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45 min ago | Daily-Jeff.com

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years -- but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods -- with a human "safety driver" behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Nevada Government, Michigan, Michigan Government

45 min ago | Fox News

Nevada Rolls Snake Eyes on Tesla

If any state should know about bad bets, it's the gambling mecca Nevada. But it rolled the dice and they came up snake eyes when it won the five-state bidding war Tesla Motors conducted for its new $5 billion battery factory.

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Related Topix: Nevada Government, Tesla Motors, Startups, Texas Government, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona Government, New Mexico Government, California, California Government

4 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

Reid claims credit in Tesla deal with Nevada

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nevada Government

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Nevada Appeal

State, Las Vegas Sands create Recycled Art contest

A spokesman said any recycled materials from tires and electronics to bottles, cans, appliances and fastening materials can be used in the project. Rene Brana, Sands Sustainability Manager, said Nevadans including the tourist population throw away about 5.7 pounds of trash per person per day.

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KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Dina Titus announces $26 million grant for runway project

Congresswoman Dina Titus announced on Monday that McCarran International Airport was awarded $26 million as part of a multi-year grant for reconstruction of a major runway. This is a multi-year grant subject to appropriations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Dina Titus, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nevada Government

The Las Vegas Sun

Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

A wing apparently malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crash killed a retired Air Force pilot from California during qualification heats of the Reno National Championship Air Races in Nevada last week, according to a preliminary crash report. Portions of the right wing separated from the Backovich GP-5 dubbed "Sweet Dreams" before the aircraft rolled to the right and crashed Sept.

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KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy. A man charged with killing a boy who disappeared in 1979 calmly told investigators that he strangled the child, according to a confession video played in court Monday for a judge who will decide whether the recording can... The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf.

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Related Topix: Weather, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Sex Scandal

KTVN Reno

Report: Wealth gap stunts Nev. tax revenue growth

The amount of revenue Nevada draws from taxes is growing at a much slower pace than it did decades ago, and a new report says income inequality is partly to blame. A report released Monday by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's found that stagnant wages among the masses have dampened consumer spending, which in turn affects state revenues.

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Related Topix: Nevada Government

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Hawaiian festival host thousands to history, food and music

Thousands of people flooded the streets in Henderson over the weekend for the annual Hawaiian Festival. As the Hawaiian community continues to grow in the valley, it's no surprise that people jumped at the opportunity to watch some hula dancers, eat some great food and listen to some good music.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Navajo Times

US House sets vote on Nevada land bills

One of the seven bills would allow the city of Yerington to develop federal land near a copper mine while setting aside a wilderness area. Another measure would help ranchers while establishing a wilderness area northwest of Winnemucca.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Mark Amodei, Representative Dean Heller, Harry Reid, Democrat, Yerington, NV

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Nevada Appeal

Ron Bliss: ACA has helped a lot of people

In the beginning, there were predictions that the healthcare reform act would die of its own account because mostly the elderly and sick would sign up and that it would be an albatross around the neck of the Democrats in an election year. Instead, it will likely help the Democrats this year -- especially in states like Kentucky where they signed up over 400,000 applicants.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Elko, NV

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Nightly I-15 ramp and lane closures

The Nevada Department of Transportation will be implementing nightly lane restrictions on I-15 north and southbound between U.S. 95 and Washington Avenue starting on Sunday, Sept. 14 through Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Nevada Government

Alphecca

Nevada: Newspaper Fact-Checks Gun Control Claims

A gun control group in Nevada is running a signature drive to force a ballot initiative with the goal to require background checks on all gun sales, including private ones. From the Reno Gazette-Journal: The source links given by Nevadans for Background Checks do not lead to any independent research on gun background checks, but lead solely back to statements by a gun-control advocacy group that are unsupported and ignore conflicting evidence.

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KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's... For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically... Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery... Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory... State police say one trooper was fatally shot and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Brian Sandoval

KRNV-TV Reno

Getting a job at Tesla's Gigafactory will require strong STEM skills

Part of Nevada's Tesla incentive package requires the Gigafactory's workforce be 50-percent Nevada residents. Leaders say it will bring high-paying jobs.

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Related Topix: Nevada Government, Science, Electrical Engineering

KTVN Reno

Nevada Sesquicentennial-Themed Motorcycle Introduced to Northern Nevada

Spectators at the Reno Championship Air Races this weekend will have a chance to view and win a Nevada Sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle. The bike will be on display at the Nevada Commission on Tourism's Booth, all weekend long.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Nevada Appeal

Evening with Gov. Sandoval set in Nevada Day banquet

The Nevada Day Board of Directors and the NV 150 Board of Commissioners are holding their fourth annual Nevada Day Governor's Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 28, inside the Summit Pavilion at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. The banquet celebrates the state's sesquicentennial anniversary and raises money for Nevada youth, as a portion of proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Democrat, Representative Mark Amodei, Representative Dean Heller, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

KRNV-TV Reno

Recall move launched vs. Ely City Council members

A recall drive has been launched against all five Ely City Council members amid controversy over their handling of a financial audit of the Nevada Northern Railway tourist attraction. Three residents filed a notice of intent Monday to circulate a recall petition against Sam Hansen, Marty Westland, Randy Lee, Dale Derbidge and Bruce Setterstrom.

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The Daily Caller

Nevada To Move To HealthCare.gov Permanently

Nevada's Obamacare exchagne decided Wednesday to give up on rebuilding an exchange platform of its own, opting to stick with HealthCare.gov permanently. The state exchange board decided on Thursday to make their shift to the federally-operated system, originally supposed to last just one year, permanent, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports .

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Related Topix: Nevada Government, Medicine, Cancer, Health, US News, Conservative Political News

Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada shines at summit

National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 brought good fortune to Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas last week. The event was staged by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, in partnership with MGM Resorts International, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Center for American Progress and the Clean Energy Project.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Las Vegas, NV, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Autos

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