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Supreme Court upholds taking candidate off ballot (1)

April 15, 2014 — 

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the district court decision to remove John Michael Schaefer’s name from the primary election ballot and disqualify him as a candidate for state controller. …

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Woman accused of tossing shoe released (2)

April 12, 2014 — 

LAS VEGAS — A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation …

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Nevada’s Obamacare Medicaid signings beat projections (3)

April 10, 2014 — 

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange might still be having problems processing health insurance applications, but the portion of the website that sends Medicaid-eligible applicants to the state Welfare Division …

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DOC gets $2M to cover medical-cost shortfall (4)

April 9, 2014 — 

The Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to recommend a $2.17 million infusion to the Department of Corrections budget to cover unexpected medical costs. The money from the Contingency Fund must …

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Amodei aims to have feds foot habitat-restoration bill (5)

April 9, 2014 — 

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has introduced legislation he says would force the federal government to take responsibility for failing to do the things that would prevent the sage grouse from …

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Lawmakers are urged to loosen net-metering rules (6)

April 7, 2014 — 

Members of a legislative interim committee on energy were urged Monday to loosen the restrictions on how net metering is approved and what types of power generation it can be …

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Trial set for final defendant in McCune case (7)

April 7, 2014 — 

Raul Garcia Jr., the last of four defendants in the murder of state Insurance Examiner William McCune, will go to trial on murder, robbery and other charges Sept. 9. Two …

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PEBP board told state health plan subsidizing private plans (8)

April 6, 2014 — 

The Public Employee Benefits Program has been subsidizing other health plans offered by Nevada’s two HMOs. The PEBP board was told last week that calculations by staff show that the …

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Carson City city manager candidates share ideas on stress & conflict coping skills (9)

April 6, 2014 — 

City managers face stress and conflict, which prompted interest in questions about those twin troubles and related matters when Carson City’s five candidates for the role were interviewed by a …

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Pinwheels placed on lawn outside Legislature (10)

April 5, 2014 — 

Groups trying to bring more awareness to the epidemic of child abuse and neglect reports in Nevada studded the lawn outside the Nevada Legislature with silver and blue pinwheels Friday. …

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Health enrollment period extended (11)

April 5, 2014 — 

The thousands of Nevadans who were unable to sign up for health care by the March 31 deadline have eight more weeks to get it done. Officials from the Silver …

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State workers get benefits restored (12)

April 4, 2014 — 

The Nevada Public Employee Benefits Program board on Thursday approved a plan for the coming year that improves benefits including restoring some that were cut during the recession. “I’m happy …

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Manager candidates offer range of ideas (13)

April 2, 2014 — 

Reducing city personnel costs is tough, Carson City’s five chief executive candidates said Tuesday. They mentioned technology, efficiency, collaboration and sustainable-compensation agreements as ways to achieve the goal. In order …

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Nevada voter-registration numbers flat in March (14)

April 2, 2014 — 

Nevada’s voter-registration numbers were basically flat from February to March as the number of statewide active voters increased by just 5,027. That means there are a little more than 1.14 …

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Nevada’s special education funding falling way short (15)

March 31, 2014 — 

A task force studying how Nevada schools are funded was told Monday that special education funding hasn’t come anywhere near keeping pace with costs, as well as that the federal …

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Controller candidate violating residency rule, claim states (16)

March 31, 2014 — 

Michael Schaefer, one of two Democrats running for state controller, faces a complaint charging he hasn’t been a Nevada resident long enough to run. Scott Gilles, elections deputy for the …

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Political signs pop up like spring flowers (17)

March 30, 2014 — 

With the candidate filing period closed and the political season in full swing, signs urging people to “Vote for Me” are appearing all over Carson City. They’re on walls, fences, …

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Nevada Legislative Commission OKs pot rules without comment (18)

March 29, 2014 — 

The Legislative Commission on Friday approved regulations designed to implement the new medical marijuana law without a single comment from lawmakers, formally putting the rules into effect. When lawmakers want …

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Sessions offer military information (19)

March 29, 2014 — 

Nevada’s congressional delegation will host a session this year for high-schoolers interested in appointments to the nation’s military academies. It will begin at 9 a.m. in the Joe Crowley Student …

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February gaming win is down (20)

March 29, 2014 — 

February gaming win dropped 13.7 percent to $926 million in February, but that’s largely because February 2013 was so strong, said Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton. That month saw …

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