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The new North Las Vegas City Hall building is seen, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in North Las Vegas, Nev.  Despite its suburban trimmings, this blue-collar, family-oriented city outside Las Vegas is officially a disaster area. After five years of declining property taxes, massive layoffs and questionable spending choices, North Las Vegas city leaders declared a state of emergency earlier this month. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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