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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada utility regulators have voted keep existing rates for rooftop solar customers, even though the state hit a cap on net metering. The Public Utilities Commission voted Wednesday to maintain the rates for at least a few months before permanent ones must be adopted by the end of the year. Net metering allows customers with solar panels at home to sell excess energy back to the utility company.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Unemployment rates are holding steady or dropping in Nevada's main metropolitan areas. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says that Las Vegas' jobless rate in July held steady at 7 percent compared with June. Reno-Sparks unemployment fell by one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.2 percent, while Carson City's July jobless rate also fell to 7.2 percent.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Health Co-Op is ending operations at the end of the year due to continued high costs. The nonprofit's board of directors announced today that they'd made the "painful" decision to phase out the program rather than continue investing in an uncertain market. The cooperative offered plans both on and off the health exchange that was created as part of President Barack Obama's health overhaul.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada wildlife officials say a black bear killed in Incline Village yesterday was becoming increasingly dangerous. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the 9-year-old, 450-pound male was tranquilized and then euthanized after being captured. The Nevada Department of Wildlife says the bear has been raiding trash, breaking into cars and knocking over fences.

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