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Nevada falls in New Orleans Bowl (1)

December 20, 2014 — 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Terrance Broadway passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, Hunter Stover kicked three field goals and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Nevada in the New Orleans Bowl 16-3 on …

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State unemployment rate below 7 percent for first time since 2008 (2)

December 20, 2014 — 

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell below 7 percent for the first time since June 2008. Both the seasonally adjusted and raw rates ended November at 6.9 percent with less than 100,000 …

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Gov. Brian Sandoval names appellate justices including Douglas County’s Michael Gibbons (3)

December 18, 2014 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday named the three justices who will be the first to sit on Nevada’s newly-created appellate court. That puts the new court on course to begin …

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NAS Fallon receives $51.3 million for 3 projects (4)

December 18, 2014 — 

Naval Air Station Fallon and Nellis Air Force Base east of Las Vegas are receiving $110 million in government funding from the Fiscal Year 2015 Ominus Legislation that was recently …

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Gov. Brian Sandoval names appellate justices including Douglas County’s Michael Gibbons (5)

December 17, 2014 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday named the three justices who will be the first to sit on Nevada’s newly-created appellate court. That puts the new court on course to begin …

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Economists predict state labor market will continue to improve (6)

December 17, 2014 — 

The chief economist for the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says Nevada’s labor market should continue to improve for the coming two years. Bill Anderson said the forecast is …

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County will meet today (7)

December 16, 2014 — 

The second Churchill County Commission meeting of December will be conducted today at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners …

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Northern Nevada land bills include Fallon, Fernley (8)

December 16, 2014 — 

A historic package of land bills passed by the U.S. Senate last week as part of the National Defense Authorization Act includes two bills that affect Fallon and Fernley. The …

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Carson City Sen. Dean Heller named to finance, other key committees (9)

December 15, 2014 — 

Newly in the majority, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has been named to a series of committee posts including the powerful Senate Finance Committee. “Each of these committees provides an avenue …

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Fallon’s Corkill, Tyran defend PRCA title (10)

December 14, 2014 — 

LAS VEGAS — Rookie saddle bronc rider Spencer Wright used a fifth-place in the 10th and final round of the National Finals Rodeo on Saturday night to move atop the …

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Reid: ‘Right-wing wackos’ had my name removed (11)

December 14, 2014 — 

SALT LAKE CITY — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he knows who’s responsible for removing his name from an outdoor-recreation center at his alma mater in Utah. The Nevada …

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Northern Nevada lands bills pass Senate, set to become law (12)

December 12, 2014 — 

Today, in a big moment for Northern Nevada, a historic package of lands bills – six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) –passed …

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Mountain lion killed but is it the same cat from last week? (13)

December 12, 2014 — 

A Churchill County resident shot a mountain lion Thursday night after it attacked some ducks on his property. But after the Nevada Department of Wildlife performed a necropsy on the …

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Gibson named top gaming control lawyer (14)

December 9, 2014 — 

Brian Gibson of Las Vegas has been named chief deputy attorney general for the Gaming Control Board and Commission. Attorney General-Elect Adam Laxalt said Gibson has extensive experience in gaming …

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Package of seven Nevada lands bills clear the House (15)

December 9, 2014 — 

A package of seven Northern Nevada lands bills cleared the House of Representatives last week, and the two authors say they’re confident the Senate will also approve them. Six of …

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Grants expand veteran outreach efforts (16)

December 9, 2014 — 

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services has actively pursued and been awarded various federal grants in 2014 which are helping expand the department’s outreach efforts throughout the state. Such grants …

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Nevada budget expected to be $162 million short by July (17)

December 9, 2014 — 

The combination of slumping gaming and mining revenues and unexpected increases in K-12 enrollment will nearly drain the state’s coffers unless Gov. Brian Sandoval and lawmakers act. What is supposed …

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Sandoval says tax system must change but gives no details (18)

December 8, 2014 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval said after Monday’s Interim Finance Committee meeting that the state’s existing revenue system is no longer up to the task of meeting state needs. But he declined …

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Ten more added to try reduce criminal history reports backlog (19)

December 8, 2014 — 

The Interim Finance Committee on Monday agreed to add another 10 staff to the crew trying to reduce a huge backlog in criminal dispositions at the state Criminal History Repository. …

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BLM issues draft Carson City District plan (20)

December 6, 2014 — 

Residents are being asked to review a draft resource plan and environmental impact statement for the Bureau of Land Management’s 4.8 million acre Carson City District. A public meeting on …

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