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2009-08-03 00:00:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dennis Hof, owner of the BunnyRanch, has always been a huge Terminator fan and really wants to extend the olive branch to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The BunnyRanch realizes that the Governor's issued I.O.U.s do not have the face value that they could have at the BunnyRanch. Dennis says, "bring your I.O.U. to the BunnyRanch and we will honor it 100%." The BunnyRanch vows to do their part in lifting the Governator's spirits and all of...

2009-01-26 11:18:09

Brothels in Nevada have offered to join the state's tax rolls, but find themselves rebuffed by politicians despite a large state budget gap. George Flint, director of the Nevada Brothel Association, has been lobbying to have the state's 25 legal brothels pay taxes, The New York Times reported Monday. With a tax behind it, the state's not going to view you as a relic ... and put you out of business, Flint said. Brothels, legal since 1971, pay a $100 annual state fee and taxes to local...

2008-10-08 06:00:29

By Ed Vogel By ED VOGEL REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU RENO - Taxes on mining in Nevada should be increased as a way to avoid future cuts in state spending, at least five speakers told a legislator Monday night. "It is inexcusable not to have any kind of real taxes on gold," retired Reno engineer Jerry Purdy said during a public meeting called by Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas. Buckley is holding town meetings across the state to gather input from Nevada residents on...

2008-10-01 06:00:41

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL Nevada's Nuclear Projects Commission accepted the resignation Monday of Bob Loux, the man who for 23 years led the state's charge against federal plans to bury nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain and whose career now ends marred by controversy over unauthorized pay raises. The seven-member commission, led by former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan, decided unanimously to accept Loux's resignation and allowed him to continue to serve as executive...

2008-09-22 06:00:18

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - No matter what happens with the embattled director of Nevada's Nuclear Projects Agency, the state will not give up the fight against Yucca Mountain, Nevada's senators vowed Thursday. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign insisted the Energy Department's plans for a nuclear waste repository are still more dead than alive, even as the department made progress this summer moving it toward construction. In a...

2008-09-19 06:00:17

By Erin Neff Nevada voters were starting to hit Yucca Mountain fatigue before the 2004 presidential election. And nothing in the past four years has done a thing to elevate the repository past a political talking point. Voters just haven't cared. But a funny thing has happened in a matter of days - the tired issue of Yucca Mountain may actually be creeping back into Nevadans' collective psyche. And it's all happening thanks to completely unrelated wrongdoing by the leader of the state's...

2008-08-28 06:00:58

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL The Clark County School District may receive a $13 million donation for empowerment schools with strings attached: To get the money, all district schools would eventually have to convert to the empowerment philosophy of giving school staff more freedom to make their own decisions. District Superintendent Walt Rulffes and Gov. Jim Gibbons are scheduled to discuss the donation from the Lincy Foundation at a Wednesday morning news conference,...

2008-08-07 06:00:37

By Richard Lake By RICHARD LAKE REVIEW-JOURNAL Layoffs, closures and a hiring freeze. And still, Nevada State College can't keep up. Officials there are considering more drastic reductions as the newbie in Nevada's higher education system faces the prospect of more state-mandated budget cuts. The school's president warned Tuesday that the cuts will probably mean fewer classes available, which could mean some students will lose financial aid or take longer to graduate. School...


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