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Today deadline for campaign contribution and expense report (1)

October 31, 2014 — 

Today is the deadline for candidates and former candidates to file their fourth campaign contribution and expense report. Those reports must be filed with the Secretary of State’s Elections Division …

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Auto sales help drive huge increase in taxable sales (2)

October 30, 2014 — 

Driven by double-digit increases in auto sales and food services and drinking places, Carson City reported a 12.6 percent increase in taxable sales for August. The capital reported $74.1 million …

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Projection: ‘minor’ adds nearly $1 bil (3)

October 30, 2014 — 

The Technical Advisory Committee to the Economic Forum on Wednesday projected the state will get $940 million from its so-called “minor” revenue sources in the coming two-year budget cycle. The …

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State energy office rolls out senior weatherization program (4)

October 30, 2014 — 

The state Office of Energy is rolling out a new home weatherization program to assess and install recommended weatherization measures in a senior’s home. Services and repairs worth up to …

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Nevada Highway Patrol gets traffic safety grant (5)

October 30, 2014 — 

Nevada’s Office of Traffic Safety has awarded NHP’s Northern Command a $129,500 federal grant for a series of efforts to reduce fatalities and serious traffic injuries. The grant under the …

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Public safety department to hold ‘Meet and Treat’ (6)

October 30, 2014 — 

The department of Public Safety is hosting a “Meet and Treat” this afternoon at DPS headquarters. 555 Wright Way. The Director of the DPS James Wright along with DPS headquarters …

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Essentially no opposition to proposed unemployment insurance rates for 2015 (7)

October 29, 2014 — 

There was essentially no opposition at a Tuesday workshop on the proposed unemployment insurance rates for 2015. The Employment Security Council earlier this month recommended a rate schedule that would …

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Gaming win down 6 percent in September (8)

October 29, 2014 — 

Nevada’s gaming win fell 5.96 percent in September to $901.7 million as both Baccarat and “21” fell dramatically compared to the same month last year. Baccarat win, primarily at Las …

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Federal contractors are hiring vets now (9)

October 28, 2014 — 

Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce — and if you’re a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires …

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‘Home Means Nevada’ (10)

October 28, 2014 — 

A song. Not just any old song. It’s a stirring song with a strong, vibrant melody that extols the beautiful virtues of a state that grew out of an ugly …

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Fire department funding (11)

October 28, 2014 — 

Churchill County residents are being asked to vote on a general election measure to approve major capital improvement for the Fallon/Churchill Fire Department. According to Bill Lawry, 2nd assistant fire …

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Early voting closes Friday (12)

October 28, 2014 — 

Only three more days remain for early voting prior to the general election, which is Tuesday. Thousands of Nevadans including voters in Churchill County have cast ballots for federal, statewide …

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Fallon’s Nevada Day events (13)

October 28, 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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What about Bob? Goodman sounds off (14)

October 27, 2014 — 

Democrat Bob Goodman is realistic about his chances of beating Brian Sandoval to become Nevada’s next governor. After all, he hasn’t even gotten his own party to endorse him. “I …

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School candidates do not want the status quo (15)

October 27, 2014 — 

The two candidates vying for the District One seat on the Carson City School Board pose the same question to voters, whether they want to keep the status quo or …

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Secure smart phones to block ID theft (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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