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Rick Santorum to speak about Life Choices (1)

April 25, 2015 — 

Former presidential candidate and senator Rick Santorum is coming to the Atlantis Hotel in Reno on Friday, May 15 for Life Choices Community Pregnancy Clinic’s annual fundraising gala. Life Choices …

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They became running mates in Carson City (2)

April 24, 2015 — 

The Donkey vs. Elephant Basketball Classic was held Thursday at Carson High’s Morse Burley Gym. Nevada’s Republican Legislators beat their Democratic counterparts 62-53. …

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Three former Senators inducted into Hall of Fame (3)

April 23, 2015 — 

Former Nevada State Senators Terry Care, Dean Rhoads and Randolph Townsend were inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame Wednesday in recognition of their long service to the state.Rhoads served …

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Nevada Legislature: Only 15 bills left to die (4)

April 23, 2015 — 

Amazingly, only 15 bills were left to die as the Legislature hit the Tuesday night deadline for passage of measures out of the house where they originated.According to the legislative …

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Nevada Democrats challenge GOP in Biennial basketball game today (5)

April 23, 2015 — 

The biennial Donkey/Elephant basketball game — that’s Democrats vs. Republicans — is set for today at Carson High’s Morse Burley Gym.The game is traditionally played during the middle of the …

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Annual JJ Dinner (6)

April 21, 2015 — 

The Churchill County Democrats are hosting on Thursday their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at the Churchill County Museum, 1050 S Maine St. The no-host social begins at 6 p.m. with the …

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First Nevada Guard woman assumes brigade command (7)

April 21, 2015 — 

More than 100 Soldiers, friends, and family were at the Army Aviation Support Facility were witness history as Col. Joanne Farris rcently become the first female brigade commander in Nevada …

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No protection for sage grouse; win declared for bi-state grouse, ranchers (8)

April 21, 2015 — 

Win-win declared for grouse, ranchersRENO — Bi-state sage grouse escaped an endangered list designation, a boon for Nevadans and Californians, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell declared …

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Nevada Legislature: Gov. Brian Sandoval’s business license tax approved (9)

April 21, 2015 — 

On a 17-4 vote, the Nevada Senate on Tuesday passed Gov. Brian Sandoval’s business license tax.The only four votes against the $438 million tax hike were cast by Republicans: James …

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Deadline for getting Real ID license moved back to October 2020 (10)

April 20, 2015 — 

The federal Department of Homeland Security has moved back the deadline for Nevadans to have a Real ID drivers’ license to October 2020.Nevada DMV Director Troy Dillard said before this …

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Nevada Legislature: Bill to cut PERS clears Nevada Senate (11)

April 20, 2015 — 

The Nevada Senate on Monday voted unanimously to approve a bill making major changes to the Public Employee Retirement System, including reducing the annual credit toward retirement from 2.5 percent …

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Second major legislative deadline hits Tuesday (12)

April 19, 2015 — 

The 2015 Legislature faces its second major deadline this week — bills must be voted out of the house where they originated before midnight Tuesday or they die.The exceptions, of …

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Lingering feud persists between GOP Assembly members (13)

April 18, 2015 — 

Assembly Judiciary Chairman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, on Saturday fired back at Victoria Seaman, the Republican freshman who accused him of threatening her because she complained he refused to hold a …

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Nevada receives $2.2 million for veteran housing projects (14)

April 18, 2015 — 

Nevada has been awarded $2,220,253 in Veterans Affairs funding for veteran housing projects across Nevada.Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the funding is for housing choice vouchers for homeless veterans who …

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Nevada Hospital Association says Medicaid costs unsustainable (15)

April 17, 2015 — 

The combination of rising costs, state cuts during the recession and the burgeoning Medicaid population under the Affordable Health Care Act has left Nevada’s hospitals with an unsustainable, unfunded burden.Bill …

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ACLU of Nevada joins effort to reinstate Obama’s immigration plan (16)

April 17, 2015 — 

CARSON CITY — The ACLU of Nevada is among about 150 organizations asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn an injunction which temporarily halted President Obama’s immigration programs. …

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Nevada Legislature: No action on PERS bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability (17)

April 16, 2015 — 

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, told the Nevada Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday putting new public workers into a hybrid 401k style plan, instead of the current PERS system, would …

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Gayle H. Robertson selected as Carson City treasurer (18)

April 16, 2015 — 

Gayle H. Robertson, a certified public accountant, was selected as Carson City’s next treasurer Thursday morning by the Carson City Board of Supervisors.Robertson was selected by a 3-1 vote, with …

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Nevada Legislature: No action on PERS bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability (19)

April 15, 2015 — 

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, told the Nevada Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday putting new public workers into a hybrid 401k style plan, instead of the current PERS system, would …

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Nevada Supreme Court could eventually shrink (20)

April 15, 2015 — 

May be down to five members in 2019If the plain language of current statute is followed, the Nevada Supreme Court is going to shrink from seven members to five in …

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