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Maloof -- Obama 'loves Las Vegas' as president gives funding for solar energy

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President Barack Obama came to Las Vegas bearing gifts on Thursday.

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on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Delays in protecting species spur lawsuits

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was sued Thursday for allegedly dragging its feet on whether to put 93 species, including dozens in Nevada, on the Endangered Species list.

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on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Are mining, gaming really ready to pay more?

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As the governor and lawmakers go hunting for revenue, mining and gaming have once again emerged as targets.

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on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Would closing state parks to save money do more harm than good?

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The Nevada Legislature is thinking of closing state parks as it considers how to patch an estimated $900 million budget gap, a move that would save a few million dollars while killing the economies of rural towns and stunting tourism efforts across the state, opponents of the idea say.

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on Feb 17, 2010 at 04:50 AM

State budget crisis -- Gibbons calls for special session, releases budget-cut plans

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Gov. Jim Gibbons brought to the table two ideas for generating $80 million in new revenue when he called on Tuesday a Feb. 23 special session of the Legislature to deal with an $887 million shortfall.

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on Feb 17, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Water could be contentious issue during Legislature's special session

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Water has sparked some of the biggest political battles in the West.

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on Feb 12, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Unions fighting to reassert relevance

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Northern Nevada electrical workers brought a bitter contract fight with NV Energy to Las Vegas this week, picketing the utility's corporate headquarters to draw attention to the protracted negotiations.

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on Feb 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Mining trade group sues Nevada tax initiative

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Nevada's mining industry, being eyed as a source of more revenue to help the state fix a budget deficit of nearly $1 billion, has filed a lawsuit to block a petition asking voters to raise taxes on mining.

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on Feb 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Pipeline future -- Water officials rush to craft bill in response to court ruling

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When lawmakers return to Carson City this month to wrestle with the state's $881 million budget deficit, water officials want them to take on another bit of business: the recent Supreme Court ruling that could doom the Southern Nevada Water Authority's multibillion-dollar pipeline project.

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on Feb 11, 2010 at 05:50 AM

State wants Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider water rights ruling

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The state is going to ask the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider a decision that could impact thousands of water rights in rural counties.

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on Feb 10, 2010 at 05:50 AM