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  1. Sandoval signs measure creating new teacher bonusesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    With his college-bound daughter watching over his shoulder Monday, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law legislation creating millions of dollars in incentives to help combat Nevada's severe teacher shortage. The bill establishes scholarships for college students studying education and bonuses for new teachers working in low-rated schools.

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  2. Reno bids farewell to 1905 bridge made famous by divorceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Reno is bidding a bittersweet farewell to an iconic 110-year-old bridge made famous by newly divorced women - and a Marilyn Monroe character- who walked from the courthouse to cast their past and their wedding rings in the river below. The "Wedding Ring Bridge," also known as the "Bridge of Sighs," became a symbol of Reno as the "Divorce Capital of the World" until other states relaxed their divorce laws in the 1960s.

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  3. Photo: Crews work June 2 on top of the Virginia Street BrRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Crews work June 2 on top of the Virginia Street Bridge in downtown Reno and in the Truckee River below in preparation for demolition of the bridge, which was built in 1905.

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  4. Nevada man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasserRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws. "It's going to be OK," he said as he laughed with family members outside the courtroom after hugging his lawyer after the clerk's reading of the verdicts Friday night.

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  5. Nevada man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasserRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws. A jury in Reno found retired Sparks schoolteacher Wayne Burgarello, 74, not guilty of all charges, including first-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder.

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  6. Photo: In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 file photo, WayneRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 file photo, Wayne Burgarello listens as a witness takes the stand at the Washoe County District Court, in Reno.

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  7. Survivor testifies about Northern Nevada trespass shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex testified Wednesday that the property owner entered the unit and opened fire without provocation, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her. Janai Wilson testified in Washoe District Court in Reno as prosecutors prepared to rest their case against Wayne Burgarello on charges of murder and attempted murder.

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  8. 1 killed, 3 hurt in head-on crash during passing attemptRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    One person was killed and three seriously injured when a Toyota Corolla attempting to pass a tractor-trailer crashed head-on into another car on U.S. 95 in Nye County, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The wreck happened about noon Monday when the Corolla, headed north, pulled into the southbound lane to pass the truck and collided with a Mini Cooper, officials said.

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  9. 3 arrests in Reno-Sparks probe of $376K in food stamp fraudRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Washoe County sheriff's deputies have arrested three suspects in connection with an 18-month undercover investigation into food stamp fraud that detectives say cost taxpayers more than $376,000. State welfare and law enforcement officials said in a statement Tuesday the investigation targeted two stores in the Reno-Sparks area - Dakota Foods Inc. of Sparks and the Family Mart on 4th Street in Reno.

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  10. 1 killed, 3 hurt in head-on crash during passing attemptRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    One person was killed and three seriously injured when a Toyota Corolla attempting to pass a tractor-trailer crashed head-on into another car on U.S. 95 in Nye County, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The wreck happened about noon Monday when the Corolla, headed north, pulled into the southbound lane to pass the truck and collided with a Mini Cooper, officials said.

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  11. Reno water authority will need drought reserves by mid-JuneRead the original story

    May 22, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Water flow in the Truckee River is expected to diminish by mid-June, forcing the Reno area's water authority to resort to backup supplies to provide water to homes and businesses. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that recent rains have helped keep the river flowing through May, but the Truckee Meadows Water Authority General Manager Mark Foree says they soon will be using drought reserves for the second summer in a row.

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  12. Census population estimates push Las Vegas up a spot to No. 29Read the original story

    May 22, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Las Vegas grew by nearly 10,000 people last year, kicking the city up another spot to 29 among the most populated places in the United States. The increase represented a small 1.6 percent bump from the prior year for a total population of 613,599 according to the estimates released Thursday.

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  13. Jury selected in Nevada case involving killing of trespasserRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A jury was selected Monday for the murder trial for an elderly property owner who says he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot an unarmed trespasser in a case that brought attention to Nevada's "stand-your-ground" law. Prosecutors maintain Wayne Burgarello was acting out of revenge, not self-defense, last year when he armed himself with two handguns, entered an abandoned duplex he owns in Sparks, and opened fire on two trespassers.

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  14. Protesters to rally against Laxalt-backed immigration lawsuitRead the original story

    May 19, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Local immigration activists are staging a rally Tuesday to ask - Attorney General Adam Laxalt to withdraw from a lawsuit challenging two deportation deferral programs that would have protected millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. The protest outside Laxalt's office was scheduled to coincide with the canceled rollout of a new program dubbed the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, which would have helped immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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  15. Lawmakers OK bill reallocating unused medical pot licensesRead the original story

    May 15, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The Senate Finance Committee passed SB276 on Friday. The bill was presented by Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom and Republican Sen. Patricia Farley.

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  16. Nevada lawmakers consider additional medical pot licensesRead the original story

    May 12, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The bill would raise the cap on medical marijuana dispensary licenses within the state, most of which are in Las Vegas and Reno. The measure would allow for 20 more licenses in Clark County, five more in Washoe County and an additional license in all other counties.

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  17. How Clark County is coping with a string of teen suicidesRead the original story

    May 8, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The Clark County School District's crisis response team relies on a whiteboard that details help being offered to students in need. Covered in red marker and organized in a grid, the board is the department's way to keep organized the high volume of calls it receives weekly - calls pertaining to students who are suicidal, who are posing a threat to themselves or others, and who are experiencing a crisis, such as a mental health episode or the death of a loved one.

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  18. Siena hotel-casino in Reno will change hands againRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The Siena Hotel Spa Casino in downtown Reno is changing hands for the second time in its 14-year history. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Grand Siena LLC said it has agreed sell the eight-story, 214-room property on the Truckee River at an undisclosed price.

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  19. Sandoval names former casino exec to state Gaming CommissionRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Gov. Brian Sandoval today appointed a former longtime Northern Nevada casino executive to replace Joe Brown on the state Gaming Commission. Michonne Ascuaga, the former CEO of John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks, is filling the spot vacated by Brown, who announced last week that he was stepping down after more than six years of service.

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  20. Lottery machine plant closes after gaming company mergerRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A plant that makes lottery ticket vending machines will be closing its doors and plans to lay off up to 44 employees following the merger of two gaming companies. The Providence Journal reports workers were notified Tuesday that the Coventry plant would be closing by the end of the year.

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