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RENO, Nev. | Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

RENO, Nev.— A federal judge has thrown out a defamation suit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last week against Peter Stremmel … Continue reading RENO, Nev. | Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

RENO, Nev. | Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

RENO, Nev.— William A. “Bill” Galt, the founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer, has died. He was 89. Galt died Aug. 2 in Reno, Nevada, from complications after repeated surgeries to repair a broken left hip and pelvis suffered in a fall, according to family and friends. … Continue reading RENO, Nev. | Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

RENO, Nev | 1st year of Nevada marijuana sales smokes expectations

RENO, Nev — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25 percent. Numbers from June are still outstanding but are expected to push taxable sales past $500 million, netting total tax revenue … Continue reading RENO, Nev | 1st year of Nevada marijuana sales smokes expectations

RENO, Nev. | Ex-Tesla worker accused of hacking seeks $1M in counterclaim

RENO, Nev.  — A former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker’s battery plant in Nevada is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of sabotage, hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. Lawyers for Martin Tripp filed a counterclaim in federal court this week … Continue reading RENO, Nev. | Ex-Tesla worker accused of hacking seeks $1M in counterclaim

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev | Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year. Experts say the 9.5-foot (2.8-meter) decline was most likely due to a convergence of drought, record precipitation and warm temperatures. The dinner-sized disc used to measure clarity … Continue reading INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev | Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017

RENO, Nev. | Nevada tea party favorite Angle makes longshot primary bid

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tea party favorite Sharron Angle was trying Tuesday to unseat the incumbent Republican in the GOP’s strongest congressional district in Nevada, where two other Democrat-held open seats will be up for grabs in November. Angle is considered a long shot to knock off four-term Republican Rep. Mark Amodei in the rural … Continue reading RENO, Nev. | Nevada tea party favorite Angle makes longshot primary bid

PAHRUMP, Nev | Legal pimp seeks office in Nevada as some push brothel bans

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A state marketed as a place where people can indulge in all manner of sins is confronting its status as the only place in America where you can legally pay someone for sex. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists has launched referendums to ban brothels in two of … Continue reading PAHRUMP, Nev | Legal pimp seeks office in Nevada as some push brothel bans

PAHRUMP, Nev. | Brothel bans launched in Nevada as legal pimp seeks office

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A state marketed as a place where people can indulge in all manner of sins is confronting its status as the only place in America where you can legally pay someone for sex. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists has launched referendums to ban brothels in two of … Continue reading PAHRUMP, Nev. | Brothel bans launched in Nevada as legal pimp seeks office