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  Nevada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nevada has borders with Oregon and Idaho to the north; California to the west; Arizona to the southeast; and Utah to the east.
In 1900, Nevada's population was the smallest of all states and was shrinking, as the difficulties of living in a "barren desert" began to outweigh the lure of silver for many early settlers.
Nevada's early reputation as a "divorce haven" arose from the fact that prior to the no-fault divorce revolution in the 1970s, divorces were quite difficult to obtain in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nevada   (3371 words)

 Carson City, Nevada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Despite its small population and expansive territory (Nevada is the seventh-largest state), statehood was inevitable.
War was brewing in the east, and Nevada's wealth, as well as its congressional votes, would prove vital to the Union war effort.
Western Nevada Community College is a regionally accredited, two year institution which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada   (1358 words)

 Mother defends Miss Nevada's pro-nuclear dump stance
Miss Nevada's controversial support of construction of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility in Nevada is drawing support from her biggest fan: her mother.
Nevada sucks money and energy out of all the rest of the states, so it is about time they did a little something for the whole nation.
The state of Nevada is not a Road Runner cartoon with barren deserts and Wile E. Coyote.
www.topix.net /forum/state/nv/TG4QSIB28HCQODLUK   (2399 words)

 Nevada Online Encyclopedia
Nevada’s public image is, and has traditionally been, exciting and colorful.
Nevada Humanities has been developing and supporting community-based humanities activities for the past thirty years.
The Online Nevada Encyclopedia will provide reliable, up-to-date information grounded in current scholarship, place facts in appropriate historic and regional context, provide a portal for businesses and families thinking of moving to the state, and serve as a multimedia guide for students researching our state’s past and present.
www.nevadahumanities.org /encyclopedia   (285 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nevada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The territory now comprised in the State of Nevada was organized as Carson County, Utah, under the political control, therefore, of the Mormons.
The fact that the Sierra Nevada was continually kept in mind as the barrier between Utah and California, may have given an occasion to call the adjacent territory east of California, Nevada, though the name does not come into prominence until 1860.
Nevada was a part of the Territory of Utah from 1850 to 1861, a separate territory from 1861 to 1864, and organized as a State in 1864.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10775a.htm   (2409 words)

 DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, State Factsheets, Nevada
Due to its close proximity to California and its porous border, Nevada often serves as a transshipment point for various drugs to the central and eastern sections of the United States.
Nevada is both a point of importation and a transshipment location for methamphetamine.
Mexican produced crystal methamphetamine is the most readily available in Nevada and ranges in purity levels from 90 percent to 99 percent.
www.dea.gov /pubs/states/nevada.html   (1066 words)

 Introduction to Nevada - The United States of America
Sierra Nevada seemed an apt name for the new territory that was being carved out of Utah, but when the deed was done in 1859, the name of this new territory had been shortened to Nevada.
It recalls that Nevada was admitted to the union in 1864, during the Civil War.
Nevada license plates began to carry the legend, "The Silver State," in the early 1980s.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/nv_intro.htm   (770 words)

 USN Ships--USS Nevada (BB-36)
USS Nevada, first of a class of two 27,500-ton battleships, was built at Quincy, Massachusetts.
Transferred to the Atlantic in mid-1943, her 14" and 5" guns were actively employed during the Normandy Invasion in June 1944 and the Southern France operation in August and September.
She was too old for retention in the post-war fleet, and was assigned to serve as a target during the July 1946 atomic bomb tests at Bikini, in the Marshall Islands.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-n/bb36.htm   (941 words)

 Nevada Driver Licenses
Nevada residents out-of-state may also obtain a duplicate by submitting an Application for Nevada Driver License By Mail (DLD-4).
Current Nevada license holders who are filing only an updated physical exam may mail the FMCSA-649 to the nearest CDL Office or deliver it in-person at any CDL or Full Service Office.
Additionally, Nevada has a Class M license with a U Restriction that limits riders to mopeds, trimobiles, and motorcycles that are less than 90 cc and do not exceed 6½ horsepower.
www.dmvnv.com /nvdl.htm   (1620 words)

 Nevada Apartments
The state of Nevada seems to have the touch of Midas.
In the mid-1800s, Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the country's richest silver deposit to date.
Most of the land in Nevada is government owned and sparsely populated.
www.rent.com /rentals/nevada   (711 words)

 The Nevada - The United States Mint
Nevada's quarter depicts a trio of wild mustangs, the sun rising behind snow-capped mountains, bordered by sagebrush and a banner that reads "The Silver State." The coin also bears the inscriptions "Nevada" and "1864."
Nevada became a territory in 1861, several years after a Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War discovered gold and silver in the area of Virginia City.
Nevada is home to more than 50 percent of the Nation's wild horses.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=NV   (319 words)

 Push, Nevada Encyclopedia Article @ TheEntireWeb.com (The Entire Web)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Push, Nevada was an American mystery television series set in the fictional town of Push, Nevada.
It premiered on September 17, 2002 on the ABC network, and ran for 7 episodes before it became one of the first shows to be cancelled during the Fall 2002 season.
Created by Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey (co-producer of Project Greenlight), Push, Nevada was unique in that it offered viewers a chance to follow along and solve the mystery of Push for a prize of $1,045,000.
theentireweb.com /encyclopedia/Push,_Nevada   (485 words)

 Nevada Secretary of State - Elections Division - FAQ's
Nevada law provides that you must be 18 years of age or over, a U.S. Citizen, and a resident of Nevada for 30 days preceding any election.
Felons who have not been restored to their civil rights are not eligible to register and vote; however, recent legislation has provided for automatic restoration of the right to vote for those who have been honorably discharged from prison, probation or parole, with certain exceptions related to the seriousness of the crime committed.
Yes, NRS 293.269 requires that ballots for statewide offices, President, and Vice President permit a vote to express a choice of "None of These Candidates." However, only votes cast for named candidates are counted in determining the nomination or election to these offices.
sos.state.nv.us /nvelection/faq.htm   (845 words)

Nevada went from 4 electoral votes to 5 as a result of the 2000 Census
As in 2000, Bush prevailed in Nevada by a narrow margin, gaining a plurality of 21,500 votes (2.59 percentage points), and carrying 16 of 17 counties.
One major issue for both sides in Nevada was the proposal for interim storage of high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain; Gore and Bush took positions against this, while saying they would rely on science for a decision about permanent storage.
www.gwu.edu /~action/2004/states/nv.htm   (389 words)

    Nevada Wing - CAP - Air Force Auxiliary
The Nevada Wing maintains an official Wing calendar which is based upon the federal fiscal year - Oct 1st to Sept 30th.
The Nevada Wing oversees all CAP operations and squadrons in the state of Nevada.
Several Nevada Wing squadrons are located at Nellis Air Force Base "home of the Fighter Pilot" and the premiere base in the Air Combat Command.
www.nvwg.cap.gov   (844 words)

As smoke once again settles over the Truckee Meadows valley, let's take a look at wildfires that effect Nevada: the causes, how they are fought, and the results of fires.
Nevada's flag was recently deemed as one of the ugliest by a respected organization specializing in the study and creation of flags.
The original draw for most of those early settlers was the promise of great wealth from prospecting and...
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/nevada   (506 words)

 Nevada Library Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At the time the Nevada Library Association began, Nevada had only one university campus, and a separate section for academic libraries was not needed.
On October 12, 1967, however, the Academic and Special Libraries Section was formally approved by the then Board of Directors at the request of librarians from the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Southern University, Las Vegas, the Nevada State Library, Carson City, and librarians of several special libraries throughout the state.
The name of this section of the Nevada Library Association shall be the Nevada College and Research Libraries Section, hereinafter referred to as NCRL.
www.nevadalibraries.org /publications/handbook/ncrl.html   (1321 words)

 Nevada History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If you have any interest in Nevada history, or any need to know about it, this is the place on the net to look.
Shown is to be commended for performing this great community service and for his astute insights into Nevada history.
All students of Nevada history should be grateful for the wide assortment of detail and interpretation compiled here.
www.nevada-history.org   (653 words)

 Nevada - Nevada Home Page
The Eastern Nevada Program is a unique public/private partnership to conserve the Great Basin and Mojave Desert that works closely with grazing, agriculture, wildlife management, and recreation interests.
Since the vast majority of Nevada's land is in public ownership, the Conservancy works with public and private partners, including the federal Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service.
Flowing east from Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada to mythic Pyramid Lake, the Truckee River is the lifeblood of arid Northern Nevada.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/nevada   (327 words)

 Nevada State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
On a cobalt blue background in the upper left quarter is a five-pointed silver star between two sprays of sagebrush crossed to form a half wreath; across the top of the wreath is a golden scroll with the words, in fl letters, "Battle Born".
The name "Nevada" is beneath the star in gold letters.
The current Nevada State Flag design was adopted March 26, 1929, and revised in 1991.
www.50states.com /nevada.htm   (240 words)

 SBN Home
The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada has announced that they are seeking candidates who are interested in applying for the position of Executive Director.
The CLE Educational Publications Committee of the State Bar of Nevada is pleased to announce the addition of a brochure on Juvenile Law to our series of public information brochures.
Judge Brent Adams of the 2nd Judicial District Court has filed an ADKT petition with the Supreme Court of Nevada to amend Canon 5 C (2) of the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct.
www.nvbar.org   (504 words)

 State of Nevada - Board of Medical Examiners
You are also required to notify the board within 14 days of the closure of your office and, after the closure, for a period of 5 years you must keep the board apprised of the location of your patients' medical records.
The Nevada Legislature, during its 2005 session, passed a new law requiring that the Board obtain a set of fingerprints and a criminal background investigation for any licensee against whom a formal disciplinary complaint has been filed.
The Nevada Legislature passed a new law, effective July 1, 2005, requiring that all applicants for medical licensure submit a set of fingerprints and agree to a criminal background investigation by the Nevada Division of Investigation and the FBI.
medboard.nv.gov   (614 words)

 NDOW - Nevada Department of Wildlife Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) manages, protects, and restores Nevada's wildlife and its habitat and promotes safe boating on Nevada waters.
Nevada's wide open spaces provide great hunting opportunities whether you're hunting big game, small game, waterfowl or furbearers.
From bighorn sheep to bats, and pupfish to pronghorns, Nevada's wildlife spans the board.
ndow.org   (153 words)

This award is presented annually to a current or former prosecutor who has contributed significantly to the improvement of the administration of justice in Nevada.
Waters is currently the senior district attorney in Nevada, having served as Carson City District Attorney for 21 years and five term, the last of which expires at the end of 2006.
The Advisory Council is an executive branch state agency created pursuant to NRS chapter 241A with a broad statutory mandate to provide leadership, resources and legislative advocacy on legal and public policy issues related to the duties of Nevada's prosecutors.
ag.state.nv.us   (601 words)

 MyNevadaCounty - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is the official site of the Nevada County government.
Nevada County businesses will find information on permits, regulations, and business services here.
New site is a project of the Nevada County Community Leadership Institute and the County of Nevada.
new.mynevadacounty.com   (240 words)

 Nevada Law Library
The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) are the current codified laws of the State of Nevada.
The Statutes of Nevada are a compilation of all legislation passed by the Nevada Legislature during a particular Legislative Session.
The Nevada Register is a compilation of proposed, adopted, emergency and temporary administrative regulations, notices of intent and informational statements.
www.leg.state.nv.us /law1.cfm   (136 words)

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