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Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 19, 2014 at 7:31 a.m.



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RENO, Nev. (AP) — High school games and other outdoor activities are being canceled in the Reno area because of heavy smoke from a wildfire more than 50 miles away in California. The Washoe County Health District said the air quality index reached the "very unhealthy" range yesterday afternoon. That's one step away from "hazardous."

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Congressman Joe Heck has a new title -- brigadier general in the Army Reserves. The U.S. Senate has approved his promotion, which will become official after a swearing-in ceremony. Heck has not been deployed overseas since he was elected to the House in 2010.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says a 10 percent tax on strip club admissions doesn't violate exotic dancers' First Amendment rights of free expression. The broad-based tax applies to many events but exempts some live entertainment, including boxing, NASCAR races and minor league baseball.

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police are investigating a possible scam involving a door-to-door fortune teller. Police say a woman knocked on the door of a home and persuaded the victim to give her several hundred dollars with a promise she'd return with three times that amount. Police say the woman hasn't been seen since.

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