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HEALTH EXCHANGE INITIATIVE
CARSON CITY — Conservative activist and failed U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle wants to outlaw health insurance exchanges in Nevada. Angle on Tuesday filed an initiative petition with the secretary of state’s office seeking a constitutional amendment to prohibit health exchanges as called for under federal health care reform. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
HEALTH EXCHANGE-PUBLIC RECORDS
LAS VEGAS — The conservative magazine National Review and the Las Vegas Review-Journal are suing for records on employees of the state health exchange. The lawsuit filed Friday against the Nevada Division of Insurance seeks background information on 11 current or former workers who National Review reporter Jill Melchior believes may have criminal backgrounds. By Michelle Rindels. SENT: 300 words.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The state board of finance on Monday approved a $100 million bond sale to fast-track a Las Vegas freeway project that will be the largest road project in state history. By Sandra Chereb. SENT: 350 words.
LAS VEGAS — The grandson of former Nevada governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt will launch his political career by challenging the son of another longtime political family to become Nevada attorney general. Adam Laxalt kicked off his candidacy Tuesday at a Reno Republican Men’s Club luncheon. SENT: 415 words.
LAS VEGAS — A 34-year-old man is jailed in Las Vegas on kidnapping and fugitive charges after his ex-girlfriend reported that she was held against her will for several months at Mesquite motels. Jason Greniger was being held Tuesday at the Clark County jail pending court appearances on a felony kidnapping charge and a Minnesota fugitive warrant. SENT: 400 words.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City’s casino revenue fell below $3 billion last year for the first time in 22 years, as increasing competition in the northeastern U.S. continued to shrink the market. Figures released Tuesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement showed the city’s casinos won $2.86 billion in 2013, down from just over $3 billion in 2012. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 750 words.
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HONOLULU — Brandt Snedeker is a walking billboard for how he busy he will be this summer. With Wyndham and RBC on his shirt — both title sponsors on the PGA — he will play nine straight weeks through the end of the FedEx Cup. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. Upcoming: 850 words, photos. WITH: — GLF–Golf Notes. By Doug Ferguson. Upcoming: 1100 words.
BKC–BOISE STATE-NEVADA 1/14/2014
RENO, Nev. — Nevada Wolf Pack host Boise State Broncos. 7:05 p.m PST tip. SID through College Desk. 130 words.
— VEGAS STRIP RESTAURANT FIRE — Authorities say an early morning fire caused $100,000 in damage to a two-story restaurant under construction at the Monte Carlo casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
— CABLE WORKER IMPERSONATOR-ASSAULT — Las Vegas police say they believe a man was impersonating a Cox cable employee when he forced his way inside a home and sexually assaulting someone.
— SPARKS CITY MANAGER RETIRING — Sparks City Manager Shaun Carey has announced his retirement effective April 4 after 13 years on the job.
— CYBER SECURITY — A new center at the University of Nevada, Reno aims to help businesses protect against cyber security breaches.
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