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Democrats out-registering Republicans in the state (1)

May 5, 2016 — 

The roll of active voters registered in Nevada has swelled by 73,119 since January with more than a third of that increase — 25,277, coming in April alone.Democrats have out-registered …

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Agenda errors force Nevada Finance Board to redo March votes (2)

May 4, 2016 — 

Errors in posting two consecutive Board of Finance agendas on Wednesday forced that board to redo all of its March 8 decisions and take up several items that should have …

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Democrats out-registering Republicans so far this calendar year (3)

May 3, 2016 — 

The roll of active voters registered in Nevada has swelled by 73,119 since January with more than a third of that increase — 25,277, coming in April alone.Democrats have out-registered …

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NDOT reminds candidates of sign placement (4)

May 3, 2016 — 

The Nevada Department of Transportation reminds political candidates and their supporters that no political signs are allowed on state road right of way.In addition, federal and state highway beautification acts …

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Carson City RACC approves 1 applicant for facade program (5)

May 2, 2016 — 

The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee considered the first applicants for Carson City’s new Facade Improvement Program. Out of nine applications, the committee approved one, denied another and postponed the remaining …

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Easton promoted in Department of Administration (6)

May 2, 2016 — 

Lee Ann Easton has been promoted from head of Human Resources for the state to Deputy Director of the Department of Administration.She was replaced as head of HR by longtime …

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Nevada Attorney General argues challenge to vouchers program doesn’t violate constitution (7)

May 1, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: This article corrects the fact that Monday’s Supreme Court hearing is on the commerce tax.The Attorney General’s office filed a brief Friday arguing the legislative vouchers program — …

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Fundraiser slated to re-elect Assemblywoman Robin Titus (8)

April 28, 2016 — 

A fundraiser to re-elect Assemblywoman Robin Titus will be Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Frey Ranch Estate Distillery, 1045 Dodge Lane.The cost is $1,500, host; $1,000, corporation/PAC; or $100, …

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Senate approves amendment to deal with western drought (9)

April 28, 2016 — 

The U.S. Senate has approved a water management amendment proposed by Nevada senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller.In a joint statement, they said the amendment will help Nevada and other …

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Carson City Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill doesn’t attend GOP meeting to defend tax vote (10)

April 27, 2016 — 

Carson City Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill said Tuesday he had no plans to attend the Carson party executive committee meeting that evening.He was asked to attend a Tuesday night Executive Board …

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Masto speaks at Churchill Democrats dinner (11)

April 26, 2016 — 

As Nevada’s former attorney general, Catherine Cortez Masto ensured she visited every Nevada county during her eight years in office so residents and government agencies could find solutions for the …

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Fallon Democrats honor former governor, senator (12)

April 26, 2016 — 

During his years of attending the University of Nevada, Reno and serving the state’s residents as governor and U.S. senator, Richard Bryan never lost track of his friends or roots.Richard …

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Things to know on a ballot measure to end NV Energy monopoly (13)

April 23, 2016 — 

LAS VEGAS — A proposed ballot measure called the Energy Choice Initiative aims to deregulate electrical service in Nevada, opening up the market to providers other than NV Energy — …

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Carson City Board of Supervisors approve additional 31 Silver Oak houses (14)

April 22, 2016 — 

New homes proposed for the Silver Oak development brought up an old issue for the Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday. At the board meeting, Silver Oak Development, L.P. requested …

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Uranium mine has historic connection to Nevada (15)

April 21, 2016 — 

The Department of Energy has awarded a $153.8 million contract to Portage Inc. of Idaho Falls to continue the process of cleaning up the historic uranium mine near Moab, Utah.The …

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Panel trying to reform criminal evidence rules (16)

April 21, 2016 — 

A Supreme Court panel headed by Justices Michael Cherry and Michael Douglas is studying what many — particularly criminal defense lawyers — see as unfair practices in the rules of …

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Nevada unemployment rate 5.9 percent for March (17)

April 20, 2016 — 

Nevada’s unemployment rate remained below the 6 percent mark in March for the second month in eight years.The raw rate was at 5.9 percent. The seasonally adjusted rate that takes …

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State director: Officers need 30% raise to match local cops (18)

April 20, 2016 — 

Nevada’s Director of Nevada’s Department of Public Safety said Tuesday his officers would need a 30 percent pay raise to pull even with what local law enforcement pays in Nevada’s …

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COUNTY COMMISSION (19)

April 19, 2016 — 

The Churchill County Commission meets at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday at 155 N. Taylor St., in the commission chambers.Commissioners will take up consideration and possible action regarding the following:Update of …

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Vandals deface Bonkowski campaign signs (20)

April 19, 2016 — 

Supervisor Brad Bonkowski says 20 of his campaign signs were vandalized sometime during the night.The signs were all spray-painted with black paint. He said it’s obvious he was the specific …

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