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Nevada in compliance with Prison Rape Elimination Act (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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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Assemblyman Jim Wheeler seeks repeal of business tax (8)

September 16, 2014 — 

Citing the unanimous support for legislation to provide tax incentives to bring Tesla’s battery gigafactory to Nevada, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler said he will introduce a new bill to repeal the …

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League of Women Voters sets candidate forums (9)

September 16, 2014 — 

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Forums and American Association of University Women, has announced a series of election forums to be held …

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For Carson City Visitor’s Bureau it’s all about location, location, location (10)

September 13, 2014 — 

The Carson City Visitor’s Bureau is moving downtown. On Monday, the tourist information center is moving into a 2,900 square-foot space inside the newly-renamed Carson Square, the 20,000 square-foot-building at …

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Tesla package passes Nevada Legislature without dissent (11)

September 12, 2014 — 

The $1.3 billion package of tax breaks and incentives designed to bring the Tesla Motors battery plant to Northern Nevada was approved Thursday evening without a single dissenting vote by …

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Nevada lawmakers approve Tesla tax breaks (12)

September 12, 2014 — 

An unprecedented package of economic incentives to bring Tesla Motors’ $5 billion lithium battery factory to Nevada won unanimous approval from the state Legislature late Thursday and Gov. Brian Sandoval …

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Tesla Motors welcomed with open arms (13)

September 12, 2014 — 

Saying Nevada “made history today,” Gov. Brian Sandoval Thursday night signed into law the four bills that will bring the Tesla Motors battery plant to Northern Nevada. “We’ve perhaps changed …

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Sandoval launches Western Governors’ Drought Forum (14)

September 12, 2014 — 

lahontan reservoir — Gov. Brian Sandoval launched the Western Governors’ Drought Forum on Thursday, Sept. 11, with the announcement of the regional initiative’s first four meetings and the rollout of …

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Tesla package passes Nevada Legislature without dissent (15)

September 11, 2014 — 

The $1.3 billion package of tax breaks and incentives designed to bring the Tesla Motors battery plant to Northern Nevada was approved Thursday evening without a single dissenting vote by …

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Bundy tells his side (16)

September 11, 2014 — 

Cliven Bundy, who went up against the Bureau of Land Management in April protecting his farm and cattle, told of his experience Wednesday night at the fairgrounds. The Fallon Tea …

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35,000 college accounts opening for Nevada kindergartners (17)

September 11, 2014 — 

RENO — The Nevada State Treasurer’s office is opening up another 35,000 college savings accounts with $50 each in seed money to get kindergartners around the state ready for the …

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Special session on Tesla Motors deal heads to Day 2 (18)

September 11, 2014 — 

The special legislative session to bring Tesla Motors’ battery factory to Nevada was set to resume today with the Senate taking up the legislation containing the vast majority of the …

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Assembly approves two Tesla Motors bills (19)

September 11, 2014 — 

The Nevada Assembly approved Assembly Bill 1 and AB 3 unanimously (39-0) during the 28th Special Session of the Nevada Legislature on Thursday. The bills are half of the package …

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Nevada lawmakers approve Tesla tax breaks (20)

September 11, 2014 — 

An unprecedented package of economic incentives to bring Tesla Motors’ $5 billion lithium battery factory to Nevada won unanimous approval from the state Legislature late Thursday and Gov. Brian Sandoval …

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