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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nepalese students at the University of Nevada are raising money for earthquake victims back home, and held a candlelight vigil last night at the school's Reno campus. The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the group has raised about $2,000 so far. Vigil attendees arranged tea light candles in an outline of the stricken country, and spelled out "Nepal."

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A state Senate committee held a hearing yesterday on a bill that would require voters to present a photo ID when going to the polls. Supporters say it would speed up the voting process. Critics included Democratic Sen. Kelvin Atkinson, who said the existing system works fine.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The lawyer for a Sparks man accused of murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser says she can't promise her 74-year-old client will be ready to go to trial next month given the prosecution's continued questioning of his competency. Wayne Burgarello says he was acting in self-defense last year when he killed a man and seriously wounded a woman he found in a vacant duplex he owns.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southeastern New Mexico are supporting plans to build a temporary storage site for spent nuclear fuel as an alternative to Nevada's controversial Yucca Mountain site. Officials say they support plans by Holtec International to build the underground site on 32 acres between the towns of Carlsbad and Hobbs. The company plans to apply for a federal permit within a year.

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