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  1. County commission passes resolution supporting strict regulations for UberRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015, photo the Uber app displays on a smart phone cars available for a pick up in downtown Manhattan. People outside the state Senate building in Carson City on Monday, March 30, 2015, protest bills that would allow ride-share companies like Uber to operate in Nevada.

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  2. Drought across West could create perfect storm fire seasonRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    Drought and weather conditions across the West could create ideal conditions for simultaneous wildfires and make it tougher for Nevada to get out-of-state aid, fire officials said. Authorities from several agencies briefed Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday in Carson City on the forecast for the upcoming fire season.

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  3. Nevada expected to bring in $6.2B in taxes in next two yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Economic Forum Chairman Ken Wiles answers media questions following a meeting at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Friday, May 1, 2015. The panel predicts Nevada will have about $6.2 billion in tax revenue to fund the next two years of the state budget.

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  4. Photo: Economic Forum Chairman Ken Wiles answers media quRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Economic Forum Chairman Ken Wiles answers media questions following a meeting at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Friday, May 1, 2015.

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  5. Why today's economic forum matters for Nevada's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | The Las Vegas Sun

    It's a day state budget wonks anticipate every session. And it will ignite the endgame discussion about funding the state budget and levying new tax proposals.

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  6. Photo: FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015 file photRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Las Vegas Sun

    In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015 file photo, Nevada Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, testifies on his proposal to dramatically change collective-bargaining rules for public employee unions in a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. A money committee is reviewing a bill that would dramatically change the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System.

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  7. Nevada voter signature verification bill draws some criticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Las Vegas Sun

    In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015 file photo, Nevada Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, testifies on his proposal to dramatically change collective-bargaining rules for public employee unions in a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. A money committee is reviewing a bill that would dramatically change the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System.

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  8. Poll: Majority of voters would disfavor candidates who block rooftop solarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Protestors, including Ronald Brittan, right, line up along the street during a rally in front of NV Energy Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge the Legislature to lift it.

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  9. Forget official dance, get a state catRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 26 | The Las Vegas Sun

    This may come as a shock to you: Nevada doesn't have a state cat. Two states do - Maryland and Maine .

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  10. Photo: In this April 21, 2015, photo, Nevada AssemblymanRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Las Vegas Sun

    In this April 21, 2015, photo, Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks during Assembly floor debate about a bill that would require transgender students to use school facilities based on their biological gender, in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

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  11. Photo: Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson speRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson speaks during Senate floor debate on Gov. Brian Sandoval's tax proposal to overhaul the state's business license fees at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

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  12. New appeals court could cost Nevada Supreme Court 2 justicesRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Two seats on the state's high court will be revoked if the Legislature does nothing between now and the 2017 session. The situation is a result of a 1997 law that has gone unmentioned in public debate since Nevada voters approved the three-judge Court of Appeals in the November 2014 elections.

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  13. Sandoval, NV Energy mum on net metering after meetings with solar officialsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | The Las Vegas Sun

    After a series of high-end meetings with Gov. Brian Sandoval and NV Energy officials, the state's rooftop solar industry says it is still in danger of shutdown by the end of the year. The meetings follow news reports that detail an ongoing attempt by the solar industry to expand the number of Nevadans who use rooftop panels to create energy for their homes and the grid.

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  14. 84-year-old inmate dies in Northern Nevada prisonRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Authorities say an 84-year-old inmate in prison for second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon has died. The Nevada Department of Corrections said Thursday that Lester Herman had died the day before at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center's regional medical facility in Carson City.

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  15. After Senate setback, what's next for Uber?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Las Vegas Sun

    People outside the state Senate building in Carson City on Monday, March 30, 2015, protest bills that would allow ride-share companies like Uber to operate in Nevada. Ride-sharing company Uber hit an unexpected roadblock in its bid to launch in Nevada when the Senate failed to pass a bill Wednesday that would allow the company to operate legally in the state.

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  16. Nevada average gas price down a dime from March, now $2.78Read the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Gas prices in Nevada have dropped about a dime over the past month to $2.78 per gallon, but they vary widely across the state. AAA Nevada said in its monthly report Tuesday the lowest prices are in Carson City, averaging $2.66 per gallon.

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  17. Plot thickens in story of state's film tax credit programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Kevin James starred in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and its sequel, which was the first film to receive a tax break after Nevada's 2013 legislative session. Launched in January 2014, Nevada's film tax credit program was designed to diversify the state economy and reduce its dependence on gaming and tourism, a goal state leaders have had for decades.

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  18. Building roads is building futuresRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 12 | The Las Vegas Sun

    This past week, a couple hundred people descended on a vacant lot overlooking Lake Mead to witness something historic: a groundbreaking for the bypass of what will become Interstate 11, the last remaining significant section of the country's interstate highway system that was started two generations ago by President Dwight Eisenhower. At some point, hopefully sooner than later, the great and growing metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Las Vegas will be linked by a proper interstate highway, just like the rest of the country, rather than the two-lane nightmare that we traveled on when I was young and how today's young still travel.

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  19. For lawmakers and special interests, some bills are like zombies in NevadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Lawmakers, lobbyists and staff members nap after lawmakers failed to meet their midnight deadline for the end of the 77th Legislative session Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Carson City. Friday marked a significant hurdle in the Legislature.

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  20. Inmate from Washoe County dies at Northern Nevada Correctional CenterRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 11 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A 64-year-old inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City died Friday, the Nevada Department of Corrections said today. Since Oct. 7, 2011, Charles McCorkle of Washoe County had been serving a consecutive sentence of 48 to 120 months for possession of a stolen vehicle, as well a consecutive sentence of 24 to 60 months for battery causing substantial harm, before he died at the correctional center's Regional Medical Facility, the department said.

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