Category Archives: Nevada

“Barring a stunning turnaround, Obama is going to win Nevada, and it doesn’t look to be close”

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Via Daily Kos: NV-02: Heller in some danger, McCain doomed in Nevada

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Experts focus on tungsten in Nevada leukemia cluster

Arizona Daily Star:

RENO, Nev. — Researchers continue to look at tungsten in their study of a mysterious childhood leukemia cluster in Fallon, a military and agricultural town 60 miles east of Reno.
Scientists who gathered Friday at a University of Nevada-Reno symposium discussed the latest research into the Fallon epidemic and theorized the cluster might have been fueled by environmental factors that harmed the genes of the children.
Since 1997, 17 children with ties to Fallon have been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Three have died. Health officials say about one leukemia case in five years would be expected. The last child in the group was diagnosed in 2004.

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Scientists are searching for the rest of the 17 families involved in the Fallon cluster.
Dr. Joseph Wiemels of the University of California-San Francisco told symposium participants that Nevada law forbids state health officials from revealing the addresses of cancer patients.
But scientists need as many of the 17 families as possible to help with the cluster investigation, he said.

The research has been funded by $750,000 in federal grants obtained by our own Senator Harry Reid for the Fallon Families First Foundation.

The RGJ has a story posted here.

Nevada Authorities Raid ACORN Office in Las Vegas

This posted today by Talking Points Memo: Association of Community Organizations for Reform, also known as ACORN is accused by Secretary of State Ross Miller (D) of submitting multiple voter registrations with false and duplicate names.

Rasmussen: Obama Takes Lead in Nevada

Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Obama attracting 51% of the vote while McCain earns 47%. Last month, McCain had a three-point advantage in this key southwestern state.

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RPD Victim Advocate Receives Award for Outstanding Assistance

Reno Police Department’s Victim Advocate Kim Garrett was awarded the “2008 Kristine Nagy-Johnson Prevent Child Abuse and Prevention Award for Outstanding Advocate” on Sept. 18 in Reno. Kim was nominated by Victim Services Unit Supervisor Lori Fralick and awarded by The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Task Force (CAN Prevent) for her outstanding work.

Absolutely so deserved. Congratulations and blessings Kim!

Source: Reno Gazette Journal

Swing State Status

Final stretch. Let the games begin!

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Obama in Elko

Old Boys Network = A McCain Staff Meeting

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