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Week in review

t Most Nevada County employees will receive more than 14 percent in raises over the next five years, despite an economic slump and flat property tax revenues, under an agreement adopted by the county Board of Supervisors.

The 5,100-residence Yuba Highlands project just west of Nevada County received the green light from Yuba County supervisors.

t Expenses for Nevada County’s four governments is growing faster than income, a report found, and population growth is at half the rate of statewide growth.

t Patrick Cronan, 20, of Grass Valley, changed his plea to guilty. He was accused of hitting another man in the head with a skateboard, leaving the victim with brain damage and unable to work for six years.

t A thunderstorm cell passed over the Sierra, dropping rain in Nevada County, throwing lightning that sparked a 22,000-acre blaze in Plumas County and striking more than 400 bolts on the Tahoe National Forest.

t Some residents worry a proposed state fire-hazard map could lead to rising insurance rates, insurance cancellations and higher costs. Meanwhile, county supervisors asked the Bureau of Land Management to clear fuel-choked lands near residential neighborhoods at risk of wildfire.

– Compiled by The Union Staff

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