• Caesars offers to contribute $4B as part of unit’s bankruptcy plan

    Caesars offers to contribute $4B as part of unit’s bankruptcy plan

    By Tracy Rucinski, Reuters CHICAGO — Caesars Entertainment Corp. has offered $4 billion in a new plan to help its casino operating unit emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a lawyer for the unit told a U.S. Bankruptcy judge earlier this month. Under the new plan, creditors will receive a bigger payout than under an initial […]

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  • EDC, residents at odds with West Slope tribe

    EDC, residents at odds with West Slope tribe

    By Joann Eisenbrandt PLACERVILLE – In early April, the Shingle Springs Rancheria Band of Miwok Indians presented two applications to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to have fee-simple lands that they had purchased put into trust with the federal government. Together, these parcels total just more than 35 acres and are adjacent to or in […]

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  • Truckee youth accused of setting 2 fires

    Truckee youth accused of setting 2 fires

    An 11-year-old is accused of setting two fires in Truckee. On May 29 at about 7:35pm Truckee Fire, CalFire and U.S. Forest Service units responded to a small brush fire in the area of the Henness Flats apartments off Henness Road in Truckee. Firefighters were able to knock down the fire before it spread to any structures. […]

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  • Smartphones could fuel Internet gambling

    Smartphones could fuel Internet gambling

    By Wayne Parry, AP Internet gambling has tremendous growth potential in the United States as ever-greater percentages of the public use smartphones, participants in a major gambling conference said Wednesday. At the East Coast Gaming Congress and iGaming Institute in Atlantic City, casino and online gambling executives said the online gambling market has shown encouraging […]

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  • Hiring hurdle: Finding workers who can pass a drug test

    Hiring hurdle: Finding workers who can pass a drug test

    By Jackie Calmes, New York Times SAVANNAH, Ga. — A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: About half of them left. […]

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  • Study: Antidepressants aren’t just for depression

    Study: Antidepressants aren’t just for depression

    By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Antidepressants didn’t get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10 percent of American adults may be so ubiquitous because they are used to do so much. Depression medication, a study […]

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  • Nev. top court to hear school choice challenge

    Nev. top court to hear school choice challenge

    By Trevon Milliard, Reno Gazette-Journal The Nevada Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for the last remaining challenge to Nevada’s new school choice program, putting a decision within sight for the 6,000 students seeking payment for private school. The hearing, tentatively scheduled for July 8, will allow both sides to present their cases to the Nevada […]

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  • Sandoval’s energy task force works on renewables

    Sandoval’s energy task force works on renewables

    By Daniel Rothberg, Las Vegas Sun For Nevada’s energy sector, the legislative session started early. Representatives from the energy industry and lawmakers on an energy task force Thursday recommended several pieces of legislation that ranged from eliminating outdated statutes to grandfathering pre-2016 rooftop solar customers under prior rates. It asked the governor to reconsider the […]

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  • Nevada more lax with rural parolees

    Nevada more lax with rural parolees

    By Associated Press A state audit says parolees in rural Nevada weren’t required to get as frequent supervision as their urban counterparts. Lawmakers discussed the Division of Parole and Probation during a Tuesday meeting. Auditors found parole officers were required to make home visits to sex offenders in Reno and Las Vegas every 60 to […]

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