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Feds aim to find deposits of critical minerals in Nevada, other states

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke launched a campaign Thursday to identify domestic deposits of critical minerals in Nevada and other states in order to break dependence on foreign supplies of raw materials needed for military equipment and consumer goods like cellphones and computers.

Titus asks committee to allow tax-exempt bonds for Raiders stadium

Rep. Dina Titus has sent a letter to congressional leaders urging a conference committee to add language that would exempt two major Las Vegas projects from a bill that would ban the use of tax-exempt bonds for stadiums used by professional sports teams.

State says Nevada Taxicab Authority answers some audit concerns

State auditors said the Nevada Taxicab Authority has fully implemented some of the recommendations in a scathing report issued nearly two years ago that alleged Clark County’s taxi passengers paid excessive fees.

Trump’s budget chief says funding for Yucca Mountain was his idea

President Donald Trump’s top budget man, Mick Mulvaney, solved a mystery Tuesday. Asked who put $120 million into Trump’s spending plan to restart licensing for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and other interim storage, Mulvaney said he did it.

Conservationists fight Ruby Mountains oil development

Conservationists are bashing the latest move to open more federal land in Nevada to oil exploration, this time in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County.

Steve Hill to stay with economic development office into January

Steve Hill will remain director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development through mid-January delaying a possible move to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Several deals made during Nevada trade mission to Poland

Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada officials this week have signed several agreements with Polish authorities on a second trade mission to country.

Feedback wanted for proposal to increase Nevada Power rates

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission has scheduled consumer sessions for Nevada Power customers who want to comment on the utility’s controversial revised three-year general rate application.

In Las Vegas, Al Gore says renewable energy economy ‘taking off’

The Strip was hit by “An Inconvenient Truth” Friday, as former Vice President Al Gore opened the National Clean Energy Conference in Las Vegas with an alarming vision of an unfolding global climate crisis.

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