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Sisolak says he’ll reform education as Nevada governor

February 20, 2018 — Steve Sisolak says as governor, he would work to provide students the kind of training that can get them good jobs. But, he said, to do that the current education system needs to be fixed. "Classrooms are too big; teachers get paid too little and

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Giunchigliani: I have experience to be Nevada’s governor

February 20, 2018 — If Chris Giunchigliani wins the race for governor, she would be the first woman elected to that office. Since Catherine Cortez Masto was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, governor is the only major elective post in Nevada never held by a woman. But

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Tarkanian tells Carson City club his support for Trump still strong

February 20, 2018 — U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian told the Carson City Republican Women's Club on Tuesday he will continue to strongly back President Donald Trump because he's doing the things the nation needs. "People may not like some things he says but they like his policies," he

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Incline sheriff’s substation is not closing

February 16, 2018 — Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen said Wednesday there's no truth to the rumor he's shutting down the Incline Village Substation. Allen said effective Monday the substation will lose its resident lieutenant. That post will be transfered to the valley. But he said the substation will

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Nevada’s health exchange won’t increase premiums

February 15, 2018 — Despite the rising cost of using the federal healthcare exchange, Nevada's Silver State Health Insurance Exchange will make it through Fiscal 2019 without having to raise its premium rate. That rate, 3.15 percent, gets added to what customers pay for their health insurance through the

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State funds battle to block Yucca

February 13, 2018 — The Board of Examiners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a $5.1 million contract with Washington lawyers to fight President Trump's proposed restart of the Yucca Mountain project. The Trump budget, as it did a year ago, includes $120 million for the Department of Energy

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NDOT plans horse fencing for Highway 50

February 12, 2018 — The Nevada Department of Transportation is planning a major fencing project along U.S. 50 through the Stagecoach and Silver Springs corridor. "Multiple collisions involving wild or feral horses have occurred on U.S. 50," said Director Rudy Malfabon. He said a contract will be issued this

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Nevada wants out of federal health exchange

February 10, 2018 — Nevada's Silver State Health Insurance Exchange took the first step on Thursday to getting out of the federal healthcare.gov system and build its own exchange. The Legislative Interim Finance Committee granted SSHIX $1 million from its own reserves to put together an RFP and find

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Nevada prison director promises major changes to cut OT

February 8, 2018 — Director of Corrections James Dzurenda promised lawmakers major changes to reduce or eliminate out of control overtime in the department. Overtime became a huge issue less than two weeks ago when auditors reported the prison system had run up a $15.5 million deficit in just

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Nevada gaming officials to continue Wynn investigation

February 7, 2018 — Steve Wynn may have resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts but the head of Nevada's Gaming Control Board says that won't end the investigation into his conduct. Wynn resigned amid allegations of a history of sexual misconduct with employees of his resorts. But he continued

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Nevada’s Heller favors community centers over Planned Parenthood

February 7, 2018 — Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., says his position on federal funding for Planned Parenthood hasn't changed despite claims by his adversaries. Both his primary opponent Danny Tarkanian and Democrats have accused him of flip-flopping on the issue with Democrats saying he claims he'll protect Planned Parenthood

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Books barely profit on Super Bowl

February 6, 2018 — Nevada's legal sports books made money on this year's Super Bowl — barely. According to Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton, the unaudited results of this year's wagering on the game indicate the 198 licensed sports books in Nevada won just $1,170,432 on wagers totaling

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Heller: Hearing on vets home funding set for Wednesday

February 6, 2018 — Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Tuesday a hearing is scheduled this week on the legislation that should fund construction of veteran's homes, including one in Northern Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval and the 2017 Legislature pre-funded construction of the home in hopes, he said, it would

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Taxable sales up 5.4 percent in Carson City

February 5, 2018 — Fueled by double-digit growth in Building Materials Sales and a 7 percent increase from General Merchandise Stores, Carson City reported $92.8 million in taxable sales during November. That's a 5.4 percent more than the same month of 2016. Building Materials category was up 18.3 percent

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Nevada sports books barely profit on Super Bowl

February 5, 2018 — Nevada's legal sports books made money on this year's Super Bowl — barely. According to Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton, the unaudited results of this year's wagering on the game indicate the 198 licensed sports books in Nevada won just $1,170,432 on wagers totaling

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Nevada parole board may face heavy turnover

February 2, 2018 — The head of the state Parole Board said Friday the next governor is going to face major changes in the make up of the seven-member board. Connie Bisbee told the Commission on the Administration of Justice with one exception, the current membership including herself have

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Carson area casinos finish strong in December

February 1, 2018 — Carson Valley casinos finished the calendar year with a strong 10 percent increase in total win — $9.33 million in December. That gives the area, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as the capital, a 4 percent gain over the previous year,

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Gaming association: Odds in favor of nationwide legalized sports betting

January 30, 2018 — With the Supreme Court poised to take up the issue, the American Gaming Association sees legal sports betting coming to all states that want it. AGA officials say they believe the Supreme Court agreed to take up the issue because they are going to overturn

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NNDA speaker: Career technical education a must for Northern Nevada businesses to succeed

January 24, 2018 — MINDEN — Northern Nevada Development Authority members were told Wednesday Career and Technical Education is key to the success of Nevada students and businesses. Bob Potts of the Governor's Office of Economic Development and Kristine Nelson of the state Department of Education said Nevada is

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Nevada DMV IT contractor terminated

January 24, 2018 — The contractor hired to revamp and modernize the Department of Motor Vehicles' computer system has been fired. "Due to a number of concerns, we have determined it is best to part ways," DMV Director Terri Albertson said. Tech Mahindra was awarded the $75 million contract

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