people died and nearly 13,000 were injured in home fires in 2012, according to the National Fire Protection …

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Official: Nevada would have highest insurance premium tax if margin tax passes (19)

October 21, 2014 — 

A spokesman for the Insurance Division told the Economic Forum on Friday if the margin tax ballot question passes, Nevada would have the nation’s highest insurance premium tax. Adam Plain …

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Early voting begins in Carson City (20)

October 19, 2014 — 

Carson City residents take advantage of the chance to vote early on Saturday. Early voting continues at the County Clerk’s Office at the Courthouse, 885 E. Musser St., Suite 1025. …

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