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Vote sets Northern Nevada lands bills on path to final House passage (1)

July 30, 2014 — 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A historic package of Northern Nevada lands bills – six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) -- today passed the …

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Nevada casinos finish strong, Churchill suffers decline (2)

July 30, 2014 — 

Nevada casinos finished the fiscal year with a strong 14.4 percent increase in win in June — a total of $906.9 million. That puts the year’s winnings at $11.2 billion …

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NACCP recognizes Air Guard’s Thompson (3)

July 30, 2014 — 

CARSON CITY — Nevada Air Guard Senior Master Sgt. Torry Thompson distinguished himself from the roughly 110,000 Airmen in the entire Air National Guard to receive the 2014 Roy Wilkins …

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First woman sheriff in Nevada elected in Lander County (4)

July 27, 2014 — 

At the request of a great many citizens of Austin and of Reese River Valley, presented in the form of a petition signed by the great majority of the people …

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The first woman sheriff in Nevada (5)

July 27, 2014 — 

At the request of a great many citizens of Austin and of Reese River Valley, presented in the form of a petition signed by the great majority of the people …

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Thanks to Baccarat, strong gaming win was in the cards (6)

July 26, 2014 — 

Nevada casinos finished the fiscal year with a strong 14.4 percent increase in win in June — a total of $906.9 million. That puts the year’s winnings at $11.2 billion …

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State wants suit against Labor Commission dismissed (7)

July 24, 2014 — 

The state has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the Labor Commissioner of letting employers cheat minimum wage workers. The suit filed June 6 by Las Vegas lawyers …

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Fire alarm evacuates Capitol (8)

July 24, 2014 — 

Employees working in the Capitol got an unexpected 15-minute break Wednesday afternoon when a fire alarm went off just before 2 p.m. The alarm was not a test and forced …

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Washoe schools superintendent fired unexpectedly (9)

July 23, 2014 — 

RENO — The Washoe County School District has fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez with little explanation — and much to the surprise of Reno city officials who embraced his hiring two …

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Wiretapping more likely in Nevada (10)

July 22, 2014 — 

A study by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts shows Nevadans are more than three times as likely as residents in other states to be wiretapped. According to the …

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Hearing on gun background check petition set (11)

July 19, 2014 — 

Carson District Judge James Wilson has set an Aug. 1 hearing on the challenge seeking to block the petition that would mandate background checks for almost all gun sales. The …

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Wiretapping more likely in Nevada (12)

July 18, 2014 — 

A study by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts shows Nevadans are more than three times as likely as residents in other states to be wiretapped. According to the …

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New bridge design survives earthquake tests at UNR (13)

July 16, 2014 — 

RENO — A 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of 10 earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment at the University of Nevada’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab in Reno. The 70-foot …

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Land may be listed as vital blue butterfly habitat (14)

July 15, 2014 — 

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to designate about 5,600 acres on southern Nevada’s Mount Charleston as critical habitat for an endangered blue butterfly. The proposed …

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Rep. Steven Horsford moves to protect rural broadband grant (15)

July 14, 2014 — 

Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., has brokered a deal to protect a grant needed by Nevada’s rural hospitals. The $19.6 million grant was awarded to the Nevada Hospital Association to provide …

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8 accused of illegal World Cup betting in Vegas (16)

July 14, 2014 — 

LAS VEGAS — Eight people from Malaysia, China and Hong Kong were accused Monday of operating a temporary, illegal gambling ring from exclusive high-roller villas at a Las Vegas Strip …

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BLM to remove fewer mustangs across West (17)

July 14, 2014 — 

RENO — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and …

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State education tax battle to heat up this summer (18)

July 13, 2014 — 

A low-key but high-stakes campaign is underway to win the hearts and minds of Nevada voters ahead of the general election and a crucial vote on a margins tax to …

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Effort to bring internet to rural areas continues (19)

July 12, 2014 — 

Connect Nevada, the group working to expand the availability of high-speed Internet in Nevada, says more than 95 percent of the state’s households now have access to broadband service. Although …

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Drought drawing bears near people at Lake Tahoe (20)

July 11, 2014 — 

RENO — Long accustomed to dealing with bad news “garbage” bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they’re …

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