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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service says smoke from a large wildfire in California is expected to move over northern Nevada again this evening. But they say it should not be as thick as the smoke earlier in the week that prompted a health advisory. Washoe County reported some of its best air quality in days today.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials are warning the state of Nevada that it may lose some administrative funds needed to run the food stamp program unless it improves on tardy reporting of applications. Federal food stamp officials say Nevada has one of the worst reporting rates in the country. State officials had no immediate comment.

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republican congressional candidate Cresent Hardy is taking heat for concurring with Gov. Mitt Romney's comments that 47 percent of voters are dependent on the government. Hardy responded with a statement saying he's not a slick politician who poll-tested all of his words, adding that he grew up learning to speak his mind even when others disagree.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A longtime Reno athlete and civic leader who played for the Oakland Raiders and was a pioneer in professional wrestling has died. Don Manoukian (muh-NEW'-kee-ihn) was 80. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports he died yesterday at a Reno hospital. Standing only 5-foot-7, Manoukian was a football and track star at Reno High before playing at Stanford.

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